Where: No fixed venue
Upcoming date: September 2009
Frequency: Three times a year
Number of stalls: 36 to 50 stalls, depending on venue
What to expect: Local labels such as Baylene, local jewellery brands such as Eighteen Fifty, online retailers such as Killerheels and Little Odd Forest that sell handcrafted accessories, vintage retailers Dustbunny Vintage and Granny’s Day Out, and even a booth for Noah’s Ark Cares, an animal sanctuary based in Johor Bahru.
Good for: Special promotions for Fashbash members, such as discounts at selected stalls and two-for-one packages at Fitness First.
Past finds: Prada heels for $120, Hermes scarves at $5 and a Miu Miu bag at $400. -Female Magazine
Get a copy of the June issue of Female to read about the hottest flea markets in town, or log on to www.femalemag.sph.com.sg for more stories.
More Flea markets around Singapore
The Indie Eclec-tric Flea Market
Where: Home Club (The Riverwalk)
Upcoming date: 23 May 2009, Saturday.
Time: 2 pm - 10 pm
What to expect: If you're not looking for branded goods like Prada or Hermes this is the flea for you. It has more student-friendly prices, expect clothes to drop down to a third of it's original price. Topshop dresses can drop to less than $10. Expect a mass of accessories, so if you're a bracelet or earring junkie, this is the perfect flea for you.
hint: If you stay long enough, most vendors start slashing their prices closer to the end of the flea, most items drop to single digit prices.
Specials: Stay fueled with the killer drink prices!
Prices applicable during event hours only.
soft Drinks - $3 / beer - $6 / housepour - $6
Changi Village Flea Market
Where: In front of Block 5, Changi Village
When: Every Saturday
Time: 5 to 10.30pm
What to expect: There are a variety of items at this flea, clothes from blog shops, LV wallets for $12 and even movie posters. Changi Village Flea Market is for the eccentric shopper. But sadly, you'll have to dig deep into your pockets for some of the rare items there. You could always try to bargain down but don't expect it to go down too much. They sell real antiques. For all the book lovers out there, if you're looking for a certain book not found in Borders or Times there are book sellers who can help you to find hard-to-locate books as well.
past finds: Antique dresser for $80, rare movie posters for $6-9 (that's cheaper than regular stores!) and the occasional branded wallet or purse for less than $20.
Zouk Flea and Easy Market
Where: Zouk, Jiak Kim Street
When: Once every 3 months, on a Sunday
What to expect: Expect to be mingling with fashionistas, young designers, fashionable pet dogs as well! Perfect for all your fashionable needs, the Zouk flea market has over 70 different vendors selling a myriad range of items. Most vendors are young fashionistas themselves digging out of their closets to share their style. Some can be as cheap as $2!
Where: red dot design museum, 28 Maxwell Road
When: Every Sunday from 11am to 7pm
What to expect: Maad stands for Market of Artists and Designers, so expect one of a kind items, hand-made jewellery to paintings. Come and support the creative souls of Singapore. Clothes can be found to, but like most of the items sold, they are hand-made by the designers themselves. Not only is it a flea market, it showcases work done by various artists in Singapore.
More info: Head to http://www.maad.sg/about.htm for more information
Sungei Road Thieves Market
Where: Jalan Basar near Bugis MRT station
Timing: 1pm to 7pm
What to expect: Everything. One of the longest running flea markets around, Sungei Road sells literally everything. From wigs, to car radios. If you look hard, you might be able to find pepper spray and a few other wacky items. Up to 500 vendors pepper Sugei Road offering the best prices on their goods.
Tanglin Mall Bazaar
Where: Walkway in front of Tanglin Mall, Tanglin Road
When: Every first and third Saturday of the month
Time: 3pm to 11pm
What to expect: One of the more interesting flea markets, it sells everything you don't need and some items might have a little treasure hidden inside. CDs, books, clothes, the bazaar is famous for its bargains.