Monday, January 1, 2018

Vintage Shop Hop--what is it?






Updated  03/5/18:

The official event is over...but we encourage you to use the list all year long. These shops and boutiques for the most part are open year round as regular retail establishments. Once you open the Google Maps on your phone, it will be there all the time...just waiting for you to view the stores and create a road trip!!! Enjoy!
_________________________________________

Are you an Illinois or Wisconsin vintage shopping hound? Do you love to ROAD TRIP with your girlfriends?

The 5th Annual Vintage Shop Hop is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 2 & 3, 2018. It's the mother lode of all vintage road trips...a self-guided day to any number of the 450+ participating VINTAGE shops, BOUTIQUES, BARN SALES, ODDITY SHOPS & HOME DECOR STORES throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. 

WE provide the list of participating vintage and antique shops, and YOU grab your friends and hit the road to shop! You will find farmhouse chic, industrial and automotive relics, architectural salvage, barn wood, piles of windows & doors, vintage & boutique clothing, jewelry old and new, cottage finds, cabin goods, and everything to deck out your she shed, man cave or outdoor bar!

Each year the shop owners roll out the red carpet for you by hosting a fun promotion inside their store. It might be anything from chalk paint demonstrations to jewelry making demo or music on site or a parking lot sale. Some offer a "pop the balloon" to determine your discount. Some give away gift bags to the first people in the store each day. It's entirely up to the shop owner to decide on what their promotion is...but all make it worth it! They also set their own hours.  Some shops will even be offering their promotion on Thursday, March 1 and/or Sunday, March 4.  Their typical store hours are to open at 9 or 10am and closing at 5pm or after.

We suggest you take a look at the list, and decide if you want to shop in your own back yard or venture out a little further and make a day or weekend of it. Then, take a few minutes to check out the shops' Facebook pages, check their hours, and route out your day!

The event's official facebook page is: www.facebook.com/vintageshophopevent

You will find spotlight posts on each and every shop on the hop posted to the Facebook page--with hot links to their pages--and other appropriate posts from the shops themselves. So check our page every day! There's an interactive Google Map every year! You can click/tap the map locators and see detail information on each shop. That means while you're out on the road, you can open the map to see what your next shop will be...and that works year 'round. Just open your Google Maps, go to the 

SHOP LIST & MAP:

A master list of shops and interactive google map will be found on the page tabs at the top of this page...even after the event! If you are viewing this on a smartphone, you may have to tap the HOME button on your screen to see the page tabs.




IF YOU'RE A SHOP OWNER:

To participate you must own a vintage shop in northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin. The map tab will give you the general idea of boundaries the event covers. If you're in a rural area without many vintage shops, we also allow boutiques, quilt shop, candy store, etc. No box stores, no national chains. Registration begins after January 1 every year and ends a week before the event.  Please visit the event facebook page HERE for continuous information as well.  The registration fee to participate is $30 per business before February 1...then $50 after that. All registrations must be in by Friday, February 23, 2018 by 5pm...no exceptions!


LODGING:

Extend your Road Trip experience by making it a full weekend with friends. As participating lodging facilities make their package deals known, I will post them here. In the meantime, be sure to check out your options--many rural areas now have AirB&Bs or bed & breakfast inns to make your stay cozy and fun. Click below links for details.

Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association
Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Organization
AirB&B listings
Bed & Breakfast.com Illinois
Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association
Bed & Breakfast.com Wisconsin
Illinois Office of Tourism
Wisconsin Office of Tourism


Now, grab your friends. hit the road. shop hard.

49 comments:

  1. I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!….. I’ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work.shopclues coupon

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please refrain from posting your advertisements on my page. I encourage comments that have to do with the page itself or the event, but not blatant ads for diabetic test strips! Thank you.

      Delete
  5. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wonderful job! Thanks for organizing this! I wrote a blog post about it too. Dicky Bird's Nest

    ReplyDelete
  11. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  16. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  17. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  18. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  19. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  20. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm a direct descendant of Stephen Skinner who came to Rockford, IL in 1839. I am interested in any memorabilia that can be attributed to him or his descendants, but I live in Englewood, FL so a site visit is out of the question. I'm writing the "Skinners of Rockford Story". ric.skinner@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is my first time going. Its been posted its too late, registration done, do you mean for sellers or visitors/ attendees? Thx

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow really interesting article, may later be able to share other helpful information are more interesting. Thank you.
    online gift shops in Lahore

    ReplyDelete
  24. Very Nice blog I appreciate what you do a nice article. Let me see more such good articles
    Ciara.P

    ReplyDelete
  25. Please let me know if you're looking for a article writer for your blog. You have some really great posts and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I'd really like to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an e-mail if interested. Thank you! automotive shop tools

    ReplyDelete
  26. Very Nice blog I appreciate what you do a nice article keep up the good work
    Aol Email Support

    ReplyDelete
  27. Gout Research Study
    A local research clinic is evaluating an investigational medication for gout pain. Study medication and all study-related procedures are provided at no cost to qualified participants. If you’re experiencing a gout flare, learn more about the anaGO study.
    https://studyscavengerapp.com/clinical-investigation-specialists-cis-research-paid-clinical-trial-gout-flare-pain-gurnee-il-near-chicago-il/

    #gout #uricacid #milwaukee #IL

    ReplyDelete
  28. Gout Flares are a Pain

    If you’re having a gout flare up NOW, you may want to learn about our study. The anaGO clinical research study is seeking people with gout to help compare an approved gout pain treatment to an investigational medication. Study medication and all study-related procedures are provided at no cost to qualified participants
    https://studyscavengerapp.com/clinical-investigation-specialists-cis-research-paid-clinical-trial-gout-flare-pain-gurnee-il-near-chicago-il/

    #gout #uricacid #chicago #IL

    ReplyDelete
  29. Sometime few educational blogs become very helpful while getting relevant and new information related to your targeted area. As I found this blog and appreciate the information delivered to my database.
    อ่าง น้ำ

    ReplyDelete
  30. heaa This Most popular service site .Its is the best and good Quality SHop sites.Most of them need of lightweight luggage in the shops Well good always guide.

