Georgetown Flea Market - Georgetown, WASHINGTON D.C.
The Georgetown Flea Market began in 1972 as the brainchild of Michael Sussman. Just before Barack Obama won the White House, the Georgetown Flea Market made a little history of its own when it returned to its old stomping grounds after several years of exile in Arlington, VA.
Affectionately known as the G-Town Flea, D.C.’s longest-running outdoor market served as the setting for Larry McMurtry’s Cadillac Jack and colorful characters still abound.
Many prominent local, national and international personalities visit the market on a regular basis: Beltway bohos, politicos and off-duty Supreme Court justices vie for bargains on antique armories, while the wives of visiting diplomats go straight for the costume jewelry.
This crowd is as diverse as the items for sale! Antiques, collectibles, art, furniture, rugs, pottery, china, jewelry, silver, stained glass, books and photographs are a sample of the available items. Farm-fresh produce and artisanal foods round out the menu at a market with its own earth-friendly platform.
Says G-Flea founder Michael Sussman: “Today, with the economy and the environment in such trouble, the market remains the perfect place to find a bargain and save the planet. Go green! Buy antiques.”