The Top NYC Flea Markets For Buried Treasures

There are endless things to do in NYC every weekend, but we've never regretted carving out time to walk around the many flea markets in the city. As the epicenter of fashion and culture, the city is flush with used treasures, many of which can be found at these bustling bazaars. Over the years, the markets have also evolved into a hub for street food vendors and musical performances, making for a lively place to spend a free afternoon.

We've rounded up six of the most diverse markets that should be on your weekend itinerary — before it starts getting chilly. Whether you're on the lookout for a fabulous thrifted coat or used records, make sure to bring your discerning eye.

Greenflea Market

This public schoolyard is transformed into a marketplace for antique furniture and silverware on Sundays. The open-air stalls are great if you're on the hunt for homewares, while vintage clothing and jewelry vendors are ensconced inside the school, along the hallways.

100 West 77th Street

Open Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chelsea Flea

This outdoor flea market may be relatively small, but it's filled with treasures. Perhaps due to its proximity from Fashion Institute of Technology, the year-round market offers really good deals on an impressive collection of brand name vintage fashion and costume jewelry. It's not uncommon to score a genuine silk scarf or leather gloves for just a couple of bucks. There's a $1 cover charge to get in.

39 West 25th Street

Open Saturdays and Sundays, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hester Street Fair

This market may be tiny compared to its contemporaries, but its got a welcoming neighborhood vibe that can't be beat. Local vendors peddle used clothing, homemade beauty products, fresh baked goods, houseplants, and more in this converted green space. Oh, and there are regular outdoor music sessions and yoga meditation classes. Need we say more?

Seward Park

Open Saturdays from 11 a.m.
The Market NYC

More polished than other outdoor markets, this massive emporium peddles a highly curated lineup of vintage clothing and accessories. The Soho storefront also carries wares from independent designers, who have refurbished their designs from antique pieces. The best part? It's in business six days a week.

290 Mulberry Street

Open Mondays, Wednesdays through Fridays, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Brooklyn Flea, DUMBO

This flea market has all the ingredients for an ideal afternoon stroll: A beautiful location by Brooklyn Bridge, a well-heeled, hipstery clientele, and a mix of vintage clothing and food vendors. This outdoor market will be taking a winter hiatus on Oct 29. If you can't get enough of its eclectic offerings, the market also has a sister location in Soho opened year-round, on both days of the weekend.

Manhattan Bridge Archway at 80 Pearl Street

Open Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
PS 321 Flea Market

In the market for heirloom worthy duds? This small outdoor market is a vintage fashion lovers dream. The 50 or so vendors here are offer serious collectibles, so be prepared to shell out more cash than usual.

180 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Open Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m .