Melrose Trading Post by Golda

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Hi everyone, sorry for the less frequent updates but we’ve been quite busy lately, perhaps because it’s summer? The good thing about summer is that there are plenty of ways to have fun in Los Angeles, so be sure to follow @SurvivingLA for all the latest events on a budget! 033113_melrose_trading_post_15

A few months ago, I visited the Melrose Trading Post, a flea market-type event held every Sunday in West Hollywood at Fairfax High School. It’s a great marketplace full of treasures. If you’re looking for some furniture, clothes, jewelry or perhaps even a unique gift, this is a great place to start. Vendors from all over the city sell everything from records to belts to tools. Most prices are quite affordable as well. There were some pretty awesome painted bulls and figurines when I visited in March. I also especially liked the lampshades with designs and photographs: they would make a great talking point in any home! I ended up purchasing a brown belt with rainbow finishings that I am quite pleased with for only $10!

033113_melrose_trading_post_16Quite often, there are accompanying food trucks and music in the marketplace so you can shop, eat and linger in the area all day. When I went, the famous ice cream truck Coolhaus was there and Steven and I got to sample some. Yum!

The market is open from 9am to 5pm, and parking is free on the streets nearby. Please not that there is a small $2 admission fee  The market is held every Sunday rain or shine, so there’s never an excuse to not go! Feel free to check out more of our pictures from The Melrose Trading Post on Facebook our Facebook page and don’t forget to like us! Also like I mentioned before, be sure to follow @SurvivingLA for all the latest cheap events in Los Angeles. Have a great month everyone!

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  1. Nice post, really enjoy the blog (first time commentor (er?)) In your opinion, what do you think is a better strategy for friends who’ve recently made the move to Los Angeles: going to a flea markets such as this one, or craigslisting like a mofo and hunting down the essentials (cookware, furniture, etc.) Keep up the awesome work, guys!

    • Hi Chris, I think that a combination of the two would be best! Make a list of what you are looking for and then visit the market to see if they have anything on your list! Anything else you can find on Craigslist. Also keep in mind that if you’re looking for something really decorative, better to look at the market than Craigslist or Ikea. Hope that helps and thanks for commenting!

      • Truth. You ever try setting up an RSS feed for items that you’re Craigslisting? That way you get all relevant items funneled to your reader, and you don’t have to keep checking back on CL.

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