flea market

FLEA MARKETS | Madrid | El Rastro

FLEA MARKETS | Madrid | El Rastro

On a Sunday in Madrid, there’s only one place to be. The El Rastro Flea market. Since the 15th century, the El Rastro neighborhood has been famous for the trade of second hand items. The market starts at 9, and by 11 the streets are teeming with people. I started…
FLEA MARKETS |  Seville | Calle Feria

FLEA MARKETS | Seville | Calle Feria

Every flea market has a personality.  Having shopped in flea markets all over the world, so you’d think they would all start to look the same to me. In fact, many of the objects for sale are so clearly identifiable with their location. Seville was no exception. (more…)
FLEA MARKETS | London | Portobello Road

FLEA MARKETS | London | Portobello Road

For me, there is no better way to spend a London Saturday than Portobello Road market. Portobello Road is a Victorian street in the Notting Hill district of London. The market began as a fruit and vegetable market in the 19th century, and antique dealers started setting up stalls in…
FLEA MARKETS | Milan | Mercatone dell’Antiquariato

FLEA MARKETS | Milan | Mercatone dell’Antiquariato

All year round, on the last Sunday of each month, the Mercatone dell’Antiquariato is held along the Navigli Canal in Milan. This is one of my favorite flea markets in Europe, and I have found some of my best treasures here. It was here that I first discovered these stunning…
FLEA MARKETS | Budapest | Petőfi Csarnok

FLEA MARKETS | Budapest | Petőfi Csarnok

If there’s a flea market in a city, I’m there. On Saturdays in Budapest, the Petőfi Csarnok in City Park fills up with vendors selling everything from bric a brac to shampoo, with some antiques thrown into the mix. It’s a colorful mix of merchandise…and characters. (more…)
FLEA MARKETS | Barcelona | Els Encants Vells

FLEA MARKETS | Barcelona | Els Encants Vells

I’ve been to a lot of flea markets, and they’re all pretty similar: tables under tents lined up in straight rows, or stalls bordering narrow lanes. The flea market in Barcelona is nothing like that…this flea market is crazy. (more…)
FLEA MARKETS | Reykjavik | Kolaportið

FLEA MARKETS | Reykjavik | Kolaportið

I’ve been to some funky flea markets, and this one is no exception. Housed in a large warehouse building on the harbor, the Kolaportið Flea Market offers an eclectic mix of antiques, those famous sweaters, fur, potatoes, and dried fish. Held every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 5:00, you’ll…