Moscow flea markets
Visiting Moscow flea markets is more than shopping, more gambling than sport, more cognitive than excursion. Flea market – a rare opportunity to see and purchase products in one place belonging to different eras. Visiting Moscow flea markets is something like going to the museum. Antique furniture, utensils, clothes, books – all is mixed and unpredictable at Flea market. There are people who associate flee markets with banal garbage, but there are those who simply adore them and are ready to spend hours digging in old things in search of artifacts. Moscow flea markets – places where people buy and sell old things, made many years or even centuries ago.
The concept of “flea market” in Moscow came from France, where such events had over than a hundred years of history. The name “flea market” came from the old French proverb: “He who goes to bed with dogs, wakes up in the morning with their fleas”. The meaning of this saying is that evil deeds will certainly lead to undesirable consequences. The “flea market” has one more explanation – at such market you can buy anything – from flee to … whatever. Finally, the name flea market was directly connected with fleas, which were possible to find in moth-eaten and even infested with fleas second-hand clothes, laid out on sale at flea markets. It’s up to you what version to choose, as for me I prefer the French proverb.
Where are the flea markets in Moscow and Moscow region? The largest flea market in Moscow – the train / railway station “Mark ,” now at the platform Novopodrezkovo. At this flea market in Moscow, you can buy ancient coins, Soviet paraphernalia, statues and more. This flea market in Moscow was organized as a support program for the poor, including retirees, for whom the market places are provided on concessional terms.
Flea market Tishinka in Moscow is outdoor and under the roof of the new shopping center on Tishinskaya square. Some things on this flea market are prohibited to sell in Moscow: bed linen and underwear, summer and house shoes and other items of personal use.
Those who want to dig deeper in old things can take a peek at the flea market near Moscow – Preobrazhensky market in Izmailovo vernissage, at stations “Saltykovka” and “Rabochy Poselok” (working village). Flea market in Arkhangelsk museum estate, where Prince Yusupov arranged bazaars for local residents, is still working. Generally, in the narrow circles of collectors of antiques are well known places where you can buy something interesting, among them: Moscow Fair of hobbies, retro shop “on the margins”.
Going to the flea market in Moscow or flea market in suburbs, take note of some recommendations. First of all, make a rough list of items that might interest you. By the way, there are many online catalogs of old things, you can learn the approximate cost of the goods. Refine location of flea market, time of working. Shoes and clothes should be comfortable for the weather.
Coming at a flea market in Moscow is worth as soon as possible – there is a chance to get the best stuff. Sometimes sellers at suburb flea markets reduce the price in the evening. Many sellers are willing to lose up to 20 % of the price.
If you are hunting for antiques, but would like to buy something at an affordable price, look at the second hand or the commission store, where you can often find nice clothes, nice furniture, household goods.