We found row upon row of all kinds of fun treasures: jewelry, clothing, furniture, paintings, artwork, books, handmade goods, garden items and more. Items range from brand new to gently used to antique, something for every budget. There was even a food court! We had just come from brunch at Grub Restaurant so weren’t hungry. But I did score a beautiful framed watercolor painting of a field of sunflowers, priced at $15. The frame alone was worth more than $15! Before I could ask if it was mis-marked, I said I would buy it. My friends also scored a few treasures for previously mentioned college apartment. Even if you don’t spend a dime at the flea market, perusing the more than 250 vendor booths will give you endless hours of entertainment value for a mere $3.
Shopping at the Melrose Trading Post
By: Trish Procetto||Posted in: Blog
If you are looking for something fun and inexpensive to do on a Sunday morning, head on over to the Melrose Trading Post. The Fairfax High School parking lot at the corner of Melrose and Fairfax Avenue becomes a giant flea market every Sunday, rain or shine, from 9am to 5pm. For 15 years, the market has been a fundraiser for Fairfax High School art students, and in 2013 they raised their admission price by a dollar, now charging a $3 per person entry fee. I recently had friends in town who were shopping for a college student’s apartment so I suggested the MTP even though I’d never been before. Did we ever hit the jackpot!