Flea Market Shopping Tips From Our Style Crush
Running a full-service social media agency (Social House Inc.) that caters to fashion, lifestyle, and beauty brands, means Im always focusing on current events or whats on the horizon. But when Im not working, I get to indulge the part of me thats obsessed with dead culture and historical fads. Of course, Im not the only one fascinated with the past. Fashion designers are always borrowing ideas from past generations, and every day theres a new online vintage clothing store. But why pay top dollar for things that you can get at a bargain? Im always shopping at flea markets for gems that tell a story of history and past beauty. Its fun, cheap, and rewarding! I love my vintage and antique finds, plus I get tons of compliments on them.
What do I shop for?
Vintage tees: Nothing softens fabric like time. Vintage tees are very comfortable, and they have an aged look thats always in style.
Antique accessories: I look for necklaces, watches, bracelets and rings that have an old-fashion look and feel, particularly from the 30s, 40s, or 50s. Youd be surprised how an old accessory can give your look a new edge.
Old typewriters: I have an extensive collection of 1930s and 1940s vintage typewriters. Each one is a precious relic of time. I absolutely love them!
Which flea markets are my favorites in California?
1. Pasadena City College Flea Market (Every first Sunday of the month)
2. Rose Bowl Flea Market (Every second Sunday of the month)
3. Long Beach Antique Flea Market (Every third Sunday of the month)
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