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29 West 25th Street
New York, NY, 10010
United States


Annex Markets, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market at 9th Avenue and West 39th Street and  Chelsea Flea Market on West 25th Street off 6th Avenue, have set the standard for NYC flea and antiques markets, where the fashion éclat, designers, collectors, and top-notch hagglers delight in fine old things, crafts, "makers' market" talent, vintage decorative arts, estate jewelry, vintage clothing, historical ephemera, vinyl records, artwork, prints, and more.


Market Muse: Avant-Garde Fashion

Chelsea Flea Market

What is avant-garde fashion? It is essentially fashion that is a step out of the ordinary or expected; fashion that is beyond its time. Is it possible for vintage fashion to be considered avant-garde? We think so and here’s why:

  1. It’s an inspiration to modern fashion and future designs. In order to get ahead, you must know where you came from. The world of fashion is no different. It sets a precedent for what designers create today.
  2. It reminds us of our roots. It was once considered normal for the average household to have a sewing machine to make clothing. Vintage clothing echoes this practice with its delicate stitching and tailored fit.
  3. It speaks of political & cultural movements. One of the reasons we love vintage clothing so much is that each decade is so iconic and original. Changes in fashion reflected the changes in time.

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