Bay Area vendors, products take over Treasure Island the last weekend of every month


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Hanae Nakajima
Sports Editor

Tents and colorful fashion trucks set up next to one another selling clothing, accessories, and foods for adults, kids and pets on the west side of Treasure Island during the last weekend of every month for the Treasure Island Flea.

“The flea is kind of a mix between a farmer’s market and a yard sale,” senior Alyssa Viscio said. “There are a lot of vintage clothes that are really cute and cheap, but there is also a lot of weird junk.”

The flea is located next to a grass field filled with over 30 food vendors, includ- ing Japanese, Indian and Hawaiian cui- sines. Nearby a local band plays live music throughout the day.

“I have been vending at the TI Flea for about a year and a half,” Christina Ruiz, owner of Top Shelf Style said. “I keep com- ing back with my fashion truck because the TI Flea has always been supportive of mobile retail, which, when I first got start- ed, not everyone was.”

 CES alumna Nina Huynh (‘10) browses in one of the walk-in store trailers Too Self Boutique at the monthly Treasure Island Flea, always held on the last weekend of the month. The island is accessible by car and Muni.

CES alumna Nina Huynh (‘10) browses in one of the walk-in store trailers Too Self Boutique at the monthly Treasure Island Flea, always held on the last weekend of the month. The island is accessible by car and Muni.

Besides shopping and eating, activities

like do-it-yourself classes and scavenger hunts within the flea invite shoppers to interact with the market.

“The whole vibe of the Treasure Island Flea is fun and friendly,” Cyndi Grasman, owner of Bad Pickle Tees said. “I definitely would want to come back soon and do it again.”

With a twist of a Halloween theme and costumes in multiple booths, the Trea- sure Island Flea promises a Thanksgiving theme for November.

“I think the Treasure Island Flea has and will keep evolving into somewhat of a shopping destination for very stylish fash- ionistas,” Ruiz said.

Treasure Island is a 10-minute drive from downtown San Francisco over the Bay Bridge. The 108 Muni bus also runs between downtown and Treasure Island. Tideline Water Taxis are also available from Pier 15 and Pier 1.5 and stop right next to the flea.

The next flea is scheduled for Nov. 23- 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Admission fee is $3 for ages 12 and up.

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