We took lots of road trips to narrow down this list of seven multidealer meccas that are worth your hunter-gatherer time. A hint from a pro: Don’t be afraid to negotiate. Ask politely if the price marked is the best a dealer can do—there is often a bit of wiggle room.
1. Jackson Square Mall 112 E. Burlington Ave., La Grange; 708-352-4120, jacksonsquaremall.net
2. Gurnee Antique Center 5742 Northridge Dr., Gurnee; 847-782-9094, gurneeantiquecenter.com
3. Ravenswood Antique Mart 4727 N. Damen Ave.; 773-271-3700, ravenswoodantiquemart.com
4. Volo Antique Malls and Collectibles 27640 W. Volo Village Rd., Volo; 815-344-6062, voloshopping.com
5. Heritage Trail Mall 410 Ridge Rd., Wilmette; 847-256-6208, heritagetrailmall.com
6. Broadway Antique Market 6130 N. Broadway; 773-743-5444, bamchicago.com
7. Edgewater Antique Mall 6314 N. Broadway; 773-262-2525, edgewaterantiquemall.com