Preview: Chicago Vintage Clothing Show
While we have our fair share of great vintage stores in the city, one thing we don't often find is a vintage show where shop owners, designers and shoppers in-the-know find deals and inspirations. Thank God for the arrival of the Chicago Vintage Show, an offshoot of Manhattan's popular edition, which takes place this weekend at Plumbers Hall. The event features 30 vintage textile and clothing vendors selling the original looks that inspired today's runway fashions. If you're willing to pay $10–$25 extra, whet your whistle at the preview party from 6-9pm Friday night; otherwise, stroll in Saturday from 10am–6pm or Sunday from 11am–5pm. Pay $10 in advance or $15 at the door.