A Month of West Coast Flea Markets With Workhorse

Shaking up your Sundays.

There’s a name for the euphoria that Zoë Chicco and Nicole and Amber Sutton feel when they approach a promising flea market. “We call it the antiques high,” Amber says. “It’s this feeling of knowing that you’re about to find something meaningful and gorgeous and unique.” Given that Workhorse’s line of handcrafted jewelry is brimming with old-world appeal, these guys ought to know. And these are the markets in and around Los Angeles that they dedicate their Sundays to. —mattie kahn

First Sunday of the Month:
Pasadena City College
Nicole: “We tend to head here more for décor objects than anything else, but you can really find all kinds of things here. A little while ago we scored these amazing antler-type horns, and I once left with basically a trunkful of glass decanter bottles.”  

Second Sunday of the Month:
Rose Bowl
Nicole: “You have to be careful here—it’s probably the most popular market in Los Angeles, so it can be a little overpriced. Still, it’s quite a scene and a fun way to spend a weekend. If you dig deep, you can find some great stuff.”  

Third Sunday of the Month:
Long Beach
Nicole: “Long Beach is awesome—just amazing. It’s definitely our favorite. The last time we were there, we got a whole bunch of little trinkets and things that we’ll incorporate into next season’s Workhorse collection. How many baby rings have we bought there? Too many.”
Amber: “On a great day, we’ll have gotten so much stuff that we have to go back with another car to just get the haul home.”

Fourth Sunday of the Month:
Santa Monica Airport
Nicole: “Santa Monica is smaller than the others, which is nice, because you can get there early in the morning and be done before lunch. The things that vendors sell there are usually a bit higher-end—really nice and kind of European, which we love. Going there is such a good way to wrap up the month, because it’s a little different than the others—a little quirky.” 

See what the trio’s flea adventures inspired them to make for us! This gold-and-diamond arrow bracelet is beyond.

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Weather Vain: Santa Monica, California - 72 and Partly Cloudy

We’re in L.A. this week! And, to celebrate, I figured I oughta put together an ensemble that would be perfect should we make our way a smidge west today. Ah, ocean breezes. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ Sure, they’re glittery, but the shape of these Loeffler Randall sandals have a total walking-the-pier vibe.

+ This Pamela Love ring adds a pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit—goes well with the lush greenery (and the lobby of the Viceroy), no?

+ A silk Vanessa Bruno jumpsuit with a forgiving waist gives you the option to order the cheese plate and sweet potato fries at Father’s Office.

+ This chunky necklace is by Gabriela Artigas—who lives a quick drive away (well, depending on the traffic) in West Hollywood.

+ With its open weave, this bronze-y Kelly Bergin sweater is just warm enough for a pre-sunset beach stroll.

More “Weather Vain!” Right here! YES!

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Of a Kind

Erica and I are pretty unequivocal about our favorite section of L.A.: Santa Monica. We’re not even beachy girls, but there’s something about walking along the sand all the way up to Venice that makes for the perfect getaway from the hustle of the city. (For the record, this is also how I feel about uptown/Central Park). So here’s my oceanside outfit, appropriately based in black, because it’s true what they say about being able to spot New Yorkers in Los Angeles by the color (or lack thereof) of their wardrobes. —claire

+ Acne sandals
+ Steven Alan hat
Norma Kamali swimsuit
+ Ace & Jig dress (made for Of a Kind)
Dannijo friendship bracelets

It’s L.A. month. More on that here.

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