Magazine article Sunset

The New Face of the Flea

Magazine article Sunset

The New Face of the Flea

Article excerpt

It's gone beyond vintage. These days, flea markets are adding indie designers, artists, food carts, even live music.

Century Ballroom Every Saturday, you can shop to the sound of swing music in this lush art nouveau ballroom turned Seattle flea market. There are shoes galore, jewelry, and rows and rows of swingy cocktail dresses by local up-and-comers, plus glassware and, yes, classic flea finds like midcentury modern coffee tables, free; centuryfaaliroom.com

Treasure Island Flea On the last weekend of every month in San Francisco, you'll find food trucks of every stripe (waffles, empanadas), the Winery SF serving wine, even DIY scrapbooking classes. Though the instinct is to haggle, many of the vendors are local artists and jewelry designers who do everything by hand, so talk to them about their work before you ask for a deal, $3; moves outdoors in Apr; treasureisiandflea.com

Open Market Place "The heart of French markets is coffee and conversation," says organizer David Pilcer, who used to work at a Paris flea. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.