Shoppers will converge on northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin for the 5th Annual Vintage Shop Hop on Friday and Saturday, March 2 & 3, 2018. Over 400 locally owned vintage shops, antique malls, boutiques, occasional and pop-up shops, barn sales and restaurants in two states are rolling out the red carpet for customers with discounts, giveaways, raffle drawings, demos, ideas on re-purposing old items, and more. The shop hop is a self-guided road trip for vintage and antique lovers in the region.
Each shop has an “in store” promotion for the weekend, and many shops go beyond just complimentary coffee and cookies. Some have designed a map with other area shops indicated. Shoppers will find “pop a balloon” or “spin the wheel” promotions to determine their discounts. There are paint demos, floral design demos, and free gifts just for stopping in. Others have created punch cards or round robin promotions to get people moving around their area. All are ready and waiting to greet new faces to their businesses and provide the shoppers with the best in customer service.
An interactive Google Map contains all of the shops with detail information that can be accessed on mobile devices while shoppers are traveling the area. The public is invited to create their own self-guided road trip for the shop hop weekend. All 400+ shops and link to the Google Map are listed on the event’s blog page and can be printed off www.vintageshophop.blogspot.com or follow the facebook page at www.facebook.com/VintageShopHopEvent.