Tuesday, December 22, 2009

¡New Flea Home!

Here's a little pic that I managed to snap in between mulled wines and wee chocolate cakes and also being very cold. Although Jo's post below detailing -10 oC conditions put things in perspective slightly.

We have a new spot with more space to circulate and potential for more to open up and exploit. We have permission to spin music again, and people didn't seem to be put off by the change in neighbourhood.

The quality of stuff on sale was once again stellar, yet a number of no-shows may make us consider a pre-payment scheme.

Hopefully next month I'll be able to document the market in more depth, and plus we've got the Flea Deluxe special event and glamour party to look forward to.

Bon Nadal a tothom i Bon Any


Happy Christmas from WMP Berlin!

So, following a really long hunt for a venue, the WMP Fashion Flohmarkt held it's fourth event at Betahaus last Saturday.

Despite the freezing temperatures on the day (-10 degrees!) shoppers arrived in droves to check out what was on offer.

Music was provided by Love and Mercy playing a delicious mixture of disco, house and 80's raregroove , Dimitri played a selection of old school Soul, disco and funk, while MorrisLess got our circulation going by rounding off the day with a warming selection of deep house tracks.

WMP Fashion Flohmarkt is an independent flea market and has been steadily growing from strength to strength. We're excited about what the future holds for us. WMP! wishes you a happy Christmas and looks forward to seeing you in the new year for more fun, fashion and frolics!


Friday, December 18, 2009


Flea Market Porto has decided to celebrate this Christmas in a different way. Instead of setting up a tree, or dressing itself up with colorful balls, has decided to come down to the street, or to put it better, to the garage.

There are several modernist garages in Oporto, and Passos Manuel's garage is one of the best examples we have.
The building was built in the beginning of the XX century (around 1940) and served as a backup to another building, located just across the street, the Oporto's Coliseum.
Together, these two buildings represented a new era in the city. One of them, the Coliseum represented innovation on account of the music, the concerts or the shows that run inside. The other, the garage, represented modernity because of all the cars that parked inside.

It is, thus, a pleasure and an honor being able to have this Christmas edition in such a special place. Besides, this way the Flea Market turns out to be a real “garage sale”.

We have beaten all the submission records and even though we have a long waiting list.
This time we will have all kind of things, all kind of 2nd hand things, of course. From the typical vinyl's, decoration objects, books, clothes to all the other stuff we got used to.
To make it even a bigger party we will have good food, sweeties and salties and a lot of hot wine, to warm up our hands and spirits. It is Christmas after all.

So, if you're in Oporto next Saturday, 19th, you cannot miss this opportunity to come and shop at the garage. We will be open from 3.00pm to 8.00pm, and with us on the mix we'll have Dj Fernando Dias and his funky beats as well as ApartD22 who will bring us his best selection on electronic vibes.
We believe that this Christmas edition will be unforgettable, and who knows, maybe next time we'll need a bigger garage?

Happy Holidays and LONG LIVE THE FLEA!

PS. We'll be posting some photos soon…..

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Barcelona- Flea Market Barcelona - XMas Special!!!!!!

How to find us?
Cómo nos encontrarás?

Follow the instructions /// Sigue las instrucciones:

1. Metro Marina

2. Salida l'Auditori

3. Sigue el camino que rodea el parque, al lado de la carretera hasta que veas este edificio:

4. Continúa caminando hasta que te cruces con Ali bei. Ves hasta el número 114, allí en esta enorme antigua fábrica es donde estaremos, la gran puerta de la entrada estará abierta de par en par para que nos encuentres más fácilmente. Puedes visualizar el camino también
Ver mapa más grande">aquí:

5. También puedes ir en Tram!

Y aquí algunas fotos de dentro del local:

todos los espacios (casi 50!!!!) están ya reservados, pero si quieres más info escríbenos a fleamarketbcn@gmail.com

Os esperamos!!!!!

WMP Fashion Flohmarkt Saturday 19th December!!

