What's your favorite flea? It's a tough call but The Roadium has a special place in my heart.
When is it? Open 363 days a year! 15 acres of open air market so wear your walking shoes. Monday - Friday, 6am to 3pm and Saturday & Sunday from 6:30am until 3pm.
Where is it? It's located in Torrance at 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd, just 5 miles from Manhattan Beach. Easily accessible from both the 405 and 110 freeways.
What do you like most about it? Going on the weekdays and getting ramen afterwards.
Insider tip: Because it is open everyday - these are the real vendors with the goods!
Greatest score: Textiles, vintage clothing, furniture pieces - you name it, they got it!
What's your favorite flea? Treasure Island Flea
When is it? Last weekend of every month
Where is it? Treasure Island
What do you like most about it? A mix of food trucks, treasures, and live entertainment!
Insider tip: Block out your entire day for this one and be prepared for the breathtaking views of the SF skyline as you browse.
Greatest score: Vintage California Flag
What's your favorite flea? Long Beach Flea (of course! :) I live two minutes away from this gem)
When is it? 3rd Sunday of every month
Where is it? Long Beach Veteran's Stadium
What do you like most about it? It has all the good stuff of the Rose Bowl, none of the crap, and half the price!
Insider tip: Get to know the vendors. If they see you are actually passionate about an item they have, they'll be willing to work with you on the price.
Greatest score: Bridal wear and accessories
What's your favorite flea? Waterlooplein Market
When is it? Everyday except Sunday, from 9am-6pm
Where is it? Amsterdam, Netherlands
What do you like most about it? The variety: from leather handbags for 25 Euros to Vintage 1800's china. A must stop when abroad!
Insider tip: If you don't look like a tourist, they are willing to bargain with you. ;) So don't wear a camera around your neck or be wearing your floral hawaiian shirt.
Greatest score: 1800's Blue and White Floral Holland China serving plates for 5 Euros
What's your favorite flea? Palm Springs Vintage Market
When is it? First Sunday of the month (currently closed for the season but starting again in October)
Where is it? Downtown Palm Springs between North Indian Canyon and North Calle Encilia
What do you like most about it? A lot of vintage, retro, and Mid Century!
Insider tip: Palm Springs has some of the most incredible estate sales - so make a weekend out of it! Hit up some early estate sale on Saturday, then hit the Vintage market on Sunday and spend the rest of the day by the pool with tropical drink in hand!
Greatest score: tons of milk glass, brassware, and my all time favorite - 8mm film camera!