Sunshine or rain, there’s always that desire to hit a flea market. And in South Florida, there are good places to dig for the unexpected. Merchandise ranges from clothing, furniture, accessories for the house, records and rusty wrought iron gardening tools, but that’s not all. If you are only looking for fresh market produce, bounce houses and food trucks to keep yourself entertained, the list of these best flea markets in South Florida will not disappoint.
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Redland Market Village Bargain Town
24420 S. Dixie Highway
Princeton, FL 33030
You know that you are almost on your way to Key Largo when you can get lost through orchids, palms, avocados and nopals (or cactus ears), indulge in Mexican delicacies and find nearly $1 store deals. If you were to describe this market in a few words, those would be the chosen words. However, when you find yourself perusing the aisles, the whole day will not seem like enough time. Being familiar with some Spanish at this market is a plus.
Festival Flea Market Mall
2900 W. Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33073
The dream of every collector and shopper is a flea market that’s open seven days a week, and here you have found it. Besides extremely cheap jewelry and low-priced basic clothing, the antique mall and food court bring you back to your childhood. Find produce, school supplies, clothing, perfume and more at this expansive mall that will likely leave change in your pocket after the day’s shopping excursion.
U.S. 1 Discount Mall
18901 S. Dixie Highway
Cutler Bay, FL 33157
At times, you just need a huge indoor place to do your bargain shopping, and when you find a place that offers 200 vendors and air conditioning, you cannot resist. One day will not be enough time to see all that this mall has in store. From designer jewelry to cellular accessories, you will find more than you can possibly need at bargain prices while you send the rest of the family to the nearby Zoo Miami to give yourself a little alone time.
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3291 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Aficionados call it the biggest South Florida attraction behind Disney. There really aren’t many excuses not to land on its premises at least once in your life. The Swap Shop is open seven days a week and offers the unexpected from fresh-cut flowers to socks, stocks of designer perfumes and quinceanera accessories and dresses.
Opa Locka and Hialeah Flea Market
12705 N.W. 42nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33054
Located in the heart of a more Hispanic and Latin part of Miami, the Opa Locka and Hialeah Flea Market offers an incredibly vast array of products. You can find everything from merchandise for kids and adults, incense, ceramics, flowers, jewelry, electronics, linens, pet supplies and shoes. In other words, the variety of objects will draw you in and never let you go. One trip will have you making excuses to return to explore another department.
A resident of South Beach for 16 years, Francesca Belluomini has long been an iconic presence on the local nightlife scene. Raised and educated in Tuscany, Italy, she has also lived in two fashion capitols, Milan and London. She writes about all fashions in Miami. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.