Over the years, we’ve gotten A LOT of stuff second-hand, from thrift stores, flea-markets, Ebay. It’s a way to get great things MUCH cheaper than retail. (Our most recent purchase: a tag-still-on, in-warranty Eames Soft-Pad Management Chair, for a fraction of what it would cost new.)  We appreciate Apartment Therapy’s national survey of Best Thrift Stores and Flea Markets of 2010.  (It’s also a great last-minute resource for gifts.) A new one for us: Etsy, which has become one of the largest online retailers of vintage goods, with hundreds of thousands of sellers. Select “Vintage” from Categories and hone in on treasures from there, like this Bertoia side chair.

We love this folding circa 1960 camp stool for $26.

If you’ve found illumination, joy, or inspiration in this post, please consider supporting Improvised Life. It only takes a minute to make a secure donation that helps pay our many costs. A little goes a long way towards helping Improvised Life continue to live ad-free in the world.

Support Improvised Life ♥

2 replies on “best thrift stores and flea markets of 2010

  1. Oh, the thrill of the find! I’ll give you $27 for that vintage camp stool Sally! Ha.

    I invite you join me in scouring my favorite thrift stores anytime. Until then, happy holidays to The Improvised Life.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *