The Best Flea Markets for Home Decor Treasures
Low-cost home decor is easy, especially if you want all the hottest trends without spending a mini-fortune. You can have the home of your dreams and save money at the same time if you secure your treasures at flea markets.
Just keep it all in good taste. Look for the right pieces at the best flea markets around the world. Check out our list and each time you travel, you’ll know where to go to find that perfect piece for your home.
Flea markets, a world of hidden treasures
Traveling through flea markets all over Europe is the best kept secret of big interior designers. They find gems and use them in their projects to create a perfectly chic style.
Today, we want to show you the best flea markets, where they are and what you can find there. Is your suitcase packed?
El Rastro, Madrid
El Rastro is a must for any visitor touring Madrid. Not only is it brimming with treasures, but it also boasts a great atmosphere promising fried squid sandwiches and beer to enjoy every Sunday.
At the El Rastro flea market, you can expect to find plenty of antiques with a mid-century modern feel at great prices. If there’s a piece out there that can bring back the feeling of being at grandma’s, it’s here!
Els Encants, Barcelona
In 2013, Fermín Vázquez Architects headed a renovation project of Els Encants, unveiling a new life and artistic presence with its show-stopper mirror ceiling. Els Encants has several floors full of stores and treasures.
Enjoy a stroll at Els Encants, nice and slow. Take your time to look around and finally find the piece you were always looking for.
Portobello Market, London
You’ll find yourself at a very famous, and very charming, place on the legendary Portobello Road. You’ve probably seen it already in many movies, like the classic romcom Notting Hill.
However, because it’s famous you’ll find higher price tags here. But don’t let that stop you from wandering up and down the streets, especially on Saturdays when it’s full of life.
Flohmarkt am Naschmarkt, Vienna
The Flohmarkt am Naschmarkt is one of the biggest flea markets in all of Europe. You’ll find more than 400 stalls that come together every month alongside the maschmarket flea market.
If you’re in town, don’t miss out. It’s one of the biggest and oldest flea markets in the world. You can stumble across valuable finds or antique artisan furniture.
Feira da Vandoma, Porto
Every Saturday morning the Fontainhas Viewpoint fills up with interesting trinkets that won’t break the bank. Enjoy even lower prices during the market’s last hours.
Berlin is a dreamland for any decor lover; it has one of the most famous flea markets in all of Europe.
However, its big name has turned it into a more pricier flea market than the others on our list. In any case, if you’re looking for something really special, look no further than Mauerpark. After shopping, check out the Bearpit Karaoke. Enjoy a drink and hear locals sing their choice tunes. Good times are guaranteed!
Vintage Market, Stockholm
Between May and September, Stockholm opens the doors to its Vintage Market; it’s a wonderful destination for anyone who loves Scandinavian decor.
During those months, people come out every Sunday to sell furniture pieces or anything they want to let go of (Marie Kondo would approve). Considering how fine Scandinavian decor is, you can only imagine all the pretty things you could find there. The Vintage Market is a wonderful initiative that really couldn’t come from anyone else but the Swedes and their love for well-made things. So, are you ready to go?
These are only a handful of the best flea markets for home decor accessories in Europe. As you can imagine, there are many more. Have you ever found a treasure in a flea market? We want to hear all about it.