Well meet at Metro Inés de Suarez in Providencia at 10:30 am, well have some coffee and croissant at a nearby french coffee place (Sat. Only) or at a Coffee Spot at the matket itself to chat and see if you are looking for something in particular that I can help you with. Well ride the subway to Mercado Persa, after arrival well walk around several streets where vendors sells products in the sidewalks (that's where you find the best deals). After walking the streets, well enter the old barns where well take a look at the furniture in bigger stuff. Well finish having lunch at one of the several places where we can have food there, including Thai, French, Peruvian and Chilean Cuisine. Well ride the subway back to Ines de Suarez to say good bye!
Im a Industrial designer, always on the look for antique pieces to add to my own collection when im here in Santiago and also when I travel. Ive done several proyects using antique pieces found at Santiagos flea market, in my opinion, one of the best I know. I run my own store/Studio www.indigo-depapel.cl where sometime we sell the pieces I found as an accent to the products we design. Nothing add a better look to a space than the combination of new and old Ive been going to this flea for ever, so I know the best spots where to buy at the best deals, and search for the best products.
Coffee and pastry
Metro Tickets So that you dont have to buy the metro card in case you dont have it.
The flea market covers several blocks, everything is mostly divided acording to what people sells. Well focuse on the blocks where well find all the antique vendors, from old furniture to the most odd and weird stuff. Well walk around a route Ive developed trough the years, too see all the good vendors and avoid all the china stuff that is mixed with the things we are looking for.
Tote Bags or a backpack
In all the years Ive been going to this flea market, Ive never been robbed, but you can never be too safe, so I would avoid Credit cards and valuable stuff that might get robbed.