I LOVE enjoyable flea markets in Los Angeles. My daughter, Maya lives in the Silverlake/Echo Park space, so each time I go to her, I take a look at the neighborhood flea markets. It’s not like I’m in want of something, I simply love wandering the aisles to see cool outfits, footwear, data, and so on. These aren’t craft festivals, however extra classic clothes and jewellery, eclectic housewares and equipment, stuff like that. There are candle and crystal cubicles too, a little bit of every part.
Here are two of my favourite enjoyable flea markets in Los Angeles!
Presented by The Odd Market, you’ll discover 170 distributors unfold out across the grounds of Marshall High School. The very location the place motion pictures like Grease, Pretty in Pink, and The Hot Chick had been filmed! It actually provides an air of magic figuring out all our favourite Hollywood personas strutted on the identical asphalt!
I went with Patrick and Maya to this market, and after some time they determined to sit down on the bleachers and await me. I like to stroll each aisle and look at EVERY sales space and so they simply couldn’t cling so that they grabbed a chew from one of many meals vehicles on web site and people-watched. They knew higher than to make me rush!
I beloved this market due to the number of cubicles. Lots of handmade arts, even plant distributors, plus classic clothes and accessories, in fact. Each sales space had photo-worthy items on the market. Check out these acrylic boots!
It’s not nearly purchasing, cruising these grounds affords a lot inspiration. For instance – I noticed many distributors promoting denims and flannel shirts with every kind of patches and appliqués. All handmade domestically. This is an indicator of what’s going on on the grassroots DIY degree. It made me need to go dwelling and make my very own model.
This is mural at the highschool. Bright and cheery – I couldn’t resist snapping a pic. Her hair radiates out into rainbow hearts, buddies, and ideas, backed up with music!
Crystal and incense cubicles had been additionally in full drive. I met a girl who offered lovely coronary heart formed crystals and after chatting I felt impressed to purchase a coronary heart. It now rests atop my dresser and I see it day by day and take into consideration my day at this market.
The daylight was so beautiful, I had Patrick take of pic of me. Pic or it didn’t occur, proper?
When we exited the market, the primary road signal learn “Lyric Avenue” – good for Patrick!
Some of the distributors had themes, like this one. It’s not solely entertaining to wander, but in addition to strike up convos with the enterprise house owners. They will share loopy tidbits about how they scored their items, which of them have haunted power connected, which of them had been owned by well-known individuals, and so on.
Now it’s time for my different favourite enjoyable flea market in Los Angeles (there are LOTS extra!)
Vintage clothes is the most important providing right here, however there are many different gems blended in. THIS purse was my favourite discover. It caught my eye and wouldn’t the proprietor of the sales space was Scout Willis, Bruce Willis’ and Demi Moore’s daughter! She was so type and candy. I undoubtedly have plans to color this bag!
You’ll see racks and racks of cool threads. At first I received all excited and began gathering objects to purchase to promote over at Crafty Chica’s Happiness Emporium, however then I finished myself and remembered I used to be simply there for recreation, not work! I do plan to return for a shopping for journey as a result of there have been soooo many nice items that will be good for resale. And the very best half is the proprietor normally has a narrative to share concerning the historical past of the merchandise – like how, the place or when it was made.
We realized learn how to spot an genuine Pendleton 70s shirt -but the size of the sharp collar!
If you might be into objects to color or refashion, that is THE place. From boots to baggage to boas, you’ll see lots of assertion items, prepared for transformation. Or to be loved as is…
This is my expensive comadre, Alexa. She simply moved to L.A. and met me right here so we may have a day collectively. She virtually purchased this trench for $130, determined to stroll about to suppose on it, then got here throughout a good higher trench for under $30!
I purchased some Valentine goodies from NoHo Candle Co. – I couldn’t resist, they had been so fairly! See all these chunky tiles? Yup, I picked up a couple of of these too. Not positive what I’m going to do with them but!
There was one other candle vendor, I purchased this Goddess to place with my fancy crystals!
Alexa and I finished to take pics. She is so artsy. I noticed this in her tales and busted a tear, she so candy! Viva la MyHouse, proper?
I additionally took a pic with Maya, she met up with us on the finish of the day for lunch!
And as normal, I took a pic in the setting for reminiscences sake. I need to take a look at this put up in the far off future and keep in mind how enjoyable of a day I had!
TIPS for purchasing at these flea markets!
- Every vendor used Venmo, CashApp, PayPal, and so on. No money or bank card wanted. Simply open your smartphone’s digital camera on the the QR code (they normally have it in a body in the sales space) and it’ll divulge heart’s contents to Venmo or no matter different cost platform they’re utilizing.
- Make it a memorable expertise and greet the enterprise proprietor, ask them about their objects.
- If you need to go to a flea market, look it up on-line to see if they may have meals vehicles or if the situation is surrounded by eateries.
- Most locations have transportable bogs to make use of.
- Ask permission to take pics, and should you do, tag the seller on social media! They will probably be so joyful!
- Sometimes the wifi may be wonky at these outside markets, so be affected person.
- I by no means requested, however seen most distributors talked about they had been open to negotiations on classic clothes objects. However, this isn’t acceptable for handmade objects by artists. I’m all the time joyful to pay full value to assist artists and makers, I hope you might be too! 🙂
Well, that’s wrap for my enjoyable flea markets in Los Angeles. I plan to go to extra, I’ll share them after I do! I additionally plan to do a put up on Phoenix flea markets! We have some good ones right here!
Do you’ve gotten a favourite flea market in L.A. or in your individual metropolis? Please share the deets!
Have an excellent week!
Love & gentle,