Published on March 20th, 2014 | by Katy Evans


A fieldhouse full of awesome stuff

A flea market at it’s best is the discerning scavenger’s paradise. To varying degrees, Tacoma does enjoy collections of vendors that could regularly qualify as flea markets of sorts (the South Tacoma swap meet, Farmer’s Markets), but none really compare with the grandmother of them all. A dedicated group of ladies have made one particular flea market a much-anticipated annual event in Tacoma since 1968 and it just keeps getting better.

Get ready to descend on the Women’s League at the University of Puget Sound’s 46th annual Flea Market (also known as the Fieldhouse Full of Awesome Stuff) March 22, 9 am – 4 pm. This event is both a treasure hunt and a fundraiser, your $5 admission supports student scholarships.

The Women’s League isn’t kidding about that “awesome stuff” part; all the vendors boast enticing finds, offering everything from antiques to oatmeal cookies, but there are a few local stand-outs. Make sure you swing by the following vendors and check out their excellent offerings:

On the main floor

Sunset & Skies

Handmade jewelry and accessories

Sunset and skies

Anagram Press and Springtide Press

Letterpress art, prints, and accessories

dead feminists

Three Bad Seeds

Wool and linen cushions and heirloom-quality stuffed animals



Artisan crafted, ethically-sourced home goods


Bee Kings

Honey and personal care products

Bee King


Home accessories and furniture


Feather & Oar

Vintage menswear and clothing

Feather and oar

Looloo’s Box

Wearable art and jewelry


And in the balcony

Parisienne Girl

Antique-inspired, handcrafted jewelry

Parisienne girl


hand-poured candles presented in vintage glass


Atlas Past

Handmade purses, bags, and wallets

Atlas Past

Pure Vintage

Vintage clothing and accessories

pure vintage

Pip & Lola’s

Handmade soaps and beauty products

pip and lolas
Libertine Tacoma
Gourmet culinary salts and blends, art, and home accessories


Basic Goods

Home goods and accessories

Basic Goods


Handcrafted specialty health and beauty products and upcycled accessories


Shroom Brothers

Original wearable art, wall art, and portraits.

 Shroom brothers

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Founder and Co-Managing Editor at Post Defiance, Katy writes and fundraises for Tacoma. Follow her @katynicoud.

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