I recently relocated to Los Angeles for a job and I’m just starting to explore the city. Coming from Texas, one of the things I’m most excited about is the flea markets. Flea markets in Austin were either sadly small or way, way out of town. So, my first weekend out was to the Melrose Trading Post. It’s a market that opens in a school parking lot on Melrose every Sunday at 9AM. Vendors were peddling vintage clothing, handmade purses and home furnishings.While I found the prices a bit high (and most vendors don’t have written tags, which bugs me), people were open to bargaining. But if you are really serious about finding furniture, this probably isn’t the best place to go. Most stalls specialized in smalls or clothing. On the other hand, if you need a really unique vintage purse (and are willing to pay retail), this is a great place to try. Vintage clothing was hit or miss (a lot of t-shirts and well worn button downs with the occasional dress or jacket). Entry is a reasonable $2, which, in my opinion, is a small price to pay for a few hours of treasure hunting.