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The CHICAGO SHOE MARKET hosts two footwear, accessory and apparel tradeshow markets in Chicago, IL. The Windy City Shoe Travelers, a nonprofit organization, provide an invaluable opportunity for retailers to check out the latest, must-have brands in a professional, efficient and enjoyable setting.  It is in the heart of the city and offers an exceptional Market experience.


We are very proud to provide you with a comfortable and beautiful setting in the heart of the city, at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, where all of our exhibitors unite to make the most of the buying and selling experience. Located in the heart of Chicago’s finest attractions, our full-service Embassy Suites welcomes you to our sleek and upscale AAA 4 Diamond hotel. With its vibrant 176 ft. “Urbs in Horto” Mural, celebrating various Chicago neighborhoods, and spectacular views of the downtown area, it’s the perfect space to do business in a relaxing atmosphere.

Be Our Guest!

We provide complimentary lunch for our valued Retailers. On the first evening of the show, mingle and expand your network during our Complimentary Cocktail Party with tasty hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and laughter! FREE PARKING is available onsite for all our Retailers in the Hotel’s covered garage!

There is NO cost to Retailers!


Embassy Suites Chicago 
Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611


Wednesday, August 28th
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 29th
9:00 am – 4:00 pm



The Chicago Shoe Market is a business-to-business trade show for retail buyers only. We are not open to the public. To register, you must comply with all credential requirements.

We require each buyer to provide the following credentials:

  • Photo Identification
  • Business Identification (one of the following:  retail business license, store commercial lease or tax ID #)
  • Employment Identification (one of the following: Payroll Check/Stub,  Business Card, W-2  or Company Credit Card with Employee & Store name)