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Flea Markets of St. Petersburg
June 29, 2019 00:29


The search for rarities among the seemingly frightening old rubbish is like an exciting quest: who knows what kind of treasure you will be able to dig out...

Flea market  at the entrance to the market "Juno"

"Juno" has been a favorite place for all lovers of technology, programmers and engineers for many years. But not everyone knows that, apart from cheap equipment, there are many other interesting things there. Before entering the market, there is a real flea market, where they sell everything - from rusty nails to collection porcelain. Petersburg craftsmen come here for tools and materials, they sell technical literature, musical instruments and other useful things.

Many beautiful things can be found here, like  old books, clothes, vintage jewelry and dishes, buttons, cufflinks and badges, as well as Soviet toys. Collectors of military regalia, valuable "fossils" and ancient coins constantly visit this place. It is better to visit this market early in the morning - almost nothing is left on the shelves by five in the evening. And keep in mind that sellers do not put on display all the goods, so it is better to ask about things that interest you.

Senniy market

Senniy market offers customers goods of various purposes, which will delight lovers of "antiquities". It is famous among other flea markets for a rich assortment of vintage leather goods: here you can find retro-ridicules from the middle of the last century in excellent condition, and sometimes even tattered handbags of luxury brands. Fans of avant-garde images also will not leave empty-handed: the most daring objects of the era of the Soviet non-conformism will be found in this place. But the most emotional part of the market is represented by old ladies selling Soviet knick-knacks from the home collection. Needless to say, the prices here are more than reasonable.

Garage Sale in the loft project "ETAGI"

Petersburgers have long appreciated the format of the garage sale, which came from the West. Everything is simple here: like-minded people gather in one place in order to sell unnecessary or annoying things and buy something interesting from others for a small fee. This way of trading is more like a friendly meeting than market relations. Having this idea in mind, "Etagi" regularly arranges Garage Sale on the territory of the loft. Participants bring fashionable clothes and shoes, homemade gizmos, rare records, read books and magazines, as well as accessories and decor items. Moreover, according to the rules of the flea market the price of all things should not exceed 500 rubles.

Apraksin courtyard

Giant market, where you can find everything - from the bag with the label of a fashion brand to a wedding dress a la Gabbiano, and not necessarily that these things will cost a lot. “Aprashka” - one of the oldest and legendary markets of St. Petersburg, in tsarist times there were 650 shops, and the market was one of the largest in Europe. The government closed and transferred the market several times, but it was not possible to eliminate this street trade: Aprashka is still selling many things today. You should come here if you want to find a thing that looks stylish and is not very expensive. But we have to warn you  that the goods will not be of high quality.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: St. Petersburg     

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