Where to find unique treasures on a Sunday

These 3 Sunday flea markets each offer different vibes and vendors. Which will you peruse?



First Street Flea

Valerie Grant

As spring approaches, it’s the perfect time to refresh a home. Whether you’re looking for hidden treasures, thrifty bargains or upscale antiques, each of these three Sunday flea markets provide an opportunity for Tulsans to find their new favorite furnishing.

 

Admiral Flea Market

For the thrifty shopper, Admiral Flea Market’s 300-plus booths offer everything needed to furnish a home, from fine china and armoires to bedroom sets and kitchen essentials.

Cali McMickle, the daughter of the founders, enjoys working with three generations of her family at the flea market, which has been family-owned and operated for over 30 years. “It’s like an old-fashioned garage sale,” she says.

9401 E. Admiral Place
6:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; indoor booths open at 9 a.m.
Free admission.
admiralfleamarket.com

 

918 Flea Market

Vintage housewares at 918 Flea Market // Blake Lund

The newly opened 918 Flea Market is tapping into an iconic part of Tulsa’s Route 66 history. Each Sunday, the pink domed Rose Bowl Event Center that formerly housed a bowling alley becomes a source for upscale flea market items. From midcentury modern furniture to Southwest native decor to local artwork, an eclectic collection of items offer something for every shopper.

“I’m pretty picky,” says flea market owner Blake Lund.

Food trucks are available outside. Vendors will can be found outside, too, weather permitting.

7419 E. 11th St.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday
Free admission.
facebook.com/918fleamarket

 

First Street Flea

A vendor displays items at First Street Flea. // Photo by Valerie Grant

Housed in a downtown building covered in giant murals and public art, First Street Flea has become a hot after-brunch destination, says flea market coordinator Rhonda Hinrichs. Popular finds include midcentury modern furniture, but 1970s and ’80s decor also has been rising in popularity.

“We aim for an East Coast/West Coast flea market vibe, similar to Brooklyn Flea in New York and Melrose Trading Post in Los Angeles,” Hinrichs says. “Our vendors are very eclectic with a chic, bohemian vibe.”

856 E. Admiral Blvd.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., the first Sunday of every month (check Facebook for exceptions)
Free admission.
facebook.com/firststreetflea

 

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