Educated Shopper: Flea-Market Smarts
The sheer abundance of a flea market combined with the promise of a good deal can scatter even the most collected of wits. Follow our tips to shop like a pro and bring home a treasure.
When shopping for that beautiful Venetian glass mirror, make sure to drive a vehicle large enough to carry the piece home, or be prepared to pay the shipping costs. Also, bring a tape measure, bubble wrap, or blanket to protect your fabulous find. A lot of reproductions exist, and you can find a fantastic one for less than $1,000, but for the purist (as is the case with many antiques shoppers), you must be willing to pay much more.
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