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Shop, swap, sell, and save in Tampa Bay

Here’s the deal — the swap meet and vintage shopping scene is stellar in TBAY.

Vintage Marche is lined with kitchen goods. There is table with kitchenware, trinkets and artwork on it.

You never know what you’ll find at a flea market.

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When it comes to the Tampa Bay area’s shopping scene, we love a good treasure hunt — and a good bargain. TBAY is home to several stellar markets, fabulous vintage shops, and resale gems. So get in, we’re going shopping.

Flea markets

Vintage Marché, St. Petersburg

Explore 15,000+ sqft of hidden treasures at this monthly market. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m on the first Saturday of each month, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the first Sunday — plus there’s early bird hours on Fridays for $5 entry.

Indie Flea — Ybor City Flea, Ybor City

Indie Flea just launched a flea market in Ybor on the second Sunday of each month from November through April. The grand opening is Nov. 12 from 12-4 p.m. where there will be music, vintage goods, cocktails, and a host of finds.

Oldsmar Flea Market, Oldsmar

The 28-acre site boasts hundreds of vendors selling clothes, furniture, trinkets, snacks, produce, sports equipment, jewelry, art, plants, and more. It’s open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday + Sunday.

Indie Flea — St. Pete Flea, St. Petersburg

Head to Fairgrounds St. Pete on the first Sunday of every month from November through April from 12-4 p.m. There you’ll find hand-crafted goods from 200+ vendors, including arts, crafts, clothing, plants, vintage pieces, and food + drink options.

Christmas goodies line Vintage Roost. There are Santa cutouts, statues, and lights.

Make the most of the most wonderful time of the year.

Holiday markets

Vintage Roost, Ybor City

The popular market series has announced its holiday series for 2023. There are several dates to choose from between now and the end of the year, with the next market from Friday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 19. Don’t trip on Ybor’s cobblestones as you look through the holiday goodies up for grabs.

The Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market, East Lake-Orient Park

Head down to the Florida State Fairgrounds where the Junior League of Tampa is hosting this seasonal market. There are 200+ vendors selling items for the holidays, where you will find gift ideas, decoration ideas, and more, from Thursday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 12. Grab tickets.

Tampa Bay Holiday Market, St. Petersburg

Browse from vendors at the Coliseum on Saturday, Nov. 18 + Sunday, Nov. 19 where thoughtful and precious gifts for the holiday season await. It’s open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days + entry is free. Pro tip: The first 250 people through the door each day will receive a free Christmas ornament.

Oxford Exchange Holiday Gift Bazaar, Tampa

Join 40+ local vendors for a one night only market on Thursday, Nov. 30. It’s a great place to find a special present for a loved one. Attendance is free but you must RSVP.

Mistletoe Market, St. Pete Beach

Browse stalls just minutes from the beach at Horan Park. There you will find goods made by local sellers on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thrift, vintage + resale

La France, Ybor City

This nostalgic treasure trove opened back in 1974, and you can find items from the very same era on its shelves today. Located in the heart of Ybor City, this spot is like a time machine full of unique vintage clothing + accessories.

Uptown Cheapskate, Multiple locations

With locations in both Tampa Palms + Brandon, this store not only sells vintage goodies, but also buys old clothes for money or in-store credit, based on an appraisal by trained buyers. You know what they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.

ARTpool Gallery, St. Petersburg

Expect an explosion of color at this spot on the Burg’s Central Ave., where clothing, accessories, and vinyl records will greet you. This store has been helping locals find their style since 2008. Pro tip: Keep an eye out for the furry celebrity.

Avalon Exchange, Palma Ceia

This national buy-sell-trade resale boutique started in 1970 and prides itself on “powering local self expression.” Browse jackets, shirts, dresses, hats, bags, sunglasses, and much more.

Antique lamp hangs from the ceiling. It is colorful and sequined.

Antique stores are full of treasures.

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Antique shops

Antique Galleries of St. Petersburg, Kenwood

Fittingly, head to Historic Kenwood for collectibles from years gone by. You’ll find furniture, artwork, decor, trinkets, kitchenware, clothes, and more in the renovated ~16,000-sqft bank, full of a different type of treasure these days.

Oddities & Antiques, Clearwater

Described as a “one stop shop for all your peculiar needs,” this spot is for those with unconventional taste. Antique trinkets are surrounded by items fit for the Halloween enthusiasts out there.

Gaslight Antiques, South Tampa

Peruse ~15,000 sqft of 18th, 19th, and 20th century furniture, from bookcases + nightstands, to tables and chairs, and more. There are three galleries to find a hidden gem in.

Tampa Antiques and Books, Palma Ceia

Find a classic novel or unique knickknack at this family-run business which has its roots in the 1980s. Described as a “labor of love,” this spot will leave your heart — and possibly the trunk of your car — full.

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