Expect gorgeous second hand and vintage items at reasonable prices, unique trinkets, beautifully hand crafted accessories and much much more. There will be a bar serving hot and cold refreshments, not to mention music from the likes of MorrisLess, Love&Mercy, Dimitri and Anne & Katja.

The market runs from 13.00 - 18.00hr. Get there early to snap up those
bargains. Free Entrance!!

We Make Party look forward to seeing you on Saturday!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New York's Flea Markets

New York..... New York is the city of my dreams. Mine and of many others, I am sure. That is why every time I can, every time I have an excuse or opportunity, even though I don't like to fly, I get into an airplane and there I go. That's what happened this time as well, an opportunity came, just another excuse, and I didn't think twice. I went! When arriving there the same sensation as before….as really being in “a city that doesn't sleep”. No matter where, or what time, there is always someone in the street, some open bar or store. There's always animation, confusion, culture, entertainment, life! Just wondering around on those streets, among the people or the buildings is some kind of rewarding. From downtown to uptown, from East to West the neighborhoods succeed continuously, ones after the others. All different and unique, yet part of a bigger set. There are, however, certain repetitions that contribute to the unit of the city. Some of these repetitions are the Flea Markets. They exist in almost every neighborhood, with different sizes or shapes, exclusively dedicated to second hand, or not. It is a kind of deal that has its roots in the city itself; it's a way of living that was born from real necessities, from real lacks. I think that is why everyone who visits NY should see, at least, one Flea Market. I have visited several of them and still I am sure I have not seen even half. It's easy to make a quick search and find a lot of different addresses to go, then you just have to decide! I also noticed repetitions here, similarities. All the Fleas I have been have common traces, the vinyl's, the decoration object's, the knick-knack, clothes… But it's not just that, it's the way of displaying the stands, the way of positioning in space, the way of looking and being. Most of them are located in parking lots; empty spaces between buildings, spaces with a specific function reinvented for a couple of days a week. One of my favorites is the Sunday Brooklyn Flea. And it is this one because on Sundays it is located under the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side (of course!) looking at Manhattan. This is a special place, but the Flea is also special. It's a chic Flea, more then others, a true vintage paradise! You can find everything here, in pretty good conditions and variety. Although it has a lot of people visiting, the place is wide and you can relax and enjoy your search, easily. If hunger or cold start pressing you, you can always stop for a while at the food and beverage stands they have and enjoy their specialties. This is a total Flea, with everything we deserve! So, it was with a little sorrow that I saw the night falling on us. I had to say good-bye to the bridge, to the flea, to the city…But I know I will come back, and that is already enough for me!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

StilinBerlin installation by NIGHTBOUTIQUE.

StilinBerlin invites you to celebrate the first issue of their printed edition.

Come and listen to celebrational tunes by GLOW,

JUDY CHECKTER and enjoy a special StilinBerlin installation by

Samstag, 28. November 2009

19:00 - 22:00

KIM, Brunnenstrasse 10


Monday, November 23, 2009


Frockstar is a wallet friendly vintage fashion and accessories collection specialising in unique vintage fashion to help you create all your favourite looks from 70's Glamourpuss to 80's Powermaiden. Sub brand 4eyes is a specialist range of vintage sunglasses and fashion glasses (vintage frames reglazed with clear glass.) We source a variety of styles including rare designer gems from the likes of Oliver Peoples, Ray Ban and Balenciaga to the very hard to come by and on trend (thanks Madge) original 60’s upswept glasses.

So why not pay us a visit..?

You’ll find us at the Vintage Pop Up Market,
85 Brick Lane, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout December. Look out for our trademark Frockstar logo and fake flowers. The Vintage Pop Up Market is relatively new and one of few markets in London solely dedicated to vintage. As well as Frockstar you’ll find a plethora of other stalls, all very different in their style and product. Don’t be surprised to find a stall full of fabulous 80’s party dresses alongside another selling vintage lace 20’s numbers and handmade headwear to go with. Prices vary from stall to stall but are generally recession shopper friendly…

Pop up and see us...!

