Sunday, November 05, 2006

Adorn Yourself

Getting to know a city like LA is a huge undertaking. I have a checklist of things I want to do and see. Today's task was to shop the Fairfax Flea Market. "Cheap vintage finds" was the buzz that drew me in and it was no surprise to me to see what seemed like hundreds of tents filled with goodies from decades ago. One girl held up an elastic belt with vinyl trim and smiled - "These belts are straight from the eighties - ten dollars". I passed because purple's just not my color but there were numerous belts, some brightly colored faux leather and others more cowboy-esque style with tarnished buckles. Old leather clutches were selling for $1 a piece. You can find anything from clothing, jewelry, records, artwork, antiques, to 70s decor. Amongst all the old, there is scattered some new.

I stopped short at the Shari Wacks table decorated with gem-stoned and charmed accessories ranging from necklaces to bracelets to earrings. You can find Shari's jewelry at Fred Segal, Bloomies and Nordstrom. Twice a month, you can find her stuff at the Fairfax Flea Market and also get to meet the designer herself. She can give you a 101 on how to layer your necklaces.

Single-drop or charms? I have to make a 2nd trip to the flea market to decide.

Fans of Shari Wacks: Mischa Barton, Keira Knightly, Jennifer Lopez, Mira Sorvino and Amanda Bynes

The scoop on the Fairfax Flea Market:

When: Sundays, 9am to 5 pm
Where: Fairfax Highschool, 7850 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Price: $2 admission
Parking: Yes, and free. Enter on Fairfax

Shoppers please advise. Be ready to rummage and sift through hangers!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh cool. every sunday? Ive never been to a flea market before.

10:43 AM  

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