If bargaining, collectible or bric-a-brac excites you then you have an itch for flea markets. Quirky stalls, colorful wares and hidden treasures in these markets, is what makes them all the more happening. The thrills involved in shopping in flea markets, where treasure hunters can take home the most beautiful antique from the junk or can sort out to find the most unique souvenir for their home. Flea markets are like a sheer mega size event, which attracts shoppers in large scale as they happen weekly or once in a month. But not to worry about we have here curated for you some of the best flea markets from around the world to keep you busy shopping in fleas virtually all year.
Mumbai’s chor bazaar has a fascinating history of that span more than 150 years, this market is situated in the quaint bylanes of a Muslim colony, on Mutton Street, near Mohammad Ali Road in south Mumbai. Is a shoppers paradise, its here you can get the abundance of antiques from old ages, posters of Bollywood films, and what not you can dig out from their rustic shops. If you have an eye for antiques and love decorating your place without going deep on your pocket, then this is the place where you should land. Also, don’t forget to bargain.
Open: Throughout the week, except Friday
Timings: 11 AM to 7:30 PM
Know more about: Mumbai
From Jewelry to kitchenware, it's here you will get everything from antiques to Jane Austen’s first editions. The world’s largest flea market with around 1,000 dealers selling every kind of antique and collectible here, won’t let you go without shopping from here. It’s open all week, but Friday and Saturday are its busiest days. Go early to nab the best deals.
Know more about: England
Marche aux Puce, which translates as the market of fleas is the mother of all market, this 150-year-old market is located north of Paris and has 12 separate markets too, where they have collectible of antiques and junk. Also, running a shipping service, which makes it popular with the interior designers who sends and collects their furniture and stuff. Not just that they also get delivered your products at your doorstep, with charges.
Know more about: Paris
Mauerpark flea market, every Sunday invites flocks of tourists and found packed completely, with mostly locals putting up stalls and selling their stuff, such as bicycles,crockery, trumpery, shoes, toys, old vinyl records, and rummage. It's here you can connect with the local community and ious artists. Furthermore, the flea market at Mauerpark has a grand furniture tent where visitors might find real treasures.
Know more about: Berlin
El Rastro is the most popular open-air flea market in Spain, held every Sunday and on public holidays. El Rastro market features the stalls on two streams, there is a main street dedicated to Market stalls, where you find new clothes shops and the side streets contain the real treasures, from which you can search the best of antiques, collectibles, and handmade items.
Know more about: Madrid
With over 3000 shops, Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the oldest covered markets in the world, so if you want to feel like Aladdin from Arabian nights then visit the Grand Bazaar. Since the 15th century, it has been flocked by tourists and shoppers from around the world. The market features plenty of treasures like spices, pashminas, lamps, carpets, silk clothes, ceramics, and delectable Turkish delights and other sweets in the bazaar.
Know more about: İstanbul