Ultimate Guide to Flea Markets: Where To Go, How To Shop

Isn't it often the case that the coolest pieces in a home are one-of-a-kind finds from world travels? Your friend's stunning sea-green vase ("Oh that? I found that in Paris in a side alley flea market!") or the huge wall hanging hanging above your sister's bed ("I got it for a steal at this outdoor fair in São Paulo!"). You can either throw your hands up in despair at your ill-luck, or go out and find your own treasure. Make the most of your travels this summer and hit up the nation's best flea markets. You never know where your own mint condition gramophone may be hiding.

Where To Go
1. Flea Market Guide: Coast to Coast
2. Best Thrift Stores and Flea Markets 2010
3. 10 US Flea Markets Worth a Trip
4. Travel Guide: The Best Flea Markets and Antique Fairs
5. French Shopping Vacation and Tours
6. Destination Flea Market: 5 Must-See Markets
7. Vintage Flea Markets in the Northwest

How To Shop
8. Bargain Hunting and Deal Making Tips
9. Best Carry-All Bags for Flea and Farmer's Markets
10. Eddie Ross's Tips for Successful Flea Market Shopping
11. Alameda Flea Market: Tips
12. How To Get Your Paris Flea Market Finds Home
13. Antique Shopping: Determing Whether a Price is Fair

How To Get The Look at Home

14. Vintage Modern Apartment: Get the Look
15. How To Shop For the Bohemian Chic Look
16. Homes Furnished with Craigslist or Flea Market Finds
17. How To Decorate Like a Globe Trotter
18. How To Accessorize with Flea Market Finds
19. Ati's Tips on Finding Home Accessories at Flea Markets
20. How To Clean Up a Flea Market Find

(Image: Mat Sanders)

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