SHOP FOR FABULOUS FINDS AT AN UPSCALE FLEA MARKET
If you’re the kind of person who spends their weekends scouring estate sales looking for deals, you’re in luck. You’ll find more than 2,000 items all under one roof Sept. 18 and 19 at the Atlanta History Center’s annual Swan Coach House Flea Market. The donated items on sale have been culled from some of Atlanta’s finest homes and closets, and include everything from fashionable furnishings and first-edition books to museum quality antiques and designer clothing and accessories from names like Hermès, Chanel, Gucci, Brooks Brothers and Michael Kors. “We fill almost the entire lower level of the History Center parking deck with lots of interesting items,” says Aimee Chubb, a member of the Forward Arts Foundation, the beneficiary of the event (all proceeds go toward supporting the local arts scene). “We price everything to sell. People find great bargains,” Chubb adds. The market is free, but serious treasure hunters can pay to attend the preview party on Sept. 17 and get first dibs. – Jill Becker
Preview party: Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m.
Flea market: Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m; Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Flea market admission free
Preview Party $30-$35
Atlanta History Center
130 W. Paces Ferry Road