Sad news for DIY lovers, Chicagoans and online shoppers: after over 4 years of selling crafty goods, the brick-and-mortar version of Renegade Handmade is closing it's doors — tomorrow!
As a frequent customer and general admirer of all things Renegade, we're saddened by this loss! Here's the announcement:
"The Renegade Handmade staff is sad to announce that the store is closing its doors for good on January 31st. We opened shop in 2007 as an extension of the Renegade Craft Fair, which at the time happened three times per year in two cities. Since then, the fair has grown exponentially and we are now planning eleven fairs in six cities, including one fair overseas. Unfortunately being away from the store so much of the year (traveling with the fairs, scouting venues, etc.) we had to make a hard decision.
The good news is, the ever expanding Renegade Craft Fair will be better than EVER! Expect lots of fun projects in the future from the Renegade Gang! Think highly curated pop-up shops and out of this world workshops!
Renegade Handmade has been a huge success as a brick + mortar store, thanks to our incredibly supportive artists, customers and fans. You all made this shop amazing, and we can't thank you enough for your support. Please continue to support these amazing artists (and Renegade) by spreading the word about the Renegade Craft Fairs in Austin, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Los Angles, Chicago and London, UK."
Be sure to visit their online store or stop by one last time to say goodbye and check out what's left of their sale, which includes lots of cool vintage furniture displays and supplies!
• Read More: Renegade Handmade Is Closing Its Doors! at Renegade Blog
(Image: Renegade Handmade)