I went to this very cool flea market today that I want to share with you. It's called the First Saturday flea at the 5th ave marina (499 Embarcadero) in Oakland. It's not too far from Jack London Square. It is hosted by clothing designer and artist Janay Rose also known as the window lady. Janay is a facebook friend of Toni's Vintage Trips and she invited me to see First Saturday flea at the 5th ave marina today. While it is in its newness, the flea market has a lot to offer in vintage clothing as well as Janay's original creations. I bought a custom vintage wool blazer with a mink collar and a hummingbird on the breast pocket. I can't wait to wear it to my office in SF.
In addition to the great variety of vintage clothes, purses, shoes, etc., there were also lamps, furniture, original hats (see the hat tree below) and many other things. Janay told me that she has a collection of vintage housewares that she plans to bring to next month's flea market. Check it out.
First Saturday flea at the 5th ave marina
Flapper shoes & hat
Janay Roses's creations & vintage bargains bus
Vintage bargains in the bus
Some views of the First Saturday flea at the 5th ave marina
Lamps, lamps and more lamps
Barbie case in mid-century modern chair
Janay Rose, clothing designer
& host of First Saturday flea at the 5th ave marina
Dresses by Janay Rose
Traveling boots and suitcases
Cape by Janay Rose
5th ave. marina
Sculpture by marina artist