Hot temperatures didn’t stop the Topanga Vintage Market from setting up on the Pierce College Campus. The vintage market returned on Sept. 27 with their selection of antiques collectables, food trucks and live music. With more than 180 vendors, the vintage market is known as one of the best flea markets in the Valley.
The Vintage Market is on the fourth Sunday of every month at Pierce College Campus on Victory Blvd and Mason Ave. It runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., entry is $3, children 12 and under enter for free. Pierce College students and staff get in for $2.
With different vendors that bring unique and original antiques to the table you can pretty much find anything. The people and the environment is what makes the event come together. Pets are not allowed but service dogs are welcome.
This week’s live entertainment was Katie Ferrara, a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Her music is smooth and calming and has the vintage vendors and shoppers in a great mood.
Patrice Curedale is one of the co-founders for the Topanga vintage market. She has helped coordinate the market as well as helped with many charity events. A portion of the funds that are raised at the vintage market go to Pierce College.
Vendors like Maxine Fox and Jennifer Goldstein, who have been selling for years say they have have a little bit of everything, and they see regulars come every month. “We sell to keep shopping,” Fox says. “We have everything you don’t need.”
Vendors have to pay to reserve their spot to sell, just like Linda Stewart who is known as “Linda the tie dye lady,” at the Topanga Vintage Market. “I have been selling for about three-and-a-half-years with the vintage market.” She stays because she loves the fact that some of the money goes to the college.
The market had almost 2,500 shoppers who searched for original craft goods and quality of products. You can follow their Instagram account @topanga_vintage_market for schedules, contests, and more.
“Here at Topanga vintage market we have vintage and antiques, rather than a swap meet where you might also find new things or gently used things, were kind of known for more relaxed and fun flea markets.” Curedale said.
The Topanga Vintage Market is no ordinary swap meet, it brings unique antiques, art, fashion and the people who sell make it worth taking a Sunday trip to the market.