You’ve heard it said, in more ways than one –what’s old is new again. At the markets we see this to be true every weekend. With fashion trends speaking to earlier eras, interior design representing simpler elements and antiques still growing in value, there’s no denying that the treasure hunt is still on the rise.
Open air flea markets give shoppers the opportunity to shop for anything and everything. From a rare silver tea set to a set of LPs, the markets cater to a variety of interests and tastes to remind you of an early era. Whether you feel nostalgic or like you’re learning a history lesson, the markets speak to the history of one the biggest cities in the world.
Although the city is constantly changing, it may not be as different as we thought. Some things have stood the test of time and the way that we relate to these destinations is one of the things that has remained the same.
If there’s one thing that we know for sure it’s that New Yorkers and tourists are still drawn to the open air markets. This side by side photo of the market 30 years ago and the market today is just one piece of evidence in the whole scheme of things.
Present Day photo: a beautiful fall Sunday in NYC in 2015.
Past photo: recaps Chelsea Flea Market on a hot summer day in the late 70s.
The clothing may be different and the merchandise different but essentially, shoppers are at the market doing the same thing; browsing through this treasure trove to see what treasures they can find. Join us this weekend and be a part of history in the making. It’s waiting for you to experience it.