Alemany Flea Market

Alemany Flea Market booth
Alemany Flea Market. " DSC_0481" by jforth /  CC BY-ND 2.0

San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood plays host to the Alemany Flea Market every Sunday. Except for handmade arts and crafts, new merchandise is prohibited -- so you’ll get to dig through lots of antique and vintage goods.

Location:

100 Alemany Blvd
San Francisco, California 94110

Days and Times:

  • Opens every Sunday
  • 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Garage sale day on the first Sunday of each month

    Admission:

    • Free admission
    • Street and lot parking available
    • Service animals only

    Merchandise:

    The Alemany Flea Market requires at least 50 percent of a dealer's booth to have antiques, collectibles (which covers most vintage items), or artisan-made goods. New merchandise isn't permitted unless it's handmade. You may have to do some digging, but you'll probably spot:

    • Vintage clothing, jewelry and hats
    • Antique and vintage furniture
    • Paintings and pottery
    • Kitschy housewares
    • Ceramics, glassware, and dishes
    • Architectural salvage
    • Vintage toys and games
    • Advertising signs and posters
    • Old garden furniture and statuary
    • Vintage cameras, vinyl records, and books
    • Handmade arts and crafts

    Alemany Flea Market Shopping Tips:

    • Stop for cash on the way to the flea market. Most dealers don't take credit or debit cards.
    • Concessions are available. People tend to either love or hate the tacos.
    • The first Sunday of the month is fun for garage sale day, but most of the antique dealers will be across the bay in Alameda.
      • Lots of vendors are willing to haggle. You'll get the best bargains near the end of the day, especially on big, heavy items.

      Selling at the Alemany Flea Market:

      • All new and temporary sellers must submit a vendor application.
      • No spaces may be rented after 7 a.m. on the day of the flea market.
      • 10-by-12-foot spaces cost $45 in cash on market day, which includes one parking place.
      • Space rental fees must be paid 7 a.m. on market day for new and temporary sellers, and by 10 a.m. for regular vendors.
      • Seller spaces are assigned first come, first served.
      • If you rent a booth at the Alemany Flea Market more than twice in 12 months, you must have a California seller's permit.
      • At least half of your merchandise must be considered collectible, antique, or handcrafted. 
      • Two vendors selling live plants or fresh flowers are permitted each Sunday. Get your space reserved early so you don't miss out.
      • If you want to sell new merchandise (or if more than 50 percent of your used goods aren't antique or collectible), you can only do so on the first Sunday of the month, which is called Garage Sale Sunday.
      • Forbidden goods include animals, bicycles, weapons, motor vehicles or parts, counterfeit items, stolen merchandise, fireworks, and pornography. Tobacco, alcohol, and drugs (including all paraphernalia) are prohibited as well. Knives are allowed, but must be kept locked in a case.
      • All vendors must be set up and ready to sell by 7 a.m. on market day -- and must be off of the property by 4 p.m.
      • If you want to cancel your vendor space, you must contact flea market management by phone at (415) 647-2043 by 3 p.m. the day before the flea market. No-shows without prior notice will not receive rain checks or refunds.
      • Vendors must keep their booth spaces orderly during the flea market, and must clean their space before they leave for the day.

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