Our regular photo-journalist and contributor Blake Kuwahara brings you a glimpse into his latest flea market discovery - The Alameda Point Antiques Fair.
Check out his article and photos below -
April 5, 2011
Trolling through flea markets has become a favorite past time and an endless source of design inspiration. I make an extra special effort while traveling to ensure that my stay includes a weekend just so that I can fit in an outdoor market or two. However, one of the best is in right my backyard - the Alameda Point Antiques Fair.
There are over 800 vendors that fill a huge parking lot the first Sunday of every month (weather permitting, of course- it is after all the Bay Area).
Unlike other flea markets, this one is devoted exclusively to antiques- or at least anything over 25 years old so you don't have to wade through endless rows of knockoff handbags, tube socks, and "designer" perfumes. Rather, there's an eclectic mix of French antiques that would rival a visit to L'Isle sur la Sorgue, everything midcentury modern, repurposed industrial pieces remade into furniture and accessories, lots of vintage clothing and of course, vintage sunglasses. One of the best reasons to come is to people watch. Moreover, what other flea market can boast vendors selling designer hot dogs, sushi, and gourmet pizza from a brick oven with a stunning view of the San Francisco skyline and the Bay Bridge?
If you're in the area, it's definitely a "must-see".
-Blake Kuwahra - TAO Contributor and Owner of Focus Group West
Check out more of Blake's photo-journey through the Alameda Point Antiques Fair after the jump: