If you’re planning a trip soon to the US (or if you’re already living there and that driving East to West Coast is no big deal for you…), and if you enjoy touring flea markets to find buried treasures, then you should probably take a moment to read this interesting review by Phoebe Assenza for Shelter Pop to get the most of your next adventure at the flea market!
Enjoy the ride!
Flea markets: Our favorite places for antiquing, thrifting and finding all things vintage.
Those of us with a soft spot for nostalgia or a pirate’s-level enthusiasm for buried antique treasures and antiques roadshows, know there are few greater joys than whiling away a Sunday at an overstuffed flea market. If it weren’t for these indoor and outdoor bazaars brimming with vintage finds, my sister and I would have a lot less to brag about. (Her most recent gem: a collection of 50s-era vintage table lighters found at the Long Beach Antique and Collectibles Flea Market. Mine: A vintage faux-Victorian nightstand made in the 70s, scored at New York City’s Chelsea Flea Market.)
From the coast of California to the borough of Brooklyn, these are the best flea markets to find your new favorite antiques and vintage things.
- 1. Intro
- 2. The Most Famous flea market: The Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, CA
- 3. The Most Picturesque flea market: Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Fair, Alameda, CA
- 4. The Most Fun flea market: Long Beach Outdoor Antique and Collectible Flea Market, Long Beach, CA
- 5. The Coolest Newcomer: Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn, NY
- 6. The Biggest flea market: Texas Antique Weekend, from Fayetteville to Carmine, TX
- 7. Honorable Mention: Treasure Mart flea market, Ann Arbor, MI
- 8. Some other worth visiting flea markets & tips