You know that I love nothing more than a good flea market (and that the Pasadena Rose Bowl one is my Mecca). Could there be a new holy ground for me up on the hill come June 20?
I stumbled upon the website for the new LA Flea Market today and my eyes couldn't have gotten any wider.
This could be amazing because:
1. It's closer to home
2. More opportunities for flea market treasure hunts throughout the month
3. It's at Dodger Stadium (in the Ravine)
4. I love the Dodgers
With that said, I am a little concerned about the VIP lounges and valet parking. Why are they insisting on turning a good ol' flea market into a Hollywood type soiree? Pampering and flea market scavenging just don't go together in my mind. There's a time and a place for both so go to the mall if you want a cushy shopping experience. And yeah, I get the whole Dodgers Pavilion thing since its on their turf...I'll deal with the cheesiness of the planned activities there as long as I can watch while eating a Dodger Dog. Bring Pierre back and then maybe I'll hang out there longer.
Let's hope that they draw in some great vintage/antique vendors that offer more than simply clothes and fashion accessories (scarves are in a different category for me of course). I love those things just as much as the next gal but when 90% of the booths are offering it, I lose interest. Show me the cool collectible tin boxes, postcards, clocks, and pre-loved art!
Needless to say, this will be a big day in LA for all flea market lovers and I can't wait to be a part of it.