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LA’s Best Flea Markets for Vintage Treasure Hunting

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Thanks to our city's nearly year-round sunnies weather, it's no wonder that al fresco shopping tops the list of LA's favorite pastimes. In addition to offering enough scavenger hunting to fill every weekend on your cal, our city's outdoor bazaars also happen to be stellar throwback style goldmines.

From tried-and-trusted fleas at the Rose Bowl and Fairfax High to celebrity-faved bazaars to seasonal vintage pop-ups and more, we've rounded up LA's best flea markets and shopping fairs in handy map guide below. If we missed your local favorite, feel free to shoot us a note in the comments for consideration in the next round.

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A Current Affair

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Curated by Scout boutique owner Joey Grana and NEW/FOUND's Richard Wainwright, this inspiring marketplace brings together the best vintage vendors from across the land. Date/time: Quarterly; usually Saturday from 11am to 7pm. Admission: General $15, early bird $25 (advance discount tickets usually available).

Arts District Co-Op

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Located around the corner from Urth Caffe and now happening six days a week, this indoor flea market showcases local designers and boutiques offering new and vintage apparel, furniture, jewelry and more. Swing by every third Saturday of the month to enjoy live music while you shop. Date/time: Tuesday through Thursday from 11am to 7pm and Friday through Sunday from 12 to 8pm. Admission: Free.

GCC Swap Meet

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Located at Glendale Community College's upper parking lot off Mountain Street, this 70,000-square-foot swap meet is relatively low-key. Expect to find vintage and antique decor, home goods, brick-a-brack and more at great prices. Date/time: Third Sunday of the month from 6am to 3pm; note that vendors may start packing around 1 to 2pm. Admission: free; parking is $5 from 6am to 8am, $2 from 8am to 12pm and free after noon.
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Long Beach Antique Flea Market

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Though technically not in LA, LBC's massive (and star-faved) bazaar surely deserves a spot on this list. Faved by fashion insiders like Wren's Melissa Coker and celebs like Dita von Teese and Heidi Klum, this top-notch flea market is worth the drive for its selection of over 800 vendors dealing vintage and antique furniture, decor, art, and so much more. Date/time: Third Sunday of the month from 6:30am to 2pm. Admission: $6 general, $12 early bird (entry at 5:30am), free for kids 12 and under; discount coupon ($0.50 off) available here.

Melrose Trading Post

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BCBG's stylish creative director Lubov Azria and stylist Dana Goldberg are just a few fans of this weekly outdoor marketplace at Fairfax High, which is filled with nearly 200 vendors hawking antique furniture and tons of vintage and new clothing, jewelry, footwear and accessories (our favorite fashion bus Looksy is also often parked here). Date/time: Every Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Admission: $3.
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PCC Flea Market

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Filled with over 500 vintage and antique vendors, this LA influencer-faved flea market at Pasadena City College is a top-notch alternative to the Rose Bowl. Find everything from vintage clothing and accessories, home decor, rare LPs and more; food vendors are also on site. Date/time: First Sunday of the month from 7am to 3pm. Admission: Free.

Rose Bowl Flea Market

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The mother of all LA flea markets, this massively mind-blowing bazaar is beloved by local designers (Clare Vivier, A.L.C.'s Andrea Lieberman, Heather Taylor, to name a few), industry insiders and celebs for its insane selection of furniture and clothing—each separated into their own sections and both nearly impossible to fully explore in a single shopping session. Date/time: Second Sunday of the month from 9am to 4:30pm. Admission: $8 general, $10 express (8am entry), $15 early bird (7am entry), $20 VIP preview (5am entry); free for kids 12 and under.

Santa Monica Airport Antiques & Collectibles

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Beloved by our shopping pal Dita Von Teese, this antiques and collectibles market is a go-to for Westside shoppers for its lineup of top-notch vintage furniture, decor, clothing and estate jewelry vendors. Date/time: First and fourth Sunday of the month from 8am to 3pm. Admission: $5.
Photo: Sera Lindsey

Silverlake Flea

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This indie flea market holds court on the playground at Micheltorena Elementary School, where Eastside shoppers will find handmade and vintage apparel and accessories, a host of fashion trucks and more locally-made merch. Date/time: Second Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm.

Venice High Flea Market

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Another stellar option on the Westside, this small and manageable market hosts 40 to 50 vendors offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, household items and "just about anything else you would expect at a flea market in Venice." Date/time: Second Saturday of the month from 8am to 4pm. Admission: Free.
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Artists & Fleas

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Already a hit in DTLA's Arts District, this Brooklyn-bred bazaar debuted its second LA marketplace at Westminster Elementary on Abbot Kinney earlier this spring. Both outposts offer apparel, home goods, furniture, decor and more crafted by designers near and far, plus food trucks to refuel hungry shoppers. Date/time: Third Saturday and Sunday of the month from 11am to 6pm in DTLA; every Saturday from 11am to 5pm in Venice. Admission: Free.

