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Clothing, Community, and Culture: 6 February Flea Markets You Should Look Out For This Weekend

Nothing like a community shopping experience.

Getting tired of the same Sundays at Salcedo? Try these flea markets around the Metro instead.

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If you’re looking for a way to treat yourself this hearts season, prepare to clear your schedule for a trip to the flea market. Whether you’re heading out with friends, family, a special someone, or even riding solo, there’s an undeniable charm to flea markets that makes them the ultimate choice.

As the weekend looms on the horizon, brace yourself for another round in Manila’s thriving thrift and flea market scene. Get ready for a fusion of community connections, great bites, and a treasure trove of even better finds. Whether you’re a fresh face in the arts market community or a seasoned aficionado with an eye for the extraordinary, there’s something for everyone to explore, experience, and enjoy. Here are six February flea markets you won’t want to miss.

Community Flea Market at Gyud Food Diliman

The much-awaited community flea market returns to Diliman this week, marking the celebration of UP Fair Week by Season Pass at Gyud Food in UPD. Whether you find yourself surrounded by friends or all alone (which is absolutely okay), this weekend offers a perfect opportunity to revel in every form of love.

From February 15-17, let the communal spirit of flea markets turn your weekend into a memorable celebration of connections, individuality, and the shared love for thrifted and ~artsy~ finds.

Matcha Mama Galentine’s Get Together

Calling all the girly girls out there! Picture everything that comes to mind when you think of a girls’ day— now, imagine it all coming to life at the Galentine’s Get Together hosted by Matcha Mama. From photobooths, delectable food, and matcha (duh!), this gathering is set to check all the boxes for an amazing day out with your gal pals.

Entrance is absolutely free. No need for RSVPs or registration fees—just strut through the doors of Matcha Mama at the 15th Floor, KMC Armstrong on February 17 from 10 am to 6 pm.

The Valentines Flea Market

Love is truly in the air at The Valentine’s Flea Market, where vendors passionately pick a selection of romantic and stylish pieces. Whether you’re on the hunt for the picture-perfect outfit for a girls night out or a gift for your special someone, this flea market promises to fulfill your heart’s desires.

This February, the flea market is taking place on the weekend of Feb 16-17, 2023 (Fri-Sat) from 11 am to 10 pm at the Wood and Coffee Viewdeck. Get ready for love at first sight.

The Virgin Market

Get ready to be swept off your feet at The Virgin Market—the February fiesta brought to you by the dynamic duo, Wet Market PH and HUB Make Lab. Designed for newcomers eager to explore, this event promises to be a memorable initiation into the community. From informative sessions to one-on-one guidance, first-timers will feel right at home. 

Rally behind the new, the next, and the now. The venue? HUB Make Lab at 413 Escolta St., Binondo, Manila, kicking off the fun at 10 AM and wrapping it up at 6 PM on February 17. Be there to witness the birth of an artistic rendezvous and let the good times roll.

University Flea Market

If you missed the University Flea Market at the Ateneo de Manila University last weekend, don’t sweat it because the party lights are still on. Prep your pockets for two more weekends of style shenanigans at the University of the Philippines – Diliman and Endurun Colleges.

When dealing with “what to wear” dilemmas, this flea market is on a mission to rescue you from wardrobe blues. From funky vintage finds to cutting-edge contemporary styles, ready to inject a dose of campus-cool into your OOTDs.

Vintage Flea Market in Malate

Get ready to toast to two years of community spirit at The Archives Vintage with an electrifying two-day extravaganza. Nestled near the home of the Green Archers, head over to Dapit-Hapon Cafe & Bistro in Malate, Manila—yes, the one right in front of DLSU—on February 17-18 for an experience that goes beyond the typical.

What’s even more exciting? The event will feature a PAWS Shelter Fundraising initiative with a special guest star, none other than Ginger the Cat, the esteemed store manager. It’s not just a flea market; it’s a celebration of community, fashion, and furry friends, all rolled into one fantastic weekend.

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