Category: Shopping

It's the all-singing all-dancing biannual vintage event....

Modern Vintage Chicago! Kind of the crowning event for all Randolph Street Market vintage hunters, it’s come around yet again. I find my very best vintage gems here, including  a Dries Van Noten gown I procured last spring and wore to every wedding this summer. Just LOOK how happy it makes me. That’s one joy-inspiring... Read more »

Vintage Heaven this weekend

Vintage Heaven is hitting up Heaven Gallery this weekend. Jenstyle, Dethrose and Penquiny Vintage are just a few of the vendors that will be there. Stop in and treat yourself to something even tastier than a pumpkin Frappuccino. Vintage Heaven, 1550 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Story, 12 – 6 p.m.

Vintage sales coming to a daily deal site

We lead busy lives. Actual, physical shopping trips need to be planned out if we want to fit them in at all. Which is why a lot of us turn to sites like Rue La La and Gilt Groupe, which we can peruse from the comfort of our cubicles when the boss isn’t looking. Now... Read more »

Vintage double-whammy tomorrow

I know your Sunday is full, what with the Bears game and all, but there is some serious vintage going on this weekend. Over in the West Loop, Randolph Street Market is having their last sale of the year. It’s you last chance to get some vintage and up-cycled styles for your home, along with... Read more »

Randolph Street Market this weekend

Not too many of these left with summer winding down… Randolph Street Market is this weekend. Enjoy some vintage, antique and homemade shopping al fresco while the summer sun’s still shinin’. Advance tickets are $8 dollars online and $10 at the gate — and $3 online and $5 at the gate if you have a... Read more »

Kate Moss is giving back, apparently

Supermodel Kate Moss is giving some of her vintage duds away to charity. Well, not really charity. They’re going to a new online vintage shop, Hardly Ever Worn It. The site works like eBay, with buyers bidding on what they want. Only it’s just for designer and high-end resale. Not everything is completely unaffordable, but... Read more »

To read: Some good vintage advice

Let’s be honest: Good vintage shopping is hard. It’s so easy to get duped by a misplaced designer label, or get suckered into buying something damaged or that doesn’t fit if it’s cute or unique enough. And as much as we say we will, most of us will never repair, rebuild or tailor that imperfect... Read more »

Shop resale for a good cause

Consciences might get a little bit lighter in Old Town. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has opened a charity shop on Wells alongside Old Town’s best boutiques and eateries. Mercy Beaucoup! employs kids from Mercy Home and works to give them skills they can eventually use in the workplace, as well as simple responsibility, communication and teamwork. All... Read more »

Vintage Heaven this weekend

Be a patriot: Buy local this weekend. Well, a patriotic Chicagoan, anyway. Vintage Heaven is having their July sale nice and early in the month, providing you with plenty of 80s and 90s duds to bust out at the barbecue on Monday. You don’t have to buy red white and blue, but wouldn’t it be... Read more »

Vintage pop-up in the Gold Coast

The offbeat vintage/designer hybrid shop on Oak Street Sofia is hosting a special guest starting tomorrow: Luxury Garage Sale. LGS is the consignment collaboration of best mates Brielle Bushberg and Lindsay Segal (If she’s a blend of myself and the adorable Jason Segal, then clearly she is the perfect person), and they’ll be selling their... Read more »