4th-6th DECEMBER

11th-13th DECEMBER

18th-20th DECEMBER

Fridays 11am-5.30pm

Saturdays 11am-6pm

Sundays 10am-5pm

Monday, November 16, 2009

Vintage Vogue Fashion Fair Essex, UK - Sun 6th December 09

The Vintage Vogue Fashion Fair features top vintage dealers selling a great selection of vintage and retro clothing, including pieces from 1920's -1980's. This fair ranges from high fashion to high street.

Time: Dealers 9.00-10.00am. Public 10.00-3.00pm
Entry fee: £5 Dealers hour/£3.50 Public 10am onwards

Brentwood School Sports Centre, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8EE, United Kingdom.

Visit http://www.essexvintagefashionfair.com for more info.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Petula Clark's Jumble Sale

Petula felt so strongly that she had to sing about them. . . kind of catchy...kind of weird. Love it!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Flea Market Barcelona Second Anniversary and cakes....

I can't wait for the next Flea Market in Barcelona, it's going to be our second anniversary and this means that things are going pretty well and our job worked out fine!

One of the most difficult missions we have now is to make a huge cake (a Flea Cake!) to share it with all our followers but... Does anybody know any recipe called Flea Market Cake? I found this when I was googleing:
Cake but it didn't convince me really...

I'm actually thinking about making another carrot cake, but i'm still practising and it's still pretty far from the one I tried in Berlin (made by our lovely friend and flohmarketer Jo and also the best carrot cake maker EVER!!!!). I need help, then.... any suggestion?

To all those who would like to come to share this special day with us, El Flea Barcelona would take place this Sunday 8th Nov from 5:30 pm until 9:30pm at maumau.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Frock Me!

Deary me! If you're in London on 1st November or 3rd December, get yourself down to Frock Me!

"Frock Me! is easily London’s hottest vintage fashion event, held several times a year at the Chelsea Town Hall in the King’s Road and now also in Brighton at the Sallis Benney Theatre. All the top vintage dealers in the country come to sell an unrivalled collection of vintage clothing and accessories including hats, shoes, gloves and jewellery alongside modern designer wear.

Frock Me! is the place to find clothes from every era, from 1920s ‘flapper’ style to Fifties glamour, eighties retro-chic or classic 1960s trends with prices ranging from one or two pounds up to several hundred.

Fans of burlesque can pick up gorgeous basques, corsets, fans, feather boas and original 50s seamed stockings!Frock Me! is the place to find clothes from every era, from 1920s ‘flapper’ style to Fifties glamour, eighties retro-chic or classic 1960s trends with prices ranging from one or two pounds up to several hundred.

Fans of burlesque can pick up gorgeous basques, corsets, fans, feather boas and original 50s seamed stockings!"

For more information visit: http://www.frockmevintagefashion.com

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Night Boutique - 24th October - Berlin

Dear Friends

After one year of collecting - I'm happy to present to you the next installment of 'Nightboutique'.

This time with The Gallery Issue


Hope to see you all!

SA 24. OCT 2009 22.00

Friday, October 23, 2009

Shit Jumper Party

I'm headed to London this weekend to continue the (what seems like) never-ending birthday celebrations. While scooting around the internet to see what one might get up to in LDN for the next few days I realised I'd missed the 'Shit Jumper Party'. Organised by two London lasses who have a passion for shit jumpers, these irregular parties are host to some shit-hot DJ's, while the shittest jumper wins a prize! The parties are free, the music's great and well, the jumpers speak for themselves. Maybe I'll catch one the next time I'm in town. 



For more info about what's going on in London this weekend visit: http://lecool.com/cities/london

Sunday, October 18, 2009



Still hungover from the last Flea Market. We never expected such success, but it was real! Like a dream come true... We are trying to make the Flea Market more and more professional as more people get interested and more people are counting on us to make it happen. We were amazed with the quality of the things people were selling...really putting our modest stalls to shame. BUT we need better organisation for the next one! There were people who weren't allowed in after the venue reached it's legal limit. So we had a chat with the owners of the spot, and have reached a couple of compromises:


There will be some changes, like:

♠ maximum of sellers (from 20-25)
♠ every seller will have a number wich will correspond to his /her assigned stall
♠ we need more variety of selling items: not only clothes, more records, objects, books,....


