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Want to Slow Down and Enjoy This Holiday Season? Make it A Very Vintage Christmas with These Top 10 Tips.

Bob Richter | Posted 12.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

The holidays are here once again, and if you're anything like me, there are just not enough hours in the day for everything on the "to do" list. A...

Five Lucky People Who Struck Gold at a Flea Market

Vicky Law | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business
Vicky Law

We'd all like to believe that we are savvy shoppers. Maybe you pride yourself on your on your coupon collection. Or maybe you have a keen eye for find...

10 Best Local Flea Markets in Europe

Bart van Poll | Posted 09.02.2016 | Travel
Bart van Poll

Local flea markets are probably one of the best things that city has to offer. They reflect the city's temper, atmosphere and vibe. Let's take a short...

Why Flea Markets Should Be Your First Stop In Italy

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.20.2016 | Travel

Paris isn’t the only place with a marché aux puces: Italy also has its small flea markets, which are nearly always found in the historic town cent...

The Magic Of Brussels

Bob Richter | Posted 10.16.2016 | Travel
Bob Richter

As both an antiques dealer and a collector, I often think of myself as a foster parent for 'stuff.' I find things I love, live with them for a while, and then pass them along into the world.

I Love Fleas - No, Not That Kind, the Parisian Flea Markets!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Ok, yes, les Puces means the fleas. But how many fleas have you seen in flea markets? Most likely none. In Paris, going daily or weekly to the markets for fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, meat, flowers and all sorts of food is a ritual very cherished, as nothing beats the freshness of farmers' food. Who likes supermarkets?

How, When and Where to Shop for Bargains in Paris

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Every time I return from Paris with a suitcase full of clothes and shoes, my friends marvel at how I can afford to shop in Paris. So let me tell you a few of my little secrets. I am not wealthy and I do not spend tons of money when shopping for my clothes.

10 Best U.S. Flea Markets

Fodor's | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel

Amidst the hodgepodge of rare goods and collectible gems that can be found at flea markets, those with a knack for haggling get to take their sport to Olympian levels.

Among Santa Fe's Many Virtues? History, Art, Culture, Hospitality and Killer Vintage Clothing

Bob Richter | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

It's also safe to say that I've never visited a city as friendly as Santa Fe. From the cab drivers to the staff at the hotel, to retailers to strangers on the street, this town is populated by people who clearly love it -- and love sharing it with others.

For Comfort and Joy This Holiday Season, Think Vintage for Gifts, Entertaining, Décor and More

Bob Richter | Posted 02.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Vintage ornaments, lights and decorations add that nostalgic, sentimental vibe to a home, and people respond to it -- especially at this time of the year.

Grand Architecture, Epic History, Lush Accommodations and Fine Antiques Await in Budapest

Bob Richter | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

The way I see it, a place that creates beauty, must also have a lot of beauty to behold. That theory prompted me to add Budapest to my travel plans, and within minutes of arriving, I knew that I would not be disappointed.

Love Antiques, Vintage Clothing, Classic Films and Letter Writing? You Might Be a "Vintage Lifer"

Bob Richter | Posted 12.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

By now it's certainly no secret to anyone who reads my pieces that I have lifelong love affair with flea markets, auctions, thrift shops and antiques stores.

NYC Gets a New Flea Market Where a Dollar Paves the Way for Great Treasure Hunting

Bob Richter | Posted 12.14.2014 | New York
Bob Richter

Happily, since July the new market has been gaining momentum. It has also given those of us who mourn the loss of The Garage a place to shop and gather.

What Drives Most Flea Market Purchases? Even More Than Deals, It's the Sentimentality of Stuff

Bob Richter | Posted 12.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

The truth is sometimes we don't know how good the good times were until they are long gone. Toys are outgrown. Clothing goes out of style. Kitchen gadgets become obsolete. Then one day we see these same items years later at a flea market, and all of a sudden they seem almost irresistible.

Who Says You Can't Choose Your Relatives? Instant Ancestors Can Be Found At Any Flea Market

Bob Richter | Posted 11.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

I have a soft spot for vintage photographs of people I don't know. In fact, I refer to them as my 'instant ancestors.' While I may not have their names or any biographical information about them, I buy or 'adopt' ones that strike an emotional chord.

War, Remembrance, Five Star Accommodations and Great Flea Markets are Hallmarks of Berlin

Bob Richter | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Bob Richter

The movie won Best Picture that year, and the lavish sets designed by the great Cedric Gibbons perfectly depicted a Five Star hotel in all its grandeur.

A Gold Mine of Antiques and Vintage Finds Await at This East Coast Flea Market

Bob Richter | Posted 10.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

As the name connotes, it is a treasure trove, and unlike a visit to the famous casino with the same name, you won't risk losing your shirt. In fact, you might come back with a vintage one.

How to Get to Know Your Neighbors? Have a Stoop Sale

TueNight | Posted 09.20.2014 | New York

Like Brooklyn, Philadelphia had plenty of perfect stoops: Cement or red brick stairs that you plop down on whilst sipping a soda, waiting for people to stroll by and spot your amazing -- and probably dusty -- wares.

As Real Estate Developers Swoop In, NYC Says Farewell to the Antiques Garage Flea Market

Bob Richter | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Bob Richter

A vintage flag flew at half-mast in Chelsea this past Sunday, as The Antiques Garage Flea Market closed its doors permanently. The gritty, eccentric, treasure trove was a popular haunt for die-hard collectors, designers, tourists and celebrities.

It's Back! Cincinnati's City Flea Returns

Roadtrippers | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel

There are plenty of reasons why Cincinnati is one of the coolest cities in the country: we've got awesome live music, an incredible foodie scene and p...

The Thrill of the Find -- Scouring Through Antiques Shows This Season

Joss & Main | Posted 07.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Joss & Main

Joss & Main's Style Director, Donna Garlough, has compiled her top tips for scouring through antiques shows to find authentic and beautiful items to complement your home.

Fabulous Fictional Females Once Framed in Retail Window Find Permanent Home Between Pages Of Clever New Book

Bob Richter | Posted 07.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Many decorators have a list of dream clients. Some are lucky enough to work with those people, while some ... just keep dreaming. Painter, Designer, Curator and Bon Vivant Deborah Buck didn't sit around and wait for her dream clients. Instead she invented them, decorated for them and sold all of their home furnishings at a profit.

10 Tips to Conquer America's Largest Antique Show

Fathom | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel

Last spring my digital world was suddenly flush with photos of Thanksgiving-themed sandwiches, walls of vintage suitcases, and tables of antique dishes. The Brimfield Antiques Show was the place to be, and I wanted in.

The Biggest Bargains at Auctions and Flea Markets? People Are Walking All Over Them

Bob Richter | Posted 06.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Even if a rug doesn't look dirty, moths could have laid eggs in the rug, and you don't want to bring that into your house.

Why Flea Markets Aren't Just for Early Birds: Arrive Late, and Get Great Deals on Vintage Treasures

Bob Richter | Posted 05.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Bargaining at flea markets is just part of the language and culture, and it's been going on for centuries. For those who are still uneasy, I offer these six easy tips: