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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. . ."

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. . .

Gifts/Specialty

Artquest Gallery

Hindsdale, IL, USA

Artquest Gallery carries handcrafted household items as well as gifts for various occasions. . .

Gear

Epilogue Arts

Long Grove, IL, USA

This self-described "Store of Extraordinary Things" sells handmade artisan works. . .

Thrift Stores

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin

Greendale, WI, USA

This non-profit operates Goodwill thrift stores serving 23 counties in southeastern Wisconsin and the Chicago area. . .

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