Antiques and Airplanes in Santa Monica

On the first and fourth Sundays of each month, the little Santa Monica Airport is transformed into a wonderful little outdoor antique market. It may not be as large or important as Brimfield or Round Top, but it’s my favorite of the weekend markets I’ve been to in the Los Angeles area. It’s of a manageable size, and for the most part populated by moderate- to high-quality vintage and antique goods. What I hate about a lot of these markets is all the garage sale crap you have to sort through to find real dealers with quality merchandise. The Santa Monica Airport market manages to keep this to a minimum. On a beautiful sunny morning last month, I headed over to the market to browse, shop, and talk to some of the dealers there.

Santa Monica Airport Antiques_market

Another advantage of the Santa Monica market: the weather is always gorgeous!

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