Go Metro Weekends, treasures abound at the Topanga Vintage Market

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Pasadena has the Rose Bowl Flea Market, WeHo the Melrose Trading Post, and this northeast L.A. girl recently learned that every fourth Sunday, the Valley hosts the Topanga Vintage Market.

This Sunday, June 28 being a “fourth Sunday,” the market will return to its home on the Pierce College Campus in Woodland Hills from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering visitors the chance to browse vintage, antique and artisan wares for just $3.

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Oh yes, the tucan lamp is a real thing (and arguably worth trampling someone for).

Each Los Angeles flea has its defining characteristics, whether it be a surplus of ultra-hipsters, a “no-frills” vibe, or a contingency of early-rising, professional shoppers who may just run you over to get their hands on that rare, 1980s Taiwanese tucan lamp. The Topanga Vintage Market is apparently known for its laid-back atmosphere and friendly vendors, which some time spent reading reviews on Yelp seems to confirm.

The market may also be L.A.’s most transit-accessible flea–another huge plus in my book. Located on the north part of campus at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Mason Avenue, it’s a short walk from the Metro Orange Line Pierce College Station. You can also take Line 164 to Victory/Mason to alight within steps of the shopping.

So, here’s hoping something catches your fancy at Pierce College this Sunday, or another fourth Sunday in the near future (that would be July 26, Aug. 23 or Sept. 27). The market also features food trucks and live music for when you need a break from bargaining.

Not in the mood to shop this weekend? Here are some other suggestions for transit-adjacent fun:

  1. 15th Annual Los Angeles River Ride with LA County Bicycle Coalition. This Sunday in Long Beach and Griffith Park.

  2. Night Dive. This Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. (Please note that bus shuttles will replace trains between Florence and Washington stations this Friday night through Sunday on the Metro Blue Line.)

  3. The Hollywood Fringe Festival. This weekend at various locations.

  4. Best Coast. This Saturday at 8 p.m. at The Wiltern.

  5. Performance art by Miwa Matreyek in the Union Station Ticketing Hall. This Friday from 8 to 10 p.m.

…and some helpful links for getting around via Metro:

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