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About a week ago I went to the Festival Flea Market in Pompano, FL to explore. I’ll admit, I was slightly apprehensive about the trip, only because I {like so many shoppers} tend to think negatively about Flea Markets – for whatever reason. I’m here to squash that bias today, there’s nothing to be afraid of…in fact, the flea market was another great excuse to exercise my thrifting skills {which you all know I’m all about}!

I was shocked at how many designer pieces were sprinkled all around. Some were replicas {Tory Burch}, but many vendors offer genuine luxury goods. I came across some gorgeous Tiffany & Co. and Cavalli sunglasses, along with a slew of Big Buddha and Steve Madden handbags. The prices are surprisingly pretty standard, but there’s a huge selection all in one place.

TIP: Don’t be afraid to haggle with the sellers. Yes, there are price tags on most items, but they are willing to work with you. Put a smile on your face and name your price!

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The ‘Hillsboro Antique Mall’ just may have been my favorite aspect of the entire afternoon – definitely will be a place on my list to revisit. There’s no way I could take enough pictures to show you how massive this mall is, uh-mazing. Every nook and cranny is packed to the brim with hidden gems: jewelry, glassware, china, collectables, home decor, handmade treasures, chandeliers, the list goes on and on! The staff is so sweet and helpful, it’s easy to get caught up in here for hours {no joke}. I even scored myself an antique textured gold chain and tortoise necklace {hang tight to see it in an upcoming outfit post}.

TIP: the mall is ‘sectioned’ by seller, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to walk the entire floor so you don’t miss a thing!

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Yes, there’s even food – and A LOT of it! The Farmer’s Market was loaded with fresh produce at a fraction of the cost at the grocery store. Fresh baked bread, bagels and pastries are also available.

TIP: Get there early in the morning {especially on the weekend} – this place gets packed, and I can see why!

ATTENTION SOUTH FLORIDA:
The Festival Flea Market is debuting it’s Summer Scavenger Hunt this weekend – August 4th
Each week 4 scavenger hunt items will be posted on their Facebook Page and Twitter {connect with both to stay in the loop}! Participants must find and take photos with all 4 items to redeem, at the information booth, and receive 20 festi-value dollars {helloooo…free money to shop!}
Find all 4 items and be entered into a weekly $50 raffle and a Grand Prize raffle of $100 shopping spree!
HINT: you can also receive an additional 5 festi-dollars if you tweet about the scavenger hunt!

CLICK HERE for official rules and details

Festival Flea Market – 2900 West Sample Rd. – Pompano Beach, FL 33073

— This post was made possible by the Festival Flea Market. All photos and opinions are my own of course —

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I found you on Facebook! Well done on an outstanding social media campaign

Thanks, A very useful information .

Definitely a MUST go!
Thanks Kristin for keep us informed and amused.
Love,
Vanina

I love those clutches! I would definitely want to visit if I were ever visiting my best friend in the area!

    Put it on your list of ‘things to do’ next time you’re down in SoFla 😉

Mmm what a fab idea for Sunday with the girls! I lived in soFla for 20 years && never knew this even existed — thanks Kristin!

Also, GREAT tip about haggling the price! I’ve found that you can usually knock 20% off the sticker at a market if you haggle properly… i.e. MORE GOODIES!

    It’s funny how we can learn about a new place even in our own backyard! Definitely a place to check out. There’s some amazing finds at great prices (bonus)!

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