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A New Kind of Market Comes to Town

Shop along the Riverwalk every Sunday

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It may be on a smaller scale, but the Providence Flea echoes the spirit and style of Brimfield and Brooklyn, those two flea and antique biggies, and it does so with signature Creative Capital flair. Located on the Providence River Greenway (behind Bacaro) every Sunday from 10am-4pm through August 25, the P-Flea showcases local talent and offers an eclectic mix of old and new, recycled and upcycled, in a scenic, family-friendly setting. A “love poem to the Brooklyn Flea,” creator and manager Maria Tocco’s passion project combines antiques, fashion, jewelry, crafts, art and more with food trucks, PVD Pops, a river view and the most treasured of all city finds: free parking. Vendors can commit from only one Sunday, to all of them, which means shoppers can count on a refresh of sellers and goods each week. Some of the vendors have a physical storefront, like pet boutique Plaid & Stripe, some have a warehouse, like local design star Kyla Coburn. Others are showing in person for the first time, like Vintage Infused Accessories by Emily. All agree: It’s great to finally have a place to show in Providence. And shop. While eating. Sounds good to us.