About Us


Hi and welcome! We are Ashley and Nicolas, two vintage & design lovers who enjoy traveling the world to discover antiques-related venues and new flea markets!

Launched in April 2010 in Vienna (Austria), Flea Market Insiders has become in less than four years the online reference for vintage & antiques shopping. Our blog and app offer travel guides to the best flea markets, vintage & design stores from around the world, as well as professional shopping tips, photo galleries, and news.

Our idea behind launching fleamarketinsiders.com was to show the world and our friends that flea markets literally overflow with often unsought treasures.

One big question we were often asked by people who wanted to become regular flea markets’ treasures hunters, was “what does it take to get the most out of the experience and of our hard-earned money, to eventually find those hidden treasures you talk about?”.

“Remember, that the most valuable items are not those that you think will be valuable for resale. The really priceless things are the objects you personally love.

Of course there are hundreds of tips for flea market success like “make sure to carry cash”, “bring along a sturdy bag”, “arrive with a mission”, “pace yourself”, “look for the bargain tables”, “drive an appropriate vehicle”, etc.

But the truth is that it actually takes nothing much to become a regular flea market hunter than a good spirit, a minimum dose of fantasy, be an early bird not to miss THE bargain of the week, and some good will mixed with a relish of perseverance.Then your eyes will sharpen themselves with time and even before you realize it, your home will be full with those fabulous finds you will have hunted all along.

Always keep in mind that the flea-market experience is about finding hidden treasures.The most valuable items are not those that you think will be valuable for resale. The really priceless things are the objects you personally love.

The list of countries covered in our flea market guides includes Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and many more on the work!

Readers’ top choice: “Top 15 Mega Flea Markets You Must Visit”, “The Best Flea Markets in France”, “Top 20 Flea Markets in the US” and “The Best Flea Markets in Rome” have gathered close to half a million views since 2012.

Ashley & Nicolas

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Press coverage

as featured inFlea Market Insiders has received over time, strong recognition from print media, broadcast news, online newspaper and news blogs from around the world. You can discover here a selection of the latest coverage we have received in the press.

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  1. Troy Price

    I noticed you just started to follow me on twitter. I love your website. Do you mind if I review your website on my podcast, ‘The Flea Market Money Maker Radio Show’? I think the internet offers a good amount of opportunity for Flea Market Vendors and want to share your website with vendors. Your obvious excitment and interest in browsing flea markets would offer encouragement to others. Let me know if this is OK with you?

    Troy Price
    Frankfort, Kentucky

    • montcalm

      Hi Troy! We really appreciated your review and we have the feeling that you totally understood the spirit of Flea Market Insiders in your podcast. I can tell you that an article about us made by someone else (even in a major newspaper!) could not have made us happier!
      Do you mind if we feature it in an upcoming post on our blog and put the source? It would be great!
      Thanks again for the great review on the Flea Market Money Maker show!

  2. Tomphot

    Hello – you have the Lille 2013 market listed as 7 Sept 2013 – many other sites and judging by hotel rates, it appears that the the market will start 30 Aug 2013.
    Can you clarify.

    • Hi Tomphot – Indeed, my mistake! The Braderie de Lille 2013 will start on Saturday 30 Aug 2013 (2.00pm), and will last until Sunday September 1st (11.00pm). Thanks again for highlighting this :)

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