Moscow's Flea Market: Come for the Deals, Stay for the Lenin Heads

Moscow's Tishinka flea market is a treasure trove of vintage and antique knick-knacks

Fri, May 22, 2015
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Lots of people have a deep and irrational desire for vintage trinkets. Why? Nobody knows, but a better question is: Where can I buy a miniature Lenin bust? You can find oddities and over-priced junk in most large cities — and Moscow is no exception.

The Tishinka flea market will satisfy your old stuff cravings — and everything is in rubles, which means deals deals deals! Almost all of the vintage goodies for sale are more than 10 years old, but usually not more than 50 years old. Prices on items vary, depending on the brand, material, condition, and how much the vendor thinks he/she can trick you into paying. And if there's no price tag, you might have to haggle.

Happy junk hunting!

This is what heaven looks like if you enjoy spoons.
This is what heaven looks like if you enjoy spoons.

Excellent items for the mantlepiece. And a good conversation starter.
Excellent items for the mantlepiece. And a good conversation starter.

This is your chance to own a mini Lenin bust! Prices range from 800-2000 rubles — or approximately 16-40 petro dollars. 

6,800 rubles
6,800 rubles

Fox News would censor this figurine.
Fox News would censor this figurine.

Thinking the deep thoughts...
Thinking the deep thoughts...

Hilarious, but slightly morbid.
Hilarious, but slightly morbid.

Everyone needs one of these. Whatever it is.
Everyone needs one of these. Whatever it is.

This was probably owned by someone's grandma, once upon a time. Think about that.
This was probably owned by someone's grandma, once upon a time. Think about that.

Pour yourself a relaxing cup of "not safe for work" tea. 

15,000 rubles
15,000 rubles

A great gift for your friend who practices voodoo!
A great gift for your friend who practices voodoo!
Spectacular designer jewelry by famous brands, like Channel and Joseff of Hollywood. Avarage price varies from 5000 to 30,000 rubles.

Vintage and pricey!
Vintage and pricey!

Stop reading about Ukraine, find a girlfriend, and buy her this. Trust us.
Stop reading about Ukraine, find a girlfriend, and buy her this. Trust us.

A designer rose?
A designer rose?

Gold-plated pearls. Yours for only 20,500 rubles!
Gold-plated pearls. Yours for only 20,500 rubles!

Start smelling better TODAY!
Start smelling better TODAY!

There is also an extensive collection of vintage and modern eyewear, with prices ranging from 1000-35000 rubles. 

35,000 rubles...but why?

 

1000 rubles

The Tishinka Flea Market ends on May 24. Address: address : Moscow, Tishinskaya Square, 1

May 22, 12:00 - 21:00 May 23-24, 11:00 - 20:00

The entrance fee is 200 rubles; free entry for children up to 16 years.

 

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