Designers Reveal Their All-Time Favorite Flea Markets to Shop

The beauty of Chairish is that no matter where in the U.S. you live, vintage gems are never more than a click away. But, as vintage devotees ourselves, we totally get the thrill of the IRL hunt. To find out the best hunting grounds from coast to coast, we asked a handful of top tastemakers from around the country to share their favorite off-line flea markets and vintage haunts.

Designers Favorite Flea Markets

New York, NY

“I go to the last remaining outdoor flea market in Chelsea, on 25th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway.” —Nick Olsen

“The 10th floor gallery at the New York Design Center.” —Courtney Coleman, Brockschmidt & Coleman 

Housing Works!” —Cece Barfield

Designers Favorite Flea Markets

Brimfield, MA

“I was introduced to Brimfield over a decade ago. It’s just an amazing assembly that you can’t find in this part of the country, otherwise. There’s a lot to see and a lot of great value.”—Patrick Mele

Pittsburgh, PA

Garden Style Living has the best treasures!”—Leanne Ford

Designers Favorite Flea Markets

Charlotte, NC

“My favorites are Slate Interiors and The Sleepy Poet.” —Barrie Benson


Raleigh, NC

“One place I will make time to visit is Cheshire Cat Gallery located in a dark basement space in Cameron Village. They do not have an online presence but you are guaranteed endless finds in their stylistically varied vendor booths. And don’t miss Antiques Emporium, chock full of sterling silver and fine china, located a floor above.”—MA Allen


Nashville, TN

Gas Lamp Antiques is our one Nashville spot for vintage and antiques.”—Sarah Bartholomew

Designers Favorite Flea Markets

Round Top, TX

Round Top has so many great dealers from all over the country bringing together unique finds that make my projects feel collected and interesting. One stop shopping.”—Michelle Nussbaumer


Los Angeles, CA

Mart Collective in LA.”—Pierce & Ward

“From the Rose Bowl Flea Market, one of the most famous in the world, to the Melrose Trading Post, Los Angeles is full of great local markets and vintage hunting grounds.”—Studio Life/Style

Designers Favorite Flea Markets

San Francisco, CA

“The Alameda Flea Market, or going down to the Pasadena Rose Bowl (I grew up in L.A., so this was the first flea market that I used to go to).”—Grant Gibson

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September 30, 2018

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