iOS app Android app

Flea Markets

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

Bob Richter | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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 03.28.2014 | 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:

The 5 Best Cities For Flea Market Fans

Maria Gabriela Brito | Posted 11.30.2013 | HuffPost Home
Maria Gabriela Brito

I have always subscribed to the idea that a house needs old things, pieces with history that bring soul. A home should be curated and flea markets are...

Bargaining At Markets Overseas, From Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When shopping at outdoor markets overseas, you should always bargain! Frugal Traveler columnist for The New York Times Seth Kugel told me how to get t...

For Big Bargains on Off-Season Items and Vintage Holiday Décor, Think Christmas In July

Bob Richter | Posted 09.25.2013 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Merchandise fluctuates in price depending upon the season. After last week's heatwave, any winter item is the last thing on someone's mind... so I take advantage of that fact and rake in the bargains!

Looking for High Quality, Inexpensive, Gorgeous Picture Frames? Here's an Off the Wall Idea: Head to a Flea Market

Bob Richter | Posted 09.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Sometimes the art or photo is still in the frame. That's when it really takes a visionary to see that frame take on a new life. The art might be bad, but the frame could be great.

Read This Before You Go To A Flea Market

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 06.28.2013 | HuffPost Home

Why you should avoid events in neighborhoods that have cupcake shops.

Why You Should Add Flea Marketing To Your Vacation Itinerary

Bob Richter | Posted 08.13.2013 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

For those on the fence about flea-ing while on vacation, I always say if you want to understand a place and the people who live there, go to the local flea market. It's really a sociological and historical representation of just about anywhere you can point to on a map.

5 Shops to Hit Up in Buenos Aires

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The shops of bougie Buenos Aires are often hard to navigate when you're looking to part with your pennies wisely. Hit up these five shops to make some smart purchases. They'll hook you up with things you'll be proud to wear or gift without robbing you blind.

Students' Guide to Cheap/Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

Party Earth | Posted 06.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

When you are a poor college student, the phrase "every penny counts" really starts to ring true. However, although the wallet may be a little thinner these days, there are still plenty of ways to keep yourself occupied and have fun throughout the semester.

Brooklyn Brew Kids Teach You How To Brew

Dark Rye | Posted 04.15.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

People have been making beer, or at least something resembling beer, since the dawn of civilization.

PHOTOS: London's Best Flea Markets

Oyster | Posted 10.11.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Knightsbridge, Covent Garden and Oxford Street are arguably the top spots in London for high-end shopping, but there's a whole other world beyond the fashionable boutiques and name-brand clothing.

Flea Market Succumbs to Free Market

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 09.10.2012 | New York
Roslyn Bernstein

Just what SoHo needs, another commercial building with a high-end tenant selling upscale merchandise? Right? Wrong!

Do It Yourself or Die Trying

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Money
Holly Robinson

These days, frugal is the new cool. Boxed wine is in. Fashion magazines trumpet vintage finds. Waste not, want not, is the new reality -- only it feels like old times to me.

Fried Butter, Bargains And Other Reasons We Love Flea Markets

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Now that you know what to look for and how to get the best deals at a flea market, just relax and enjoy everything else the markets have to offer. ...

What You Didn't Know About Shopping Flea Markets

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Today, we continue our week of flea-market fun with tips from estate sales expert and co-host of HGTV's 'Cash & Cari', Cari Cucksey. Having prepped, p...

The Secrets To Finding Flea Market Gold -- Revealed!

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We're getting ready for flea market season here. And, we're excited that the Country Living Fair, is kicking it off this week in Austin, Texas, with t...

Blasts From the Past

George Heymont | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-02-27-20111001unlikelytreasuresstephanie.jpg Anyone who visits garage sales, flea markets, or shops on eBay knows that there is hidden treasure to be found in recycling items that have gone out of fashion.

Who's on First? The Flea vs. Fashion Week's Runway

Brooklyn Flea | Posted 04.11.2012 | New York
Brooklyn Flea

How does a vintage staple cross over from dress-up item onto store racks? Pop-culture phenoms help. But thanks also goes to designers who look to the past and markets like the Flea.

17 Things We Found At The Brooklyn Flea This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Simone Kitchens | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Growing up in Oklahoma, making the rounds at estate sales with my mom or thrifting with my friends were regular weekend activities. In a time before J...

A Music Executive Finds His True Calling -- Antiques

Brooklyn Flea | Posted 02.15.2012 | New York
Brooklyn Flea

One of the first things you see when you enter the Brooklyn Flea at Skylight One Hanson is the bright and bold display from Jaron Cupak of Jarontiques.

Flea Market Shopping Tips From A Pro

Stylelist Home/The Huffington Post | Dickson Wong | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

You may have noticed that we've added the newly launched eco-friendly home design site Greenhouse Design Studio to our list of daily reads. We'll admi...

9 Flea Market Strategies For The Rest Of Us

Stylelist Home/The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Flea marketing looks so easy in magazine spreads and TV shows: You see a host waft around an organized array of tables overflowing with convenie...

PHOTOS: Flea Market Finds Decorate Museum Square Home

| Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Name: Ofer Kamil and Randy Smith Location: Museum Square--Los Angeles, California Size: 2,000 square feet--3 bed + 2 bath Years lived in: 12 "Less is...

PHOTOS: LA's Flea Markets

Michela Fitten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Citysearch. By Michela Fitten If you like to shop and want to be green, it's time to check out Los Angeles flea markets. From ...