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Chicago is my kind of town

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Last weekend I attended my very first out of town show: Renegade Craft Fair, which was also my first time visiting Chicago. The first two days were spent vending at the show – where nearly 50,000 customers came to shop. I couldn’t get over how genuinely friendly everyone was – and it made the weekend fly by! I had been warned by veteran Renegade vendors that I’d be swamped with customers, and they were totally right: I actually ran out of business cards on the first day, and by the second day I had nearly lost my voice! I sold nearly every bag I brought with me, and I spent an extra two days exploring shopping Wicker park, taking an architecture boat tour, and indulging in some delicious food along the way! Returning home, I found out I was named one of the Top 50 Renegade Vendors by one of my favorite bloggers. Yay!!


this breakfast sandwich saved my life. . .it was so busy it was the only food I had  all day!

vegan hobo bags for sale at chicago renegade

the bean in chicago cloud gate reflection



craft show renegade craft fair travel

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Crystalyn Kae Brennan Crystalyn is a handbag designer in Brooklyn, NY. Her sustainable luxury handbags are made in USA with ethically-sourced leather and unique vintage fabrics. Read more »

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