Occasional sales, flea markets, junk markets, call them what you want, it seems that sales of vintage goods that take place only certain days of the month are all the rage these days. The concept seems to make sense....smaller overhead for sellers, an opportunity to collect vintage finds and create buzz about upcoming sales. Works for me!
Country Living magazine ran a story about the growing popularity of occasional sales in the July issue, my new friend Kasey's sale (Lola B's) is highlighted! I can't imagine that these types of sales won't be popping up all over the country.
For me, I really became aware of occasional sales when I moved to Minnesota over a year ago. They are quite popular here. I managed to find some great sales in the town of Carver. My favorite "Mustard Moon" is open just 4 days a month (Thursday - Sunday). The line of shoppers is always quite long right before the Thursday morning opening. You just can't beat the prices and unique treasures you just don't find at the big box stores. I often see shop owners from Minneapolis in Carver. They often buy up all the best goods quickly. I know that they will be in their stores for double the price within days.
How about where you live? Do you shop occasional sales, garage sales, flea markets? Are you thinking of starting to host your own occasional sale?