Junk hunter

Are there really no flea markets in Duluth?



about 10 years ago

There's Beaver Bay and that guy in Soup Town- neither are true flea markets (a single seller does not a flea market make). There have been flea markets set up at the Carlton County Fair and the Old Time Tractor fests in years past.


about 10 years ago

No.  And there is nowhere to get frozen yogurt by the lake.  Get used to it.


about 10 years ago

Though not technically a flea market, there's a lot of cool stuff at the "Retro" antique store on the 100 block of 1st St E downtown.


about 10 years ago

They call them antique stores here.


about 10 years ago

Check out the antique mall in Canal Park! Or Central Sales, if your tastes are more manly

Jim M

about 10 years ago

Sellers Auction on 21st W and 3rd street holds auctions every Monday.  That place is a trip!

Cory Fechner

about 10 years ago

Ever wonder why they are called flea markets?

The term flea market is a translation of the French marché aux puces, literally market with fleas, an open-air market where second hand goods are sold. 

From George S. Dougherty's 1922 In Europe:
It is called the "Flea" Market because there are so many second hand articles sold of all kinds that they are believed to gather fleas.
Some suggest that the term is also influenced by the fact that such markets are not fixed and jump around like fleas. While this may be a characteristic of the markets, it does not appear to be the origin.

(Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition)


about 10 years ago

Flea market is different than an antique store. But the auction house intrigues me...worth a trip, eh?


about 10 years ago

The auction house is worth the trip, if nothing else for the people watching aspect.

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