Whenever I get a chance to go to New York, I make it a point to stay over a weekend to visit the flea market near Hell's Kitchen. While my friends love shopping at the Woodbury outlet centre for branded goods, my interest centres around flea markets.
Need to bring along ready cash at a flea market and be prepared to bargain. Sometimes you might get lucky. Bought these beautiful gold plates at US$1 each and I didn't even have to bargain as the price quoted was already quite low. There was even a 22k gold marking on the underside. I will bring these out when I have afternoon tea with cakes.