Calling all Chicago readers!  Tara from In This Instance alerted me to a must-see this weekend – the quarterly DEPART-ment gift market.  All handmade goods and only for three days.  Here’s the info:


the holiday DEPART-ment is this weekend! 

please join us for the next DEPART-ment, just in time for the holidays! we have everything you’ve come to love, plus new items from over 120 local + national makers. from housewares to art, fashion to jewelry + accessories, bath + body to paper goods, to plush, knit + more – we’ve got a wealth of gift-friendly goods for anyone on your list (including yourself!). the details:

DEPART-ment at AV-aerie (formerly open-end)
2000 W. Fulton, at Damen, *310 (third floor) Chicago
Friday, November 30, 7-11p opening
Saturday + Sunday, December 1+2, 11a-5p
cash only/atm onsite

Please comment if you are going – I’d love to meet up with all of my Chicago guys and gals!