Posts filed under: Reports From the Trenches

Without intending to visit Franklin Flea’s first holiday market of the 2016 season this past Saturday, at approximately 11 o’clock that morning, while walking through Center City, I found myself just four blocks away. Though on my way to an appointment, a quick time check confirmed I was way ahead of schedule so I decided......
Note the Question Mark Franklin Flea, which had been noticeably quiet in March and April this year—when most heavy hitters in the Philly area release their outdoor schedules—suddenly turned up in a very understated, fashionably-flea-market-late kind of way at the Reading Terminal Market (RTM) on May 28th. Three weeks later, on June 18th, the flea market......
Having been buying more merchandise in the past few months than normal, I in turn have been selling at more flea markets recently than normal. On October 17th, I was booked at Jefferson Square Park but for the following Saturday, this past one (October 24), I had a tough decision to make. With Phila Flea......