Nikki Portman: Why You Shouldn't Miss Spring Flea

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Hey, guess what! Spring Flea is this Sunday! It's our first outdoor market of the season and (as much as I love our indoor winter jam) there's nothing better than digging for treasure under the sun (which we're hoping makes a strong appearance). It's time to richen your record collection, sweeten your vintage stash, add some jazz to your jewelry box and whatnot. Here's the short list of reasons you don't want to miss this (accompanied by a few snaps of some past flea finds, as shot by the amazing Brooke LaValley):

-Nikki Portman, founder of Columbus Flea


Four of the best vinyl dealers in town will be on the premises for your perusing pleasure! Some of my very favorites have come from the flea (and for not a lot of coin, mind you)!


Perfectly disheveled rock tee? Fringed suede frock? Don't mind if I do! Some seriously awesome vendors have scoured estate sales, thrift stores, yard sales and more to bring you the finest assortment of vintage around.

Pictured: Suede Poncho from Spring Flea 2015 via vendor Basic Shapes Vintage


Some handmade, some vintage. All on point! Lots of metal magic to be found at the flea.

Pictured: Ring by Spring Flea 2015 Vendor ZeroFox Jewelry; Necklace from past vendor Gabs & Reese


Watercolor, illustration, photography (oh my)! Don't miss your chance to fill your walls with some original artwork from some local gems.

Pictured: The artwork of Spring Flea 2015 Vendors Aaron Troyer, Meagan Alwood-Karcic, and Brooke LaValley (dandelion print).


You can only purchases these babies at our markets, and they're perfect for toting around whatever goods you may find at the flea. They also make for an excellent carryon, grocery bag, beach bag, purse-the list goes on. Plus! Proceeds from these bad boys benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, so fill it up and feel good about it!


You'll find leatherwork, textiles, books, snacks, BEER (thank you, Seventh Son) and more-all set to a sweet spring soundtrack, compliments of DJ George Brazil and friends. There are so many reasons to come and hang with us on Sunday. I hope to see you there with Flea Bags full of glorious bounty!

Happy Weekend!