Flea Markets in New York

Flea Markets in New York

Flea markets in New York, like Chelsea Flea and Brooklyn Flea, are great places to find vintage clothing, unique designer items and antiques. There are some great antique markets in Manhattan, but vintage shopping also gives you a good reason to discover other boroughs. Exploring one of the flea markets is a fun and free way to spend the weekend in New York City.

Chelsea Flea Market

Chelsea Flea Market, also known as Annex Markets, is focused on high-quality antique and unique vintage goods. I like that it’s in the middle of Manhattan, where you’re surrounded by skyscrapers. The vendors sell pieces from famous brands for good prices, I would recommend coming here early to find these gems. If you’re getting hungry from shopping, you can get something to eat from the food vendors.

  • Opening days: Every Saturday and Sunday
  • Location: The parking lot at 29 West 25th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)

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DUMBO Flea Market

DUMBO Flea Market is part of the Brooklyn Flea Market, ranked as one of the best flea markets in the U.S. The vendors gather under the Manhattan Bridge Archway, which gives it the real lively DUMBO feeling. After visiting the flea market you can walk through Dumbo to Brooklyn Bridge Park, get a coffee to go at one of the hip coffee shops, and walk back over the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan. It’s the perfect way to spend your morning in New York.

  • Opening days: Every Sunday
  • Location: 80 Pearl Street, Brooklyn
  • Closed in winter months

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Williamsburg Flea Market

Brooklyn Flea Market’s second location is in Williamsburg. At the Williamsburg Flea Market, you can find furniture, vintage clothing, collectables, and antiques, as well as jewellery, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers. The market is great to add to your day exploring Williamsburg. You can visit the Brooklyn Brewery, get a drink in one of the many cool bars or enjoy the Manhattan skyline from Domino Park.

  • Opening days: Every Saturday
  • Location: Kent Avenue at N 6th Street, Brooklyn
  • Closed in winter months

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Eric’s Tip: I like to visit the markets in the morning, right after they open. You see people setting up their stands and at that time the sellers still have some real gems. If you come later in the day, there is a chance that these are already sold. With my coffee in hand, I like to walk around and have a great start to my day.

Artists and Fleas Williamsburg

Artists and Fleas is an indoor flea market with different locations in New York. It’s a marketplace with designers and collectors selling their pieces. The Williamsburg location is filled with fashion, vintage, art, design, and more. Combine your visit to Williamsburg Flea Market with Artists and Fleas, which is around the block from each other. Or you can go shopping on Bedford Avenue, where you can find all kinds of nice shops.

  • Opening days: Every Saturday and Sunday
  • Location: 70 North 7th Street in Brooklyn

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Artists and Fleas Chelsea

The marketplace has a location in Chelsea Market as well, an indoor market in the Meatpacking District. It’s the perfect place to go shopping or to have a bite to eat. From here you can get on the High Line, an elevated rail track turned into a park.

  • Opening days: Daily
  • Location: 88 10th Avenue

Hester Flea Market

Hester Flea Market is a curated mix of vintage, handmade goods, and food. Here you can find items like jewellery, clothing, and ceramics together with food vendors. You can combine this market with exploring the Lower East Side. It’s a great place for shopping, there are upcoming designers, second-hand boutiques and other shops.

  • Opening days: Every Saturday
  • Location: 26 Essex Street
  • Closed in winter months

Grand Bazaar NYC

Grand Bazaar NYC is the largest, oldest, and very diverse shopping market in the city. Originally named GreenFlea Market was launched in 1982 by a group of parents to raise funds for their children’s school. Nowadays 100% of the profit goes to four local schools, benefitting over 2,000 children. At the market, with an indoor and outdoor space, you can buy from over 200 vendors. Combine your visit to the flea market with the American Museum of Natural History, which is located close to Grand Bazaar NYC.

  • Opening days: Every Sunday
  • Location: 100 West 77th Street

Are the flea markets in New York free to enter?

Yes. The New York flea markets are free to attend and open to all ages. Read everything here.

How do you pay at the flea markets in New York?

Vendors always accept cash and some accept debit or credit cards. There are often ATMs on site where you can get cash. You can expect a transaction fee.

Is there food at the New York flea markets?

Yes, there is always something to eat at the markets. The best is to come hungry as you don’t want to miss out on tasting the variety of flavours. Read more about flea markets in New York here.

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