February 6, 2014
The words “flea market” may conjure up notions of old dirty stuff worn and sold by grandmas that have no relevance or place in your modern life. We are here to debunk that myth and let you in on a little secret – quality flea markets are NYC’s biggest not-so-secretive secret.
It’s not surprising to hear that a girl scored a vintage dress for $10, or that someone found the “perfect” antique side table for their new apartment. Patience is key when you do more sifting than shopping, but the payoff (a one of kind necklace?!) is worth it.
Artists and Fleas
With locations in Chelsea and Brooklyn, shop for yourself, your home or even your bike with tons of vendors selling unique and sometimes handmade items. You can pick up jewelry and actually meet the designer behind it – a personal touch retail stores just can’t give you.
Saturdays & Sundays from 10AM-7PM
15th Street & 10th Avenue inside Chelsea Market
Daily from 10AM-7PM. Closed 11/28 and 12/25
Scour one of the city’s hottest warm-weather destinations. When it’s hot out in summer, shop for bargains on the waterfront in Williamsburg with a million dollar view of Manhattan. Trash and treasure are indistinguishable on rickety table tops and tarnished racks. The best part? You’ll be able to fuel your energy with a great selection of food vendors that cater to every cuisine.
Wythe Avenue between South 2nd and South 3rd St.
Sundays, 12pm to 6pm
Outdoors when the weather’s nice, and indoors all winter long, the Brooklyn Flea is the perfect mix of food, vintage and fun! With over 60 food vendors and 100 products, you can easily waste a Saturday away perusing the booths. You’ll catch food like seafood, sweets, hot dogs, tacos, Asian food, and even hip and healthy juices. Handmade items like shoes, jewelry and clothing make an appearance, as do reworked furniture.
Saturday + Sunday 10am-6pm
80 North 5th St. (at Wythe Ave.), Williamsburg
The Antiques Garage
Housed in an actual parking garage, the seemingly sketchy flea market is actually a treasure trove for eclectic antiques spanning artwork, vintage clothing, and silver.
112 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
9 a.m.-5 p.m. every Saturday & Sunday
Take Seastreak to your next shopping excursion. We have plenty of room onboard for your awesome finds!
Sea you soon,
The Seastreak Family
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