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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.