Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sunny Sunday at the Randolph Street Flea Market
Here's my followup post to the last outdoor version of the Randolph Street Market for the season. Since I participated in a charity event on Friday night, before the market opened, I missed out on seeing a majority of the outdoor booths. Luckily the market runs Saturday and Sunday so I made it back on Sunday afternoon when it was sunny and warm, the perfect shopping weather!
Even though it's the end of outdoor flea markets here in Chicago, Randolph Street continues to hold its markets indoors every month. They're having a special event this week, the Modern Vintage Jewelry & Clothing Explosion will be held this weekend in the West Loop Saturday and Sunday 10AM-6PM. Unlike the regular markets, Modern Vintage focuses exclusively on vintage and antique clothing, jewelry and accessories. There's menswear too!
Hope you enjoy virtually shopping through the September market, I've posted more photos of my outfit (and that wonderful bike!) at the end.
Yes I would have definitely purchased the 1950s Siamese cat pastel drawing if I had a spare $125. Le sigh.
Vintage Egyptian scarab made of painted ceramic-- it was only $10, was so tempted!
In the shape booth was this cuff bracelet featuring a scarab. I love vintage Egyptian Revival jewelry so much.
A miniature doll's bead stacked with tiny quilts.
Dozens of vintage Kosta Boda snowball candle holders for sale, they remind me of blocks of ice.
Vintage 1950s aluminum Christmas tree complete with color wheel.
Adorable Mid Century chair and loveseat in teal! The vendor thought they were salesmen samples.
In two different booths I saw the motorcycle trophy and the badge from the original motorcycle club.
Jon Stigler's bathing beauties have a new pal, a Circus "strongman".
Stacks of vintage Bakelite bangles.
A pretty vintage autumn leaf brooch and pouncing jaguar brooch seen in the booth shared by Tangerine Vintage and Estate Chicago.
1970s heeled boots: Village Thrift, Chicago
1970s wool beret: Estate sale
1970s dress: Salvation Army Thrift, Chicago
1970s sunglasses: Hoard Antiques, Chicago
All my accessories were purchased at Randolph over the weekend! There was a ridiculous amount of cheap jewelry (we're talking $1-$10). I'm wearing a vintage high school class ring, a 1930s/40s copper flower bracelet, a 1960s copper bracelet with a print of ivy and a 1960s lucite bangle embedded with real gold flakes.
My sweet friend and Randolph vendor Sam of Rose Vintage took all the photos of me and even suggested that I pose with her rad 1960s Schwinn bicycle. Of course she took it for a spin too.
Isn't she adorable in her shorts & tights combo?
Karyn of Dethrose Vintage was set up next to Sam at Randolph and also decided to take the Schwinn for a whirl. I caught her mid-wave.
Rows of gorgeous shoes for sale at Rose Vintage and her racks of clothing below.
Posted by The Thriftaholic (Leilani) at 1:31 PM