Tuesday, October 29, 2013

District Flea on Florida Avenue: a cool vintage marketplace

Flea market stuff The other day I checked out District Flea, a big, outdoor market at  945 Florida Avenue NW, across from Blind Dog Cafe. It's a fun and bustling, but the flea market name is a bit of a misnomer: it's more like an upscale vintage market.

That said, there's a plethora of vendors and odds are you'll find something you like. Some people sell handmade arts and crafts (I picked up a little painted sign that reads "Columbia Heights," see right) but most booths are of the vintage variety: men's and women's clothes, furniture, accessories, collectibles, knick knacks and antiques. My favorite booth had a bunch of beer paraphernalia and old glasses, and I picked up a couple of cool old metal beer signs, one from a defunct beer called Valley Forge.

There are also some snack places that sell high-end coffee, pastries, charcuterie, pickles and such. It's a little bit Portlandia, but still fun.

The market was originally planned to end earlier, but due to big crowds it was extended until Nov. 30. They're open every Saturday until then from 10am-5pm. Check them out, and see if you can find any other cool Columbia Heights-related stuff.


District Flea

1 comment:

Jacqui said...

I've been meaning to check this out! Might be able to check off some names on my holiday shopping list there.