America's Best Flea Markets
Chicago Antique Market
Industrial artifacts, funky lighting, Midcentury Modern furniture, and artwork by alums of Chicago’s School of the Art Institute (Koons, O’Keeffe) are standouts at this highly curated monthly event. Themed weekends might highlight a season (July’s sunglass shop and manicure station) or a holiday (February’s love-letter-writing desk and displays of couture and jewelry). On-site services include antique appraisals, lamp repair, and furniture restoration, as well as crystal and porcelain refurbishing. Delivery of furniture more than $200 in value is free in the downtown area.
Tip: Your $10 admission comes with a $5 refund voucher for use toward a purchase of an item worth at least $25 at most vendor booths. Just ask.
Randolphstreetmarket.com; one weekend a month (dates vary). Advance-purchase admission $8, day-of admission $10.