Thanks to LA city’s nearly year-round sunny weather, people enjoy being out, visiting all kinds of shops. So if you’re out and about enjoying the sun, instead of your regular shopping experience and malls, why not visit a different kind of markets? More specifically antique and flea markets. They are situated in Encino, Sherman Oaks and all around LA. It can be a really interesting experience and you’d be surprised the gems you can find and at what cost.

A Current Affair

This inspiring marketplace brings together the best vintage vendors from across the land. Date/time: Quarterly; usually Saturday from 11am to 7pm. Admission: General $15, early bird $25 (advance discount tickets usually available).

FIND IT AT:

860 S Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Artists & Fleas

Already a hit in DTLA’s Arts District, this bazaar debuted its second LA marketplace at Westminster Elementary on Abbot Kinney earlier last year. Both outposts offer apparel, home goods, furniture, decor and more crafted by designers near and far, plus food trucks to refuel hungry shoppers. Date/time: Third Saturday and Sunday of the month from 11am to 6pm in DTLA; every Saturday from 11am to 5pm in Venice. Admission: Free.

FIND IT AT:

1010 Abboy Kinney
Venice, CA 90291

Arts District Co-Op

Located around the corner from Urth Caffe and now happening six days a week, this indoor flea market showcases local designers and boutiques offering new and vintage apparel, furniture, jewelry and more. Swing by every third Saturday of the month to enjoy live music while you shop. Date/time: Tuesday through Thursday from 11am to 7pm and Friday through Sunday from 12 to 8pm. Admission: Free.

FIND IT AT:

453 Colyton
Los Angeles, CA

GCC Swap Meet

Located at Glendale Community College’s upper parking lot off Mountain Street, this 70,000-square-foot swap meet is relatively low-key. Expect to find vintage and antique decor, home goods, brick-a-brack and more at great prices. Date/time: Third Sunday of the month from 6am to 3pm; note that vendors may start packing around 1 to 2pm. Admission: free; parking is $5 from 6am to 8am, $2 from 8am to 12pm and free after noon.

FIND IT AT:

1500 North Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208

Melrose Trading Post

This is a weekly outdoor marketplace at Fairfax High, which is filled with nearly 200 vendors hawking antique furniture and tons of vintage and new clothing, jewelry, footwear and accessories. Date/time: Every Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Admission: $3.

FIND IT AT:

7850 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

PCC Flea Market

Filled with over 500 vintage and antique vendors, this LA influencer-faved flea market at Pasadena City College is a top-notch alternative to the Rose Bowl. Find everything from vintage clothing and accessories, home decor, rare LPs and more; food vendors are also on site. Date/time: First Sunday of the month from 7am to 3pm. Admission: Free.

FIND IT AT:

1570 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106

Rose Bowl Flea Market

The mother of all LA flea markets, this massively mind-blowing bazaar is beloved by locals and celebs for its insane selection of furniture and clothing—each separated into their own sections and both nearly impossible to fully explore in a single shopping session. Date/time: Second Sunday of the month from 9am to 4:30pm. Admission: $8 general, $10 express (8am entry), $15 early bird (7am entry), $20 VIP preview (5am entry); free for kids 12 and under.

FIND IT AT:

1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103

Venice High Flea Market

This market is another stellar option on the Westside, this small and manageable market hosts 40 to 50 vendors offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, household items and “just about anything else you would expect at a flea market in Venice.” Date/time: Second Saturday of the month from 8am to 4pm. Admission: Free.

FIND IT AT:

13000 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Silverlake Flea

This indie flea market holds court on the playground at Micheltorena Elementary School, where Eastside shoppers will find handmade and vintage apparel and accessories, a host of fashion trucks and more locally-made merch. Date/time: Second Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm.

FIND IT AT:

1511 Micheltorena St
Los Angeles, CA, 90026


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