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The Vintage Bazaar Brings Affordable Home Decor

By Veronica Murtagh in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 2, 2010 8:00PM

Photo by Kirk Bravender
As regular browsers of sites like Apartment Therapy and Design*Sponge, we're big fans of the modern meets vintage aesthetic when it comes to interior design and decor. There's plenty of room to add your own personal touches and sites like Etsy and Supermarket are great sources for affordable accents. But when it comes to the big ticket items, say that perfect mid-century modern sideboard or industrial stool, online shipping becomes cost prohibitive and those of us who live car-less are left with a hope and a prayer on Craigslist, or relegated to shopping locally. Local shops like Scout and Post 27 and salvage outposts like Salvage One have plenty of amazing offerings, but are generally accompanied by price tags far outside our budgets.

In step Libby Alexander and Katherine Raz who've teamed up to a create The Vintage Bazaar, a local, modern pop-up market flea with a focus on the affordable. The inaugural event will take place Saturday, February 27 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the DANK Haus in Lincoln Square and features over 40 Chicago-based vendors of vintage housewares, furniture, clothing and accessories. Much like a traditional flea market, most of the vendors are not dealers or shop owners, but individuals with a good eye and a passion for antique hunting. Amongst the participating kick-off vendors you'll find many local bloggers including Andrew Schultz and John Tyler of Study LLC and Morgan Gagne and Jayson Franklin of Manly Vintage. We recommend arriving early if you want the pick of the mix.