Wednesday, September 21, 2011

alemany flea market


I recently wrote a story for Refinery29 on my favorite flea markets in the Bay Area (you can read it here) and in the process I took waaay too many photos. These ones are from the Alemany Flea Market, a junker's paradise with a bit of beautiful vintage hidden here and there. That day I bought the dreamiest 1960's lace party dress, a funny basket purse, and a few tiny perfume bottles. These are all the treasures that caught my eye...



That cat box is still haunting me... it was only $5 but I didn't have any room for it in my apartment!

My chilly-SF-summer outfit: vintage top and cardigan, Anthropologie skirt, Chie Mihara boots.











A fellow Ashley on the right... too cute in a vintage purple hat.

I bought that lace dress! How could I possibly resist?!









My new goofy basket purse, $8 well spent if you ask me.




22 comments:

Jo said...

Wow wow wow! What a truly amazing (and inspiring!) flea market! I wouldn't have been able to resist the golden horse! <3

x
Lost in the Haze

Skinny Loving said...

I love your outfit in this! All the autumn colours are so pretty :)

Fiona

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

O_O all those cameras and lenses!!
Your outfit makes me happy for some reason :D Must be your new straw bag, so cute!
Ale
x

Emily Rose said...

SEVENTH PHOTO DOWN! there is one of those avon elephant cologne bottles just like i have!! cool man. and this place looks awesome. wish i could gooo.

Sleepy Darlings said...

I was gonna say, i hope you bought that lacey dress!!

and those doll heads are priceless, really. i cant believe someone is selling them.

www.christijay.com

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

if theres creepy dolls, im there ;)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Ashley said...

Such truly amazing and bizarre finds! Also, I love the proportions and colors of your outfit.

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

ah i know ashley!

Lydia said...

this looks like flea market heaven. GAHHHHHH.

Kailey said...

Oohh my goodness - what a stunning post! What gorgeous photos and subjects *___* This post definitely makes me want to go find some flea markets nearby!

Kailey @ Mermaidens

hannah, heart city said...

i really want to go to this. amazing stuff. that cat box- NEED it!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

your new lace dress could very well be the fuller silhouetted, lighter shade of caramel of my new lace dress. me thinks we need to go somewhere fancy soon; clad in lace, of course!

gabrielle said...

flea markets are magical. i hope you didnt touch that vibrasage, it looks filthy, ifyouknowwhatimean.

xxoo
www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

christinamm said...

I love all the slightly creepy, yet beautiful treasures - especially the "I will hold the teabag" dishes! Nice job with the photos!

Akvilina said...

Holly camera madness!! Never seen anything like in that photo! Are any of them still functioning? Oh, I would just faint in front of it!!!

Manding. said...

so much fun. is it better than rose bowl, in your honestly opinion? also, loving how the lace scallops... great find! i wouldn't be able to resist either ! :)

ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

Teddi said...

oh, your skirt, your whole outfit, oh the antique jewelry, & your friend's all dressed fabulously!

http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/

Jenni said...

I wish I was there! So many amazing finds on each table (especially that kitty box!) I know I would have dropped a lot of money at that flea market. I can't get over that table with all of the camera equipment! I think my heart sank to my stomach. I want to pick through it all!

kittenhood said...

this flea market looks amazing, I wish we had something even remotely similar here! the cat box is awesome, I can see why it's haunting you!

Meanz (Koi Story) said...

So jealous! I want to go to this!

little lyzi said...

You go to so many amazing places! x

Kelly Lauren said...

ohhhh how I've missed your adorable face! I need to make a trip to the bay area and make a stop at every great flea market, ever! I can't handle all these pictures and not ever going.

Your outfit was adorable and i love all the weird/crazy stuff!