Finding the perfect flea-market item is like searching for the Holy Grail: with intense exploration and a bit of luck, you can pretend to be Indiana Jones for a lifetime. Get the fedora of your dreams and other finds with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a VIP package, which includes two admissions (a $6 value), a wine tasting for two (a $30 value), and two wristbands that net you special discounts with featured exhibitors at Treasure Island Flea (a $36 total value). This Groupon must be used during the grand-opening weekend on the Avenue of the Palms, either Saturday, May 28, or Sunday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 4.p.m. Free parking is also available during opening weekend.
Surrounded by the breathtaking panorama of the city skyline, local merchants will showcase an array of new, vintage, and handmade items at Treasure Island Flea. Special VIP discounts from featured exhibitors allow shoppers to buy vintage clothing, craft pieces, and antique décor for less than their shopping compatriots or various roving bands of Supermarket Sweep contestants. With felicitous finds in hand, flea marketeers can sip and swirl eight enticing varietals in the wine tasting. If a flavor strikes a fancy, this Groupon also gives you 10% off a purchase of three or more bottles for future savoring, food pairing, or stocking incredibly luxurious cherub fountains. Though not included with this Groupon, a variety of culinary conjurers will subdue petulant palates with tempting gourmet fare.
Treasure Island Flea
In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, co-owner Angie Ansanelli called Treasure Island Flea "an upscale urban marketplace,” adding, “We curate all the vendors." She and her husband Charles devoted two years to scouring the region for unique merchants, including dealers of vintage goods and antiques, local wineries, and gourmet food trucks. It was the natural culmination of a 25-year marriage and business partnership spent manning a string of entertainment and retail shops on Pier 39.
Those early businesses gave way to a line of patriotic sportswear just in time for the 1994 Olympics, an endeavor that ultimately inspired Treasure Island Flea: the pair wanted to market their new duds at an open-air market, but, unable to find one or lift the roof off one of their existing shops, they created their own. Today, Treasure Island Flea harbors finds such as furniture crafted from recycled ship wood, hand-stitched bags, and pinball machines. Breaks in shopping and eating are filled with live music, scavenger hunts, and do-it-yourself workshops.
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