Mississauga’s Flea Market Guide
Published April 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm
People usually go to the mall for some shopping, but why not a flea market? Everything is under one roof because most have a farmers’ market or a food court in the same building. All of these flea markets are easy to get to and are well-known in Mississauga. Bargains, bartering and stuff galore is what you’ll find at these three markets. Here’s the Mississauga flea market guide:
Fantastic Flea Market
Open all weekend, the Fantastic Flea Market is where you want to go for the best brand name clothes, perfumes, kitchenware, and iPod and iPhone repair. While there are a few dollar stores at this market, the bulk of the items are awesome second-hand finds. The market carries some unique things like vintage bicycles from England, samurai swords and thousands of old records to flip through. If you have the time, treasure hunting through second-hand and new stuff and bartering with vendors makes shopping at the flea market fun and cheap, and you could definitely go home with more than you came for. No more shopping boredom, The Fantastic Flea Market also has frequent entertainment such as busking and magicians. This flea market has been around for over 32 years and is still going strong. Check it out on Saturday or Sunday underneath the Dixie Outlet Mall, which can only be described as a maze, so don’t get lost.
What’s it known for: Buskers and Magicians, thousands of old recordsMississauga Flea Market
Flea markets aren’t all about antiques anymore. The Mississauga Flea Market has hundreds of vendors selling anything from clothes to electronics. Awesomely enough, this flea market also has a farmers’ market filled with local produce and baked goods. If you fancy a crepe while antiquing or just a snack while you shop, the international food court has you covered by serving delicious crepes, Chinese Filipino, Afghani, Jamaican, Mediterranean and Japanese food, West Indian cuisine, pizza, samosas, kebabs, empanadas, smoothies, hotdogs, coffee and more. And what could be better than free parking? The market is open every Saturday and Sunday (even in the winter because it’s indoors) on Mavis Road, in the heart of Mississauga.
What’s it known for: International Food Court and the Farmers Market
Dixie/401 Flea Market
The Dixie Flea Market has over 500 booths and is still expanding. They claim to give customers the “everything under one roof” experience with their indoor farmer’s market, and furniture warehouse outlet. One vendor sells hundreds of die-cast car models, another sells real Chinese crafts (rather than “real” chinese crafts), and another sells copious amounts of junk, but frankly, it would be weird if there wasn’t any junk at a flea market. Gorgeous antique and new furniture, rugs, cleaning products, and kitchen accessories can be purchased in their warehouse. Free admission, free parking, and anything you could ever want in a flea market is right off highway 401 and Dixie. The Dixie Flea Market is quickly becoming one of the largest flea markets in North America. Like most markets, Dixie is open every Saturday and Sunday.
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