Matt Goes for Midcentury Modern Furniture To celebrate the 5th season of Vintage Garage Chicago, we gave away $250 “Garage Bucks” to spend at the April season opener. Chicago designer Kevin Grace (HGTV, “Steve Harvey” show) was on hand to help our winner spend his bucks wisely (which he did on Midcentury Modern furniture). If there is anyone who knows how to incorporate great vintage pieces into our everyday lives, it’s Kevin! Who knew how lucky we’d be to get Matt Lieberman
June is the Record Ramp and Father's Day!
Bring Dad to find his favorite vinyl
Got Great Vintage?
Sell June 19th
Coming to the May show?
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Vintage Cocktails by Narrative Mercantile It’s 5 o’clock. Work sucks. You deserve a drink. Narrative Mercantile has the perfect recipe for vintage cocktails. INGREDIENTS: 1 Beat-up old buffet/hutch/credenza. The closer to looking to have come from a dumpster, the better. 1 Large 48 State flag. Because Alaska is cold and we can’t afford to get to Hawaii anyway. Moth holes are a plus. 1 Framed Universite de Montreal faculty photo from 1934. I guess they hadn’t heard about gender equality
I surveyed 250 vintage 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! Because I asked open-ended questions, I’m posting about the most commented on subjects. Topics like time management, social media for vintage, increasing your exposure, legalities and display are coming. Doing a vintage market is a huge topic.
This is a series of posts about the business of vintage. I took a survey of 250 vintage dealers and in this series; I’m starting with the top 10 most shared issues. If you’d like to get a notice when the new post is up, sign up below. Check out the first two articles in the series: Shop or no Shop and Competition. If you sell vintage, or want to become a dealer someday, you are welcome to fill out the Vintage Dealer survey.
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Father’s Day in Chicago! Need an idea on how to spend Father’s Day in Chicago with your dad? Bring him to The Vintage Garage on June 19th! There’s no better spot for him to replace the records Grandma sold at her yard sale, or to find that special album of his you destroyed at a party in 1986. The 2016 Vintage Garage season is underway! Don’t miss a thing. Click here to get the latest vintage updates! In its 5th season, Chicago’s only all vintage market draws retro lovers from
Rosie and the Rivets at the Vintage Garage Rockabilly show Rosie & The Rivets are the premier vintage rock n roll party band! Not your typical ‘oldies band’. This band is made up of energetic young entertainers who put on an exciting show with top notch musicianship and vocal ability. Rosie & The Rivets perform the unforgettable classics from the 1950’s to 1960’s. From Buddy Holly to The Beatles or Dusty Springfield to Chuck Berry. You’ll hear, rock n roll,
July 17th we celebrate Chicago Rockabilly The 2016 Vintage Garage season is underway! Don’t miss a thing. Click here to get the latest vintage updates! The Chicago Rockabilly scene is HOT so every July we celebrate this group at the Vintage Garage. July 17th, 100 vendors of all types of vintage will be on hand and while you’ll find all categories of vintage, you’ll also find an extra touch of the 1950’s. Click here if you’d like to sell at
Audio Archaeology Vintage Vinyl John Arnsdorff of Audio Archaeology is Vintage Garage’s resident DJ. Every month at the Garage he spins the vintage vinyl and on one of his coolest turntables. We usually have a theme and Audio Archaeology sets the mood. Whether it’s classic 60’s, 70’s or 80’s hairbands, John’s seriously got it all. A unique record store in Uptown that offers both new and vintage vinyl records. Audio Archaeology is located just north of the Garage on Devon
Krispyfringe Vintage Krispyfringe Vintage, located in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago, specializes in vintage clothing. See them every single month on the first floor of the Vintage Garage! You can also visit them on their website, Facebook and Instagram! The 2016 Vintage Garage season is underway! Don’t miss a thing. Click here to get the latest vintage updates! If you’re interested in being a vendor, find out more about selling at Vintage Garage Chicago. The 2016 Vintage Garage dates
Antique Fashion & Accessories Narrative Mercantile has their own opinion on what’s cool. When I see their latest goods each and every month, it’s all different, yet I know it’s them! Narrative Mercantile is a husband and wife team based in Chicago. Each month they bring you a curated collection of vintage antique fashion and accessories for men and women, as well as housewares, decor, and even furniture. Jonathan and Jen are fascinated by the concept of memories and attachments people