Saving At Melrose Trading Post

4 Mar

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Where is a fun day to spend a Sunday with friend? Melrose Trading Post in Los Angeles on Fairfax and Melrose. Like any flea market, there’s an opportunity to haggle with vendors, some will even broker a deal on a coin flip. So when it comes to savings, anything goes, depending on the day and what we’re looking for. MTP is smaller than the Rose Bowl Flea Market, but the entrance fee is also smaller, 2 bucks! There is plenty to see from art, to furniture, vintage shoes and boots, shorts, clothes, jewelry, etc. While time is needed to sift through it all and a lot of it all may not strike one’s fancy, but one man’s junk is another man’s treasure so if treasure hunting is the name, bargain hunting is the game.

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I walked away with some pretty cool gems. I’m obsessed with midi rings, so I picked up three really cool ones: a claw, a unicorn, and a spike with diamond. I also got a few pendant necklaces and a bracelet at $5 a piece, and a mini black SWAN harmonica on a chain for $20. I also come across and bought a vintage graphic tee for $20 and a set of 3 decorate books that open up to felt-lined storage space for $15 (they usually retail for $40 each) that several people asked me about since they look like the spell book from Charmed, which then made me look like witch in-training, and even more so after buying my biggest and baddest deal: a blue lapis ocean globe with semi-precious gem stones that have been carved into the shape of countries and continents cradled by a gold floor stand and meridian with built in compass. I’ve seen similar desk (not even floor) globes go for over $450 at Brookstone, but since it was nearing the end of the day, we snagged it for $160, $60 less than it’s morning asking price. We left Melrose Trading Post singing, “We’ve got the whole world in our hands, we’ve got the whole world in our hands!”

2 Responses to “Saving At Melrose Trading Post”

  1. Trrishy March 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    OMG I love that camera charm necklace!!!

    • Sarah Frances March 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

      I do too, next time I go, I’ll pick one up for you 🙂

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