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CHICAGO SHOPPING MARKETS & FASHION EVENTS

Vintage or trendy, find the top shopping markets and fashion events in Chicago for 2016. Use our guide to cure your shopping addiction!

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From The Magnificent Mile to neighborhood boutiques, Chicago is a very fashion forward city. Many shopping-related festivals and events, including the Renegade Craft Fair and Dose Market, can be found throughout the year. Find stylish clothing, antique knick-knacks, top quality vinyl, artisan crafts, and delicious treats at these indoor and/or outdoor shopping markets.

 

YEAR-ROUND MARKETS


 

Maxwell Street Market 
800 S. Desplaines St.
Every Sunday, Year-Round
Find global goods and international cuisine at Maxwell Street Market every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discover local artists at the market's upcoming performances each week.

Randolph Street Market
Plumbers Hall (1340 W. Washington St.)
January 30-31 | February 27-28 | March 19-20 | April 23-24 | May 28-29 | June 25-26 | July 30-31 | August 27-28 | September 24-25 | October 29-30 | November 19-20, 26-27 | December 10-11
Venture through the monthly Randolph Street Market to discover all sorts of seasonal goodies. During the colder months, find the market conveniently located at the three-level Plumbers Hall to make room for the 75-90 vendors, here to satisfy your antique, modern and vintage desires. For warm weather, experience all eight acres of this European-style, urban antique market with over 200 vendors featuring vintage and antique novelties, exceptional décor, valuable vinyl and global treasures. Come for the shopping and stay for the eats, drinks, and live entertainment.

Sauced Night Market
Dates & locations vary - check website
Sauced is a roving night market dedicated to emerging culinarians and artists - an evening of food, art and debauchery set to the tune of "Hypnotize." Sauced pops up from the underground once a month to make your nights more interesting.

 

SEASONAL & POP-UP EVENTS


 

Vintage Garage Chicago
5051 N. Broadway
Every Third Sunday of the Month (April through October)
Get pumped for the best selection of vintage finds in Chicago! Search through midcentury modern steals, vintage clothing and jewelry, antique toys, valuable décor and furniture, unique artwork, and more. Explore the thrifty world of Vintage Garage Chicago for only $5 admission. Bonus: Each month there is a new theme to take part in, from Rockabilly Tiki to Retro!  

The Lake FX Marketplace
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.)
May 15
In collaboration with the City of Chicago's 2016 Lake FX Summit + Expo, Dose has curated a standout group of emerging and established Chicago and Midwest makers creating in the disciplines of food, fashion, film, music and art. You're invited to shop, celebrate and support: the Lake FX Marketplace is free for all Chicagoans and visitors to attend!

Do Fashion & Sidewalk Sale
Division St. and Damen Ave.
June 3-5
Do Fashion returns for a fashion fest-within-a-fest dedicated to the latest styles from West Town and the surrounding area. Do Fashion will feature a who's who of designers and merchandise. The highlight of Do Fashion is the featured runway shows - happening periodically throughout the weekend and showcasing what's in style - the hottest kids, teen and adult looks for the season exclusively from Chicago designers. Also throughout the weekend, Division Street's independently-owned boutiques, salons and shops pop-up on Division's extra wide sidewalks, giving way to 10 blocks of the best deals of the season for Do Division Street Fest strollers.

Renegade Craft Fair's Chicago Pop-Up
The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia Ave.)
June 25-26
Support the top independent makers and creators around from the DIY community. The Renegade Craft Fair will be hosting a Pop-Up at local favorite The Hideout for libations and craft selections galore.

Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park
Division Street between Damen and Ashland
September 10-11
Support the top independent makers and creators around from the DIY community. Renegade Craft Fair returns to Wicker Park for a jam-packed weekend of creativity. Along with shopping, guests can participate in DIY workshops and explore installations.

Dose Arts
Morgan MFG
September 25
Fall's most exceptional chefs, makers, artisans, bakers and artists will be serving up the season's freshest flavors. 100+ of the brightest and the best will make your day hot, with a fresh serving of newness for the EXPO-art lovers.

Christkindlmarket
Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.)
November 18 - December 24
Fröhliche Weihnachten! The Christkindlmarket is the largest open-air Christmas festival in Chicago. Collect traditional Christmas decorations, enjoy diverse holiday entertainment, and munch on delicious German treats at this highly anticipated festival. Celebrate the 21st year of this famous Chicago holiday extravaganza!

One of a Kind Show & Sale - Holiday
TheMART (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza)
December 1-3
The 16th annual One of a Kind Show, Holiday Edition, is the perfect place to find unique holiday gifts for yourself and loved ones. For its 16th year, more than 600 talented artists from North America will be selling their handmade work and happy to speak one-on-one with consumers. Enjoy artist demonstrations, fashion shows, live music, and a hands-on craft workshop. Gourmet cafés can be found throughout the show for refueling from all the shopping fun!

Renegade Craft Fair in Bridgeport
Bridgeport Art Center (1200 W. 35th St.)
December 3-4
Support the top independent makers and creators around from the DIY community. Renegade Craft Fair's holiday edition event is perfect for finding all sorts of unique and memorable gifts. Along with shopping, guests can participate in DIY workshops and partake in delicious food and drinks.

The HoliDose
Morgan MFG
December 11
The most essential artists, makers and artisans, more than 100, will be serving up exactly what you need to give and receive. This is the spot to snap up gifts for those you love (and you'll get what you want, too!), dive deep into the spirit with rockin' holiday tunage and, generally, rock the holiday season.

 


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