8 Amazing Flea Markets In Northern California You Absolutely Have To Visit
By Jill S.|Updated on February 23, 2023(Originally published February 19, 2023)
Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best things in life are free, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a whole bunch of fun to shop second-hand. If you live in Northern California, then you know what I mean. Thrifting or shopping at flea markets and outdoor bazaars is a time-honored tradition, and you never know just what knick-knack or paddy whack you might find! Luckily for us, there are quite a few fun flea markets to explore. Here are some of the best flea markets in Northern California.
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What are some of the most unique places for shopping in Northern California?
Northern California does not come up short when it comes to unique places for shopping. Some places to check out include:
If you’re a crafter living in NorCal, then you must head to the largest bead store in the area. Located in Redding, The Beadman has just about every type of bead you can think of along with jewelry-making supplies and gifts made by local artists. There’s no other store quite like this!
If you love bargains, then you’ll love Pop’s Bargain Outlet in Turlock where you can find hundreds of items at...bargain prices! There are plenty of grocery items as well as manufacturer overstock items. Check back often because the stock is always changing.
What are the best thrift stores in Northern California?
It's not easy to narrow down to the best thrift stores in Northern California, but some that are definitely worth checking out include:
Thrift Town in Sacramento has an incredible selection of secondhand items that are neatly organized throughout the store. The workers here are also quite helpful, so if you’re looking for something specific and can’t find it, just ask!
Tailwaggers Thrift Store in Eureka supports the Sequoia Humane Society so you are supporting a good cause when you shop here. With two locations in town, there are plenty of one-of-a-kind items to choose from.
What are the best antique shops in Northern California?
If you enjoy antiquing, then you'll want to check out some of the best antique shops in Northern California.
Plan a day trip to Redding which has numerous antique shops just waiting to be explored!
Located in Santa Rosa’s Historic Railroad Square, Whistlestop Antiques is home to two levels of antique treasures as well as a jewelry shop, art studio, and book store. It’s a wonderful place to spend some time.