Monday, March 15, 2010

The Dallas Flea: A Review

This was my first year attending The Dallas Flea and have heard a lot about it through the grapevine. There has been a lot of hype about it n local publications and from {or shouldn't} be disappointed.

Yeah... I was wrong.


This is the only picture I took before Shanen, Desiree and I went in. It was in the old Sears factory building {on Lamar Street in Dallas; building history courtesy of Desiree} so you can imagine how much space there would be for a true flea market.

We paid our $5.00 to go in and started to take a look around. When we got to the end of the hallway we realized that, where we had stopped, was the end of the "flea market". Don't get me wrong, there were some cool vendors there, but when a necklace was $400.00 and it was 40% of for The Flea, it kind of losses it's bargain luster.

I felt like I wanted my $5.00 back. I am ALL about supporting local people and their goods and it was a cool venue for them all to come together, but please don't tell me it's a flea market kind of environment, charge me,  then have $50.00 burlap pillows and $4.00 cake balls.

Overall, I had a fabulous time with my friends, but I don't think I'll be attending next year. Kinda a bummer.


- said...

What a bummer! Guess I didn't miss too much after all. That seems like false advertising to me! :(

Dreamer said...

I had a FAB time with you and Desiree.... but I say we stick with our demolition place. :)