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Thursday, April 10, 2014

HOW TO GET A SPACE IN ROSEMONT

Potential flea market vendors always ask, "What is the best time to arrive at Rosemont to get a 'good' space?"

Well, we are there for you as early as 2am. That's right, the Wolff family and many early shift employees don't sleep much on Saturday nights. And many of our diligent vendors don't sleep either!

While the earliest recorded vendor in line was at 10pm on Saturday night, we stress that this is NOT a requirement, merely a preference based on vendor experience, superstitions, desires and....

Here is the timeline:
2am: Permanent reserved and daily vendors allowed in. Known open spaces on the east side of the market are assigned to daily vendors on a first come-first served basis. Some vendors prefer to wait for a space in the "6:30 line" (more about that below)
4:30ish: Spaces are assigned in the "Double Letter Rows" on the west side on a first come-first served basis
5am: Sharon's recommendation for non reserved vendors to arrive. You will then have time to be assigned your space and set up before 6am
5:30am: David's recommendation for arrival (if you are speedy!)
6am: Market opens for business
6:30am: Reserved "no-show" spaces are assigned to vendors waiting in the 6:30 line (first come-first served) and then to others who arrive.
We continue to assign spaces throughout the morning as vendors arrive. We rarely run out of spaces. Sometimes we run out of table rentals, so if you need a table, arrive on the earlier side.

At the vendor entrance on the west side of the building:
1. Pay your daily fee $40. Receive your permit.
2. If you need to rent a table, do so at this time for $7. You will receive a table ticket and the table will be delivered to your space.
3. A sticky note will be placed on your car, and a staff person will escort you to your space
4. You will be directed to park across the back of your 25'x18' selling space
5. Have a great day!

      For complete schedule, more information and Merchandise rules, Palatine flea market, please go to wolffs.com
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                   SEE YOU AT THE FLEA!



Saturday, March 29, 2014

FAKER FAKER BELLYACHER

By Sharon Wolff

Oh snap, as excited as we are for spring to be upon us we approach the 2014 selling season with caution. Why? Because we have been required to diligently study up on the ongoing worldwide fight against counterfeiting.

We predict the following trends:
  1. Counterfeit cell phone accessories that made it past customs' ports will be sold by local and online wholesalers to non-educated vendors for us to then find and consequently remove. In certain instances, vendors will be permanently ejected from our market for trying to sell these items.
  2. Although the trend for counterfeit purses and handbags has drastically decreased, counterfeit Michael Kors branded items are on the rise. We are on the lookout! In certain instances, vendors will be permanently ejected from our market for trying to sell these items.
  3. Chicago Area Brandwatch: COACH, LOUIS VUITTON, GUCCI, CHANEL, OTTERBOX, HELLO KITTY, APPLE, SAMSUNG, ANGRY BIRDS, MICHAEL KORS, DR DRE MONSTER BEATS, MAC
  4. Category-watch: CLOTHING, PURSES, ELECTRONICS, RECORDED MEDIA, JERSEYS, SUNGLASSES, CELL PHONE ACCESSORIES, PERFUME
IT'S A PIECE OF PIE
P-PREVENTION
I-INTERVENTION
E-EDUCATION

PLEASE REFER TO OUR WEBSITE AND OTHER MERCHANDISE RELATED ARTICLES FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION

We are not trademark or legal experts but conduct ongoing research regarding counterfeits. Brand names belong to the individual licensees. Counterfeit merchandise not allowed at Wolff's Flea Markets.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ROSEMONT 2014 SCHEDULE

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE GREEN PRINT BUTTON IF YOU WISH TO PRINT A PAPER VERSION OF THIS SCHEDULE
MARCH 30, 2014- 6am-3pm
APRIL 6 - 6am-11:30am (vendors vacate by 12:45pm) -Stadium event
APRIL 13 - 6am-11:30am (vendors vacate by 12:45pm) -Stadium event
APRIL 20 - 6am-3pm
APRIL 27 - 6am-3pm
MAY 4-6am-3pm
MAY 11-6am-3pm
MAY 18-6am-3pm
MAY 25-6am-3pm
JUNE 1-6am-1:30pm (vendors vacate by 2:45pm)
JUNE 8-6am-3pm
JUNE 15- CLOSED DUE TO STADIUM EVENT
JUNE 22-CLOSED DUE TO STADIUM EVENT
JUNE 29-6am-3pm JULY 6-6am-3pm
JULY 13-6am-3pm
JULY 20-6am-3pm
JULY 27-6am-3pm
AUGUST 3-closes 1:30pm due to stadium event (vendors vacate by 2:45pm)
AUGUST 10- closes 1:30pm due to stadium event (vendors vacate by 2:45pm)
AUGUST 17-closes 1:30pm due to stadium event (vendors vacate by 2:45pm)
AUGUST 24-6am-3pm
AUGUST 31-6am-3pm
SEPTEMBER 7-6am-3pm
SEPTEMBER 14-6am-3pm
SEPTEMBER 21-6am-3pm
SEPTEMBER 28-6am-3pm
OCTOBER 5-6am-3pm
OCTOBER 12-6am-3pm
OCTOBER 19-6am-3pm
OCTOBER 26-last scheduled day for 2014 season 6am-3pm
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SORRY NO PETS, BUT SERVICE ANIMALS ARE WELCOME.

Monday, February 10, 2014

GRAB A FRIEND AND TRY A FLEA MARKET!

Hello! Thanks for visiting Wolff's Flea Market Blog, where you will find information on all things related to flea markets.

Sometimes we focus on the serious side of things, like the worldwide problem of counterfeiting and sometimes we tell stories, share recipes or give how-to ideas for repurposing your flea market finds.

Flea markets are launching pads for small businesses and if you don't attend regularly or
haven't ever been to a flea market, it is a must!
Open air markets are part of global history and you will find new items, resale, antiques, clothing, books, furniture, sports memorabilia, vinyl,  music, movies, specialty food, jewelry, junque and so much more!
So, grab a friend and try a flea market!

INDOOR MARKET
1775 N. Rand Rd.
Palatine, IL 60074

Open year-round Saturdays & Sundays 8am-4pm

OUTDOOR MARKET
Allstate Arena Parking Lot
6920 N. Mannheim Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Open Sundays April through October
Check wolffs.com for 2014 opening date!
Find us on facebook for pure flea market joy!