Monday, July 25, 2016


Wolff's Flea Market is a family owned business, now celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Since 1991 it has operated Sundays April through October in Rosemont at the Allstate Arena. With the support of their parents, Katherine and Lawrence Wolff, and sister Eileen, brothers Donald and David Wolff built Wolff's Flea Market into the premier family-friendly shopping destination for Chicagoland bargain shoppers and small business entrepreneurs. It boasts 700+ vendors and 12,000+ customers. Wolff’s has previously operated indoor markets in Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows and Melrose Park. In November 2009, Wolff’s opened its year-round Saturday/Sunday indoor market at 1775 N. Rand Rd., Palatine with 300+ vendors.

David and Donald: "We love Palatine and the wonderful opportunities is has afforded not only to us, but to our loyal small business vendors, customers and neighboring community.

Donald holds a degree in Business Management from NIU. He authors the humorous Bathroom Reader, available at the Palatine market. Collects: Political memorabilia

David holds a degree in Finance from NIU and is also a CPA. He is Treasurer and Vice President of the National Flea Market Association and has published The 12 Most Important Tips for Becoming a Successful flea Market Vendor (link is external).  Collects: Baseball memorabilia

Chris Wolff (Don's son) holds business degrees from Pepperdine University and UIC. He manages operations at the market. His fluency in Spanish is very helpful. Collects and sells: Vinyl

Eileen Wolff (sister) a lifelong flea marketeer is the friendly face who greets vendors and customers at the crack of dawn. Hearing her infectious laugh is the best way to start your day!

Sharon Wolff (David's wife) holds a degree in Special Education from U of I-Champaign-Urbana. As Creative Media & Merchandise Consultant, she answers phones, manages social media and conducts research and training regarding counterfeits. Sharon presents "Counterfighter" Workshops at National Flea Market Association Conferences. She maintains Wolff's Flea Market Blog (link is external) and her article, Buy Safely, Sell Safely: Avoiding Counterfeit Products (link is external) has been published on and the February 2015 Merchandiser Magazine. 

Jody Lamb (Lamb, not Wolff) has been with Wolff's since the very beginning as Flea Market Manager.Yes, a Lamb working for Wolffs! Say hi to Jody when you visit Palatine! She will remember you!

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