renegade craft fair chicago

This morning I got up early and went downtown to my very first Renegade Craft Fair with my friend Abby! She’s a native Chicagoan and I am super grateful for her navigation skills. We hopped on the Metra and took it down to Union Station, then a short ride on the L, and there we were in Wicker Park!

Renegade Handmade

The Renegade Handmade Storefront, Wicker Park

It was a drizzly morning but everyone seemed to be having a good time.  It was like a handmade party! And it was so neat to see things in person that I’d only seen on Etsy and to meet the sweet folks that make them.

renegade craft fair chicago

renegade craft fair chicago

Wicker Park is such a great area full of shops with pretty windows and restaurants with tasty smells. I love all the old-timey signs!

Jerry's, Wicker Park

Alliance Bakery, Wicker Park

There were so many pretty shops and booths! A few of my favorite to visit: Red Velvet ArtPearl & Marmalade, and RobbieMoto.

renegade close ups

close ups of the pretty booths

About halfway through the day we met up with one of Abby’s friends and had a delicious lunch at the sweetest little cafe, Milk & Honey. It’s adorable.

Milk & Honey Cafe

If you’re in the Chicago area tomorrow, make sure you swing by Wicker Park for day 2 of the Renegade Craft Fair!

Renegade Craft Fair

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