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Los Angeles Flea Markets You Need to Visit this Summer!

07-08-2022 by Amelia Gorman

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If you’re spending this Summer in the Los Angeles area and are in need of a fun, unique experience, we have a solution — flea markets! Not only do flea markets offer vintage, one-of-a-kind clothing that probably no one else will have (hello, individuality complex), they’re also a great way to connect with and support your local community while buying second-hand items and helping reduce waste! In L.A., there are tons of flea markets to visit and explore, but we’ve narrowed down a list of the essential spots to hit!


1. Odd Market: Los Feliz Flea

Free to the public, Los Feliz Flea is hosted by John Marshall High School every Saturday from 11AM to 5PM. The flea market has a vast range of vendors, including vintage clothing and collectible stands, original and handmade artwork, as well as delicious food trucks for some pre- or post-shopping fuel.


2. Artists and Fleas: Venice

Another free event, Artists and Fleas can be found right at the end of Abbot Kinney on the lot of the Westminster Avenue Elementary School. This flea market hosts over 50 vendors, selling just about anything you need. From antique furniture, homemade jewelry or candles, and stylish vintage clothing, you’ll be able to find it all here!


3. 88 Trade (Mid City)

A new mini flea market is emerging on the scene; 88 Trade. 88 Trade stands out from the other flea markets listed given their unique vendors and offerings. Not only do they have vendors of vintage and handmade clothing, they also have flash tattoos, tooth gems, and piercings! Their next event is happening Sunday, July 10th, so make sure to check out their Instagram (@88trade) and website for all the latest event info!


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4. Melrose Trading Post (Fairfax)

Hailed as “L.A.’s favorite flea market”, Melrose Trading Post is an absolute must-visit. The flea market is held every Sunday in the lot of Fairfax High School on Melrose Avenue and is one of the largest in Los Angeles. There is a $5 entry fee at the door used to support the students of Fairfax High. At MTP, you can find all sorts of goodies, ranging from homemade skincare, fragrances, and candles, to unique vintage clothing, photography, furniture, and other collectibles. Local food vendors also set up shop in the lot’s courtyard, allowing you to enjoy your food alongside local artists who perform live music throughout the day.   


So, next time you have some free time on your hands and can’t figure out what to do, come back to this list and make sure to check out all these unique spots!