Last weekend Laura and I made our second appearance at the Randolph Street Market, home to Chicago antique dealers, indie designers, vintage collectors and unique crafters.
I think it’s important for us all to acknowledge that I was having a really great hair day that day.
But I digress. We marched ourselves through rain, wind and the west loop and headed to scoop up last minute Christmas presents and hopefully score some jewelry while we were at it. We had only been during the summer when the parking lot was jammed with vendors and empanada hawkers, so while we weren’t quite sure what to expect. The pared down, indoor-only venue was certainly less overwhelming, but we still had a great time perusing vintage Chanel and pawing our way through bins of antique necklaces. Can’t wait until next time!
I think I comfortably speak for both of us when I say that the Randolph Street Market far surpassed our best expectations. Though it was quite a trek (trains, planes and automobiles…no joke) and possibly one of the hotter days of the year, we spent hours perusing the incredibly diverse stalls and pressing our eager little noses against cases of vintage Chanel and crocodile Temporis watches. We made a few fun purchases, avoided the luring temptation of crystal chandeliers and walked home happy. We’re already looking forward to next month.
> image of Randolph Street Market via Michigan Avenue Magazine
We have been bad bloggers and haven’t done our “Happy Friday” posts in a while – but it IS Friday and I AM awfully happy about that, so here we go! We’re both pretty pooped from a long work week, but we MADE it and we’re ready for a good balance of fun and relaxation starting…. now.
Some fun reads that caught our eye or made us laugh: