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This section features retail establishments likely to be of interest to steampunks. The listing includes antique shops, flea markets, thrift stores, comic book shops, costume stores, architectural salvage markets and more. Architectural salvage markets often sell antiques, but are listed in their own category. Costume stores are listed only if they are open year round.

Antiques

The Antique & Resale Shoppe

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer describes itself as "15,000 square feet of Vintage Costume Jewelry and Antique Treasures all obsessively organized into a 1,200 square foot shop. . ."

Antique Market III

St. Charles, IL, USA

Multi-dealer antique mall. . .

Antiques of Winfield

Winfield, IL, USA

This antique mall features 50-plus dealers in 6000 square feet of retail space. . .

Broadway Antique Market

Chicago, IL, USA

Broadway Antique Market has 75 dealers on two floors spanning 20,000 square feet. . .

Colonial Antique Mall

Woodstock, IL, USA

This antique mall features 36 dealers in 35,000 square feet of retail space. . .

Crown Point Antique Mall

Crown Point, IN, USA

This antique mall features 80 dealers. . .

Edgewater Antique Mall

Chicago, IL, USA

This antique mall features 40 dealers. . .

Forest Park Emporium

Forest Park, IL, USA

Multple "full-service" dealers selling "antiques and vintage artifacts from the Stone Age to the Space Age. . ."

Great Lakes Antiques and Boutique

Antioch, IL, USA

This 20,000-square-foot location includes antiques and consignment goods. . .

La Grange Park Antique Mall

La Grange Park, IL, USA

This antique mall features 30 dealers. . .

Lincoln Antique Mall

Chicago, IL, USA

This antique mall features 30 dealers in 7000 square feet of retail space. . .

Oakton Street Antique Centre

Arlington Heights, IL, USA

This antique mall features 12,000 square feet of retail space. . .

Out of the Attic Antiques

Aurora, IL, USA

This antique mall features 75-plus dealers in 10,000 square feet of retail space. . .

Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall

Kenosha, WI, USA

This antique mall features 75-plus dealers on two floors. . .

Seek Vintage

Chicago, IL, USA

This shop describes its inventory as "a carefully-edited selection of apparel and house wares spanning the 1930’s through the ‘80s. . ."

Three Sisters Antique Mall

Blue Island, IL, USA

This antique mall features 60-plus dealers. . .

Volo Antique Malls

Volo, IL, USA

Four antique malls in a single complex with 400 dealers. . .

Gear

Woolly Mammoth Antiques & Oddities

Chicago, IL, USA

Woolly Mammoth describes itself as "a curiosity cabinet of odd, amusing & eclectic items resurrected from the past. . ."

Apparel

Vintage Underground

Chicago, IL, USA

Vintage Underground sells clothing and accessories, but "our specialty is costume jewelry. . ."

Viva Vintage

Chicago, IL, USA

Viva Vintage is primarily an e-commerce vendor but also operates a Chicago showroom that's open by appointment. . .

Architectural Salvage/Building Materials

Gear

Architectural Artifacts

Chicago, IL, USA

Founded by an archaeologist, Architectural Artifacts has a large inventory of antiques and architectural salvage in an 80,000-square-foot warehouse. . .

Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

Evanston, IL, USA

Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse is a non-profit that sells reclaimed building materials and other home improvement items. . .

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

Habitat for Humanity stores, often called ReStores, are similar to thrift stores. . .

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Chicago South Suburbs

Chicago Heights, IL, USA

Habitat for Humanity stores, often called ReStores, are similar to thrift stores. . .

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - DuPage

Addison, IL, USA

Habitat for Humanity stores, often called ReStores, are similar to thrift stores. . .

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Fox Valley

Aurora, IL, USA

Habitat for Humanity stores, often called ReStores, are similar to thrift stores. . .

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Lake County

Gurnee, IL, USA

Habitat for Humanity stores, often called ReStores, are similar to thrift stores. . .

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - McHenry

McHenry, IL, USA

Habitat for Humanity stores, often called ReStores, are similar to thrift stores. . .

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - McHenry County

Woodstock, IL, USA

Habitat for Humanity stores, often called ReStores, are similar to thrift stores. . .

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Northern Fox Valley

Elgin, IL, USA

Habitat for Humanity stores, often called ReStores, are similar to thrift stores. . .

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Northwest Indiana - Griffith

Gary, IN, USA

Habitat for Humanity stores, often called ReStores, are similar to thrift stores. . .

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Northwest Indiana - Merrillville

Merrillville, IN, USA

Habitat for Humanity stores, often called ReStores, are similar to thrift stores. . .

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Will County

Joliet, IL, USA

Habitat for Humanity stores, often called ReStores, are similar to thrift stores. . .

Jan's Antiques

Evanston, IL, USA

Jan's Antiques sells "salvaged architectural artifacts" as well as antique furniture, lighting, bathroom fixtures, and other items. . .

Rebuilding Exchange

Chicago, IL, USA

Rebuilding Exchange is a non-profit that accepts donations of building materials that might otherwise go to landfills and then sells them at discounted prices. . .

Salvage One

Chicago, IL, USA

Salvage One is two businesses in one, Events and The Store, both operated from a 60,000 square foot warehouse. . .

Gear

Urban Remains

Chicago, IL, USA

Urban Remains specializes in "the reclamation and recycling of American antique architectural artifacts and other oddities. . ."

Books & Comics

All American Comic Shops

Evergreen Park, IL, USA

New and used comics. . .

AlleyCat Comics

Chicago, IL, USA

Comics, trade paperbacks and related items. . .

Alternate Reality

Chicago, IL, USA

This retail outlet sells books, comics, graphic novels, action figures and other items. . .

Amazing Fantasy Books & Comics - Frankfort

Frankfort, IL, USA

This retail outlet sells books, comics, manga, graphic novels, games and other pop culture items. . .

Amazing Fantasy Books & Comics - Lockport

Lockport, IL, USA

This retail outlet sells books, comics, manga, graphic novels, games and other pop culture items. . .

Amazing Fantasy Books & Comics - Tinley Park

Tinley Park, IL, USA

This retail outlet sells books, comics, manga, graphic novels, games and other pop culture items. . .

Atlas Comics

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics , plus toys, action figures, games and related items. . .

Challengers Comics

Chicago, IL, USA

This retail outlet sells comics, graphic novels, toys and related items. . .

Chicago Comics

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, figurines, figurines, and related items. . .

Chimera's Comics - La Grange

La Grange, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, games, statues, statues, and related items. . .

Chimera's Comics - Oak Lawn

Oak Lawn, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, games, statues, statues, and related items. . .

Comic Collector

Riverside, IL, USA

Comic Collector sells comics, trade paperbacks, action figures, T-shirts, posters, and related items. . .

The Comix Gallery

Wilmette, IL, USA

The Comix Gallery sells comics, graphic novels, games, action figures, T-shirts, posters, and related items. . .

Comix Revolution - Evanston

Evanston, IL, USA

Comix Revolution sells comics, graphic novels, and related items. . .

Comix Revolution - Mount Prospect

Mt. Prospect, IL, USA

Comix Revolution sells comics, graphic novels, and related items. . .

Dark Tower Comic Books & Collectibles

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, action figures and related items. . .

Dragon's Refuge

Bourbonnais, IL, USA

Dragon's Refuge specializes in tabletop games and comics. . .

Dreamland Comics - Stratford Square

Bloomingdale, IL, USA

Dreamland Comics describes itself as "The Super Hero Super Store. . ."

Dreamland Comics - Libertyville

Libertyville, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics , plus graphic novels, toys, games and related items. . .

Dreamland Comics - Schaumburg

Schaumburg, IL, USA

Dreamland Comics describes itself as "The Super Hero Super Store. . ."

Elsewhere Comics

Blue Island, IL, USA

This retailer sells books, comics, graphic novels, toys, games, cards, and related items. . .

First Aid Comics - Hyde Park

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, games, action figures and related items. . .

First Aid Comics - Taylor

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, games, action figures and related items. . .

G-Mart Comics

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, toys, games, apparel, posters and related items. . .

Galactic Greg's

Valparaiso, IN, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, games, vinyl records and related items. . .

Graham Crackers Comics - Loop

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, posters, statues and related items. . .

Graham Crackers Comics of DeKalb

DeKalb, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, posters, statues and related items. . .

Graham Crackers Comics of Downers Grove

Downers Grove, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, posters, statues and related items. . .

Graham Crackers Comics of Edgewater

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, posters, statues and related items. . .

Graham Crackers Comics of Lakeview

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, posters, statues and related items. . .

Graham Crackers Comics of Naperville

Naperville, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, posters, statues and related items. . .

