4 LA flea markets you may not have heard of yet

Written by
Vanessa Soto

Everyone knows the two quickest ways to boost your hipster cred are by having things no one else has and going places no one else has heard of yet. We’ve got you covered on both fronts with this list of under-the-radar flea markets sure to help you score some treasures while giving you the satisfaction of saying you shopped there before it was cool.

1. Odd Nights at the Autry. Be one of the first to check out this flea market launching Friday at the Autry—it may be the only market with a cocktail lounge. With food trucks and DJs, this could turn into your new monthly (every third Friday, to be exact) hang out. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Flea. Located Downtown at the Regent Theater, this market’s main focus is on the music. The first Sunday of every month you can browse the racks for vintage records and instruments, and if you eat at Prufrock next door, your $2 admission is waived. 448 S. Main St, Los Angeles

3. Pasadena City College Flea Market. This market takes place every first Sunday of the month at Pasadena City College. It gets lost in the Rose Bowl Flea Market's shadow, which is exactly why you shouldn’t overlook it. Less popular means less crowded, and if you need any more convincing, this market is free. If you’re looking for housewares or vintage jewelry, this is the place for you. 1570 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

4. POPUP Marketplace at LA Live. Today only, from 5pm to 10pm, LA Live is hosting a pop-up market full of crafts made by local artists. Now's your chance to finally snag a succulent for your apartment or a ring upcycled from an antique key, and if you work up an appetite from all the shopping, Katsuya and other nearby restaurants are offering $5 specials in honor of the market. 800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles

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