Boston August 13, 2017
6 Must-Visit Flea Markets In Boston Where You’ll Find Awesome Stuff
Flea markets are filled with items begging to be rehomed, upcycled, and loved. All of that potential makes me giddy with excitement. It’s a safe bet that anything you buy here will be unique and, with some well-chosen purchases, you can actually turn your Pinterest inspiration boards into reality. The best part? The reasonable prices. Here are 6 flea markets in Boston where you can unearth your next treasure.
1. Somerville Flea, 52 Holland Avenue, Somerville (cross street Buena Vista Road)
This market in Davis Square is a veritable treasure trove of funky furniture, vintage clothing, and jewelry. You can even find fresh produce! Live musical performances form a great soundtrack to your shopping experience. Visit
for the musical line-up. The flea market is held on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (mid-June through mid-October).
2. MIT Flea Market, Albany and Main Streets in Cambridge
This is not your average flea market. Various MIT societies, along with a Harvard society, unite at Swapfest to buy, sell, or trade anything to do with radios, computers, or electronics… because you never know when you’ll need whatever the heck this is! These tech enthusiasts get together on the third Sunday of the month, between April and October. Swapfest opens at 9:00 a.m. and there is a nominal admission fee.
3. SoWa Open Market, 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston
This large market attracts thousands of visitors each weekend. Expect to find handmade decorative items, art, and jewelry. It incorporates a farmers market so you can load up on goodies for the week ahead. Feeling peckish while you’re browsing? Grab a bite at one of the herd of food trucks that congregate here. SoWa even has an outdoor beer garden! The market operates Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from the end of April through the end of October.
4. SoWa Vintage Market, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston
Even in winter, you can still get your flea market fix at SoWa Vintage Market.
Regardless of the weather, you can sift through antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, and more at this indoor venue. Stop by any Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. From the end of April through the end of October, the market is also open on Saturdays, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Oh, and this place is dog friendly. Awww!
5. Lynnway Mart Indoor Mall and Flea Market, 810 Lynnway, Lynn
If scoring a bargain is your main objective, head to this flea market in Lynn. The indoor portion is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and Sunday until 6:00 p.m. The outdoor section is only open on the weekends. The market is particularly strong on affordable bridal and formalwear, but you’ll find budget-friendly jewelry and home items as well.
6. Cambridge Antique Market, 201 Monsignor O’Brien Highway, Cambridge
Flea market and consignment store converge into a wonderful space crammed with more than 150 dealers spread over five floors. Pick up everything from good silver to lighting fixtures! You may never want to emerge from this picker’s wonderland, which is open Tuesday through Sunday between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
What’s your favorite Boston-area flea market or place to score a bargain? Are you willing to travel for your flea market fix?
Nothing compares to Brimfield, and I also have a soft spot for Oldie’s Marketplace in Newburyport. If you’re up for a drive, you may want to check out
these incredible flea markets that are scattered across the entire state.