All posts by: Phlea

To The Chase For a few weeks, the Annual Hamilton Street Porch Sale in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village section was listed on this site as taking place on September 9, 2017 (last Saturday). On Saturday morning, I even posted a late reminder that that sale along with the Fairmount Flea...
The warehouse at 9th and Spring Garden Streets was never an easy place to host flea markets. Not having owned the building, the two organizations that hosted markets there over the years, Phila Flea Markets and R5 Productions, were at the mercy of landlords who always had more permanent plans...
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church’s flea markets in South Philadelphia are some of the most interesting in the city. Run very loosely and somewhat secretively by their organizers, they, over the years, have caught on quite profoundly with local shoppers (mainly pickers) and vendors (mainly semi-pros)—especially those from outside the...
I sincerely apologize for the late heads-up but a quick reminder that today, Saturday, September 9, is one of those rare days in the Philadelphia area that are for shoppers of all kinds. There are lots of flea markets all over the city and suburbs but some of the best...
On July 28, I published a post called Too Good Is No Good in which I explain that Phila Flea Markets’s First Tuesdays antique and vintage flea markets in Bensalem, which was originally scheduled to run until December, was canceled by the management of the Bensalem Square Shopping Center after its...
I guess you could call it a local industry secret that only the savviest and most experienced flea market organizers seem to know: if you’re stupid enough to hold flea markets in August at least be smart enough to schedule them at the end of the month. This is why,...
I might have mentioned here before that Yeadon, Pennsylvania was a big part of my childhood. My paternal grandparents lived there so many Sundays and every major holiday of my youth were spent at their house on McDade Boulevard playing in their odd yard (odd for South Philly kids like...
After settling the huge misunderstanding between my bimonthly (twice a month) and his bimonthly (every other month), and publishing an article explaining the discrepancy, DiSilvestro Playground Flea Market organizer makes a decision that makes the whole of the misunderstanding and subsequent explanation wholly unnecessary. DiSilvestro, has just announced the date...
After taking a few-year hiatus, Arcadia University jumpted back into the flea market game this past spring and I announced it with a post not surprisingly entitled, Arcadia University Flea Market Is Back. Now, just this week, Arcadia organizers announced they are going back to back with a fall show to...
Due to a chance of rain today, Uhuru Flea Market in West Philadelphia has been postponed until its rain date, tomorrow, Sunday, August 13, 2017. I’ve moved its listing accordingly....