With summer winding down, you’re probably trying to finish up your to-do list. Here’s what should be at the top: visiting a local flea market! If you’re unsure of the best one near you, checking out Instagram is a great way to get an idea of the items they sell. Even better, we’ve done the hunting for you: check out our favorite flea market Instagram accounts from across the US (and don’t forget to follow Krrb on Instagram as well!)
Salvage Vintage Market
We’re starting off the roundup with one secondhand market you definitely have time to check out. A special event produced by Atlanta’s Indie Craft Experience, Salvage Vintage Market is a seasonal chance for locals to dig through curated vintage finds. Start browsing through I.C.E’s beautiful Instagram feed now to be ready for your visit to Salvage in September!
SoWa Vintage Market
Bostonians know that the SoWa Vintage Market is their year-round answer to secondhand needs. Everything is carefully curated (they require vendors to constantly rotate their goods), so you can have a completely unique experience each time you go. This Instagram account is run by one of the co-creators of the market, so you get a cool personal look at what she thinks are the best finds. Why wander when an owner’s ready to direct you to the best vendors?
Randolph St. Market
Food, fun and secondhand treasure hunting: Chicago’s Randolph St. Market has it all! Wander through 8 acres of lively space, where you’re guaranteed to walk away with something good (even if it’s just a really fun experience). Get ready for the next market date on the weekend of August 29th by digging through their colorful Instagram feed, where you can see everything from favorite finds and contests to crowds of happy customers.
The Dallas Flea
Don’t be surprised if you mistake this Instagram account for that of a style blogger, the pictures are that good. The Dallas Flea is a local favorite for upscale shopping, and owner Brittany Cobb uses the Instagram account to demonstrate her stylish aesthetic. The flea won’t be kicking off until November, so you’ll have plenty of time to ogle over Brittany’s favorite vendors (like the one selling these cute handmade cards) before opening day.
The Flea Market at Eastern Market
A local favorite for day outings, the Flea Market at Eastern Market has something for every taste (and is open every Sunday year-round). Grab a bite to eat, stock up on fresh produce, and browse through many vendors of vintage and handmade goods. The gem of their Instagram feed is tied between the unique vintage goods and bright shots of fresh food. Whatever you’re in the market for, check out their account to do some digging beforehand!
Melrose Trading Post
Los Angeles’ designation for everything vintage, handmade and one-of-a-kind. Every Sunday, Melrose Trading Post offers a great way to shop and mingle with your neighbors, whether it’s while listening to a local band or digging through racks of goods. The fun spirit of the market is definitely present on their Instagram account, where colorful finds are pictured next to equally cool-looking attendees. Oh, and don’t forget to snap a shot of your pooch while you’re there using the hashtag #DogsofMTP.
Our NYC neighbors at the Brooklyn Flea are a must-see for the summer for a reason! Get a taste of local talent with stalls of original designers, browse through tons of vintage and antique options, and grab a bite to eat from their selection of fresh food vendors. Their Instagram account is filled with colorful shots of market life, our favorites being the beautiful close-up shots of delicious treats…
“Vintage. Reclaimed. Handmade. Great Food.” The tagline for Philadelphia’s Franklin Flea sums up the curated market better than we ever could! It’s a year-round gathering of diverse sellers, and a great way to spend a Saturday. From ice cream sandwiches to detailed photographs of custom merchandise, everything on their Instagram account is shot with care, and you get a nice sense of how this event brings the community together. Check out their feed for yourself to see why this is one Philly summer activity you don’t want to miss out on.
The Portland Flea is where secondhand means pure local craftsmanship. From vintage to creatively repurposed goods, this flea market has a great selection of unique steals that really represent the area. Their Instagram feed features shots of products for sale, as well as nice looks into vendors interacting with the community. Good luck resisting paying them a visit after digging through their account.
Treasure Island Flea
Although it’s only a few years into it’s inception, San Fransisco’s Treasure Island Flea is becoming a go-to for local secondhand hunters. Held the last weekend of every month, $3 admission gives you access to tons of food trucks, clothing and vintage vendors, and even fun activities like local bands. Their Instagram account offers fun behind-the-scenes looks into what’s in store (and to plan out your must-see stops).
Fremont Sunday Market
The fun doesn’t stop once the summer ends at this self-proclaimed “center of the universe.” The year-round Fremont Sunday Market offers a wonderful assortment of 200 vendors, including vintage, secondhand steals, collectibles, and even some new offerings from contemporary designers. Their Instagram feed features their favorite finds, especially those made by local artists. You’ll get a sneak peak of your favorite stalls, and maybe even uncover new treasures to hunt for.
Have another favorite flea market that’s brightening up your Instagram feed? Let us know in the comments!