The best flea markets in New York

Spend your weekend indulging in gourmet eats, antiques and craft goods at New York's most happening flea markets

The Brooklyn Flea Market

Calling all vintage-store lovers and foodies: Fall flea season is officially in full swing (finally!). This season, you can look forward to a couple of new markets popping up in multiple 'hoods as well as a few upgraded fleas. Expect to find hip wares from vendors such as Funk and Grace at SHWICK Market, all-natural candles from Ame Naturals at Court Square Flea and fresh baked bread from Beigel’s Bakery at Clinton Hill Flea. Flea-goers, satisfy the itch and shop craft fashion jewelry, antiques and indulge on gourmet eats this weekend—these are the new (and updated) flea markets you’ll want to check out before the holidays.

Brooklyn Flea

Critics' pick

The Brooklyn Flea is back outside on Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg. Pick up a couple of hand-hammered stack rings by Jessica DeCarlo, at a special Flea-only price ($20 each, two for $35), or take a walk in Nina Z's eco-conscious clogs and sandals ($95–180). Visit Sharon London for easy-fitting tube dresses ($78) and vintage locket earrings ($12), or Hartford Denim Co. for quality-denim goods, like hoodies ($325) and aprons ($110). While perusing crafts and collectibles by local artisans, munch on some local bites, such as People's Pops shaved ice ($3) and ice pops ($4) made from local, fresh fruit.

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East River State Park Until Sun Nov 23 Free

Brooklyn Flea Indoors

Critics' pick

When the weather starts to get really cold, this alfresco flea is heading indoors for warmth. Don’t fret—apart from a new location in Crown Heights and an enclosed shopping space, not too much has changed. The market will still host more than 100 regular vendors, including a handful of the most popular eateries from Smorgasburg. Remember, this is one of the most popular fleas in the city, so get there before noon to fulfill your vintage dreams.

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Brooklyn Flea Indoors Until Sun Dec 28 Free

Clinton Hill Flea

Critics' pick

This flea is all about the three bs: bread, brews and Brooklyn. Recently opened, this market features products from local artists and designers including beer from Heartland Brewery and weekly evening movie screenings provided by local filmmakers. Also, if you’ve ever smelled the mouthwatering aroma of fresh cinnamon rolls from Clinton Hill’s own Beigel’s Bakery, you’re in luck: Beigel’s is a recurring vendor, which is a big deal since this bread isn’t available for wholesale anywhere else.

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Clinton Hill Flea Until Sun Dec 28 Free

Court Square Flea

Critics' pick

Check out handmade goods from clothing to gourmet food at this outdoor market. Standouts at this new Long Island City event include all-natural candles from Ame Naturals and hand-dyed shirts and bags from Spill Supply. FYI: This is a one-time-only market, so indulge while you can.

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Court Square Flea 19 Oct 2014 Free

LIC Flea

Critics' pick

Celebrate Oktoberfest, market-style, at this flea—now serving wine and beer—during this month’s events. Shop local vendors, but first locate the flea’s new beer garden, where it serves beer from local Queens breweries. Upcoming events include Brews and Tunes, where you can finger-flick through vinyl bins, as well as Halloween-themed bazaar Beers and Boo!, which features a pet and kids' costume contest.

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LIC Flea Until Sun Oct 26 Free

SHWICK Market

Critics' pick

This new market—part indoor, part alfresco—will host more than 100 vendors at its Bushwick location—and judging by the list, it’s worth a trek if you’re heading from across the bridge. Shop products from local artists like photography from the BQE and hip wares by Funk and Grace, as well as artisanal foods like MixedMade’s spicy honey. This part of Brooklyn is known as New York’s most maker-y ’hood, so you know the spread is gonna be impressive.

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SHWICK Market Until Thursday December 31 2015 Free

Sugar Hill Market

Critics' pick

After a successful launch last fall, this market built a reputation as one of the top places for designer goods in Harlem and changed locations. Shop stunning women’s apparel from BERIQISU and handsome bags from Sidney & Sons. Caffeine addicts should check out Centropics for the Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans; this rare roast sells out early in the day.

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La Maison d'Art Until Sun Oct 26 Free

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11 comments
Rob A
Rob A

The newest flea market in Brooklyn is the Bushwick Flea, opening the weekend of April 4th and 5th, 2015, at 52 Wyckoff Ave. in the heart of Bushwick. 50+ vintage vendors. (bwflea.com).

Debi S
Debi S

I read about a new Flea Market in Far Rockaway. FLEA BY THE SEA NY's LARGEST OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET THURSDAY DECEMBER 11 Open year round, 4 days a week, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Text (917)500-0380. Looks like they are looking for vendors too!

Erica T
Erica T

What about Chelsea Flea Market on West 25th Street? It's a part of Annex Markets and they've been around for 40 years. The Huffington Post < http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-richter/nyc-gets-a-new-flea-marke_b_5974834.html > just published a great story about the market and its history and presence in NY. Not to mention it has a great sister market, Hell's Kitchen Flea Market. If you love vintage, antiques & collectibles then these markets are essential!

Jennifer M
Jennifer M

Another great place is http://themarketnyc.com on Bleecker.  It's the best of both worlds, vintage and local artist crafts. I never leave empty handed!  I'm on their mailing list and they just announced a 2nd location in Williamsburg.  Check it out it's got a cool, friendly vibe and fun music too.  


Lauren@GreenGlobalTravel
Lauren@GreenGlobalTravel

The Green Flea caught my attention! I wonder why they call it a 'Green' flea. Do the vendors utilize a green energy efficient way of running their business?

aliya nawaz
aliya nawaz

I am coming to newyorknext from from pakistan. Iwant to visit the flea markets in search of antiques that i can carry back home as i dont live in the states. I live in pakistan. Can u suggest which is the best market out of trhese as il be making a day trip to newyork

Yvette
Yvette

I like to attend some of your flea markets. Pleas keep me inform"

Glenwood NYC
Glenwood NYC

We loved the Williamsburg Flea that we visited last weekend, and it's worth the trip to Brooklyn. Thanks for this list of fleas in Manhattan too. These are fun day-cations!

Rob Boyd
Rob Boyd

There's a new pop-up market in Williamsburg called the Northside Market. I checked it out this past weekend.. tons of cool vendors/food, and the live band was bangin. I actually went back in the afternoon to hang out & listen. Their website is www.northside-market.com