Most people underestimate flea markets and pass up beautiful one of a kind things for newer items that are currently in stock at department stores. I happen to get great pleasure in digging for items (like these, these & these) for hours on end that no longer can be found. Yesterday was the first Sunday of the month so my girlfriend Michaela and I got an early start and headed to the Alameda Flea Market. Every monthly visit seems to get better and I always end up coming home with a great big smile on my face. I was exceptionally pleased because I came home with a few pieces that I truly will have forever: a vintage Chanel purse and bracelet, hat boxes, a white lace top and other fun jewelry. I always try and take advantage of antique fairs because you never know what special pieces you will find (at amazing deals) that will have a lasting impact on your life.