This flea market has almost 250 vendors of vintage clothes, jewelry, housewares and more, attracts as many as 5,000 people in a single day, and benefits programs at its host site, Fairfax High School. This is a place to see, be seen, and snag a tremendous deal on a quirky thing you’d forgotten you can’t live without.
A testing ground for youthful street fashion in Los Angeles, the Trading Post is a magnet for teenagers and early 20-somethings wearing style mash-ups of the 1940s through the 1990s, accented with dashes of the present. You’ll also find some serious antique collectors here, scouting a steal on the occasional overlooked treasure. The Post also features the performances of local musicians and works by local artists, providing a fun and inexpensive way to see what’s percolating on the city’s cultural scene.