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A Parisian-style flea market in the heart of Hollywood

July 14, 2011 | 10:02 am


A vintage-lover’s appetite for antique and retro clothing and objects is never satiated, so many L.A residents might be happy to know that a weekly outdoor flea market is coming to Hollywood High School starting July 23.

Open Market Place is the brainchild of David Pilcer, who began selling perfume at the markets in France Vintagefurniture when he was 18 and subsequently fell in love with the charming atmosphere. He is aiming to re-create a Parisian vibe with his new venture, hosting up to 75 vendors (initially, and aiming for up to 250 by the fall), various food trucks and filling the open space with antique furniture, vintage clothing and jewelry and also new, handmade jewelry and accessories from local designers.

The idea seems not unlike the Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School, but Pilcer is aiming to implement a relaxed environment with live music and that Parisian flair, which we guess will be apparent in a robust offering of antiques? Either way, if parking is fairly simple, it’s surely worth a try. Plus, admission is free from July 23 to the grand opening date on Sept. 10, after which admission is $2 to the general public and $1 for seniors and children under 12.

Open Market Place will be at Hollywood High School each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-- Melissa Magsaysay


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Photos: A sampling of the kind of vendors who will be at Open Marketplace/ Open Marketplace