We can sit around and talk about all the con’s of the way social media has affected the fashion world, and I’d be the first with a list of complaints, but let me also tell you that I couldn’t have done my cross country trip without my Instagram pals guiding and suggesting awesome places for me to check out along the way.  Now that is the magic of the day and age we live in.  I stopped in 15 states (about half of them not having much to offer to a fashionable chick from NY) but whenever I mentioned a stop that one of my followers was familiar with, there was a burst of awesome suggestions not only for places to shop but to eat and see! I truly couldn’t have done it without them.. so first off a big thanks to all of you who followed me on my travels and assisted each step of the way :)
And now onto the reason why I’m blabbing about that in the first place.  The Rose Bowl Flea Market! Yes that’s right.  I landed in L.A just in time for the once a month flea market that takes place in Pasadena.  How lucky was that?  So Sunday morning several people who had seen one of my L.A posts started commenting on the image and reprimanded me for not being there already.  Since I trust their opinion, and knew it was something worth checking out, I convinced my friend to drive us out there and see it for ourselves.  Best decision ever!  Not only was the place jam packed with vendors, but the vintage was so unique and out of this world.  I had never been to a flea market the size of this one, and let me tell you a little something I discovered about the west coast.  When it comes to vintage, they are NOT messing around.  The stock is great, the prices are super competitive and the people are just so nice.  I had the most wonderful experience, and really consider making a trip back to that area just for some vintage stalking.
And now for the visual part of the story.  I took as many shots as I could to give the best representation of what I saw out there.  Obviously it’s just a fraction, but hopefully for those who have never been it may serve as inspiration and perhaps motivation to check it out in the future. Enjoy!

Who want’s to go back with?!

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  • Selena Delgado

    February 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm |

    Although I have traveled Transatlantic, I so far as have not left NYC on a whirlwind cross country trip such as yours. That gold/yellow coat was divine, hope you snatched it up. Love your blog and IG. Keep going, I love your ideas..

    • Pretty In Thrift

      February 19, 2013 at 8:37 pm |

      Thanks for the kind words Selena, I don’t plan on stopping!
      All the best – Stefany

  • Bethany

    February 20, 2013 at 12:59 am |

    I love the elephant back pack! I just went thrifting today. Love it! ^_^

  • MakiMaki Vintage

    February 20, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    Wow, so much cool stuff! It seems like so much fun!!

    xo Noelle

    MakiMaki Vintage