Sep 21, 2010

Flea Market Day!

A sunny and beautiful Sunday morning, perfect for a flea market adventure! This time it wasn't just a regular flea market...this was the biggest one I've seen in Los Angeles. At the Rose Bowl flea market you can pretty much find everything, from collectible comic books and toys to vintage furniture. I had such a fun time finding the most unique things I've ever seen, it's like a trip to the past because you find things that you can't find at the stores anymore, things like toys you probably had when you were a kid.
The Rose Bowl flea market is a nice place to spend your Sunday so if you're in the LA area I highly recommend it. Here are some tips that may help you to plan your visit:
1. The Rose Bowl Flea market opens only the second Sunday of each month from 9am - 3pm.
2. It's important to get there early and bring cash (There's an ATM machine near the entrance, but it's better to bring cash so you can avoid the line).
General admission after 9 a.m is $8.00 per person. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult.
Early Admission Fees:
Express Admission between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. for $10 per person.
Early Admission between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. for $15 per person.
VIP Admission between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. for $20 per person.
3. Wear comfy clothes and shoes because you'll walk a lot. When I got there I was wearing heels (very comfortable ones though) but after walking for an hour my feet felt tired, thank God I brought a pair of flat sandals to keep walking for three more hours.
4. Try to park as close as you can to the flea market, especially if you're buying furniture.
5. Wear sunblock during Summer time because it can get really hot and don't forget to bring lots of water, trust me you'll get very thirsty.
If you get there early you can see most of the flea market, I definitely have to go back because I couldn't see some of the areas I wanted. Here are some pictures I took. I hope you get the feel of my day at the Flea Market, I really enjoyed it! xoxo

Un domingo soleado y hermoso. Perfecto para un dia de Flea Market! Esta vez no era un flea market como los demas, este si que era interminable! Gigante! El mas grande que he visto en Los Angeles hasta ahora. Este flea market se llama Rose Bowl y ahi puedes encontrar practicamente todo, asi es todo! Desde una seccion de historietas antiguas para coleccionistas, hasta muebles antiguos de todo tipo.
Realmente la pase super bien ese dia, encontre cosas muy lindas y unicas, es como un viaje al pasado donde ves juguetes de la infancia que estaban de moda y ya no los venden mas. Este flea market es un lugar lindo para pasar el Domingo, asi que si estas en el area de Los Angeles, te recomiendo que lo visites. Aqui les dejo algunos tips que los pueden ayudar a planear tu visita:
1. El flea market Rose Bowl abre solo el segundo Domingo de cada mes de 9 am - 3pm. Así que el siguiente seria el 10 de Octubre.
2. Es importante llegar temprano y llevar efectivo, hay un cajero automático en la entrada, pero es mejor traer efectivo porque así no tienes que hacer fila para sacar dinero.
La entrada general cuesta $8.00 si llegas después de las 9:00 a.m. Los niños menores de 12 entran gratis acompañados de un adulto.
Admisiones tempranas:
De 8:00 am a 9.00 am = $10.00 por persona
De 7:00 am a 8.00 am = $15.00 por persona
De 5:00 am a 8.00 am = $20.00 por persona
3. Ponte ropa y zapatos cómodos porque vas a caminar muchísimo. Cuando llegue tenia puesto zapatos de taco, muy cómodos, pero después de una hora mis pies estaban cansados, pero fui preparada y lleve un par de sandalias sin taco que pude usar para continuar caminado por 3 horas mas.
4. Trata de estacionar lo mas cerca posible al flea market, especialmente si va a comprar muebles grandes.
5. Ponte bloqueador solar si vas en época de Verano porque el sol se pone muy fuerte y no te olvides de llevar mucha agua. A mi me encanto la experiencia y pase un Domingo muy alegre paseando por el flea market. Definitivamente tengo que volver porque no pude verlo todo. Aquí les dejo algunas fotos que tome, espero que les de una idea del ambiente del lugar y el lindo día que pase en el flea market.

Street Fashion @ the Flea Market!



  1. Oh wow! I love flea markets :D thanks for sharing

  2. This is a great post girl.. The street style is fabulous and comfortable ♥

  3. A perfect place to spend a Sunday morning =)

  4. penny farthing! Oh i love a good flea market!

    Bright Green Laces

  5. That looks beyond amazing! At our flea market we just have a bunch of embroidered diaper bags and expired toothpaste. Ok, maybe more than that, but along the same lines.

  6. So fun! I love a good flea market day :) Too many treasures to be discovered...

  7. I can't wait to move to LA and go there every Sunday!

    Love Grace.

  8. Looks like such a fun flea market!! And the street style there is great.

  9. Yay! The beauty of flea market shopping. Congratulations! It looks like fun and definitely the best way to spend a Sunday. :)

  10. wow! ahmmmazing photographs Giovanna! everyone looks so lovely, boho and well dressed! i esp like that pic of a woman in grey maxi. wish i could see her from the front too!

  11. Thanks for the tips! This looks like a great place to visit! I'll be moving to California before the end of the year; LA is not round the corner of where my new home is, but I'm sure David will be happy to drive us there, hehe.



  12. Love flea markets!:) Great Post. The Photos are amazing. xx, Alice from bells and whistles.

  13. I want to go there, perhaps, who knows. London in October... I could use some LA sunshine!

    I adore finding old things that are precious and unique in a large open space - it's like a playground/treasurehunt.

  14. Giovi!!! quiero esa bici!!! amo los mercados d pulgas!!

  15. wou, so nice ang great looks!

  16. I love flea markets, they make me feel so happy and carefree inside!!


  17. Thanks :)
    me encanta tu blog, es precioso!

  18. Wow! This is the most fashionable flea market ever! Love it:)

  19. Ahhh I love love love flea markets, they don't have enough here in Vancouver :) Thanks for all these tips and tricks! I'll keep 'em all in mind <3

  20. i wish we have a regular flea market day here in my city too. It would be so much fun! Love the photos.

  21. Sounds like so much fun! Great pictures!

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  23. I love your blog, Giovanna! This sounds like such fun! I wish there was something like this where I live!!

  24. Beautiful place, beautiful looks!


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