Topanga Vintage Market

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Conveniently located not far from the 101, this Valley favorite invades Pierce College once a month with over 170 vendors, live music, and food trucks. Note that pets are (sadly) not allowed. Date/time: Fourth Sunday of the month from 8am to 3pm. Admission: $3 or free for veterans and kids 12 and under; free parking.

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A Current Affair

Curated by Scout boutique owner Joey Grana and NEW/FOUND's Richard Wainwright, this inspiring marketplace brings together the best vintage vendors from across the land. Date/time: Quarterly; usually Saturday from 11am to 7pm. Admission: General $15, early bird $25 (advance discount tickets usually available).

Arts District Co-Op

Located around the corner from Urth Caffe and now happening six days a week, this indoor flea market showcases local designers and boutiques offering new and vintage apparel, furniture, jewelry and more. Swing by every third Saturday of the month to enjoy live music while you shop. Date/time: Tuesday through Thursday from 11am to 7pm and Friday through Sunday from 12 to 8pm. Admission: Free.

GCC Swap Meet

Located at Glendale Community College's upper parking lot off Mountain Street, this 70,000-square-foot swap meet is relatively low-key. Expect to find vintage and antique decor, home goods, brick-a-brack and more at great prices. Date/time: Third Sunday of the month from 6am to 3pm; note that vendors may start packing around 1 to 2pm. Admission: free; parking is $5 from 6am to 8am, $2 from 8am to 12pm and free after noon.
Photo GCC

Long Beach Antique Flea Market

Though technically not in LA, LBC's massive (and star-faved) bazaar surely deserves a spot on this list. Faved by fashion insiders like Wren's Melissa Coker and celebs like Dita von Teese and Heidi Klum, this top-notch flea market is worth the drive for its selection of over 800 vendors dealing vintage and antique furniture, decor, art, and so much more. Date/time: Third Sunday of the month from 6:30am to 2pm. Admission: $6 general, $12 early bird (entry at 5:30am), free for kids 12 and under; discount coupon ($0.50 off) available here.

Melrose Trading Post

BCBG's stylish creative director Lubov Azria and stylist Dana Goldberg are just a few fans of this weekly outdoor marketplace at Fairfax High, which is filled with nearly 200 vendors hawking antique furniture and tons of vintage and new clothing, jewelry, footwear and accessories (our favorite fashion bus Looksy is also often parked here). Date/time: Every Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Admission: $3.
Photo: Initials LA

PCC Flea Market

Filled with over 500 vintage and antique vendors, this LA influencer-faved flea market at Pasadena City College is a top-notch alternative to the Rose Bowl. Find everything from vintage clothing and accessories, home decor, rare LPs and more; food vendors are also on site. Date/time: First Sunday of the month from 7am to 3pm. Admission: Free.

Rose Bowl Flea Market

The mother of all LA flea markets, this massively mind-blowing bazaar is beloved by local designers (Clare Vivier, A.L.C.'s Andrea Lieberman, Heather Taylor, to name a few), industry insiders and celebs for its insane selection of furniture and clothing—each separated into their own sections and both nearly impossible to fully explore in a single shopping session. Date/time: Second Sunday of the month from 9am to 4:30pm. Admission: $8 general, $10 express (8am entry), $15 early bird (7am entry), $20 VIP preview (5am entry); free for kids 12 and under.

Santa Monica Airport Antiques & Collectibles

Beloved by our shopping pal Dita Von Teese, this antiques and collectibles market is a go-to for Westside shoppers for its lineup of top-notch vintage furniture, decor, clothing and estate jewelry vendors. Date/time: First and fourth Sunday of the month from 8am to 3pm. Admission: $5.
Photo: Sera Lindsey

Silverlake Flea

This indie flea market holds court on the playground at Micheltorena Elementary School, where Eastside shoppers will find handmade and vintage apparel and accessories, a host of fashion trucks and more locally-made merch. Date/time: Second Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm.

Venice High Flea Market

Another stellar option on the Westside, this small and manageable market hosts 40 to 50 vendors offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, household items and "just about anything else you would expect at a flea market in Venice." Date/time: Second Saturday of the month from 8am to 4pm. Admission: Free.
Photo: @veniceam

Artists & Fleas

Already a hit in DTLA's Arts District, this Brooklyn-bred bazaar debuted its second LA marketplace at Westminster Elementary on Abbot Kinney earlier this spring. Both outposts offer apparel, home goods, furniture, decor and more crafted by designers near and far, plus food trucks to refuel hungry shoppers. Date/time: Third Saturday and Sunday of the month from 11am to 6pm in DTLA; every Saturday from 11am to 5pm in Venice. Admission: Free.

Topanga Vintage Market

Conveniently located not far from the 101, this Valley favorite invades Pierce College once a month with over 170 vendors, live music, and food trucks. Note that pets are (sadly) not allowed. Date/time: Fourth Sunday of the month from 8am to 3pm. Admission: $3 or free for veterans and kids 12 and under; free parking.