If the idea of scouring aisles of bric-a-brac, rummaging through bargain bins and haggling over prices excites you, then you’ll enjoy the thrill of the hunt at these DFW flea markets, where countless treasures are ripe for the picking.
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The Dallas Flea
1409 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
You will not find any fleas lurking around this upscale market, but you will find over 75 artists and vendors selling a treasure trove of items, including designer fashions, handmade jewelry, abstract art, vintage frocks and mid-century decor. The market is the brainchild of fashion writer-interior designer Brittany Edwards Cobb and it’s a happening hot spot four times a year. Expect to see vendors like Vunkology with refurbished vintage furniture, Cowgirl Cuties’ refurbished cowboy boots and Elly May’s jewelry crafted with precious and semi-precious stones that go for under $75. The next market is set for November 2nd— from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.— where there will be plenty of fab finds, stellar music and delicious mobile food for an admission of $5.
Lula B’s Antique Mall
2639 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75226
It is difficult to not go into sensory overload once you see the amazingly cool treasures in both Lula B’s Main Street and Riverfront Boulevard locations. The place is a giant flea market, garage sale and antique mall all under one roof – with around 80 vendors selling everything from mid-century modern and retro furniture to vintage clothing, jewelry and kitschy collectibles. It’s the kind of place where you can find something great for less than $10 or spend several hundred and think you’ve hit the jackpot. Both stores are loaded with eye candy, exceptional bargains and great clearance items—but definitely spend the afternoon to get the most out of this scavenger hunt. There is something for everyone at Lula B’s and even if you don’t buy anything, it will be a great visit down memory lane.
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Traders Village Flea Market
2602 Mayfield Road
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Traders Village, billed as the largest flea market in Texas, is definitely a unique place with more going on besides the 3,500 vendors selling an assortment of everything from appliances, toys and electronics to clothes, boots and Native American crafts. There are carnival rides, carnival food, a petting zoo and year-round entertainment, including pow wows, concerts, cook-offs and holiday celebrations. You can spend days walking around and still not see everything offered here. But if you’re looking for great deals on antiques, especially glassware and furniture, check out the Discerning Flea at booth 983. Traders Village is open every Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is $3 and the admission is free.
Third Monday Trades Days
4550 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75071
If you want to avoid the crowds at Canton’s First Monday trade days, McKinney’s Third Monday is a great alternative, especially because many of the same people also sell their wares here. The 450 vendors here offer a smorgasbord to sift through, from antiques, collectibles and clothing to jewelry and unique crafts. You’ll find some great vintage goodies, including a restored 1917 Singer sewing machine at Anthony Marie Restored Finds, located at spaces 229-230. In addition, Just Stuff, located at booths 40-41, has an assortment of vintage toys, vintage fishing equipment and vintage furniture. Third Monday runs the Friday through Sunday prior to every third Monday of the month, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is $5 and admission is free.
Cattle Barn Flea Market
3401 Harley Ave. Barn 1
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Come rain or shine every weekend, except when the Stock Show is happening, this big barn is filled end to end with over 200 booths offering up a hodgepodge of miscellaneous things ranging from fabulous vintage furniture and retro objects to new remote-controlled vehicles and handmade jewelry. You’ll find bins loaded with $3 bargains and vintage western gear, including cowboy hats, boots and buckles galore priced from $3 to $30. You can shop till you drop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays, but be prepared to pay a hefty parking fee of $8 if you want to park up close.
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