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Canton Flea Market Vendors Unite to Keep the Market Open

July 31, 2013 by Gloria Mellinger  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Around 50 vendors from the Canton Flea Market, in Canton, NY, gathered Monday outside the store seeking to keep the market open and looking for answers from the University Plaza’s new owner, David C. Muraco. New Venture Assets LLC, owned by Muraco, bought the plaza in June for $2.1 million, according to the Watertown Daily Times. Its fate is in limbo because operator Frank E. Monnett is being evicted from the space at 218 Old Route 11 for putting a stop-payment order on his July rent check to Muraco. Muraco met with vendors about the future... 

How To Manage a Market Successfully

July 30, 2013 by Gloria Mellinger  
Filed under How-To Zone editor, Gloria Mellinger, recently spoke with Jim Gardner, manager of Dixieland Flea Market Place in Waterford, MI, who shared his thoughts on how to run a successful market. Gardner joined Dixieland Flea on July 1, 2012. During the past year, he has made significant changes to the market, launched 45 years ago. Dixieland Flea has space for about 100 indoor vendors in its a 75,000 square foot building, and around 150 outdoor spots. It is open year round, Fridays, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to... 

Fashion Forward Western Hats for Fall and Winter

Summit Hats, located in Houston, TX, provides flea market vendors a diverse line of western hats, hat accessories and belts, in the most popular classic as well as trending styles and colors. “Hot pink has been a very popular color for many types of merchandise, from outerwear to accessories, and we expect it to be strong in the upcoming season. Bling is also big on everything these days, including belts, shirts, sandals and boots,” says Ken Tsai, owner of the company. Summit Hats combines these color and style trends with its new pink... 

Flea Market & Classic Car Show in Michigan Sept. 8

The Biggest Sale Michigan and Biggest Classic Car Show is scheduled for September 8th at the former site of the Summit Place Mall in Waterford, MI. Vendors are invited to sell just about anything, including antiques, appliances, books, clothes, household items, furniture, bikes, boats, cars, motorcycles and trucks. Food vendors are also welcome. The sale of guns, knives, firearms and fireworks will not be permitted. The swap meet will also host a classic car show, with a $1000 Best in Show prize. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rain... 

District Flea to Open in Washington, DC, This September

The founders of Brooklyn Flea, New York City’s outdoor market of independent food and merchandise vendors, have announced plans to open a similar concept venue in the greater U Street historic district of Washington, DC. The District Flea will launch September 14, and be open for six consecutive Saturdays. It will feature antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by artisans from in and around DC, New York, Baltimore and Philly. Fresh food vendors... 

First Saturday Trader’s Day

July 26, 2013 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Oklahoma

South Coo-Y-Yah & Park Street Pryor, OK 74361 Phone: 918-825-0157 Manager/Owner: Pryor Chamber of Commerce Trader’s Day is held at Whitaker Park the first Saturday of the month and the preceding Friday. There are no sign-ups for vendors. All spots are first come, first serve. Gun traders, produce, arts & crafts, wood carvers, garage sale items, etc. Come out and enjoy Trader’s Day at Whitaker Park!  Visit us online at for more information  Read More →

Survey Reveals Consumers’ Back-to-School Shopping Plans

More than two thirds of consumers (68 percent) plan to spend up to $500 this back-to-school shopping season, according to the PriceGrabber® 2013 Back-to-School Survey, and classic school supplies and clothing top their lists.  This is up significantly from 2011, when just 48 percent of consumers surveyed said they would spend up to $500, and up from 63 percent in 2012. Additionally, 17 percent of respondents plan to spend between $500 and $1,000, and 15 percent of shoppers said they have no back-to-school shopping budget this year. “The... 

New Market to Open In Long Island City, NY, This August

QNS Urban MKT is scheduled to open in Long Island City, NY, in late August 2013. The indoor market, to be held in the historic Standard Motor Park building, will be open Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 6 pm. The building also houses COFFEEDNYC and Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm. QNS Urban MKT is looking for local New York vendors to join its market, and is open to vendors of all types of goods, including food, alcoholic beverages, furniture, arts & crafts, and jewelry. The market’s mission is to feature the best of local New York offerings to... 

Sales Sizzle with Cooling Towel

July 25, 2013 by Gloria Mellinger  
Filed under NOFEED, Product Zone

Kool-4-U Towels are made, without chemicals, from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while feeling dry and cool to the touch. The towels provide relief from a variety of conditions, including summer heat, sports, fever, headaches, hot flashes, sunburn, inflammation and more, and offer consistent sales because of their versatility. A user simply wets the towel, squeezes out any excess water and shakes it, and it remains cool for two to four hours. When the towel starts to lose its cooling affect, the user gives it a few more shakes and... 

How to Showcase Jewelry

July 23, 2013 by Gloria Mellinger  
Filed under How-To Zone

Whether you are a vendor selling only jewelry or it is part of your product mix, you should carefully position rings, necklaces and earrings in ways that invite shoppers to try on and buy. Here are a few suggestions for jewelry placement from Firefly Store Solutions, a source for retail fixtures, displays and merchandising items. 1. Think about where your customers might expect to find your jewelry. If you sell high-end accessories like golden rings or expensive watches, then your best bet is to have them in a display case near the register. Not... 

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