There is a wonderful flea market on in Edinburgh at the end of every month at Out of the Blue. It’s the city’s only flea, so a unique and unusual rake is guaranteed for all thrift-lovers out there.
The space is perfect for bargain hunting; lots of light, under cover, airy and clean. There’s even a lovely little cafe that you can stop off in after all your rummaging is over and done with.
I visited on Saturday to see what things I could spy. I was welcomed by this little sign. The organisers have eclectic tastes!
There was no shortage of telecommunications equipment ripe for the ringing…
I spotted some great travel accessories too… Old suitcases! I was really, really tempted to buy one. But I didn’t in the end because I ran out of money! And now I’m kicking myself for leaving a suitcase behind. Maybe next time?
But the absolute favourite thing I found at the flea market? It hands down goes to this label that I found on a clothes rail. There are too many questions! I think this may be the best label I have ever seen…
And do you want to know what a 1970s New York hand-made millionairess’ dress looks like? I did too. What do you think?
And this is only a small selection of what was there on the day. I’d say that there are around 40 odd stalls to get around. I bought lots of things (for another post!) but I felt I had to wax lyrical about how great the flea market is in general. Everything from clothes to antiques to bric-a-brac to jewellery to accessories to furniture makes an appearance.
Definitely make tracks to the next one if you haven’t been already. Here’s their blog. They have some lovely photos!