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Shopping at Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet

Fantastic flea market, Las Vegas, Nevada
Aisle from main entrance
I had heard a lot about Fantastic Indoor Flea Market but never had the chance to check it out on previous visits to Las Vegas. But this month a friend and I decided to  go and find out what the hype was all about. The temperature in July soars past the century mark in Vegas but the flea market was cool and pleasant. It wasn’t crowded on a Friday morning so we leisurely examined the displays of merchandise before stopping at a little café at the back of the market for some churros and cold drinks. They also serve empanadas and tacos which the customer seated at the table beside us only had the highest praises for.

Clothing stalls
I was looking for T-shirts with the old Las Vegas slogan, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. There were several stalls selling these for 3 for $11 or $12 but the sizes were not available. Also some of the t-shirt fabrics were thin and not good quality. 

Hats and bags
We found the hats reasonably priced. As an example, the Panama hats were selling for $25.00 which is half the price for the same in Panama. 

Plants, Oriental accessories, luggage and jewelry 
One of the items I was looking for at the flea market were beads to make bracelets with. I found some pretty stone beads on a string but they were quite expensive. These bead stores were also selling bracelets and necklaces which were pricey as well. I did find the “nazar” or all-seeing eye bracelets in various designs from a Peruvian booth as well as chakra jewelry that were reasonably priced. I wish I had bought extra eye bracelets as my friends loved it.

All-seeing eye or Nazar
Other stores and services include alterations, embroidery, engraving, and screen printing, watch repair, shoes, 99 cent store, toys, tools, sports equipment, scents and candles, tech gadgets, household products, home decor, food kiosks and many more. For a directory of stores at  Fantastic, check this link: 

Address: 1717 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas ( corner of Decatur Oakey)

Entrance fee: $1.00 adults, $.50 for seniors. Free parking.

Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Images by TravelswithCharie


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