In order to continue with the previous authors’ efforts at We Design LA, I thought I would give an update on the ‘So Cal Weekend Adventures’. I’ve been wanting to write about my trip to the Melrose Trading Post a couple weeks back, but I never found the right opportunity. I have never really been a huge fan of ‘thrift-ing’, but a friend of mine persuaded me in accompanying her to the Melrose Trading Post. For those of you who have not heard much about this well-known flea market, here’s the story behind the trend:
The Melrose Trading Post flea market is powered by a vital partnership between the Greenway Arts Alliance and the Fairfax High School Community. By creating a marketplace for the community, Greenway Arts Alliance has created a renewable resource for the Fairfax High School community. Along with being a leader in public high school fundraising, Greenway established Friends of Fairfax to allocate the incoming funds and to create the critical element to make this fundraising model work: community involvement. Committees have been formed to ensure a broader voice and enhanced ownership of the projects and needs funded by Greenway’s Melrose Trading Post.
Welcome to the hipster’s paradise! If you’re the type who enjoys rummaging through a wide range of vintage clothes, home decor, designer goodies and accessories, then this is definitely your next Sunday hot spot. Even though parking is usually a struggle, the flea market is open every Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Especially for first timers and novice shoppers like myself, you’ll find yourself immersed in the unique atmosphere of the flea market. Some may call it as a place of old stuff piled up everywhere, but once you look past the somewhat organized chaos, it’s a really interesting experience that you can enjoy with your friends and family. There’s also a small food court, and refreshments where shoppers or non-shoppers alike can relax and enjoy the music from a live band.
If you’re interested, go onto their website for a $1 off admission coupon and make sure you bring enough cash, because finding these gems can be quite pricey!