All The Fun Of The Fairfax Flea

Sunday, 22 April 2012

The first time I visited Los Angeles I was told I should like, totally check out the flea market at Fairfax. I fell in love with it straight away, so when I was back in La la land last month I just knew I had to fit it in. The Fairfax Flea Market takes place every Sunday and I was out there for two weeks; perfect, 2 opportunities to go and get rummaging. Except the first Sunday bucketed down with rain (and I was very hungover) so I didn't leave the house. Luckily the next Sunday, a few days before I flew back to London, was a gorgeous sunny LA day, so I spent a few hours down there.

The flea market is held in the parking lot of the Fairfax high School, right on the corner of Fairfax and Melrose, conveniently two of my fave shopping streets in West Hollywood. With the weather being so lovely and all, the market which is open from 9-5, was incredibly busy. It has 2 manned entrances where you pay your $2, get a stamp and you're good for the day. The aisles of stalls seemed endless and there is lots on offer.

Vintage everything is everywhere; numerous stalls selling vintage clothes, shoes and jewellery or you can kit out your place with unique antique furniture and cool art and posters. They have a huge sunglasses stall there and lots of stalls that customise stuff too. I managed to get a cute cut off T-shirt with a college mascot on for $3 and and incredible black jumpsuit with epic shoulder pads for $5...expect to see me rocking it at an event soon! I really wanted some vintage Levi shorts but didn't find the perfect pair...I will be back!
I wanted this dress!

The crowd at Fairfax is a nice mix of family's, tourists and cool locals. There were lots of trendy young things strutting about on their search for something different; half the fun is peeping the relaxed chic style of the LA hipsters and getting inspiration. I'd definitely recommend heading down there if you're ever in the City of Angels.
I asked these two if I could take a snap and they were Scots! Flying the flag for British style, they looked very cool.

No comments:

Post a Comment