The first thing you should know about the Alemany flea market, is that this venue is rather small in comparison to the Alameda gargantuan afternoon long stroll to find your hidden treasure event; but in comparison to Alameda, the Alemany flea market takes place once in a week – versus Alameda’s once a month affair.
The Alemany Flea Market is a community oriented, large, outdoor Market which is known for its abundance of antiques and vintage valuables. The great assortment and variety of goods being offered for sale ranges from artisan items collected from all over the world to handmade collections, collector’s vinyl, furniture, old tools, sad looking headless dolls, vintage glasses/plates/clothes, antique furniture, used DVDs, VHS, broken music instruments, Vintage purses, hats, jewelry, toys, old coins and stamps, malfunctioning kitchen aids and all sorts of random things.
So if you are desperate for some decorative items not covered in dust or simply jonesing for some new jewelry, the Alemany Flea Market is the place you want to visit. It is open every week, rain or shine, the entire year – though its is a bit less attractive on the first Sunday of the month, when all of the best dealers tend to go sell at the Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Fair.
Garage Sale days happen on the first Sunday of every month, where non-regular vendors are invited along with the regulars to sell their garage sale items. Not the best flea market, though at least it’s doable in a couple of hours, unlike the Alameda one where you need to make a full day commitment.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Etsy and eBay are likely the best online resources for affordable antiques, but browsing them requires a lot of time and patience.
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