Monday, April 5, 2010
If we don't have it, then you don't need it /
Melrose Flea Market


Best. Sunday. Ever. 
My friend Aliza and I met up with Alicia to check out the Melrose Flea Market this past Sunday. 

Where:  Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

What to expect: There's a $2 entry fee and I believe (correct me if I'm wrong Alicia) this particular flea occurs every Sunday. Though most of the vendors carried vintage/artisan pieces, I did notice a few vendors with pieces that appeared to be straight out of an Oriental Trading Company catalog. Also, if you see price tagged items, don't even bother trying to bargain. You'll either be greeted with a "take it or leave it" or some sad story about how much the piece actually retails for and how you're getting it at a steal. This is a flea market, not a shopping soap opera.

What to eat: The tamale stand. The first chicken tamale I had was so good, that I immediately ordered another one for the road. 

What I snagged: A gold wolf's head ring ($10), a turquoise frog ring ($16) and a gold necklace with small feather pendant ($5). 

Must see: Definitely check out Possession Vintage for sunglasses. See some of the above for his pretty awesome selection in nice face wear.

23 comments:

Ev`Yan | apricot tea. said...

Those hats!!! WANT!!!

Looks like you guys had a great time. :]

InnyVinny said...

GAWD, I had way too much fun yesterday!!!

Fashion Rehab said...

Hey hun, I love your blog and i like your style. It seems you had fun in this post, nice pics. :)

ps: im a follower of your blog now, wouldn`t mind if you returned the favour.

http://infashionrehab.blogspot.com/

jenny said...

aw, makes me miss LA so bad

EBoogie said...

wow -- looks like i need to pay LA another visit ASAP! fun, fun pictures.

Robynne said...

thank you so much for your comment! It means a lot! You are a great writer and have sick style girlfriend!

p.s that flea market looks....a.m.a.z.i.n.g!

Robynne at Fashion on edge

FOXYMAN DI$COUNT said...

WOW I'm so jealous... this looks like heaven. Nothing I love more than gnarly black boots!

Pierrot le Fou said...

wow, that flea market looks incredible! the photos are very fun and interesting :)

OooKellyNicky said...

thrifting is so much fun, I love those studded grundgy leather boots! Must have!

julianne. said...

ohhh i wanna goo.
thise looks so amazing!
totally jealous.

fallingintofavor said...

See, you must really dislike me! First, you arrive and leave Cali before I get back into town! And then you post these pictures up enticing me to head over to this flea market!??!!! I'm supposed to be on a shopping hiatus. Guess I'll have to ask God for forgiveness and start that hiatus next month...

Laura said...

oh my god i wish i go go there!
it looks like so much fun!! (:

Phuong said...

Great pictures! The market looks great!

SAMISONI PENISINI said...

OMGEEEEE!! that is like VINTAGE HEAVEN :) i love your style and blog im you new friend :)

xx

ps thank you for your comment means alot xx

A.Co said...

SO SICK. I'm drooling over the pictures of the messy necklaces, pins, earrings and bracelets.

I WISH we had a flea market like that here - it's like a huge garage sale, open year 'round ;)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Marine said...

oh my god. looks a-ma-zing.
Thanks so much for your sweet comment : it make me discover your blog =)

<3
Marine / another fucking gashionista

Alecto said...

daaaang. i would have gone broke if i had stepped foot near all those goodies. and thank you kindly for the sweetest comment. p.s: tell your friends they have the greatest smiles :-)

Ezra said...

Omygosh I just died!
I know exactly where to go when I visit California.

Ludget Delcy said...

I remember meeting you doing fashion week! great blog!

ludget.blospot.com

Nataliexxx said...

This market looks like the shiiit. I'm from the UK so right now getting there is only a dream but still lovely to wonder about!
xxx

Azede said...

this looks like the coolest shopping experience

A to the NI said...

thank you for your comments :)

i bought the rings from Bijou Brigitte, a jewellery store in Germany.

how cool is that flea market? i wish we had such cool flea markets here in germany!!! that flea market.. just amazing!

Love
Ani

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