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Best Flea Markets In Los Angeles

August 27, 2010 8:55 AM

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Rose Bowl Flea Market (credit:  www.rgcshows.com)

Rose Bowl Flea Market (credit: http://www.rgcshows.com)

Los Angeles is a great place to shop, but if the stores on Rodeo Drive are a little too expensive for you, don’t worry. LA is a bargain hunter’s paradise, too. From the ridiculous to the sublime, LA’s best flea markets are sure to have something for everyone.
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LA Flea Market at Dodger Stadium (credit: http://www.thelafleamarket.com)

LA Flea Market at Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.thelafleamarket.com
(866) 966-9495

Hours and admission: Monthly with dates still to be determined. Check the website for the latest information. Opens at 9 a.m. General admission is $7. Early-bird and VIP tickets are also available.

This brand-new flea market made its debut in July 2010. It’s got great potential, but it’s going through some growing pains as it finds its place in the crowded LA flea market arena. Even if you don’t find that special something, you’re sure to enjoy lunch from one of the fabulous food trucks.

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Rose Bowl Flea Market (credit: http://www.rgcshows.com)

Rose Bowl Flea Market

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103
www.rgcshows.com/RoseBowl.aspx
(323) 560-7469

Hours and admission: Second Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $9. Express, early-bird and VIP preview tickets are also available.

This market is mind-boggling, and most consider it LA’s best flea market. There’s just too much to see in a day or even a few days. Wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen.

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Pasadena City College Flea Market (credit: http://www.pasadena.edu)

Pasadena City College Flea Market

1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
www.pasadena.edu/fleamarket
626-585-7906

Hours and admission: First Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

This market just keeps on giving. Another large LA flea market, the Pasadena City College Flea Market has vendors on lawns and up and down the aisles of a few parking structures. If you’re into old vinyl, you can always find a few gems here.

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Long Beach Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market (credit: http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com)

Long Beach Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market

Long Beach Veterans Stadium
4901 E. Conant St.
Long Beach, CA 90808
www.longbeachantiquemarket.com
(323) 655-5703

Hours and admission: Third Sunday of the month from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $5. Early-bird admission is available from 5:30-6:30 a.m. for $10.

Don’t let the name fool you. It’s a flea market and one of the best in the country. Covering 20 acres and with more than 800 vendors, that special something you didn’t know you wanted is there waiting for you.

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Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market (credit: http://www.santamonicaairportantiquemarket.com)

Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market

3090 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
www.santamonicaairportantiquemarket.com
(323) 933-2511

Hours and admission: The market is open on the first and fourth Sundays of every month.

* First Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., $4
* Fourth Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., $5
* Special two-hour preview available from 6-8 a.m. for the fourth Sunday market for $7.

This bimonthly flea market is a little smaller than the others, but worth checking out, especially if you like furniture. The fourth Sunday event is the bigger of the two shows.

By Monique Martin

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