CHICAGO–It’s quickly becoming a third Sunday in the summer tradition as Vintage Garage Chicago returns for a follow-up to its successful June run. Scores are expected for the second vintage market in Uptown July 15.

Held in a parking garage, the June debut of the market saw lines form throughout the day. Visitors could see chairs, lamps, clothing and accessories leave the market headed for homes and apartments throughout the city and region.

The event brought both the serious vintage shopper and the curious.

“We opened up the vintage world to a lot of new people who maybe hadn’t been serious about vintage shopping previously,” says promoter Melissa Sands. “Chances are they’re hooked.”

Sands says vintage is enjoying a staying surge of popularity because it’s green, sustainable and local.

“Plus things were often just made better then,” she says.

About Vintage Garage Chicago:
Vintage Garage Chicago will be held June thru October on the third Sunday of each month. The hours will be 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the event will be held at 5051 Broadway, in Chicago between Argyle and Foster. Admission is $3.

Vintage Promotions, LLC also operates the Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show, held twice yearly in Grapevine, Texas. Melissa Sands also promotes the North Shore Flea in Highwood, Illinois. More information and a dealer application for Vintage Garage Chicago can be found at