Monday, June 30, 2014

Spots to Shop: The Treasure Island Flea Market

Sometimes a great place for thrifty style finds isn't a thrift store at all. The Treasure Island Flea Market, held the last weekend of each month on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay, is the real deal. It offers a perfect balance between local craft booths and authentic thrift and antique vendors. You can find anything from a brass elephant rotary phone to a mint condition 1980s Cosby sweater. Plus there are food trucks and the view isn't too shabby!

view of san francisco from treasure island

We have a favorite clothing booth, where everything is $10 or less and tops are just $5! A lot of the selection is true vintage too, which makes for some pretty awesome deals.

Here's what we found.

Brittany's DIY California Tank
Originally a size extra large, then converted using a technique similar to this Pin on Pinterest.
TI Flea: $5
Similar New: $12-$34

extra large vintage california t-shirt found at Treasure Island Flea

DIY vintage t-shirt turned into a tank top

DIY modified vintage t-shirt

Devon's Twentynine Palms Novelty T-shirt
Personal Note: our family is from Twentynine Palms, so this was an pretty awesome find!
TI Flea: $5
Similar New: this well-loved top may be one of a kind

vintage 29 palms t-shirt

twentynine palms t-shirt: what in the hell am I doing here?

Brittany's DIY Floral Crop Top
Originally kind of a shapeless bag, cut short to match the latest crop top trend.
TI Flea: $5
Similar New: $13 (like this one from Charlotte Russe) or $58 (like this one from Bloomingdales)

vintage 90s floral sleeveless shirt pink flowers

vintage 90s diy floral crop top

summertime floral crop top

Devon's White Knitted Tee
TI Flea: $5
Similar New: $88 or $118

white knitted top found at Treasure Island Flea

white knit v-neck sweater t-shirt

white knit top and red white and blue striped skirt

Brittany's 70s/80s Vintage Open-Knit Sweater
TI Flea: $5
Similar New: from $17 to $66 to $275!

open knit vintage 80s 70s sweater

vintage 70s 80s sweater with light blue and pink stripes