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Phlea’s note: This report is written by a local vendor and member of Flea Market Philadelphia who wishes to remain anonymous. Sporadic notes have been added by me, in brackets, for the purpose of clarity.  Preface I tried [Northeast High School Fall Flea Market] yesterday, Saturday [November 4, 2017], which...
Look at Captain’s Vintage gettin’ all eclectic and shit. Just when it seemed like Captain’s Vintage had its hands full replacing R5 Productions as Philadelphia’s resident punk rock flea market provider, they turn around and decide that, while at it, to also attempt to replace another iconic flea market that...
This past weekend marked the official end of Philadelphia’s outdoor, special-event flea market season thus relegating another year’s worth of what is, without a doubt, the most prolific, popular, and newsworthy subsection of the area’s flea season to an “in-the-books” status. The next five months, will be not nearly as...
The weekly Roosevelt Mall Flea Market in Northeast Philadelphia (Cottman & The Boulevard) has been canceled for today, October 29, due to rain in the forecast. It will run for the first three Sundays in November—the last one will be November 19th—and will take a four-month hiatus until April of...
From the time I decided to write a post on the just-announced Delaware Punk Rock Flea Market’s (DPRFM) spring 2018 date, Wednesday, to the time I actually began writing the post, yesterday, the date had already been changed. This, after vendor applications had been emailed with the now-wrong date prominently...
As I have alluded to in the recent past, since I now consider this website a private club, my attitude about how it should function has changed quite a bit. I didn’t plan on this and certainly didn’t see it coming but I no longer have much interest in constantly...
In one way the Bok building in South Philadelphia reminds me of former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman. While both are still, in essence, the same entities, they’ve been transformed over the years into something much different than what they used to be. George Foreman in the 1970’s was a...
The Capitolo Flea Market & Live Band Showcase, listed here as Huge Flea Market at Capitolo Park, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed until next Saturday, October 21. As far as I’ve heard, this is the only flea market scheduled for today that has been officially postponed. Phila Flea...
Between having been selling and shopping at flea markets for more than 15 years and having run this website, in its different manifestations, for the past five, whenever I see or hear certain buzzwords associated with the the business all of us are in to different degrees, something happens to...