The Hell's Kitchen Flea Market at 406 West 39th Street. Photo Credit: trianglehoneymoon.com
Opening Hours: Weekends: 9AM - 5PM
Phone: (212) 243-5343
Nestled in prime position between 9th and 10th Avenues, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market has enjoyed particular notoriety in the last two years thanks to National Geographic who blessed it with the reputation as one of the world’s top ten shopping streets. A colorful affair of antique stalls, clothing rails and vintage artworks all jostling for attention, H.K.F.M is widely regarded the New York equivalent to London’s “Portobello Road”. Former vendors from lucrative Chelsea Annex fair now display a spectacular array of stalls upon this buzzing shopping strip, which resembles a large outdoor sample sale, as opposed to the traditional flea market. You don’t have to dig too deep to find vintage pieces from the likes of Oscar de La Renta, Marc Jacobs and Gucci, however you may want to queue prior to opening if you’re intent on securing an elusive pair of Miu Miu heels or a Dior clutch.