News-Antique.com - Jul 13,2009 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IT’S A FRENCH INVASION…
AT THE RANDOLPH STREET MARKET FESTIVAL
July Market to Feature Stylish French Fashion Trends, Crafts and Foods
Sat. July 25 & Sun. July 26
CHICAGO – The Randolph Street Market Festival enjoys the comparison to Paris’ legendary Le marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen. Celebrating fashion, food and smart style, more than 200 vendors will pay homage to the French at the July Market. With its unparalleled selection of unique items in all price ranges, everyone from veteran collectors to casual shoppers will enjoy the market’s fun-filled shopping, mingling and browsing experience. The Randolph Street Market Festival will be held July 25 and 26 at 1350 W. Randolph Street in Chicago’s uber-chic West Loop.
The Randolph Street Market Festival encompasses several smaller markets in one kinetic energy-filled environment, including the Chicago Antique Market featuring a diverse array of treasures from the past, the Indie Designer Market, where top designers of fashion, art, jewelry and decor showcase eclectic artwork and crafts, plus the Fancy Food Market, the Vinyl Swap Meet, the Global Goods Bazaar and much more.
For the budget conscious, each month, the admission fee will be waived for the final two hours of the market giving first time visitors the chance to “See for Free.” Those paying for admission to the market will also receive a shopping voucher good for $5 off any purchase of $25 (or more), or two $5 vouchers.
Randolph Street Market Festival is provided as a courtesy to shoppers. Trolleys depart Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., at the top of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and depart the Market for Water Tower at regular 30 minute intervals from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free and ample parking is available and the event is just .2 miles from Ashland and Lake Streets’ Green & Pink Line El stops.
RANDOLPH STREET MARKET FESTIVAL GENERAL INFORMATION
WHAT: Randolph Street Market Festival: home of the renowned Chicago Antique Market & Indie Designer Market
WHEN: July 25-26
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free hours for shopping:
Saturday: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Two entrances: 1350 block of W. Randolph Street and 1340 W. Washington Street
(between Ada and Ogden)
PRICE: General admission $10, good for both days.
$5 admission for students with ID
Children 12 and under free. Special Offer! With every admission purchased, patrons receive a shopping refund voucher. Season Passes are also available and are priced at
$75. A Season Pass includes unlimited admittance throughout the season for two
people, as well as free valet parking.
PARKING: Free and ample street parking is available. Valet Parking is also available.
TROLLEY: Trolleys depart Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., at the top of each hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and depart the Market for Water Tower at regular 30 minute intervals from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
FOR INFO: For more information call 312-666-1200