In the time before streets, street markets had to be held in dry creek beds or channels carved by runoff from the massive ice shelves that covered the Earth. Observe the festival's modern habitat with today's Groupon to Randolph Street Market. Choose between the following options:
- For $4, you get a two-day admission to a Wonderful Winter Market event (up to a $10 value). The two Wonderful Winter Market events are on the following dates:
- Passions and Vanities on February 4 and 5
- Spring Fling on March 24 and 25
- For $50, you get a Green Pass for two people (a $100 value), good for admission to all 2012 Randolph Street Market events.
On-site parking is free during February and March.
Spotlighted by local and national press including TimeOut Chicago, the Wall Street Journal, and the Daily Herald, the Randolph Street Market collection of 75 merchants shows off antique furnishings and vintage wearables from all over the world. Vintage dealers from across the states—including local favorites J. Brett Benson and Silver Moon—stuff market stalls with men's and women's clothing, estate jewelry, and even vintage fashion magazines written in Latin. In February, the market celebrates seasonal love with a Passions and Vanities show full of glittering goodies such as gemstones, fashion, art, and antiques. That Sunday, a big-screen-TV lounge replete with chili and beer will entertain football fans celebrating the end of the season or the beginning of waiting for next season. March's Spring Fling borrows from the beauty of the pending season with a colorful bouquet of fashions, flora, and treats for both eyes and stomach to gorge upon. In addition to apparel, Randolph Street Market deals in furniture acquisitions, providing customers with free delivery around downtown Chicago and a re-upholstery station for pieces worn by time or too many tattoos.
For constant shoppers, the Green Pass provides access to the entire 2012 season of Randolph Street Market events. In April, a bounty of vintage outfits and baubles will fill the space during the Modern Vintage Chicago Spring Fashion & Jewelry Explosion, and five monthly markets will transpire indoors and outdoors during the Summer Season. Green Passes don't include the valet parking that's part of the regular season pass, but guests can still park free at the on-site lot during February and March or get dropped off at the market by their pet giant eagle.
Randolph Street Market
Spotlighted by local and national press including TimeOut Chicago, the Wall Street Journal, and Michigan Avenue Magazine, Randolph Street Market's collection of over 250 merchants shows off antique furnishings and vintage wearables from all over the world. Vintage dealers from across the country—including local favorites D. Brett Benson and Man in the Moon—stuff market stalls with men's and women's clothing, estate jewelry, and even vintage fashion magazines. Treasure hunters can investigate indoor booths to fill their closets with items from designers such as Hermes, Pucci, and Dior. In addition to apparel, Randolph Street Market also features hospitality areas brimming with gourmet chocolates, as well as cuisine and drinks from local eateries.