I also would like to thank all our bloggers supporters, here are a few links of their amazing blogs:

Sunday 8th Nov. from 17:30 to 21:30 maumau will open the doors again for Crazy Flea Market. We hope to see you all there!

more info here

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


This is a great picture to see how the last Flea Market at maumau was. The next one, in four days will be even better!

and a list of media that supported us:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Origin of the term 'flea market' .

The term's origins seem not to be very clear. I've been wondering, for quite a while now, what the connection between markets and fleas might be, so have had a little look around the net. There seem to be three main theories about the term's origins. They are as follows:

'Flea market' comes from the French marché aux puces, a name originally given to a market in Paris. The fleas were thought to be in the goods, because they were of the kind to attract vermin. The earliest English use we have found dates from 1922.

Another theory is that during the time of Napoleon III, changes in the streets of Paris were made in order that the military could march and move unhindered. Many of the dealers in second hand merchandise were forced to flee from their older housing. The merchants gathered in a new location which was referred to as the Flee Market, and the term morphed into Flea Market.

The term appeared at a time when the slums and alleys of Paris were being demolished and and gentrified. Whealer-dealers who lived and worked in these parts were forced to flee. The merchants' new gathering place was referred to as the "flee market," which later became "flea market." .

The term referred to the Fly Market in 18th century New York City. The Dutch referred to the market as vlie which translates to valley. The word was pronounced as flea and thus began the tradition of referring to that style of bazaar as a “flea market”.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Flea Market Barcelona, Sat 12th!!!!!

Flea Market Barcelona attacks again! after visiting our friends Flhomarket in Berlin and Flea Market da Invicta this summer , here we are again!!!!
Here you can see one of my fav videos about Flea Markets!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Porto's finest

Porto has a proper Fleamarket since May!This fleamarket has found a home once a month in a bar called Maus Habitos.For anyone who has a lot of good garbage at home, there is now a place to do something interesting with it. Here you can come to sell, buy or exchange stuff while you listen to good music and meet other fleas. The next edition will be on the 26th September, so if you're around don't hesitate - come and pay us a visit! As summer is almost over we dedicate this Flea to all you sea, sun and summer lovers. Let's make this an Endless Flea!


Kyiv is how the Ukrainians transcribe Kiev. Kiev is the Russian version.

I have just got back from a month in Kyiv, and besides the elegant old eastern european buildings, cobbled streets, beautiful girls, good beer and 10 pence metro, the second-hand and flea markets are off the chain.

If you ever find yourself in this city, you have to visit the second hand spot by Lisova metro station. It's at the end of the red line in the west of the city. Exit the station and turn right, you can't miss it. Don't eat the deep-fried snacks either. If you are hungry there's a falafel take-away in the middle of the market.

The market is enormous. I reckon there are about 100 stalls in prefabricated corrigated steel shacks. I copped so much stuff that i had to buy another suitcase to take it all home. Which i also copped from the market.

The things I copped were Fred Perry polos, numerous of, some classic English and Argentinian football shirts, an agnes b shirt, some Pringle, some day-glo jarg Nike caps and some presents for my girlfiend. I paid between 2.50 and 5 pounds per item. You can haggle for everything: most of the stalls seem to belong to Arab people.

There was a family of cats living under on of the stalls. There's a picture at the top of the blog.

Mark D.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

We Make Party! Fashion Flohmarkt.

WMP! Fashion flohmarkt has been running since February 2009. It is currently a bimonthly event.
If you like second hand goodies, great music and a beer or two, you should come and check us out. Here are some pics of past events. If you want to rent a stall email us at ilovewemakeparty@gmail.com

June 21st 09, Freiflaeche der Arena Berlin.