Many different studies have been showing consumer confidence on the rise. Since more Americans are receiving their vaccine every day, they are becoming increasingly comfortable with doing in-person activities. According to data from Deloitte’s Global State of the Consumer Tracker, shopper safety perceptions are improving with more than half of consumers (53%) globally feeling safe going to the store.
Even many flea markets and swap meets across the U.S. have reported an uptick in shopper attendance over the past few months. If consumers are comfortable with doing in-person activities, then they will most likely travel for vacations this summer, which means flea markets near tourist attractions will be booming. American Merchandiser has a list of some great flea’s and swap’s to sell summer souvenirs so vendors can make the most out of the warm weather:
Florida is a very tourist-happy state, with Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in the area, on top of all of the beautiful beaches. Oldsmar Flea Market is located on a bustling street, so many tourists come here to bargain shop and search for inexpensive souvenirs to bring back home to friends and family. The flea is open open Wednesday through Friday from 10am-2pm with limited vendor participation, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4pm.
For more information, visit www.oldsmarfleamarket.com.
Brooklyn Flea has grown into one of New York City’s top attractions, operating flea markets every weekend of the year that feature hundreds of top vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food. Travel + Leisure, Country Living, Budget Travel, and Fodor’s have ranked the flea one of the best markets in the U.S. and the world, and Time Out NY named the Flea one of New York’s Essential Pick-Up Spots.
For more information, visit www.brooklynflea.com.
The Rose Bowl Flea Market hosts 2,500 sellers on the second Sunday of each month at the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium in California. Many celebrities are known to visit the flea, such as Angelina Jolie and Christian Louboutin, so it is a great tourist attraction for visitors out of state. The market is known all over the world because of its uniqueness, quality of vendors, and great shoppers of all ages. Vendors typically sell all different types of jewelry, antiques, collectibles, home decor, apparel, and so much more.
For more information, visit www.rgcshows.com/rose-bowl.
Dupont Circle Little Flea Market
Located in the heart of Washington D.C., The Dupont Circle Little Flea Market is a brand-new marketplace for vintage and antique housewares, furniture, artwork, jewelry and more. A rotating roster of some of the areas best dealers brings an ever-changing selection of high-quality goods at great prices. While D.C. can host some great shopping malls for tourists, nothing beats a good treasure hunt or bargain at the local flea.
For more information, visit www.dupontlittleflea.com.
Not too far from Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, the Rapid City Flea Market is an indoor market with approximately 50-75 dealers offering antiques, collectibles, sports items, new merchandise, and many secondhand items. The flea is open on the first and third weekends of each month from 9am-5pm. Give them a call for vendor information and availability at 605-342-2524.
For more information, visit www.keysfleamarket.com/fleamarket/state/south_dakota.htm