CHICAGO ULTIMATE ANTIQUE MARKET GETS MAKEOVER FOR 5th SEASON

. March 14, 2008

Held at 1350 W. Randolph Street, Randolph Street Market Festival is home to the Chicago Antique Market and Indie Designer Market. The Market features more than 200 vendors, plus onsite dining, wine bar, interactive demonstrations and live music.

New this year are mini “markets within the Market” including the Vinyl Swap Meet, featuring collectable vinyl recordings; the Global Goods Bazaar; and the Fancy Food Market, starring undiscovered culinary artisans.

Additionally classic cars and vintage Schwinn bicycles will be for sale. Of special interest is the Do-It-Yourself Estate Sale, where tables can be purchased and family heirlooms can be unloaded.

Returning is the popular Indie Designer Market featuring one-of-a-kind designs from some of Chicago’s top independent fashion and jewelry designers including the creations of Brigid Murphy, BoCue, Cyndi Chan, Lara Miller, Sara’s Shoes, Eva May, Erin Gallagher, Heidi Hess, Phizza’z, TongueTied, CC Bella, Zen-T for kids, Weenerware and more. The Indie Market also includes hot contemporary designers of home décor, furnishings and art.

Hailed by Lucky Magazine as “…the newest hot spot for antiquing” and by Travel and Leisure as one of the top three national urban antique markets, the Randolph Street Market Festival is the city’s premiere shopping event. In Time Out Chicago, Nate Berkus, designer of Oprah fame, raved “That is something this city was seriously lacking. The quality of the merchandise there is incredible.”

Free trolley transportation to and from the Randolph Street Market Festival is provided as a courtesy to shoppers. Trolleys depart Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., at the top of each hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and depart the Market for Water Tower at regular 30 minutes intervals from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and at 4:15 p.m. Free and ample parking is available and the event is just .2 miles from Ashland and Lake Streets’ Green & Pink Line El stops.

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