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Posted on: February 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Several Sun Prairie Shops Participate in 5th Annual Vintage Shop Hop Promotion!

The Sun Prairie Business Improvement District is pleased to announce that several shops throughout the City of Sun Prairie, including Downtown Sun Prairie, are participating in this year’s Vintage Shop Hop event on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2018.

While this is the second year that Sun Prairie businesses have participated in the event, this is the fifth year of the Vintage Shop Hop event. Vintage Shop Hop is a "road trip on steroids"--specifically designed for vintage related businesses in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

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. “The idea was simply to give the shopper a reason to call their friends and spend the day shopping for vintage decor in their own backyard,” says event organizer Ann Campos. “I wanted to make it easy for them to hop from shop to shop while supporting small business at the same time,” she said. She describes the event as a road trip on steroids and goes on to say that the hardest part for shoppers is deciding on which area to travel to for their road trip fun.

Stop in at the participating businesses involved in Vintage Shop Hop. The variety of activities and promotions happening throughout Sun Prairie are as follows:

  • Brass Tacks Resale, 116 S. Thompson Road:  Stop in at Brass Tacks to do real life Etsy shopping. Brass Tacks Resale features a wide selection of painted furniture, handcrafted decor, wood wall art, artisan items and so much more. Create something fresh at the Mason Jar Succulent Planting Bar, open during Vintage Shop Hop! For $10.00 you can pick, plant, and embellish your own succulent mason jar. The Planting Bar will be open while supplies last. Also, enter an in-store drawing for your chance to win a paint basket giveaway.
  • Hen & Rooster Vintage, 243 E. Main Street: Check out our Vintage Collectibles for him and her, handcrafted Wisconsin décor, and quality handmade décor items. Save 10% off vintage items when you mention the Vintage Shop Hop discount.
  • Kate & Co., 375 E. Main Street: Kate & Co. is a home décor store specializing in painted furniture, home accents, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, MMS milk paint, how-to workshops, and custom orders. Receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 of more and enter an in-store drawing for your chance to win a special gift!
  • Nest Interior Design, 223 E. Main Street: Visit our retail shop, which is housed in a 140-year old historic building in Downtown Sun Prairie! You’ll discover beautiful, unusual American-made furniture, lighting, and accessories. All in-store merchandise will be 15% off.
  • Prairie Flowers & Gifts, 245 E. Main Street: Shop this full-service, sassy flower and gift shop for unique finds. Save 50% off accessories.
  • The Wire Basket, 243 E. Main Street: The Wire Basket is a fun and friendly antique and vintage shop. Enjoy special deals throughout the store and sweet treats during the Vintage Shop Hop.

Please note that hours vary by participating business. The promotional offers and activities are up to the discretion of each business.

An interactive Google Map includes all of the participating 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 or follow the Vintage Shop Hop Facebook page at The Google Map link is:

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