best thrift stores and flea markets of 2010

Over the years, we’ve gotten A LOT of stuff second-hand, from thrift stores, flea-markets, Ebay. It’s a way to get great things MUCH cheaper than retail. (Our most recent purchase: a tag-still-on, in-warranty Eames Soft-Pad Management Chair, for a fraction of what it would cost new.)  We appreciate Apartment Therapy’s national survey of Best Thrift Stores and Flea Markets of 2010.  (It’s also a great last-minute resource for gifts.) A new one for us: Etsy, which has become one of the largest online retailers of vintage goods, with hundreds of thousands of sellers. Select “Vintage” from Categories and hone in on treasures from there, like this Bertoia side chair.

We love this folding circa 1960 camp stool for $26.

2 Responses to best thrift stores and flea markets of 2010

  1. Pamela 12.22.2010 at 3:22pm #

    Oh, the thrill of the find! I’ll give you $27 for that vintage camp stool Sally! Ha.

    I invite you join me in scouring my favorite thrift stores anytime. Until then, happy holidays to The Improvised Life.

  2. Sally 12.24.2010 at 10:46am #

    Anytime, eagle-eyed Pamela!

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