Along with clothing (think Hermès, Vivienne Westwood, Pucci, Dior), accessories, estate and costume jewelry, there's also super-cool vintage fashion magazines, patterns, and notions from the midcentury, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Victorian, and ‘60s and ‘70s eras.
Indie designers have a presence at this treasure trove, too. Sort through apparel, gemstones, and accessories from Agga B, Double Stitch, Asia B. Jewelry, Lisa Strecker, and more.
Parking is free (there's a big ol' lot), and it only costs $8 to get in — $10 in at the gate. Purchase advanced tickets online. If you're a student, you get the bargain of the century: $3 admission. The market is open on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Modern Vintage Chicago at Plumbers Hall, 1340 West Washington Street (at Lake Street); 312-666-1200.
Photo: Courtesy of Modern Vintage Chicago