Friday, June 28, 2013

ALL THE GOOD STUFF, this weekend at the Randolph Street Market

This weekend is another edition of the Randolph Street Market....

Saturday & Sunday, 10-5

I am bringing the big guns for this sale!  Many pieces that you see online I normally don't bring to markets (it gets confusing sometimes as to what I have online vs. bagged for market)  so I decided it was time to give the men of Chicago a chance to get their hands on some of the exclusive pieces I only sell on Etsy.

In particular, I am bringing the amazing Brioni Bespoke suit, the Norfolk green & white jacket, and the bold red plaid blazer (click the link on the right to got to my Etsy store to get a preview)

PLUS.... I got extremely lucky to get a prime spot on the BIG STAGE in the main Ballroom.... WOO HOO!

Come on out and see me!

*discount tickets for sale here:

                          Discount Ticket for Randolph Market

Friday, June 21, 2013

WOW! What a fun weekend!

WOW!  What a fun weekend!

So my last post let you know I was attending my 25 year Class Reunion... well, I made it- and it was a phenomenal time!

Due to car issues (which always seem to happen right before I plan a big trip, damn imports!) I was not able to attend the Fireman's Ball on Friday.  So I got up bright & early to hit the road for the 3.5 hour drive to Savanna, Illinois on Saturday.  

Thank goodness I left my Mapquest tracker map on my phone... NO cell service other than Verison in all of Carroll County- I felt so disconnected, LOL.

Got into town around 1 -ish and dropped my luggage off at the Blue Bed & Breakfast on Main Street.  Freshened up a little, then off to Palisades State Park for the reunion picnic at 2.  Not as big of a turn out like the 20, but some great people nonetheless. 

A bit of chat, and wine, and nibbles then back to the B&B for a quick shower and slip into my suit and tie for an evening at..... Poopy's......

Now, before you ask, it is a biker bar/pub/banquet hall heading out of town on Rt. 84.  Needless to say I was a bit of a "fish out of water" and way overdressed, but I figured hell- someone's got to do it!

More of the Class of  "88 were in attendance at this soiree than the picnic, so lots of hugs and catching up ensued.  It really was nice to go back for a bit of nostalgia.  But I am definitely a city mouse.... "Dahlink I love you, but give me Michigan Avenue!"

Up on Sunday morning, made it up to my Aunt's for a visit, toured the old house I grew up in (so sad, it looks like it should be torn down) & the high school and ball park, then on the road again back to Chicago.

Next visit:  2018

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My 25 year class reunion this weekend, WOW that was fast!

WOW, how time flies!  

This weekend I will be traveling back to my hometown of Savanna, Illinois to celebrate my 25 year class reunion.  I can't believe it has been that long already.... 

Fortunately with my new business, I am going to be able to write the whole thing off on my taxes.  There are fabulous men's vintage to be had in them there hills, and I am going to hunt them down!

So stay tuned next week for updates!

ps.  I happened upon an amazing estate in Winnetka (very wealthy north suburb) and have some beyond gorgeous 1940's, 50's, and 60's vintage suits AND ties coming soon.... just waiting for them to get back from the dry cleaners!

Stay informed here on my blog , or check my Etsy store and add yourself as a follower to get new listings sent directly to you!

                              Richards Fabulous Finds

Monday, June 3, 2013

Nifty Fifties Knits, now at Richards Fabulous Finds!

Nifty Fifties knits.... now in stock!

I scored a FAB find and am just starting to get these pieces listed...

Rayon 1950's knit ties.  Mixture of colors, yarns, and patterns... SO COOL, right?

Here are a few teaser photos.  If you see one you like, email me and I can set up a listing for you.  OR come visit me at one of the markets I will be doing this summer!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

RFF at the Chicago Flea Market THIS SUNDAY 6/2/13

Hey everyone,

Just a heads up... Richards Fabulous Finds men's only vintage will be making is 1st appearance at the new Chicago Flea Market.  In it's first season and looks to already be drawing quite a fun crowd.

2009 West Schiller Street  Chicago, IL 60622

A.N. Pritzker School is the home of Chicago Flea.

Located 3 blocks south of the Damen-O'Hare Blue 

Line CTA stop and Evergreen-Damen CTA bus stop.

*The market is located BEHIND the school.... look for the signs....

More info at:

                                          Chicago Flea