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Zelenskaya Elena
05-01-2013, 15:14
I am a huge Fan of Flea-Markets, but I haven't heard about anything like that in Moscow.
Can anybody help me there?
Thank you

Benedikt
06-01-2013, 06:35
I am a huge Fan of Flea-Markets, but I haven't heard about anything like that in Moscow.
Can anybody help me there?
Thank you



Metro stop Partizanskaya, last wagon from town, than follow the crowd ( there is anyway only one exit).
Don't bother at the bottom with the tourist trap Matrioshkas and the like, go right to the back, up the stairs around the galleries. BUt don't think a poor granny sits there selling her last heirloom porcelain or spoons. Most of them work on commission for a few commercial dealers and wholesalers.
Don't bother with icons and the stuff, most is fake. So is the amber. and if someone offers you a chain with animals and the like for a -today special price- forget it. pieces like that don't make it to flea market.... Said that, i like the place, i am there since when it was a few newspapers on the ground, some 20 years ago. They make the best Shashlik, just tell them NOT well done, if you like to have your meat juicy.
Flea market is working only Saturday and Sunday, (Wednesday all the wholesalers are there to stock up) 10 rubles entrance fee. keep the ticket, you might wander out at some gate unwittingly and need it to get back in. look up also the kitschy and gaudy -old Moscow-. It is nicer during the warm month, the wedding office is very popular and fu nto watch. fun also on -russian- holidays. spectacles and fun and games are shown.
But be early and become a regular. after 10 or 11 in the morning the best pieces are gone already....

sophietherese
06-01-2013, 11:23
yes, I guess the one in Partizanskaya is the most famous one... then there are some temporary ones, like 2 weeks ago in the supermarket at Тишинский рынок, on the 2nd Floor. It seems like they have this event every couple of months...

Benedikt
08-01-2013, 17:34
yes, I guess the one in Partizanskaya is the most famous one... then there are some temporary ones, like 2 weeks ago in the supermarket at Тишинский рынок, on the 2nd Floor. It seems like they have this event every couple of months...

the Vernisage/fleamarket is at Ismailovsky park. if you would ask someone about the fleamarket at partisanskaya you will get blank looks, since no one would know.
Also, at some older guide books the station is still called Ismailovsky Park, even it had changed the name 3?4? years back already.

tvadim133
08-01-2013, 21:07
Thanks, Benedikt!

Even being local, I have never been there, though a fan of flea-markets as well (I do shopping like this in other cities and countries mainly). :)


But what I am afraid is that there we will be able to find ony smth from the USSR period of time, though kitsch is interesting too.

I need to check asap at last. :)

Benedikt
09-01-2013, 07:19
But what I am afraid is that there we will be able to find ony smth from the USSR period of time, though kitsch is interesting too.

I need to check asap at last. :)[/QUOTE]

when you go i nat the main entrance, go straight to the right side, there is a row of shops that sell watches nd the like, but on the left side there are a few stalls that have gems for sure. while original posters and the like are expensive, they also have very good reproductions. you also find commemorative plates and coins and the like. few tourists there, only the ones who know.
up the stairs, between the pictures and flea market there is a whole -road- of commercial stalls. they for sure flog Stalin's pipe, real 6 rube notes from the cccp... and icons that are 500 years old...... But in between they have nice things, you just need time and know what to look for.in my opinion many of them are snake oil sellers if you know what i mean.

robertmf
09-01-2013, 07:36
There seems to be alot of Soviet era stuff on ebay.com (http://www.ebay.com/sch/Historical-Memorabilia-/13877/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=soviet)

Benedikt
09-01-2013, 15:56
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but in Ismailovo you still can find, for a price of course, the originals, after all millions of these posters were printed and not all of them used.
Reproductions you also can find there, and on the Old Arbat, and cheaper than on e bay. and don't forget i would not trust an ad that promised up to 50% discount, if you are a wholesaler.... if you buy only one or two you get ripped off already.

Zelenskaya Elena
09-01-2013, 18:03
Thank you all for your helpful advice. I am planning a trip to Izmailovo right now)

Benedikt
09-01-2013, 20:59
Thank you all for your helpful advice. I am planning a trip to Izmailovo right now)


the flea market is working only on Saturday and Sunday.today is only Wednesday, only the wholesalers are/were out there.....

Uncle Pasha
15-01-2013, 23:06
A couple of weeks ago I stumbled into a 90s style flea-market just north from the official Preobrazhensky Rynok, along a pedestrian lane from Metro Preobrazhenskaya to the market itself. A gauntlet of babushkas standing in front of their goods laid out on pieces of cardboard. Two policemen lazily chasing them away. Spontaneous and authentic.

joakimforsberg
16-01-2013, 00:02
buy some junk

Uncle Pasha
20-01-2013, 17:06
http://where.cheap-moscow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/flea_market_view_2.jpg

Glad to share that the flea market part is alive. Authentic, complete with at least four "no selling from hands" signs.

A few more photos here >> (http://where.cheap-moscow.com/90s-style-flea-market/)

http://where.cheap-moscow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/flea_market_books.jpg