Foursquare Favorite: The Somerville Flea
Somerville, MA 02144
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“A small but charming flea market with a well curated selection of vintage treasures, repurposed accessories, and sweet treats (including cold brew coffee). Great prices and live music to boot!” says Foursquare user Carrie about the Somerville Flea, a unique flea market find that’s so under-the-radar, it’s rarely frequented by those who prefer the more popular Best Places to Shop In Boston. Flea market-goers recommend the cider donuts and vinyl collections.
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SoWa Open Market
460 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
SoWa Open Market is open on Sundays during six months of the year, from May through October, and it is held outdoors. It features multiple vendors selling items like crafts, artwork, housewares, accessories, ceramics and more. If shopping outside in the fresh air makes you hungry, you can choose fare from one of the many food trucks that line up alongside the outdoor market. In addition, SoWa Open Market offers local farmers the chance to peddle their wares.
SoWa Vintage Market
460 C Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Right next door you’ll find SoWa Vintage Market open every Sunday all year round, and it’s housed indoors. That means Bostonians can shop for vintage flea market finds every weekend, rain or shine. Unlike most typical flea markets, SoWa Vintage Market holds its vendors to very high standards, and only high quality merchandise is permitted. The market requires vendors to feature new merchandise every week to keep shoppers coming back for more.
MIT Flea Market
Albany and Main Streets
Cambridge, MA 02238
This exciting indoor/outdoor flea market is held in the M.I.T. parking lot and parking garage. Check your calendar before you visit, because they are open only every third Sunday of the month from April to October. They have plenty of free parking, and a variety of vendors offers their wide selection of goods to the locals. The MIT Flea Market is spacious enough to comfortably host plenty of vendors and all the shoppers who are looking for deals.
Revere Flea Market
565 Squire Rd
Revere, MA 02151
Revere Flea Market offers the typical flea market experience with rows of vendors selling everything from designer bags to Avon cosmetics. This Saturday and Sunday shopping experience is held outdoors in a private parking lot. Locals who frequent this weekend market favor its low prices and eclectic selection from professional vendors and garage-sale type tables alike. This is also a good opportunity to purchase locally grown produce.
Routes 24 & 44 on South Street
Raynham, MA 02767
This massive flea market is south of Boston, but it’s worth the trip. Raynham Flea is the most successful flea market in the Greater Boston area for good reason. In addition to an enormous parking lot packed with vendors, this market has a 60,000 square foot indoor space equally jam-packed with collectibles, books, electronics, antiques, clothing, accessories and everything else you can possibly imagine along with plenty of surprises. They are open every Sunday throughout the year with the exception of Easter. They are also open on Saturdays from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Tracey Parece is a bibliophile, audiophile, writer and photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. She loves slow-moving turtles, real sugar and the works of William Shakespeare. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.