Graham Crackers Comics of Plainfield

Plainfield, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, posters, statues and related items. . .

Graham Crackers Comics of St. Charles

Saint Charles, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, posters, statues and related items. . .

Graham Crackers Comics of Wheaton

Wheaton, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, posters, statues and related items. . .

Keith's Komix

Schaumburg, IL, USA

Keith's Komix sells new comics, back issues, graphic novels, games, action figures, and related items. . .

Modern Age Comics - Algonquin

Algonquin, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, and related items. . .

Modern Age Comics - Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, and related items. . .

North Shore Comics

Northbrook, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, trade paperbacks, graphic novels, collectible card games, and related items. . .

One Stop Comics

Oak Park, IL, USA

This retailer sells new comics, back issues, trade paperbacks, graphic novels, games, statues, statues, posters, , and related items. . .

Pastimes Comics & Games

Niles, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, roleplaying games, collectible card games, board games,, and related items. . .

Quimby's Bookstore

Chicago, IL, USA

Quimby's Bookstore describes itself as "purveyor of independently-published and small press zines, comics, books and other bizarre periodicals. . ."

Rockhead's Comics and Games

Kenosha, WI, USA

Rockhead's sells comics, graphic novels, roleplaying games, statues, statues, collectible card games, board games, and related items. . .

Third Coast Comics & More

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, games, apparel, manga, and related items. . .

Top Cut Comics - Berwyn

Berwyn, IL, USA

This retailer sells comics, graphic novels, and pop culture collectibles, as well as board games and collecible card games. . .

The Zone Comics

Homewood, IL, USA

This retailer sells new comics, vintage comics, trade paperbacks, graphic novels, toys, games, statues, statues, collectibles, apparel, posters, , and related items. . .

Costumes

Chicago Costume - Lincoln Park

Chicago, IL, USA

"Chicago Costume has been outfitting residents of Chicago in simple to elaborate costumes since 1976. . ."

Chicago Costume - Portage Park

Chicago, IL, USA

"Chicago Costume has been outfitting residents of Chicago in simple to elaborate costumes since 1976. . ."

JJ Blinkers Joke, Magic & Costume Shop

Antioch, IL, USA

Costume sales and rental plus jokes and magic tricks. . .

Flea Markets

Buyers Flea Market

Chicago, IL, USA

This large indoor/outdoor flea market is held Saturdays and Sundays. . .

Grayslake Illinois Antique Vintage Flea Market

Grayslake, IL, USA

This antique show and flea market occupies 100,000 square feet at Lake County Fairgrounds near Chicago. . .

Kane County Flea Market

St. Charles, IL, USA

This large flea market is held at the Kane County Fairgrounds. . .

Maxwell Street Market

Chicago, IL, USA

Flea market "with an international flavor. . ."

Randolph Street Market Festival

Chicago, IL, USA

This self-described "European-style, indoor-outdoor urban antique market" is held monthly on weekends at Chicago Plumbers Hall west of downtown. . .

Swap-O-Rama Ashland Avenue

Chicago, IL, USA

This flea market draws about 500 indoor and 600 outdoor vendors. . .

Swap-O-Rama Melrose Park

Melrose Park, IL, USA

This flea market draws about 200 indoor and 100 outdoor vendors. . .

Swap-O-Rama Tri-State

Alsip, IL, USA

This flea market draws about 400 indoor and 300 outdoor vendors. . .

Vintage Garage Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

Vintage Garage describes itself as "Chicago's only all vintage flea market. . ."

Wolff’s Flea Market Palatine

Palatine, IL, USA

This indoor flea market has 300-plus vendors. . .

Wolff’s Flea Market Rosemont

Rosemont, IL, USA

This flea market has 700-plus vendors. . .

Geekery

Gear

Alien Entertainment

Lombard, IL, USA

This retail store and e-commerce company sells pop culture merchandise tied to well-known sci-fi franchises, including Dr Who. . .

American Science & Surplus - Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells electronics, toys, lab supplies, optics, military items, arts & crafts supplies, robot parts, science kits and other geeky items. . .

American Science & Surplus - West Chicago

West Chicago, IL, USA

This retailer sells electronics, toys, lab supplies, optics, military items, arts & crafts supplies, robot parts, science kits and other geeky items. . .

The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.

Chicago, IL, USA

Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply is a storefront and fundraising vehicle for 826CHI, a non-profit that provides writing programs for local students. . .

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