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Vintage Shop Hop is Friday, Saturday
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MONROE - Shoppers will converge on northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin for the third annual Vintage Shop Hop on Friday and Saturday.

More than 250 locally-owned vintage shops, antique malls, occasional and pop-up shops, barn sales and restaurants in two states will be offering discounts, giveaways, raffle drawings, paint and jewelry-making demonstrations, ideas on re-purposing old items and more during the shop hop.

Event organizer Ann Campos said the idea was to give shoppers a reason to spend the day shopping for vintage decor while supporting small businesses.

Event organizers created a new feature last year: an interactive Google map designed to show all of the shops with detailed information that can be accessed on mobile devices while shoppers are traveling the area. The public is invited to create a self-guided road trip for the shop hop weekend.

All participating shops and the link to the Google map are listed on the event's Facebook page at and the blog at