Shop or No Shop I surveyed 250 dealers and asked a series of questions that revealed many common threads among those of us who make a living buying and selling vintage. Answers were often honest and surprising. There is no doubt we are a passionate bunch! Topics like time management, social media for vintage, increasing your exposure, legalities and display were addressed and will be discussed in future posts. (If you missed it, read the first
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The Vintage industry is competitive. No doubt. Any niche market you decide to get involved with will be filled with people who are interested in what you do. Whatever field you are in, if there is any demand, there will be competition. If you are in a niche with NO competition and you are killing it, it won’t be long before it shows up. What does that mean in the Vintage world? This is really simple
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Chicago’s only all vintage market starts April 17th! The Vintage Garage season opener is one of our biggest shows of the year. We are open rain, shine or cold! One hundred vendors from all over the Midwest will gather to sell clothing, jewelry, furniture, Midcentury modern, decor, art deco, 1960’s mod and more. Vendor applications for the 2016 season are now being accepted. All varieties are wanted: kitsch, decor, furniture, jewelry, clothing, records, Midcentury modern, industrial and
The Vintage Garage celebrates Midcentury Modern in May! We start our themes on Sunday May 15 and there’s no better way to kick them off than with Midcentury Modern. What is Midcentury Modern? The Midcentury era is generally accepted as the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. A more sleek modern design brought us from kitsch to a cleaner, more modern look. Midcentury is simple and sleek. On the high end. Timeless. Midcentury kitsch, while still from the Midcentury, is not
June 19th is not only Father’s Day, but it’s also Record Ramp day at the Vintage Garage. If your Dad is cool, he’ll want to come hang out with us on Father’s Day in Chicago. He needs to replace the records Grandma sold at her yard sale!! Or find that special album of his you destroyed at a party in 1986. In it’s 5th season, the Vintage Garage, Chicago’s only all vintage market, draws retro lovers from all over Chicago and beyond.
Schlep is the Official Delivery Service of the Vintage Garage! We are excited to have Schlep Chicago join us at the Vintage Garage this season! An on-demand hauling service, Schlep solves the problem of how to get that must-have piece of furniture from the Vintage Garage to your home. Schlep’s vetted movers will be on site to transport your newly purchased items that are too big for your car or to carry on the L. They’re convenient,
2016 Vintage Garage Chicago Application Spaces are assigned when payment is received. April & May usually sell out fast. We strongly encourage you to make your payment NOW. Rain or Shine! Sell at Vintage Garage Chicago the 3rd Sunday of each month, April through October (and maybe even November). The Vintage Garage is 100% covered, making this an easy set up and break down for vintage vendors. All in one day. Set up, sell
Vintage Garage Chicago is produced by Vintage Promotions, LLC The Vintage Garage is a vintage market in Chicago. With space for at least 100 dealers, Vintage Garage Chicago is the city’s only all vintage market venue for buying and selling classic and antique merchandise. Located at 5051 N. Broadway between Foster and Argyle in Uptown, the event is in easy reach of bus (#36) and train (Red Line stop at Argyle). The hours are 10 am