Hailed as one of Chicago’s best flea markets, Randolph Street Market – also known as Chicago Antique Market – has been in operation since 2003. It is part of a humongous biweekly urban market that also hosts Indie Designer Market and Modern Vintage Chicago.
Spread out over 8 acres of land, Randolph Street Market offers its customers some vintage shopping whilst enjoying delicious fresh food, beverages, live music and other entertainment. More than 300 vendors open for business at the Chicago Antique Market, selling all sorts of quirky antiques and collectibles, such as comic books, semi-precious stones set in sterling silver, second-hand clothing and funky décor and home furnishings.
The Randolph Street market has been hailed the “Soho of the Midwest”. It’s European-style, indoor and outdoor antique market features high quality retro finds and curiosities. Visitors who purchase their tickets online beforehand will pay $8, while buying them on site costs $10 – which is quite steep considering the selection of vintage and antique products isn’t overly high. However, the vendors don’t overcharge for their items and you can tell that they are excited and happy to be at the flea market – which is very important!
Randolph Street Market is a spectacular ‘show’ that entertains people of all ages. Children under 12 are welcomed in for free. There are many different areas to explore and one could easily spend the whole day enjoying all that the Randolph Street Market has to offer.