Flea Markets and Antiques

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Antique World Marketplace

Second Chic

Moda Vintage

In this city, shopping for vintage is a gold mine! From the $1 bins at Antique World to the trays upon trays of vintage jewelry at Moda Vintage, Buffalonians know how to score major deals when it comes to ‘pre-loved.’

Perhaps this thrill intrigues you? This isn’t just a walk in the park; this is a GAME ON type of shopping experience that is either a solo gig or with your closest friends. There’s a strategy for hunting down those one-of-a-kind prizes; here are the secret places to shop for the best finds.

Your first early morning stop should be Antique World, which is located in Clarence. Filled with hundreds of vendors on any given weekend, there is an outdoor and indoor market. This is by far one of the best places to shop for vintage finds. The outdoor flea is open Saturday and Sundays; out of the two, Sundays are your best bet. There’s nothing like arriving nice and early with a hot cup of coffee while you scope out the grounds.

While shopping in the Elmwood Village during the summer months, stop by The Peddler flea market on Saturdays, located on the corner of West Ferry and Elmwood Avenue. A few blocks away, Second Chic is a major score when it comes to consignment and thrift finds. Next, head to the Lexington Co-op for lunch; it’s a great place for people watching.

Just minutes away from Elmwood, Hertel Avenue is known for their thrift and antique shops. Obsessed with jewelry? Moda Vintage is your cool grandmother’s closet times 10. Moda has every kind of jewelry you could ever imagine, mixed with vintage clothing, furniture, home decor and cool art. Did we mention her prices are “Buffalo” prices? (This equals amazing) You will also find Second Chic’s second location and Buffalo Antiques.

Your last stop is Miss Josie’s Vintage and Antiques in Kenmore, which will surely give you that indefinable thrill that comes from uncovering that perfect baby blue 60s cape in mint condition. This is a must shop vintage hotspot!

Happy hunting.

— Erin Habes