Los Angeles is famous for its flea markets – the Rose Bowl, Pasadena City College and Long Beach to name just three of many greats, so when Topanga Vintage Market became the newest flea market on the block in April 2012 we were happily surprised by the big welcome we got from local press like LA Daily News and The Acorn and from venerable local antiques publications like Frank Donadee’s Collector, Today’s Vintage, the Collector’s Calendar from RG Canning, and the West Coast Peddler. We’ve since been lauded as one of Southern California’s top sources for vintage by Architectural Digest, Angeleno, California Home+Design, and even in Huffington Post and The LA Times.
We’ve also caught the attention of LA Racked, LAist, LA Weekly and ChicMe as a great spot for vintage fashion, and by local reporters as a hot spot to bring a date! You just never know what you’ll find at the flea, or what someone is going to write about it.
Designer Ingrid Weir shows Topanga Flea some love in the LA Times
Weir is an Australian designer working in LA and the LA Times covered her remodel of Charlie Chaplin’s bungalow for fellow Aussie filmmakers. Check out the photo of Hedy Lamarr she scored at Topanga Vintage Market, and her thoughts on LA flea markets (“best in the world”) and nostalgia in design.
Bargain Hunter Recommends Topanga Vintage, of course!
The Los Angeles Daily News Bargain Hunter, Sandra Barrera, loves Topanga Vintage Market for its deals on vintage, antique and artisan goods, and for its ability to inspire unique home decor. This is one of several pieces the Daily News has run on our flea market, we are proud to say!
Come on down to Pierce College on the 4th Sunday of the month and see what cool, unique, quality vintage and antiques you can pick up for a great price. With over 180 sellers, we have everything from furniture to clothing, toys to tools, and tons of stuff you never even heard of. While some rare antiques and collectibles sell for thousands of dollars, most vintage and artisan goods are very affordable, retain their original value better, and are built to last.
Plus, shopping at a flea market is an adventure in itself. The day is full of history, beauty, surprises and the great outdoors. Interacting with vintage sellers is also a very different experience from the retail experience at the mall. These are passionate, knowledgeable people doing what they love. Every item has a story to go with it, if you have the time. So plan on at least a couple of hours. Eat at one or two of the fun, delicious food trucks on site and sit back and enjoy some live music.
LA’s 4th Sunday Flea! Summer Hours 8am-2pm June through September. 8am to 3pm Oct through May. Over 180 of LA’s top vintage vendors, plus artisans, music & food trucks! Pierce College, Mason entrance at Victory Blvd at Mason Ave. Woodland Hills CA 91306 Directions: DeSoto exit north off 101 Fwy; Rt on Victory, Rt. on Mason $3 admission, kids under 12 are free, parking is free, no pets please!
As we grow we are being noticed by more national media, and we couldn’t be happier to be included in Architectural Digest’s list of 12 best flea markets for design lovers! Topanga Vintage Market has long been recommended as a source for vintage, antiques and local artisan goods for the Los Angeles Design Community, but being in AD Feels Like Being All Grown Up!
We think this shout out from one of America’s most respected architecture and design publications is truly a recognition of the dedicated vendors we are so happy to host at our show. Many of the vintage and antiques dealers at Topanga Vintage have been in the business for decades, some for generations, and their knowledge is encyclopedic. Shopping with them provides valuable advice and history as well as quality goods that will last and hold their value much better than the latest trends offered at most modern retailers. We are so amazed by the number of great sellers in the thriving antique markets of Los Angeles, and we are very proud to be recognized as one of the best by one of the best.
We have long been of the opinion that flea markets make a great place for dating, whether it be the first date or the 100th, there’s always new things to discover and discuss and always lots of perfect, one of a kind gifts to sweeten the experience.
Well, now we’ve been backed up in print by LA culture writer Liz Ohanesian. To read her list of hot LA dates that don’t include dinner or a movie click right here.
The guide “Fun Things To Do” has chosen Topanga Vintage Market as one of the 10 best flea markets in California, right up there with the Rose Bowl Flea Market, Alameda Pointe Antiques Fair, Melrose Trading Place and Long Beach Antiques Fair. That’s pretty big company, but we believe they’re right on.