2023 Vintage Shop Hop - The Best. Road. Show. Ever.


(L -R) Dana, Holly and little Evie visited Truly Treasured Consignment and Gift shop at 112 W. Main St.in Rockton. The store offers a variety of gifts and gently used clothing.

On Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, shoppers flocked to Roscoe, Rockton and South Beloit for the Spring 2023 version of Vintage Shop Hop. The twice a year event is billed as The Best Road Show Ever, encouraging shoppers to hop in their cars and visit participating shops, lunching and picking up great bargains.

Vintage Shop Hop is not limited to the immediate area. The shopping event focuses on antique and vintage shops as well as women’s boutiques shops throughout Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. This year over 400 businesses participated.

The unique Vintage Shop Hop was created and produced by Roscoe native Ann Stiffler Campos. This year marks the 10th year of the event.

Campos has successfully combined her love of vintage and her experience as Director of Marketing at the Illinois Bureau of Tourism in Rockford to make Vintage Shop Hop successful.

This year, as in previous years, participating shops rolled out the red carpet, offering specials, discounts, giveaways and instore promos, following an interactive Google map detailing locations and a master list of participating businesses. Each shop presented a punch card that qualified shoppers to enter a grand prize.

It’s not too early to start planning for the fall version of Vintage Shop Hop scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct 7. That’s plenty of time to make plans to grab your friends, hit the road, and shop hard.

More information about Vintage Shop Hop can be found at https://vintageshop.blogspot.com/. Or you can email Ann at acampos@charter.net or call her at 815-742-4498.

Home on Hayloft at 109 W. Main St in Rockton offered unique jewelry, clothing and accessories during Vintage Shop Hop, March 3, and 4. (L-R) Michele, Bridget and Bernie found lots of options.
Home - in Rockton, a gift shop at 116 Main St. in Rockton, offered a variety of vintage items and gifts during the Vintage Shop Hop, Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. Christina Syring and Jennifer Derr checked out the merchandise.
Judy Vohs checked out an antique door at the newly opened Home Vintage, upstairs of Home - in Rockton.
Buying a treasure at Home Vintage. Owner Kristy Pearson opened the new antique shop Friday, March 3.
Meyers Canine, 10985 N. Main St Roscoe, IL. Steve Johns, Harriette Lane and Laurie Gonzalez visited the store during Vintage Shop Hop on Friday afternoon, March 4.
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