Though New York City is the known for its high-end fashion, it doesn’t mean looking good always has to have a high price. Some of fashionistas’ top finds can be found hidden among the treasure troves known as flea markets. If you’re looking to spruce up your home on a budget or are in the mood to hunt down some epic deals for designer vintage threads, check out our list of top five markets in the area. Happy hunting! By Krissy Dolor.
Head to Williamsburg each week to uncover collections from emerging and independent artists and designers. In this 1930’s manufacturing warehouse you’ll also discover pieces from vintage collectors and DIYers. At Artists & Fleas, you’ll find a vibrant community eager to meet and greet customers both old and new. You can also check out their spring pop up, located in Chelsea Market. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
East 67th Street Market
This flea market has been located at New York’s P.S. 183 since the 70s. From antiques and fresh produce to the usual flea market vendors, it’s one-stop shopping when you’re on the East Side. Bonus? Proceeds benefit educational programs at the elementary school. Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
If the West Side is more convenient, check out GreenFlea, located at M.S. 44 on Columbus. You’ll find both antique and vintage items along with new, crafted items perfect for yourself or a gift for someone else. You can even find vendors who will create custom pieces for your, whether it’s jewelry, furniture, or clothing. Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market
Check out the vendors at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, centrally located close to Port Authority and Times Square. If you’re hungry, don’t fret – you’ll have your pick of crepes, frites and much more. It was even named one of the top 10 shopping streets in the world by National Geographic. Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
And if you’re into shopping al fresco, head to Fort Greene and browse the vendors at the Brooklyn Flea. The Brooklyn Flea’s flagship location has 150 vendors from April to November at the Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School. You’ll find food, vintage pieces, a cool place to hang out and a fun community. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.