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Whomever coined the phrase, "One man's trash is another man's treasure," must have known a thing or two about the joys of the flea market. And while the thought of a garden-variety flea might conjure visions of half-used shampoo bottles and three packs of T-shirts, it need not! In fact, the Bay Area boasts some of the best markets in the country. Just imagine discovering a blouse from the ‘20s for a mere $20, an entire rack of super-cute $5 dresses, or the perfect vintage dresser for a fraction of the Pottery Barn price. Deals like this are just a short drive away. To streamline your bargain-hunting adventure, we’re giving you the lowdown on the top three flea markets around San Francisco—plus a list of our recent scores. So, slather on the sunscreen, bring a big, empty tote, and put on a convincing bargaining face, and we’ll see you at the flea!
There are two types of people on Black Friday: the ones who revel in facing down sales-hungry crowds and those who like to curl up on the couch with a hot cider and their laptop. Well, no offense to any thrill seekers out there, but when it comes to this shopping holiday, the latter seems the better option to us — read
Holiday shopping can cause a boatload of stress. There are a lot of bases to cover and only a few weeks to get down to business. So, if you're stumped on what to buy the techie in your life (you know, the person who always needs to have the latest and greatest gadgets on the market), we feel you. They can be tough to read