Chicago’s Randolph Market Season Opener – Gotta Love It


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The market of all markets returns next weekend with it’s Season Opener featuring hundreds of vintage, handmade and artisanal food vendors. The Randolph Street Market, which is home to the world-renowned Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago and the Holiday Market, is a monthly destination for shoppers, sellers, dealers, treasure hunters, people watchers and those wanting to be amidst the buzz. So, go, cause it’s easy, what with free delivery, appraisals, repairs and restoration services on hand, not to mention delicious munchies and oh, so much more.

For a handy dandy preview, check out some of what our favorite vendors will have on hand this weekend.

Manly Vintage Chicago

A 1940s Wallpaper Roll Lamp.

Intricate inlaid design of repetitive geometric vs. organic patterns, and a red and black rimmed shade give the whole piece an oriental feel. Gorgeous.

Manly Vintage Chicago sells machine age Mid-Century furnishings and decor, with a tilt towards high end and impeccable quality and style. Because style is not emasculating. Also try out their Walnut Letter Desk from the 1900’s, or this ridiculously manly pink Flexsteel Tufted Sofa. Cause wow!

For more from Manly Vintage, visit their Krrb corner at

Trendy Tykes

A baby bundle sleep sack in periwinkle blue.

A baby bundle sleep sack in periwinkle blue.

Lori Sadowski of Trendy Tykes hand makes beautiful clothes, accessories and supplies for baby and mom. She finds inspirations for textiles and patterns and lets the inspiration be her guide. She also sells designs for people who have their own embroidery machines to make it themselves, enabling the inner DIYer in all of us. These matching mom and daughter aprons are the cutest things ever, and she’ll also take your kids drawing and turn it into a plush toy. How cool is that?

For more from Trendy Tykes, visit their Krrb corner at

AJA Woodworking

Handmade walnut cutting board

Walnut Cutting Board

AJA Woodworking handcrafts gorgeous hardwood butcher block boards, all of which are finished with a food safe blend of Beeswax, Carnauba Wax and Walnut Oil. Since they use only premium hard maple, cherry and walnut, you are guaranteed to have a beauty in the kitchen, whether you cook or not.

For more from AJA Woodworking, visit their Krrb corner at

the exploded library

There are more ways than one to appreciate a book.

There are more ways than one to appreciate a book.

Art meets design meets the written word compliments of the exploded library. These intricate wall hangings would be a gorgeous addition to any room whether it be contemporary, classic or for children. Let your love for books shine with this one, that one and most of all, this one.

For more from the exploded library, visit their Krrb corner at

Pussies on Parade

A woodcut domino necklace by by Tara Campbell.

A woodcut domino necklace by by Tara Campbell.

Want all things cat? Take a gander at Pussies on Parade for their collection of artist-made cat-themed apparel, toys, home and decor. It’s a one stop shop for the cat lover in your life. Meow!

For more from Pussies on Parade, visit their Krrb corner at

Vintage Baubles & Bits

This dress would be stunning on anyone.

This dress would be stunning on anyone.

Let Vintage Baubles and Bits dress you up with costume jewelry, clothing, shoes, purses, hats, shoes and kitschy accessories from the 1920s through the 1990s. The vintage look never tasted so good.

For more from Vintage Baubles and Bits, visit their Krrb corner at

See You There!

Randolph Street Market on Saturday, May 26 (10am-6pm) and Sunday, May 27 (10am-5pm) at 1340 W. Washington Boulevard, inside the Historic Plumbers Hall in Chicago. Admission is $8 general advance online / $10 at the door.

For more information, visit the Randolph Street Market website.


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