*Note: This flea market is no longer in operation*

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I recently reviewed Brooklyn Flea at the Fort Green location in Brooklyn New York, so thought it was only fair that I also took a look at the newly opened Philly location.

Brooklyn Flea Philadelphia Details & Location

Brooklyn Flea Philly Vendors with clothing and accessories

Quick Facts

  • 75 Vendors
  • Both Goods & Food
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm
  • Setting: The Piazza (open air)
  • Dates: Thru November
  • Location: 1050 North Hancock St, Philly
  • Official Site – Brooklyn Fair

The flea market is located in Norther Liberties area of Philadelphia. This is a really cool part of the city to the north east of center city, it has been really up and coming the past few years. The area has a really eclectic mix of students, young professionals, hipsters, and funky people.

 


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For Men Into Vintage Shopping & Fashion

As a new location and being only half the vendors of the New York version, I was not expecting too much. And to be honest that’s what I got, well less than that, there was basically nothing that was tailored towards men (opposed to the handful of good stores found in New York).

For the few vendors that were there with clothing, most had only clothing for women. Knowing the area quiet will, one would have more luck at some of the better thrift stores located in Norther Liberties, Fish Town, and throughout the city.

Is It Worth Going To The Philly Brooklyn Flea Market?

If you’re looking for men’s vintage and retro clothes, NO! I would recommend First Friday in Old City (especially on 3rd Street) for that, or seek out the aforementioned thrift treasures.

With that being said however, it’s was still a cool place (even if it was rather light on foot traffic, that day I went at least). If you’re looking for vintage items like furniture, odds & ends, women’s clothes, and a cool place to grab some food then this market is for you. As I said for the New York Brooklyn fair it makes a good afternoon with friends, on your own, or on a date.

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Lastly, it is easy to get to on the Market-Frankford Line, so pretty low friction to get to if you don’t have a car.

Some Pictures Of The Philly Flea

Vendors at Philly Flea Market

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Vintage at Philadelpha Flea People Shopping At Philadelphia Street Market

 

DJ “HA” – Was The Highlight!

The one BIG difference between the two markets was that at the Philly location there was a DJ called “HA”. To be fair he had an amazing set of cool and classic tunes spinning. That really added to the afternoon, or it could have been pretty quiet.

Final Thoughts

Good afternoon out to see some cool funky stuff, but don’t expect to have much luck if you’re looking for men’s clothing.

Please comment below with any experiences you may have on the Philly Flea market, or other great places in the city where men can find great vintage clothes.

About the Author:

Paul Anthony is the founder and creative director at Bespoke Unit. He has had a life long affair with design, watches, fragrance and clothing. Originally from England, he now lives in the USA splitting time between NYC & Philly. Favoring “British Style”, but has an overall eclectic taste.

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  1. Bobby September 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    I was a little disappointed with the Philly version of the flea, Brooklyn was so much bigger and had a much cooler vibe. Hopefully it matures over the coming months / years….

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