If you want to be the only person in a room wearing something, chances are you’re a fan of vintage shopping. Instead of buying the latest It bag or piece from an of-the-moment designer, you prefer the hunt for something cool and unique. That’s where vintage shopping comes in. While you can pop around to different vintage stores, one of the best ways to find cool pieces is to head to a flea market where sellers come together to showcase their latest finds. Los Angeles in particular is known for its excellent flea market offerings, and to help guide you in the right direction, we’ve rounded up the best of the best. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect worn-in Levi’s, antique jewelry, or even new décor for your home, these are the best places to visit.
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Melrose Trading Post
The Melrose Trading Post is home to various Los Angeles vintage fashion and décor sellers. Spend your time sifting through the various antiques, vintage pieces, and handcrafted artisan goods that are sold by a wide range of creative vendors, or listen to the sound of local artists while sampling the multiple food options available. By attending the Melrose Trading Post, you will also be aiding Greenway Arts Alliance, which provides many programs for Fairfax High School as well as real-world job experience for the students who volunteer.
When: Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave.
More Info: Melrose Trading Post
Rose Bowl Flea Market
As the most well-known of the L.A. flea markets, the Rose Bowl Flea Market provides pretty much anything you could be searching for. Open at 5 a.m. for the early bird ticket holders, there is no shortage of browsers and shoppers on the second Sunday of every month. Offering everything from clothing and accessories to furniture and collectibles, this flea market has anything you might be on the hunt for.
When: Second Sunday of every month from 5 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena
More Info: Rose Bowl Flea Market
Santa Monica Airport Antiques and Collectibles
The Santa Monica Airport Antiques and Collectibles Market is a haven for anyone searching for vintage goods, ancient collectibles, and home accessories. Everything from clothing and jewelry to paintings and sculptures is sold at this market.
When: First and fourth Sundays of every month from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 3050 Airport Ave., Santa Monica
More Info: Santa Monica Airport Antique Market
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