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Shop, swap, sell, and save in Asheville

Here’s the deal — the flea market and vintage shopping scene is stellar in Asheville.

a vendor and his wares at asheville punk market

It’s like going on a treasure hunt.

Photo via @ashevillepunkflea

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When it comes to Asheville’s shopping scene, we love a good treasure hunt — and a good bargain. Our city is home to several fabulous flea markets, cool co-ops, stellar vintage shops, and resale gems. So get in, we’re going shopping.

Flea markets

Asheville Flea Market, 81 Broadway St.
With crazy 80s sweaters, racks of cool t-shirts, and a whole lot more from a variety of vendors, it’s a pop-up vintage shop you don’t want to miss. Check out their Instagram for the next market date.

Asheville Punk Flea Market, 496 Haywood Rd.
Flea markets have never been edgier. Setting up once a month at Fleetwood’s, the market hosts vendors from NC and beyond selling studded leather, forged goods, and all kinds of other fringe favorites.

Asheville Vintage Market, various locations
Join the throngs of vintage enthusiasts exploring racks, shelves, and piles of unique used clothing from vendors all across the Southeast. The market announces event dates and locations through Instagram.

AVL Clothing Swap, various locations
If you’ve got a closet that fills up quickly (us too), then a stop by the clothing swap might be in order. Buy a $30 ticket, drop of your unwanted clothes, then shop the bi-annual shop. Pro tip: The website is a great resource for spots to shop secondhand or to donate.

Makers Market, 121 Sweeten Creek Rd. Ste. 50
Atelier Maison & Co. and Show & Tell team up every third Saturday of the month to host a inside + outside market that features housewares, vintage clothing, crafts, original art, and more.

Night Market at The Odd, 1045 Haywood Rd.
Start your shopping after the sun goes down. The Asheville Night Market, which happens every third Sunday of the month, features dozens of cool vendors as well as food and drinks.

Smiley’s Flea Market, 5360 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher
This classic flea market is worth a trip. Since it was founded in 1984, Smiley’s has expanded to over 100,000 square feet of vendors with 700 outdoor stalls + an antique mall longer than a football field.

Uncommon Market, various locations
Started by the founders of Marquee and Splurge (two other great spots for vintage finds), the large, curated pop-up market boasts antiques, jewelry, art, vintage decor, and more.

t-shirts for sale at asheville flea market

Freshen up your wardrobe for a bargain.

Photo via @theashevilleflea

Vintage shops

Fleetwood’s, 496 Haywood Rd.
Looking for cool vintage clothing? This spot has it. Feel like getting married and seeing some live music? Well, Fleetwood’s can help you there too. On the first + third weekends, it hosts a vintage flea market in addition to the finds inside.

Honeypot Vintage, 86 N. Lexington Ave.
No matter if you’re in the market for gowns, jewelry, furs, leather, or lace, this eclectic spot is sure to supply. You can also check out its sister store, House of Kismet (27 Foundy St. Ste. 40).

Lexington Park Antiques, 65 W. Walnut St.
Whether you’re decorating your home or yourself or anything in between, wander the 26,000 square foot space to browse 70 different antiques, collectibles + vintage vendors.

The Regeneration Station, 26 Glendale Ave.
Explore a constantly changing inventory of upcycled furnishings, repurposed artist-designed pieces, antiques, salvage materials, industrial items, home decor + consignment.

Roam Collective, 120 Coxe Ave. Unit 1C
Step inside for a curated selection of high-quality secondhand garments — and be sure to top off your look with a piece of its handmade upcycled jewelry.

ScreenDoor, 115 Fairview Rd.
With more than 100 vendors inside this 22,000 square foot space, you’ll find all kinds of fabulous antique + vintage goods.

Sweeten Creek Antiques & Collectibles,115 Sweeten Creek Rd.
The sprawling store’s 125 vendors feature items for every style + budget. Find furniture and glassware, rooms of vintage clothes, unusual decor, and more lining the aisles.

Wildflowers Vintage, 27 Foundy St. Ste 30
In this little shop in the River Arts District, you’ll find a cool collection of unique clothing — jeans and tees, jackets and dresses. A new wardrobe is just waiting.

a shopper in an antique store

So many vintage treasures, so little time.

Photo by @cassie_brooks_

Resale and consignment shops

The Enchanted Forest, 235 Merrimon Ave.
This resale boutique has been around since 1997, and you’re sure to find high-end brands and outdoor favorites. It accepts consignment items Monday -Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no appointment.

Mine and Yours Asheville Resale, 234 New Leicester Hwy.
Something on offer for everyone. There’s plenty of consignment clothing to browse (or sell), but you’ll also find furniture, home decor, and goods from more than 50 local businesses and artisans.

Reciprocity, 732 Haywood Rd.
Since 2009, the store has been stocking designer denim, boho, boots, and more. Explore brands like Free People, Madewell, and Anthropologie — or bring in your in-season items to sell or trade.

rEvolve Mercantile, 697 Haywood Rd.
Say goodbye to fast fashion here — then say hello to trendy + timeless vintage and secondhand goods. Walk-in trades are accepted Monday-Friday or book an appointment to sell.

Second Gear, 99 Riverside Dr.
It’s a one-stop shop for all your outdoor gear — with new + used equipment, clothing, footwear, and more — and if you need to get rid of some gear of your own, learn more about consignment. Plus, the store donates a percentage of sales to a new nonprofit partner each month.

Sew AVL, 56 S. Lexington Ave.
Owner and “textile fairy godmother” Karmen takes thrift store finds and secondhand materials to create whimsical, unique, and fashionable new pieces. Plus, you can bring in items for mending, refashioning, or adding patches and appliques. Bonus: You can also get creative with an upcycling class.

Sugar Britches, 31 Page Ave.
Whimsical and bohemian are the norm for this spot, where you’ll find handmade + upcycled party clothing and accessories. If your garb fits that description, you can fill out the online form to start consigning.

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