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Play nice at the Franklin Flea, bargain hunters

By Kennedy Allen 

Posted Jul. 16, 2014

The always-awesome Franklin Flea—the brainchild of Mark Vevle—is revolutionizing the way Philadelphians do flea markets.

Whether you’re a collector trying to complete that doggone box set or someone who’s really into knick-knacks, flea markets can be an undeniably appealing treasure trove of discoveries, full of nostalgia and miraculous, affordable finds of items both old and new. Sometimes, shrewd shoppers are lucky enough to find true gems—antiques and well-cared-for vintage furniture, stylish accessories from the recent past—each item rare in its own right. But what about those looking for such wares exclusively? Where does one go to find a picture frame made of refurbished wood from a local barn? For the discerning Philly bargain fiend, the Franklin Flea has long been marching to the beat of its own carefully-perserved drum.

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Posted on July 16, 2014 and filed under Press.