Saturday, February 26, 2022


By Sharon Wolff


Created 8/7/17 - Updated 3/10/19, 4/19/19, 6/21/19, 2/19/2020, 3/3/2021,2/26/22, 8/29/22

Yup, looks like another long read by Wolff's Flea Market...👀
Thank you for considering selling at one of Chicagoland’s best flea markets! Whether you are decluttering or starting a small business, we are here to support your endeavors!

It's EASY to get your seller space! No reservations required. Drive to west side of building around 5am, stay in your car and staff will direct you to a space.

We want your experience at Wolff’s Flea Market to be pleasant and successful.
To encourage this success and maintain our reputation as a legitimate, family-friendly shopping venue, we incorporate stringent merchandise rules. 

Please carefully read the captivating information included in these links:

What are you selling?
We recognize that vendors obtain merchandise from a variety of sources. While most sources may be legitimate, a few are on our radar as suspect for counterfeit merchandise. Did you know that counterfeiting is a major issue in all online forums? Social media sale groups and other online marketplaces abound with a mixture of legitimate and counterfeit products. Please research your sources. We may ask you about your source, too!

We also expect you to educate yourselves on the type of products that are allowed and why certain items are banned. 

So - we inspect your merchandise. 
We inspect everyone’s merchandise. 
All day. 
More than once. 
It's what we do. 
It's what we love. 
Call us weird. 
Call us Counterfighters.

Some vendors (usually new or first time sellers) are unaware of our rules (which follow actual LAWS). They may be asked to remove a chunk of the merchandise they invested in, or even worse, have little left to sell and therefore need to leave our market. But the ultimate worst is the vendor who takes it out again and experiences the escorted Drive of Shame, straight out the exit...never to be seen again. 😩

Common items that first time sellers might bring:
Counterfeit Dolce & Gabbana purse
See the removable clip-on tag? 
  • Baby furniture: high chairs, strollers, cribs, car seats, formula etc. We do not allow because of safety and recalls. Even new items are included in this rule.
  • Counterfeit wholesale electronics: Online, social media for-sale groups and even local brick and mortar wholesalers are examples of well known avenues for selling counterfeit phone accessories - chargers, cables, headphones, aware!
  • Counterfeit sports jerseys: Garage sale/thrift shop/a guy/other sources might even tell you the jersey is real. It might appear to be crisp and clean with tags. Items are faked in varying quality. Please know your product before investing and bringing it out to sell. (Hint: Look for misspellings and bad stitching on fakes). 
  • Counterfeit or high end designer purses: Sorry it is very unlikely the (insert brand name) purse you found for $3 at a garage sale is real!
  • And even if you are "sure" that your Coach or Louis Vuitton bag is real - you still cannot sell it. And other stuff, too, so let's just all read and re-read the rules and spread the love.
  • Oh-and even if you think it is ok to sell a fake as long as you tell your customer - nope, still not cool. #afakeisafake
  • #nowyouknow
We like to teach you to buy safely and sell safely
While we aim (actually love) to educate new vendors, those who don’t get with the program may end up being permanently ejected. 

Our goals: 
It’s a piece of PIE!

And as always, please call or text us with questions. We are not lawyers, nor do we represent any of the hundreds of brand names and designers we have made it our business to protect. We are a small family-owned business that aims to do the right thing. We are always learning about new products, trending merchandise and counterfeits. We love sharing our experience with the world! 

Google is your friend: Please "google" many of your questions regarding counterfeits.
Read this enchanting article about how to avoid buying counterfeits 
Or text/call us 847-524-9590


Monday, October 18, 2021

No Merchandise Shortages at Wolff's Flea Market - Rosemont

Shoppers & Sellers win big on pallet auctions
of store returns, overstock, past season,
new merchandise

Experts predict that the 2021 holiday shopping season will be fraught with shortages on everything from gifts to toys to clothing, electronics and even daily necessities. Manufacturing, shipping and transport delays may prevent certain products from reaching your homes in time for the holidays. 

Luckily, you can start and finish your shopping in October at Wolff's Flea Market - Rosemont. With just 2 more Sundays left to the season, we hope to quickly introduce you to our fabulous in person, all outdoor, unique, sustainable, shopping experience. 

You can stock up in on most everything you want and need because there are no shipping or shopping delays here! 

Don't you think it's time to start (and finish) your holiday shopping? Logically, you can even check off your whole list in just one visit.

It's all here, out in the open and in stock. One place for all ages and whims in most every category at bargain pricing. What are you looking for? What do you need?

Learn more at

  • Snacks
  • Crafts 
  • Costumes
  • Books
  • Jewelry
  • Paper goods
  • Local honey
  • Fresh produce
  • Soaps
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Pumpkins
  • Clothing
  • Tools
  • Snowblowers
  • Socks
  • Electronics
  • Winter coats
  • Boots and shoes
  • Perennial shrubs
  • Mums
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Seasonal decor
  • Holiday gifts
  • Toys
  • Vintage
  • Collectibles
  • Jewelry
  • Garage sales
  • Store returns


Wolff's Flea Market Diaries 10/18/21


BE KIND - In words and actions

As our 2021 season draws to a close, we are beginning to having those sentimental flea market thoughts. 

Wolff's Flea Market - Rosemont, IL


Wolff's Flea Market is a family owned and family friendly business. For over 30 years, we have offered fair and equal opportunities for vendors and customers to participate in diverse, enjoyable and successful shopping + selling. We monitor merchandise and respectfully educate if you have something we do not allow. We also expect our clientele to maintain respectful behavior. If an uncomfortable situation arises, please do not engage, but instead contact a staff person (in green shirts with walkie talkies) who will direct you to or contact the proper management or security. Please do not shout, use profanity or insults. An individual may be asked to leave the market if we deem their behavior to be offensive, disruptive and inappropriate to our family friendly atmosphere.  


No matter where we're from, what we like or what we believe, we are all here together to experience pure flea market joy!


For our staff:

Our dedicated employees are on their feet most of the day. Like many vendors, they have been up all night with little or no sleep.

Sellers, please be mindful and take your extra trash with you so that we do not need to gather it at the end of a long day. This includes: cigarette butts, packing material, unsold merchandise, plastic bags, broken items, boxes, etc. You can leave 1 small bag of trash. We have limited trash disposal facilities. The trash cans are for our customers and incidental trash, not unsold merchandise.