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Freeport, Maine

Freeport, Maine is known for it outlet shops and of course the iconic LL Bean however being the constant thrift shopper I hit the Freeport’s op shops and vintage shops. 

Here are some of my favourites

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Brimfield Antique Market

This is the most amazing antique market- more than you can imagine. Acres of treasures from every time period, if you love flea markets this one is a must.

There are 3 markets each season in Brimfield Massachusetts, Summer 2019 dates are May 14- 19, July 9-14, and September 3- 8th. Apparently the busiest market is actually the earliest one in May but we attended the July market and there was far more than we could see in our 2 days. To be honest, I had no idea how impressive and vast this flea market is!

Next time I will be more prepared and have more time as this not just one flea market but several. Acres of different fields of amazing treasures along the main road for about a mile, its worth researching to know which market might suit your interest and time schedule.

How to prepare for the Market

1. Know the dates and time each market starts, earlier you go the better. — Vendors can start packing on the Sunday afternoon so probably best to plan around that possibility.

2. Bring a cart/wagon- there are amazing treasures but they aren’t always easy to carry

3. Vendors are cash only, prices vary from high end to op shop finds. You just never know what you will find and wish I had of actually bought more at the time. Yet, do be careful just because its at the market doesnt mean it is actually genuine vintage, much to my dismay when I got my first purchase home -it had a “Made in China” sticker that I hadn’t notice!

Brimfield Market videos

Check this video to give you an idea of whats on offer for one of the many markets. See the next video to see the scale of the entire Brimfield Market
Acres and acres of amazing treasures!

To see more from our USA road trip/Treasure Hunt check this out

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LL Bean

The classic 

L.L.Bean is an American iconic store founded in 1912  in Freeport, Maine. Known for it’s mail order catalogs specializes in clothing and outdoor recreation equipment and has evolved into a “campus” of shops over the years.

It  even has free shipping to New Zealand with purchases over $150, which is pretty easy to do with the US dollar conversion and the LL Bean’s prices. 

Given all that, it is pretty cool to visit and definitely must if in Freeport. It was the only time we saw a moose!  Mind you it was stuffed!


Check this out they are currently having a sale!