September 22, 2011

Shop my Randolph Street Market "Editor's Choice" picks for charity this weekend!



Since there have been numerous posts on this site about the Randolph Street Market (Exhibit A, Exhibit B), I'm not going to bore you with the million reasons why I love it.

This time around, I want to extend a personal invitation to all of you for this weekend's market.

Not only is it the regular season finale (which means it's the last time you'll see vendors outside until May 2012), but the Randolph Street Market will also be hosting its first annual Editor's and Designer's Choice for Charity. And I'm happy to announce that I was selected to participate!

Here's how it will work:

Before the market begins, the handpicked media participants will peruse the venue and select their favorite items. These items will be labeled "Editor's Choice". Additionally, prominent interior designers will pick their favorite booth setups, which will then be marked as "Designers Choice". When "Editor's Choice" items are sold, a portion of the sales will go to the editor's charity of choice. The booths deemed as "Designers Choice", will receive free booth rent for one show next season while the designer will score 2012 season passes for themselves and their charities of choice.

As an avid fan of the Randolph Street Market, I consider it an honor to be selected for the "Editor's Choice". I can't wait to get out there and designate my top picks for charity!

Wondering which charity I selected?

Whitney Young Dolphins Making A Difference (WYDMAD): It is a mentoring program started by some of my fellow Whitney M. Young Magnet High School alumni to provide 6th, 7th and 8th graders in the West Pullman area with academic support and character development. The program has expanded and now assists with the social and academic growth of existing Whitney Young students. I am a mentor within the program and have witnessed the benefits it has bestowed upon the mentees.

So, find some time to get to the Randolph Street Market this weekend! I'll be tweeting my "Editor's Choice" picks so that you know exactly what to buy. *wink, wink*

I hope to see you there!


Randolph Street Market
1340 W. Washington
Saturday, September 24 - 10am to 5pm
Sunday, September 25 - 10am to 4pm
($10 at the gate / $8 in advance)


Visit RandolphStreetMarket.com for more details and to purchase advance tickets.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Charlotte Smith said...

I LOVE the Randolph Street Market!! What a great organization you have chosen to support. My husband is a WY alum as well (2001), and I am sure he would love to mentor with you guys. We moved to Chicago this Summer & both of us have been looking for mentoring opportunities locally. Have a blast at the Market! Hope to see you there as well

September 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Piper Alexander said...

I'm hoping to make it there on Sunday, hopefully I'll run into you!

September 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Jillian said...

Kinda wish I was still slinging vintage in Chicago.... *sigh*

September 22, 2011 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger ChiTown Fashionista said...

@Charlotte, what a small world! Definitely tell your husband to visit WYDMAD.org for more info. Enjoy the market this weekend...hopefully we will see each other there!

@Piper, unfortunately, I won't be there on Sunday. But have a blast and make sure you look for those blue ribbons. That's how you'll know the item is an "Editor's Choice".

@Jillian, it's never too late to come back to Chicago. :)

September 22, 2011 at 7:17 PM  

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