Angelenos: Find out about local eco shopping events in L.A.

Shopping locally will have three times the economic benefit in your neighborhood than shopping in big box chain stores. Those in Chicago can look forward to these fun eco-shopping events:

The Renegade Craft Fair. Featuring DIY and handmade crafts for sale, this fair will also have DJs, yummy food, and goodie bags for the first 100 shoppers! Take cash, since most artists won't take checks or credit cards. (via Re-Nest)

DEPART-ment. Find handmade gifts from over 125 vendors. -- many local -- at AV-aerie, 2000 W Fulton #310, Chicago on Fri., Dec. 5, 7 - 11 pm and Sat., Dec. 6 - Sun., Dec. 7, 11 am - 5 pm. The event's cash only, so go prepared.

Know about local shopping events in your area? Share them in the comments!

Images: Courtesy The Renegade Craft Fair and DEPART-ment

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