This month Helium pays tribute to the Marché aux puces, which translates to the modern day flea market. Flea markets originated in the northern subarbs of Paris in the 17th century as open-air markets. Today flea markets can be one of our greatest fashion resources and lucky for us in the Silicon Valley, there happens to be one in our very own backyard.
The De Anza Flea Market was started over 30 years ago by the students of De Anza College as a small effort to raise money for the student body. The flea market has grown into an established community event attracting vendors and patrons throughout California.
The flea market contains a maze of rows of inexpensive, second hand goods. Anything from vintage clothing to old war memorabilia to planted pots can be found and searched through. Not to mention the chests on top of chests of vintage jewelry. Don’t be overwhelmed by all the clutter. In fact, we found searching through the random was half of the fun, right behind playing little to nothing for a fantastic find.
The flea market takes place the first Saturday of every month including holidays, rain or shine from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Join us at the next one on September 4, 2010. We recommend arriving there earlier than later, as good finds sell fast. There is an ATM there, but we recommend having cash on hand for those impulse purchases.
DASB Flea Market
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 90514