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Are You Ready for Flea Market Season?

3/31/2011 12:00:00 AM

Tags: flea market, antique fairs, salvage shops

Robyn Griggs Lawrence thumbnailThe summer flea market season is just around the corner—and I can’t wait. Seasonal outdoor flea markets and antique fairs are re-opening across the country, and vacation season brings opportunity to check them out when I travel. Apartment Therapy (a great site for all kinds of things I like) is my go-to source for the best salvaging and thrifting nationwide. Apartment Therapy’s Vintage and Flea Market Shopping Guides were published this week. A few highlights:

10 Vintage Industrial Stores for Conscious Consumers: Industrial furnishings have deep durability that’s ultimately the deepest green, and Apartment Therapy knows where to find them.

Flea Market Guide: Coast to Coast: Readers helped Apartment Therapy compile this comprehensive list.

Best Thrift Stores & Flea Markets: This list includes 5 national favorites, as well as the cream of the crop from 17 cities across the United States.

Travel Guide: The Best Flea Markets and Antique Fairs: Planning your summer travel? From the venerable Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts to the World’s Longest Yardsale in Alabama, Apartment Therapy offers up some titillating events that just might influence your itinerary.

Best Salvage Shops: Coast to Coast: From old wood to antique fixtures, these shops have it all. The opportunity to get up close and personal with salvaged items (as opposed to hoping for the best based on online photos and descriptions) is worth a little detour if you’re on the road.

For great tips on making the most of your shopping trips, check out Chad Sophia Suiter’s Thrift Store Shopping Tips from a Pro from Natural Home magazine.

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The season for great antique shopping is just around the corner. 

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