I don't know how everyone else feels about flea markets, yard sales and things of that nature, but I can tell you I have been hooked for a while now. I really enjoy supporting small businesses and it makes me feel good to be able to buy something second hand and help someone out rather than buying over priced things from massive companies (the $avings help too!). I am fortunate to live close by a giant flea market that happens once every month from April to November, sadly it has been getting smaller every year. HGTV was actually just filming at the flea market the other weekend! They have all kinds of vendors from homemade pickles -yum!- and kettle corn to fashion clothing to handy men, and then an entire section dedicated to yard sale type things. I have a few MUST visit places that I go to without fail. There is an amazing make up tent ran by a husband and wife duo who own a make up warehouse. Sometimes you can find super steals from them - like this past weekend I got a double pack of Maybelline mascaras (MY FAVORITE!), a white eyeliner which I love for highlighting my eyes, and a Maybelline blush for $3! Another must stop tent is an accessories tent that I religiously buy from. I have to say she has really raised the prices, but she also does jewelry parties, so that might just have to happen! (I will have to update this blog with pictures of the things I have gotten from her!) Matt and I also found these gorgeous trunks that we will be getting for our house next year :)
This is a haul from one of my recent trips as well! BareMinerals foundation, MAC bronzer, sparkly lop gloss, amazing eyeliner and mascara that I usually buy from Sephora's for like double the price ANDDD to super cute scarves. I wish I had a breakdown of prices, but I can't remember for the life of me what they all were. I do know I didn't spend more than $50.
Is anyone else a flea market fanatic like I am? How do you get the best deals? What do you look for?
I want to hear from you!
About the Author
Hey ya’ll, my name is Brittany. I am from a small town in upstate New York, yes NY, no it’s not all city here. I am 29 and grew up in Westchester County, that’s where I get my ‘accent’ from (it’s about an hour north of the Big Apple). I started this page to share the idea that you don’t have to fit a certain mold or standard someone else has. I like pink and sparkles, I surround myself with beautiful things, but I know how to get down and dirty with the best of them.