    ReplyDelete
  31. JOIN SEKARANG Kamu Ingin Merasakan Sensasi Kartu Terbaik?
    Daftarkan Sekarang DI Partner >>>Poker Pelangi<<< Di Situs BandarQ Terbaik Hanya Di MarioQQ
    MarioQQ Memberikan Fasilitas Terbaik Untuk Bermain Kartu Dapatkan Sekarang Juga!
    Kesempatan Bermain Bermodalkan 10rb Saja!
    Motto Logo MarioQQ Memberikan Kemenangan Besar Hanya Dengan Modal Minimal Rasakan Sekarang!
    8 Games Dalam 1 User ID
    -BandarQ
    -AduQ
    -Domino99
    -Capsa Susun
    -Sakong
    -Poker
    -Bandar Poker
    -Bandar 66

    Tunggu Apa Lagi Daftarkan Sekarang !

    Rasakan Kemenangan Bermain Dengan Modal 10rb Saja!
    Hubungi Kami!
    -BBM : DC91DE02
    -WA : +855967975460
    -Line : mari0qq
    -FB : MarioqqLink

    Tunjukan Kalo Kamu Adalah Yang Terbaik!
    >>>Poker Pelangi<<<
    Kunjungi Juga Situs Kontes SEO
    >>>CCSEO<<<
    >>>CC SEO<<<
    >>>CCSEO<<<
    >>>CC SEO<<<
    >>>MarioQQ SEO<<<
    Kunjungi Juga Situs Berita Terkini!
    >>>Cerita Rakyat Indonesia<<<
    Kunjungi Juga Situs Berita Viral !
    >>>Kerang Blogger<<<
    >>>Kakek Gokil<<<
    Kunjungi Juga Situs Dewasa!
    >>>Kamus Dewasa<<<
    Agen Poker Online Terpercaya !
    >>>Agen Situs Poker<<<
    >>>Agen Poker Online Terpercaya<<<

    ReplyDelete
  32. This place is clean and has nice ambiance, more like modern than classic. Our visit was just amazing. I believe it was a treat to be at event space NYC here. It would be a treat to attend another event here.

    ReplyDelete
  33. this post is very helpful for me its completely about logo designing and i have also some brand logo keep visit http://bit.ly/2GTOPlX

    ReplyDelete
  34. Really its a interesting article,Thanks for sharing. May later be able to share other helpful information are more interesting. Thank you.


    Discount offer in Bangladesh

    ReplyDelete
  35. Well, it shouldn’t take you longer to generate or convert icons, and with this free Icon Maker and Converter it surely won’t! Now you can save time and focus on what’s actually important.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hello,
    Very good blog and it is very informative as it contain valued information. Keep it up and keep sharing.
    stall design company in Mumbai
    exhibition stall designer in mumbai

    ReplyDelete

  37. is very fond of this article because it gives a lot of inspiration thanks judi poker

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thumb up to your info articles keep sharing please. some more information here smartphone offer in bangladesh

    ReplyDelete
  39. 3MPOKER Menyediakan Bonus 5.000 setiap hari dengan minimal deposit 50.000 ( seumur hidup )

    FREE LUCKY SPIN SETIAP MINGGU !!!

    Info lebih lanjut kunjungi
    Livechat : WWW. KARTU3M .COM
    Facebook : 3MPoker Agen Terpercaya
    WA : +85569769389
    Line : cs_3mpoker
    BBM : D8A18181

    ReplyDelete
  40. Extremely its an intriguing article,Thanks for sharing. May later have the capacity to share other supportive data are all the more intriguing. Much obliged to you.Ecommerce Solution

    ReplyDelete
  41. AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Nano Bluetooth Speakers for Rs 539 on Amazon and more shopping loot



    🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
    🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹


    buy now

    ReplyDelete
  42. Siapkan diri anda untuk kemenangan yang berlimpah di SahabatQQ

    Hanya dengan modal minimal deposit 20.000 dapat membuat anda menjadi jutawan loh ^^
    Dengan 8 jenis game yang seru dan sangat mudah di mainkan

    Apalagi yang kalian nantikan , mari join di SahabatQQ
    Link alternatif :

    - sahabat9988,net
    - Duniasakong,com
    - Duniasakong,net
    - Duniasakong,org
    - Duniasakong,info

    ReplyDelete
  43. A good to read blog with precise and necesary details into it. Really enjoyed complete reading and grabing valuable information inside. Even the language is simply and offers easy to read manner approach. Thank you for sharing such an important information.

    Far Infrared Gloves

    ReplyDelete
  44. Awesome post. I’m a normal visitor of your site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I’ll be a regular visitor for a really long time.

    AREAKARTU
    INFODAFTARQQ

    ReplyDelete