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Urban Market Finally Gets Urban

The Urban Market used to be held in a field adjacent to a suburban neighborhood, north of the Heights and outside the loop. The scene: hundreds of women, often in Wellies following freak spring rainstorms, tromping through the miniature Round Top hunting shabby-chic, French-country, modern-industrial, and a smattering of mid-century treasures. A large number of Houston antiques dealers and interior designers participate in this thrice yearly event, unloading their excess stock at prices above that of your average flea market, but well below the antique/boutique range.

So...market? For sure, and a good one, too. Urban? Not so much.

But now the event, which took place last weekend, has moved to midtown (Elgin at Louisiana), and all of a sudden the vibe has gone totally urban flea.

The much-smaller spot, on a parking lot surrounded by chain-link, calls to mind not a country antiques fair, but a lower Manhattan flea market (where, by the way, we once scored an awesome vintage leopard-print coat). Though the selection has remained distinctly on the traditional side, we're hoping the new Midtown locale will inspire market organizers to go more mod, and add some fresh dealers to their mix.

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In the meantime, while we wait for the modern/eclectic/urban flea of our dreams, we'll share some of our favorite finds from the Urban Market:


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