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Ria Dutta Sep 09 2015

Which are the best flea markets around the world?

Etti Bali Sep 09 2015
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Retail therapy is the best therapy! Don’t believe us? Ask any girl and we bet she will go crazy after getting to know about the best flea markets in the world! We have eased your worries so that you can have a pocket-friendly shopping spree.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

From Ottoman era souvenirs to exotic spices, you will find everything at the Grand Bazaar. The labyrinthine gateways have around 5,000 shops which offer one of the best shopping experiences in the world. The bazaar also makes for great photo-ops, so don’t forget your camera.

Insider Tip: Brush up your bargaining skills to grab the best deals!

Camden Lock Market, London

A hip and trendy flea market in Camden Town, it is visited by an approximated 100,000 visitors every weekend! Formerly a timber yard, Camden Market is now the cultural and creative heart of London. From pop prints to classic films, rare books to handcrafted jewellery, the market has it all.

Insider Tip: The street food from Global Food Kitchen is unrivalled!

El Rastro, Madrid

An open air flea market in the city of Madrid, El Rastro is held on Sundays and every public holiday in the city. Spend a morning amidst the bustling lanes, and once you are exhausted from all the shopping, head over to La Latina for the best tapas and beers in town.

Insider Tip: The side streets are where you will find “real treasure”!

Anjuna Flea Market, Goa

A popular haunt with locals and tourists alike, Anjuna Flea Market is truly a souvenir market. The market opens every Wednesday and here, you will find everything from Tibetan sculptures to Kashmiri jewellery, Gujarati sarees to Kerala spices!

Insider Tip: Take a break and enjoy the beautiful sunset at Anjuna Beach!

Monastiraki, Athens

Monastiraki is just like a regular market, except that it comes alive on Sundays when you will find every Athenian either buying or selling stuff! Apart from vintage collectibles, the place is a hub for Middle Eastern and Mediterranean treasures, making it one of the best flea markets.

Insider Tip: Keep an eye out for reals and fakes!

St. Ouen, Paris

One of the largest, and most popular flea markets in Paris, St. Ouen is a treasure chest with over 2,500 stalls full of antiquities and vintage stuff. It is open on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, with unending rows of funky jewellery, home decor items and collectibles!

Insider Tip: Reach there early to avoid the serious rush this market gets!

Flohmarkt im Mauerpark, Berlin

A newbie on Berlin’s flea market circuit, Flohmarkt im Mauerpark is famous for handmade artifacts and vintage goodies. This treasure trove in East Berlin is a good place to find unusual holiday presents as well! Open on Sundays, here you will find many locals fishing for bargains and best deals.

Insider Tip: Sit back and enjoy live musical performances!

Colaba Causeway, Mumbai

A colourful confluence of old and new, classic and trendy, Colaba Causeway is the place where you will find almost everything! The market brings back the charm of India’s colonial past, with colonnaded buildings and old cafes.

Insider Tip: Drop in at one of the Irani cafes for a treat of bun maska and cutting chai

By Karan Patil, Flickr

Feria de San Telmo, Buenos Aires

A must-visit on any traveller’s Buenos Aires itinerary, Feria de San Telmo is brimming with antiques and artisans, tango and orchestra, and cafes and bars! The Sunday market has 270 booths selling everything from stamps and coins to vintage movie posters.

Insider Tip: The market closes at 5 PM, so wake up early to get only the best!

By Ann Lui, Flickr

With bags full of souvenirs and a heart full of memories, make sure your globetrotting experiences are never dull, especially after shopping at the best flea markets!

Ria Dutta Sep 09 2015
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