Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hell's Kitchen and The Garage Flea Markets

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market on West 39th Street between 9th and 10th Aves. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm.

After awhile the heat from the sun got unbearable.

We really wanted to buy the painting of this woman but it was above our budget.

From the Hell's Kitchen flea market, we walked down to West 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues to The Garage flea market, also open Saturdays and Sunday from 9 am to 5 PM. We walk a lot on weekends.

The flea market is on two floors of this garage. It's a great use of space and we were happy to be hiding out from the sun. Two floors of old books, posters, furniture, clothes, tons and tons of costume jewelry (definitely have not seen more knick knack jewelry in my life). Even Billy's Antiques and Props were selling a few of their things here.

We were able to get some really cheap books ($2 and $5) and some affordable jewelry ($5 and $8). But a lot of their artwork was surprisingly expensive.

The street where The Garage is located also has several antique shops, a very expensive designer fashion consignment shop (carrying $800 dresses), and a quilt store (that offers quilt making lessons!). At the end of the day we came home with some great and unique things that didn't hurt our bank accounts.