Broadway Antique Market’s Atomic Summer Sale, 5.22-5.31

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It happens only once a year: Broadway Antique Market’s Atomic Summer Sale* – Friday, May 22nd thru Sunday, May 31st. Chicago’s Antique Department Store, Featuring 75 Top Dealers on 2 Giant Levels— Art Deco through Mid Century Modern, 60’s 70’s. Thousands of Items, Discounted 15% to 50% Off Storewide. 6130 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL. 773-743-5444. Open Daily, 11 to 7.

*Note: Special extended evening shopping hours till 9pm, Friday, May 22nd Only!


Rebuilding Exchange Annual Salvager’s Ball 3.22

c22f812e-4f6d-4d04-b39c-4ffbbc9e6430The Rebuilding Exchange is hosting their annual fundraiser, the Salvager’s Ball, on March 22!  Come join RX for an evening filled with music, drinks, appetizers and dessert, and sustainable surprises and games from 6-9:30pm at the beautiful and historic Thalia Hall in Pilsen. The Breath Mints (Leroy Bach and special guests) will be performing soulful jams amongst our locally crafted and salvaged goods. Guests will also have the opportunity to see their future with tarot card readings, participate in a creative design contest, play bean bag toss, make memories at the RX photo booth, and win unique raffle prizes from RX’s salvaged collection, RX Made’s home custom products, and others. The event is 21+ and each ticket includes 2 free drinks (beer and wine) as well as appetizers from Dusek’ and desserts from Whole Foods. General admission tickets are $85 and VIP tickets are $125. VIP tickets additionally include access to the balcony with a private bar, as well as a special beverage and appetizer from Dusek’s. Get your tickets HERE!

Vintage Garage Chicago Opens 2015 Season 4.19

Vintage Garage

Vintage Garage

On April 19, Chicagoans can peruse 100 of the best vintage dealers in the Midwest with everything from antiques to Mid Century, vintage furniture, industrial, art, vinyl, vintage clothing, jewelry and anything in between.

Going into it’s 4th season, the Vintage Garage is the city’s only all vintage monthly market and draws vintage lovers from all over Chicago and beyond.

“The North side has quickly become the best vintage shopping in Chicago.  Within a 1 mile radius of the Garage I count at least 30 vintage/antique or thrift shops. This is going to be the summer of vintage Uptown. ”  says Melissa Sands, owner of the Vintage Garage.

New to The Vintage Garage this year, FLATS Chicago – Chicago’s community-focused real estate group that has a mission to bring big style to smart spaces – will be supporting the growth of The Vintage Garage Chicago by utilizing local partnerships and encouraging small businesses to exclusively partner with Vintage Garage. “We understand the importance of community and excited to shine a light and showcase vintage and art on the northside at the Vintage Garage,” says FLATS Chicago co-founder, Jay Michael.

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Randolph Street Market 3.28-3.29



Randolph Street Market Spring Fling



Saturday, March 28 – 10:00am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 29 –10:00am to 5:00 pm



Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W. Washington Street, Chicago FREE PARKING in huge onsite parking lot only steps away from entrance!


PRICE: Discounted $8 tickets are available in advance (click here); general admission $10, students with ID $3 or $5 at the gate. Children 12 and under free.


Randolph Street Market is back for their upcoming March Market, “Spring Fling” is March 28-29! The Market is OVER Winter and thinking SPRING! To prove it, we are offering free entrance to customers wearing Easter bonnets. 🙂 We’ll have an Easter Egg hunt going on all weekend long with special treats and deals included in every one!

Come for the amazing shopping but stay for the experience. Over 90+ vendors, live music all weekend long, great food/drink from local vendors, and more. Check out new vendors Lost Era’s and American Honey Repurposed Furniture who will be bringing antiques, furniture, vintage clothing, costumes, and props. This Market is sure to make you feel warm and cozy during the cold Winter Wonderland that lies in Chicago.

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Six Things Every Crazy Dog Owner Needs



I’m not an animal person. However there is a small portion of me that looks at little puppies and my anti-animal, Grinch themed heart melts. No matter what though, I thoroughly enjoy watching dog owners go crazy as if their dog is their next of kin. Seriously though, it’s hilarious how intense they get. So to celebrate crazy dog owners, I found a few products that I know they won’t be resist.



In fact, I can see many screaming internally and slightly jumping up and down out of pure enjoyment of getting something more for their dog.

Dog Lover Necklace


For the beauty people there is Birchbox and for drinkers Julibox. But for your dog, there is Barkbox. Every month you can get four or more products for your little one. From toys, bones, treats that all natural, and even gadgets. Another plus is the fact that portions of the profits help dogs in need.

American Apparel

American Apparel

So you are always able to have you dog close to your heart…or at least an obvious place where you can brag about him or her. Although there are a variety of options (just type dog necklace in Etsy), you can get your dog’s name printed on everything from a tag to bone.

American Apparel Dog Hoodie

This should be a standard item for dog owners to buy. I mean, what dog doesn’t look adorable in a little hoodie? And you have to keep your pup warm. When it comes to dressing your dog, you might as well do it in style. Plus it even has the pocket and variety of colors – you can’t say no to it.



Gourmet Dog Treat Maker

To be honest, I barely want to cook let alone make treats for a living creature who can’t even speak English. I see how it could be fun, making something, decorating a treat, just for your one and only little pup. Just don’t get it mixed up with your waffle maker.

Meteorlight K-9 LED Ball

Meteorlight Ball

Meteorlight Ball

A LED light up ball? Handy and cool. It’s perfect for those who like to play with their dog when it’s a little darker out, or for those who just want something a little more entertaining than your typical tennis ball. Not to mention if you are at the dog park, the two of you will really be able to put on a show.

Custom Shelter Pup Stuffed Pup

This is by far the cutest but craziest one of them all. In case you need a custom stuffed dog so then y can always have your dog around, Shelter Pups is the place to go. It bases off pictures you send in, using Merino Wool and handmade in the USA. Although it comes with a hefty $150 price tag, it has a two week turnaround and proceeds go to shelters and rescues. Not to mention, it looks exactly like a mini version of a dog.

Shelter Pups

Shelter Pups

Crazy dog lovers, you can rejoice. I have supplied plenty of entertainment for you until you teach your dog how to finally roll over. Just don’t go crazy over excitement whenever you receive the latest Barkbox for finally get to cuddle with your dog and the stuff version.



Lindsay Grundy– Fashion Contributor,  Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago
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