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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

Artists & Fleas

Your Saturday morning routine just got a whole lot better. If you’re a lover of vintage clothes shops and thrift stores, a foodie or hell, a New Yorker, then you know how much we love a good alfresco or indoor market. From location updates to new offerings, we’ll help you navigate the city’s bazaar scene all year-round. So flea-goers, satisfy the itch and start shopping for craft jewels and antiques, then indulge on gourmet eats from the best food trucks—these are the flea markets you’ll want to hit up this weekend.

New York's best flea markets

Artists & Fleas

A rotating selection of around 30 vendors, including local craftspeople and artists, sets up shop in a warehouse every weekend. The browsable mix includes everything from original T-shirts and handmade jewelry to Lauren C. Pratt’s reconditioned vintage Boyfriendbags, decorated with song lyrics and poetry.

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Williamsburg

Artists & Fleas, Chelsea Market

In 2003, Artists & Fleas first opened in Williamsburg, and now owners Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer have opened a new outpost in Manhattan's Chelsea Market. Just like the original location, this version of Artists & Fleas features goods from more than thirty independent designers including Ava Love, Insider1, Nanako, American Apothecary and more.

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Chelsea

Brooklyn Flea, Fort Greene

Arguably the granddaddy of the borough’s slate of bazaars, the Brooklyn Flea has its spring awakening the first weekend of April. The Fort Greene location is jam-packed with more than 150 vendors shilling everything from retro jewelry to tchotchkes that you don’t need (but want anyway). We’re also super excited that clothing from the ’20s through the ’90s from Mirth Vintage ($22–$78) and antique housewares by Ampersand are on the (folding) tables.

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Brooklyn Flea Saturday May 2 2015 - Saturday November 21 2015 Free

Brooklyn Flea Indoors

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

Bushwick Flea

Tired of all the toursits snatching the best retro threads at well-known fleas before you even have a chance to dig? Well, Bushwick Flea, is the newest addition to the area’s market scene, and a few vendors from Brooklyn Flea will be selling their goods, so you can sift through their prime loot and avoid the masses while the spot is still fresh. Other sellers run the gamut from antiques by Angels & Warriors to throwback T-shirts from Nic Fit. And if you’re thirsty, enjoy boozy offerings from Intoxicated Zodiac—the owner whips up a custom cocktail for you based on your zodiac sign.

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Bushwick Flea Saturday May 2 2015 - Sunday December 20 2015 Free

Chelsea Flea Market

Cooped up near the Cathedral of St. Sava, the former Antiques Garage now showcases 135 vendors selling mostly historic collectibles. If you love eclectic costume jewelry ($200–$2,000) and vintage press photos from the 1940s ($5–$800), you’ll spend hours combing for treasure here. FYI: There is a $1 entry fee.

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Hell's Kitchen Flea Market

Tucked between the Lincoln Tunnel and Port Authority bus ramps, this unlikely slice of city street is closed to traffic every weekend when dozens of vendors unfold their tables full of goods. Vendors tend to compensate for the out-of-the-way location by offering lower prices than found in the Chelsea lots, which makes it worth the trek.

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Midtown West

LIC Flea & Food

Vintage lovers will enjoy this open-air bazaar, which organizers hope will become Queens’ answer to the Brooklyn Flea. Take a train or ferry (a free bus shuttles visitors to and from the East River Ferry Terminal) to the market, and browse Harold and Maude vintage duds ($5–$250), Deepcuts kitschy totes ($20) and cartoonish prints ($14) from local artist Kudu-lah.

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LIC Flea Saturday May 2 2015 - Sunday October 25 2015 Free

Nolita Market

This flea reopened last month, and though the list of sellers at this under-the-radar market is small, the variety of budget-friendly finds is massive. Expect to see loot like dainty pendant necklaces ($30) from Cameo Sisters and graphic tees ($34) from Dangerous Breed. But you’ll want to revisit the flea each month to scope out new—and temporary—additions, like hats by Birdcage Beanies, before they’re gone by the end of the month.

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Shwick Market

This part indoor, part alfresco market hosts more than 100 vendors at its Bushwick location—and judging by the list of "makers," it’s worth the trek if you’re coming 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 Saturday May 2 2015 - Sunday December 27 2015 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