Looking for unique gifts for the vintage lovers on your holiday shopping list? Check out the Punk Rock Flea Market, one of the most popular flea markets in Philadelphia, which returns Sunday, Dec. 9, and will be located at 461 N. 9th Street. A $3 donation to R5 Productions will give you access to over 300 tables that sell everything from vintage clothes and jewelry pieces to old records and vegan baked goods.
This is my third year attending the Punk Rock Flea Market, and there is nothing similar to this experience. Personally, I highly recommend to anyone who is even slightly interested in thrift store shopping to check out this event. The sellers are always friendly and eager to haggle, so don’t be afraid to ask for a lower price. The best plan when haggling is to be polite and carry smaller bills.
The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but make sure to head out early in order to avoid long lines and have more of a selection. There are plenty of food vendors, so don’t worry about spending all afternoon there. The Punk Rock Flea Market is known for all of its vegan goodies from cupcakes to hoagies, great for those who want to experience a variety of foods.
For those of you who are looking for a unique holiday gift, there are many local artists who showcase their work, as well as a great selection of handmade items. Book lovers can shop to their hearts’ content with hundreds of books at cheap prices. Not into books? There are always hundreds of records available for you to choose from. Take a break from studying for finals this Sunday and head over to the Punk Rock Flea Market Dome for a great experience and even