FINNISHED! / flea market
I had to make a quick visit to Kemi, my hometown for my great uncles funeral. I had only a couple of days time so I didn't have time to do much. But here some greetings from the Northern Finland!
I always go for a flea market tour in Kemi with my goddaughter Liisa who also is my official second hand clothing stylist who never says no to even crazy ideas...as long as they look good on me!
This time we only had like two hours and as you maybe very well know: that is totally not enough time. But I managed to find something though. A dress, two belts (one for using and one for the pyramid stud earrings) and cartoon clips for making maybe earrings.
Here's my home street in the midday sun. Finally light in the North as well. Really pretty indeed!
For RokRokInc. jewelry I got from my friend Raija some amazing stuff that she found from her storage. Take a look!
In the end I had also time for a couple of glasses of wine with in the moonlight that shone really bright that night.
Kemi is an coastal city in the Northern Finland. This is how it looks in the winter.
Today morning I was selling some stuff away at the Olympiapark flea market that is maybe the most known and definitely biggest flea market in Munich. If there are no bigger happenings going on, the market is open every Friday and Saturday from 7am to 4 pm but basically people start packing about at 1 pm. That also means that if you are going to sell, you should be there early. Specially on Saturdays and during the summer when the place is packed. Fridays in general are more quiet and of course there's nobody if the weather is unbearable.
Olympiapark is a real old school basic flea market. And this is what I like about it. There's a lot of "professional" sellers but also one timers emptying their closets. The price range vary of course depending on the seller but I think it is about like it should be. And you can always offer the price you think would be suitable. Majority of the customers are different foreigners and the rest flea market lovers and people passing by during their morning walk.
My sales was not particularly successful as the customers were mostly
old men looking for tools and so there was no market for my stuff but
the weather was perfect and my neighbor was super fun and nice.
Yesterday the RokRokInc. Outlet was open at the first Midnightbazar of the season. Feeling was good although people are seemingly still at the holidays here in Munich as the place was not as full as usually. But then again that just makes the shopping more comfortable.
I didn't have time to go through the offerings but I still managed to get a quick picture of my fleamarket friend Viktor who is the sweetest Bavarian man ever. And by the way, Viktor sells marvelous authentic 50's-80's. You just have to see them, it's like a candy store! (I forgot to take a picture of the jewelries but I'll add it here later.)
Yesterday I started the market season again after the summer vacation in the Nachtkonsum Zündapphalle and what I like about this place is that it spacious and well lighted so it is comfortable to shop there.
And it was great to see so many friends there again! And for example Antonia here also bought a custom bike. So cool! And notice the Augustiner beer bottle in the bottle holder and the matching Augustiner earrings. :D
Augustiner is the most popular beer in Münich. ...If it's the best one, about that there are many opinions.
One of my favorite recycling shops in Munich is the Diakonia Kaufhaus at Dachauer Straße 192. The Kaufhaus is quite big and spacious. Their main business lies in furniture recycling but they have also music, kitchen ware, glassware, some clothing, sewing equipment and children's toys and games. Classware here is quite good but in clothes they should maybe have a younger specialist to choose the pieces because the selection is really not so appealing.
Diakonia Kaufhaus is not a trendy second hand shopping experience but what I like in this shop is that it's always clean, light, comfortable and well organized. The workers are nice and warm and the stuff always in good condition. The price rate is usually reasonable and sometimes it might be possible to ask for a multibuy discounts.
The other shoppers are mostly hearty people as well. For example today an older lady asked me if I can sew because I was going through the buttons (as usual). As I told that in fact I also do knitting, crocheting and crafting, our discussion went further from the lack of nowadays handicraft tradition in Munich via my grandmother to our porcelain repaired teeth. Lovely!Christoph, my favorite employee with my favorite productsin my favorite second hand shop.
Midnightbazar is another night flea market in Munich. It happens mostly in the Reithalle, Munchen or sometimes also in the Postpalast.
Midnightbazar is a nice night market: both places are big and the clientele consists a lot of hipsters and trendy people. They sell beer, refreshments, some drinks and snacks and have a DJ or singer songwriters playing music. An advantage is that they have a good lightning, so you can really see what you are buying.
Still somehow I prefer the competitor Nachtkonsum in the Tonhalle or Feierwerk specially as a seller and maybe also as a customer. Though as a seller, a big plus for Midnightbazar is that they mark the places for sellers beforehand so that you don't need to wait in line early to secure a spot.
My lovely customers in the Reithalle wearing RokRokInc. jewelries!
It really makes me happy when I see people wearing my stuff.
Midnightbazar night flea market at Postpalast has the same organizer as the flea market in Reithalle. So otherwise they are quite similar but the venue at the Postpalast is much cozier. They have quite often the Jukebox Munich performing there and they are always delightful! ...Cute boys singing pretty so that can't go wrong.
Fei's new RokRokInc. items: red leather bracelet and black cat brooch.
Totally perfect for her!
Yesterday I visited the summer Nachtkonsum night flea market here in Munich. They keep it at the Feierwerk which is a culture area for youth. Specially in the summer I love the place. There's a great atmosphere, good food from a trailer kitchen and it has some weird appeal even if it's kind of rough. Maybe that's why. It has the DIY feeling in itself already.
The Feierwerk offers concerts every week and the area consist of a bigger hall and a couple of smaller club/concert venues in the same back yard. So maybe after shopping and beer drinking at the Nachtkonsum you can still also pop into a live gig. ...Or do as we did yesterday: crash into a Saturday night goth party.
In Munich there are quite a lot of flea markets. So far, my favorites are the night markets where you can also just hang and not just shop. Nachtkonsum has the biggest name in night market scene here in Munich. They have three locations: Tonhalle, Zündapphalle and Feierwerk. (Feierwerk is mostly in the summer.)
TonHalle in the Kultfabrik at Ostbahnhof in Munich is maybe my favorite here. I just love the atmosphere: live music, beer and flea market. Quite a lot standard sellers, as myself, but also a good amount of changing sellers who want to combine emptying their closets and an evening out. The general quality of the stuff is good.
Customers are 30% treasure seekers and 70% young people, hipsters and style pioneers. Outside the flea market hall you can find plenty of different kinds of bars and clubs. ...Though not my choice for night out but a ok place for one more beer after the market.
Check it out @ www.nachtkonsum.com. I highly recommend! Here some highlights.
Stylish and lovely Matea first with older RokRokInc. puzzle earrings
and then with her new RokRokInc. yellow Barbie sneaker earrings.
Zündapphalle is twice as big as the usual Tonhalle and when I visited there in the spring it was totally freezing. No heating so it was as cold as outside, hrrrr.... But of course it's not a problem if it is a warm weather.
All in all I like all the night markets in Munich and this hall is attractively rough but there is a couple of other disadvantages in this location. First of all you couldn't hear the music everywhere so there wasn't really party feeling. And secondly there were maybe just a little too many sellers and overflowing offer in products. But on the other hand it's big and therefore really comfortable to shop in.
As I was in the Zündapphalle in the spring Marja-Maija joined me with her
awesome upcycled denim cellphone pockets and small bags.
I was freezing as I was finishing my table but luckily I had my winter jacket on!
I bought this from M-M. It is perfect to my style, I love it!