If you are anywhere near Denver you hopefully already know about the Denver Flea. It takes place a few times a year, features super trendy vendors, lots of alcohol, tasty food trucks, and loads of entertainment.
I worked with a vendor at the last Flea to offer diastasis checks for women but this last one I went straight up as a blogger to the VIP shopping night. I got over the chill in the air with a few cocktails and saw a load of friends. It was a fun, festive occasion.
The first rule of the flea, you are not going there to bargain shop. Nope, head to the Goodwill, ARC, or Brass Armadillo off the 70 if that is your MO.
I would feel so hippy if I paid $3 for this. I have no idea how much it MSRPs for. ZOMG I would feel totally dirtbag hippy if I found it in a dumpster. #denverfleabloggerfinds @denver_flea Cannot lie. I may be back for it this weekend 😉 Yes. I can see my old commune buddies gagging at this post ❤️ A photo posted by kiamruiz (@kiamruiz) on
You will want to shop so be prepared for what you are willing to buy because there is great stuff everywhere
Got a new duvet. Oh you thought I was shopping for others. Bwahahaha #denverfleabloggerfinds @denver_flea A photo posted by kiamruiz (@kiamruiz) on
Imagine that. Old timey selfies where folks take a GOOD picture of you #slowselfies #denverfleabloggerfinds A photo posted by kiamruiz (@kiamruiz) on
You do need to be cautious because since this is Denver Flea folks the ability to imbibe is fierce. And it is easy to swipe on a Square when you are slizzard. Also there is some douchiness around on the edges but you are big boy or girl and know how to avoid that IF you want.
When you order an Irish Coffee and they run out of coffee so you get a big glass of whiskey with sugar and cream. #denverfleabloggerfinds #JameO you my only friend. A photo posted by kiamruiz (@kiamruiz) on
Head to the Flea tonight for the UnCorporate party ($35 entry). Hint, hint, hint… Passport folks, check your email for a 2-for-1 deal to attend. The Flea will also be opened on Saturday and Sunday ($5 entry) with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute and Reading Partners.
There is a very good chance you will see me around there this weekend. I got some more Irish Coffees to say hello to, lounging, and I really, really want that be hippy hat plus maybe some more holiday gifts.
Disclosure: I was comped entry to the VIP party and given a canvas tote plus two fives to post about this shindig online which was silly since I posted about it online last flea with zero Flea motivation. All opinions are my own.