One of my best friends and her daughter came down from Seattle to visit & hit the Rosebowl Flea, where we hunted for some inexpensive, one-of-kind dresses for Anna. She is a high school senior and bares a haunting resemblance to her Mum. We were not much older than she when we met on our first day of college. Our lockers were right next to each other and with a mutual love for ska & rockabilly, the rest is history.
This fun little number probably from the mid 70's was just one of three for $15. I found the Lulu Guinness purse on eBay.
This pretty orange cream-cycle dress, may have been hand made.
This may be my favorite of the three, another 70's number Marcia Brady might have worn.
Who doesn't love a good bargain? She also scored a great vintage army jacket and I was pretty happy with my haul as well.
Shopping the Rosebowl Flea
Searching for treasures So Cal style at maybe one of the most popular hunting grounds in the country is a monthly event that attracts thousands. I do suggest you get there early or else you may end up parking blocks away. My other tips; dress in layers, no matter how cold the morning, it warms up fast and you may want to shed a few as you go, bring water & maybe snacks, the on sight vendors are quite pricey and a rolling cart is a very handy thing indeed.
Held the second Sunday of every month, the next one is this coming weekend. There is an admission fee and the earlier you go the more it cost to get in. I usually go at 9am when it drops to $8. I also recommend the Pasadena City College Flea Market held the first weekend of the month and it's free.
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