Finally a replacement for Flea Market Finds! It's been so long since I frequented the flea markets in Texas. And I loved the thrill of the hunt, the bargain, and the find.
And I haven't found anything to duplicate that feeling and fill that void. Until now! Let me tell you about mercatinos. Imagine stores 10x better than any flea market or thrift store in America. Because things we consider "old" are NEW to Italians. Old has a whole new meaning here.
Mercatinos are Italian flea markets/antique stores/thrift stores. Some have consignment items. And I found my happy place at one the other day!
Here's what the shop looks like:
For those of you who are local, this shop is in Bolzano Vincentino at Via Cotorossi 31. They have weird afternoon hours only...I think from 2-7.
This is the front room, but the back rooms are HUGE.
I am obsessed with this sign but it is way too expensive.
Here's what I came home with!