Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Long Beach Antique Market - Long Beach, CA

Every third Sunday of the month the cool hunters of LA flock to the Long Beach Antique Market at Veterans Stadium in search of treasure. Last Sunday my mother, sister and I joined the hundreds of designers, collectors and hipsters (oh, and 'regular people') in a quest for something unique. 

my mother made a bee-line towards this cape!

There is nothing I enjoy more than being overwhelmed by "stuff" everywhere I look! Why is it so fun to lug heavy bags filled with new things I don't have room for, while my feet and back ache?  

1) Everything Looks Better In Groups:


2) The Oddities:

body parts
dolls on Elvis-style furniture

3) Stylish People:

cowhide backpack 
double mustache
futuristic wedgies
"Rosie The Riveter"-style headscarf
modern-day Southwest Cowboy/Cowgirl
messenger bags
orange hair
Countryfied Urbanites 

my sister

Really regretting not taking the photo of Diane Keaton in her Annie Hall Time Travel outfit... Unfortunately I only enjoy imposing on non-celebrities!

I know this post has been a long time coming but I hope some of these images provided a little inspiration for the day! I promise to do a better job balancing work/life/pilates in the future so we can keep in touch...

For posts on vintage hunting around the city check out this post, this, and this post.


Sanna said...

oh wow, thanks for the tip. So wanna go there in June. And thanks for all the tips I can get on your blog. Can´t wait to be in LA soon. :)
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

You're back! Good to see you show up in my google reader - I know I keep saying this but one day I WILL make the trek out west & go to these fleas! Xo Ayns.

Anouka said...

I would love to shop there!!


Olivia Langlois said...

Thank's for your visit in my blog -(I don't speak english very well)
Beautiful pictures, love love love !

Olivia Langlois said...

Thank's for your visit in my blog -(I don't speak english very well)
Beautiful pictures, love love love !

Sophie-Marie said...

I absolutely LOVE flee markets! I could spend an entire day there, doing nothing but looking around and taking pictures... Aaah, love them <3


Nico Saich said...

looks like an amazing fair! I wish I could have shopped along with you and bought that white ceramic hand as well as some beads!



Nomadic D. said...

Looks like so much fun! (Those old lights, awesome.) We have the "rastro" here in Madrid, which in theory is like that, but it's really like that market's sadder poorer cousin, ha ha... Still, I do love to go and wander around, great way to spend a sunday morning. Thanks for stopping by and commenting,


Bravoe Runway said...

What an awesome market, and sometimes it is good to take a break :)

Julie / Bound said...

Um, I live in Long Beach...how had I not heard about this until now? Amazing, thanks for the heads-up!

Street Lily said...

this looks awesome!! vintage hunting is the best. as is people watching. although those dolls are creepy... ha


Ka MI said...

Well.. I have to say that out of of the stylish people from this market.. your mother is the most stylish of all to me!!

So nice to get to see pics from sunny California. It is snowing madly here in Milan!

A huge kiss. xx


Queen B said...

Fantastic day! The people were as interesting as the booths!

Stassi said...

Fabulous. Curious, are you a fashion blogger or a fashion writer?

Ann said...

I love going to flea markets and antique shops because there are so many unexpected treasures and most of the time at such low prices.

Oh I love your shoes by the way,
perfect for the day's activity.

Oh but those body parts and some of the dolls creep me out.

Federica Di Silvestro said...

Wow !! you have had a funny day! Nice pics ..., great your mother's cardigan and the blue chairs!!
Follow me that i'll following you
Kisses from Rome Federica

Fabrizia said...

Such a cool market, look at it!
Come back soon to visit me on Cosa Mi Metto???
Win your favorite pair of Lety sneakers!!

Peet said...

This look so cool!! I wish we had something like it here as well... I'm coming to the States in summer so your blog will be helpful when I'll be making plans what to see in LA. Bookmarked.;)

Ola said...

you can really find here everything!

Angela said...

Hi! Wow! realy great market!!!!
Like this place!!!

Angela Donava

sophie said...

love flea markets!
so many interesting things!

Annalisa Masella said...

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Constance said...

you're making me miss California so much!!!


Cari-Jane Hakes said...

that looks like MY kind of market! So many wonderful things - the old lights caught my attention.

thepinkmateproject said...

Wow! These are fabulous! Would love to attend those kinds of market! Would probably go crazy! Haha!

Ka MI said...

Hi there honey!

What's new in LA area?? Please update us!

Hello from Milan. x

2013 Hairstyles said...

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Camille Juras said...

Yeah! So nice to have you back! Amazing report as always.. So cool to see Barrymore's house (yes, I am a bit of a gossip girl.. very ashamed of it tough).

A big big kiss from London!


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