Memorial Day is Almost Here! Summertime Retro Vintage Photos

Vernacular photograph of child in fertalizer spreader.

Throw back to last year and a timeless video of ladies in their vintage bathing suits and spring and summer clothing.  Just in time to kick off summer! Plenty of vintage fishing and swimming.  Love the beach shot too! Don’t forget to check the schedule to see what we are

The Secret to Competition in Vintage

Vintage Garage Chicago, how to buy the best vintage 50 tips. 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60040

Read, Shop or no Shop and The Least you Need to Sell Vintage  If you sell vintage, or want to become a dealer someday, you are welcome to fill out the Vintage Dealer survey.  Join me at Business of Vintage where we’ll dive in. There is a lot of competition in the vintage

What Constitutes Vintage? Vintage vs. Antique Defined

Chicago flea market. Antique show. World's fair compact from Vintage Garage Chicago in Black, what constitutes vintage?

You’ve heard of the Antiques Roadshow. Objects come from basements and attics across America and are worth hundreds, thousands or even more. Or a magical object they’ve been purchased for $5 at a garage sale. Everyone is rich!  Ok. That’s not how it really works, but we can talk about

What is the Definition of Vintage Clothing?

Definition of Vintage Clothing. Vintage Garage Chicago's vintage clothing street style fashion.

What is the true definition of vintage clothing? Vintage fashion is hot. Vintage style, retro style? That may not be authentic vintage. It may be brand new intended to have a vintage look. What makes it authentic vintage clothing? The age of the piece needs to be from 1993 or prior to be considered

What are Vintage Garage Bucks?

Vintage Garage Bucks to spend on your favorite vintage at Vintage Garage Chicago!

Garage Bucks are good to spend at the Vintage Garage. Vendors accept them like cash and you can buy whatever they have for sale!  Only good for the date marked on them.  No cash is given back. We’ve got 3 ways to win Garage Bucks for the season opener April

Weekend Finds and 1 Vintage Rule You Shouldn’t Break!

weekend finds, vintage art pottery at Vintage Garage Chicago

Check out my weekend finds! A vintage beaded handbag, pair of silver candlesticks (or chrome) one brown pottery mid century lamp, another midcentury lamp, this time a desk lamp. Haven’t researched anything yet. Last but not least an unidentified piece of art pottery with an amateur look yet a really

How Antique Values are determined

vintage Garage Chicago antique appraisal fair August

Antique Values How much is this worth?   This is a question often asked and answered.  Antique values  and vintage values vary greatly.  Items don’t have set prices.  Meaning, you can’t order them from a catalog where you can choose a different size or color.  You can’t purchase them in