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.
Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors in Seaside, Florida, advises flea market shoppers to do their homework before they embark on their grand adventure.
"If your list has collectible items, spend some time searching online for the "markings" to look for and specific collections you might have interest in. There are great resources out there with excellent images you can even print and take with you." Powell suggests going to Amazon.com and searching under "antiques and collectibles" to find one of the many antiques guides available.
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