A Japanese legend says objects, after a hundred years, become tsukumogami - in other words objects with a soul that can have positive or negative essences. Who knows how many stories intersect at messy flea markets! During these last years, passion for second hand things has increased everywhere and actually it makes the fortune of little shops. This is a nice alternative for those who boycott fashion and collect unique pieces with a special or bizarre personal taste. Moreover flea markets are involved in those nice manners currently considered green policies. Here are some suggestions on where to go and find nice vintage items.

Sinigaglia Market

On Saturdays, from 8 AM to 6 PM


There are no other markets like this one. It was set for the first time at the end of the nineteenth century. Here, it is possible to find almost everything: designer clothes and trinkets, very old postcards, collectors' albums and stylish necklaces. Clients are very different: Russian models, young trappers and some other various categories of buyers. This market does not leave anyone unsatisfied. 

Naviglio Grande antiques market

Last Sunday of each month


This market takes place once per month along Naviglio Grande, from Darsena to Valenza street, with different stands which sell jewelry, glasses, paintings, clocks and watches. Prices are not so convenient, but merchants are professional artists, artisans and vintage collectors. If you go to this market it seems to jump in past times - that is why it is possible to relive the old Naviglio atmosphere.


East Market Shop

Once per month (check openings out)


East Market moved to this new big location after leaving Lambrate district. Here, dresses mix with accessories, jewelry, albums, old professional cameras, plates, cabinets, posters and trinkets. Everything is organized methodically and cultures become symbols. From stand to stand, try some street food. This is also a perfect place to take some new pictures to post in Instagram.

Penelope Flea Market

From Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10 AM to 7 PM; on Sundays from 3 PM to 7:30 PM


This is a sort of land of toys with armchairs, lamps, bookshops and all useful materials to adorn houses. This is also a nice place to make good deals.

Tra noi e voi flea market

From Mondays to Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM / from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM, on Monday from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM 


Time and patience, this market looks like White Rabbit’s nest. Mirrors, chairs from the 70s, dressers, Coca Cola glasses next to first-rate crystals and some bizarre sunglasses. This market is placed in Repubblica area, in an old basement. Open your eyes and find extremely rare pieces for good prices.