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IMG_5442Today I am sharing my favorite flea markets and thrift stores around Southern California! (And I included a couple from the San Francisco Bay Area too since I used to live there.) People always ask me where I find all this fabulous jewelry. I have been in the Los Angeles area for 4 1/2 years and there’s a good flea market every weekend, within easy driving distance. I used to think the Rose Bowl was the best flea market. Don’t get me wrong – it’s great, but it’s big and for me, requires a whole day. In the last year I have visited several others around the LA area that are excellent! They are smaller, more concentrated, showcase only vintage items, easier to park at, and can be thoroughly shopped in a couple of hours.

FLEA MARKETS / California
Pasadena City College  / Pasadena / 1st Sunday every month

Rose Bowl Flea Market  / Pasadena / 2nd Sunday every month

Long Beach Antique Market / Long Beach / 3rd Sunday every month

Torrance Antique Street Faire / Torrance / 4th Sunday every month

Alemany Flea Market  / San Francisco Bay Area / Every Sunday

Alameda Pointe Antiques Fair / San Francisco Bay Area / 1st Sunday every month

ESTATE SALES / Los Angeles area
Vanya’s/Join her email list to be advised of upcoming sales

Hughes Estate Sales/Join the email list to be advised of upcoming sales

THRIFT STORES / Southern California
National Council of Jewish Women Thrift Shops / Los Angeles
UCLA Thrift Shop / Los Angeles (West side)
Revivals / Palm Springs
Alfa Thrift Stores / Santa Barbara

GARAGE SALES / Locate garage and estate sales near you with this great website!
Garage Sale Finder

Flea Market Insider
They feature and help you locate flea markets around the world!
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Got a favorite flea market or thrift store in your area? Leave a comment below about it!

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