America's Best Flea Markets
Tricia Samsal of Vintage Bliss
Scott Antique Markets, Atlanta
An interior decorator’s dream, and a regular resource for the likes of Top Design alum Eddie Ross, Atlanta’s monthly 3,300-booth Scott Antique Markets provides consistent conditions (two climate-controlled exhibition centers with shuttle bus transportation), and predictable pricing (not quite garage-sale cheap, but less expensive than some more-famous markets). You’re almost guaranteed to find heirloom-quality oil paintings, French armoires, and upholstered furniture in the mix. Note: this is not the place to come for makeover projects; most everything for sale is already rehabbed and ready to go.
Tip: Print a coupon from the sale’s website for $1 off your admission.
Scottantiquemarket.com; second weekend of every month; Thursday 12:45 p.m.–6 p.m., Friday–Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission $5; free parking.