Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fashion Flea Market Time of Year

Out an about today I realized Flea Markets and street fairs are the gathering hot spot.  Its a great place to meet with friends ,take a walk, browse through unusual stuff, Buy something home made  or have a bite eat. You may even fine an old Louis Vuitton or Chanel handbag on your outing. Listed below are a few NYC Flea Markets. The famous Nyack
street fair is this weekend. But if you do not live near  NYC. Check your local vicinity for the famous flea markets in your area. Who knows what you will find. Maybe just a lovely walk through old stuff or a chance to pick up a one of kind Hermes bracelet!

Originally named after the march├ęs aux puces —  the markets of fleas — on the outskirts of Paris in the late 19th century, flea markets in New York have always been the playground of the city’s creative class. Andy Warhol, among other writers and artists, was known to haunt the Chelsea market. But now the markets have become true scenes, places to see, shop and be seen, all while washing down a $15 lobster roll with some home-brewed hibiscus soda.
WHAT, exactly, is behind the new flea market hegemony? While the foundering economy, the banality of strip-mall and big-box shopping, and the generally whimsical and serendipitous aura of flea markets have all played a role in their popularity, the real reasons behind their rise in New York City are more complicated and hardwired than even the most well-trained scavenger or vintage aficionado might expect, experts say.

NYC Flea Markets 

You can find anything at a flea market, from beaded jewelry to antiques. There is usually quite a range of prices, so shop around if you have time. For farm fresh produce, visit one of the city's many Green markets.

Annex Antique Fair & Flea Market, 6th Avenue from 24th to 27th St, (212) 243-5343
Saturday and Sunday, Sunrise to Sunset
Furniture, Decorations, Jewelry, Clothing, Silver, and Works of Art.
$1.00 admission fee

The Garage, 112 West 25th Street, btw. 6th and 7th Ave, (212) 647-0707
Saturday and Sunday, 7am-5pm
Indoor antiques market

SOHO Antiques Fair, Grand Street and Broadway, (212) 682-2000
Saturday and Sunday, 9am-5pm
Antiques and crafts, leather jackets and lots of random stuff.

PS 321, Seventh Avenue btw. 1st and 2nd St. Brooklyn
Saturday and Sunday, 9am-5pm
Furniture, clothing, misc stuff

Greenflea, Columbus Ave. btw. 76th & 77th Streets
Sunday, 10am-6pm
A huge market with indoor and outdoor vendors selling wonderful imports and handmade crafts as well as antiques and books. It's called "greenflea" because there are farmers selling fresh produce as well as flea market vendors.

Noho Market, Broadway and West 4th St.
Open seven days a week.
This market next to Tower Records has lots of clothing and jewelry, along with tapes, sunglasses, bongs, etc.

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