Photos of the first NEED! FLEA market in Shekou, Nanshan District in late February. Photos courtesy of the event organizer
After a well-received city debut in Shekou in late February, the NEED! FLEA marketplace is visiting Shenzhen again. Had a good time in the last market and look forward to that fun again? Or felt like joining the crowd but failed to make it for various reasons? Your chance is coming!
From Friday to Sunday, an assemblage of enthusiastic people including jewelry and clothing designers, ceramic and doll artists, vintage collectors and photographers will bring with them a wide range of their selected items to greet you at over 70 booths in Nanshan’s Nantou Ancient Town. It doesn’t matter if you plan to spend some money there or not: the process of browsing the booths and exchanging ideas about the items with the booth owners — many of whom are from other cities — itself will be full of fun.
Just like the previous edition, alongside the booth area you will find some suitcase-turned stalls. Unlike the booths that will show up in the market for all three days, these stalls, stuffed with everything their owners want to show you, will be there only for one of the three days. So don’t be hesitant if you find something that arouses your interest in one of those suitcases!
This time, EyeShenzhen also has 10 free single-day tickets for our readers! Share this post on your WeChat Moments, and leave us a comment below to let us know if you want one or two tickets (and if you like, share with us who you are planning to go with). We will give out the tickets on a first-come-first-served basis. Good luck and have fun!
The NEED! FLEA marketplace is organized by NEED!, a vintage and secondhand e-commerce platform and youth culture brand originated in Shanghai. NEED! focuses on exploring unique, fashionable, and sustainable lifestyles with China's young people and promotes diversity and cultural understanding as its core philosophy.
Ticket: 29 yuan (early bird) or 39 yuan for each single-day ticket
Dates: March 31-April 2 (this Friday to Sunday)
Hours: 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Venue: Dajiale Square in Nantou Ancient City, Nanshan District (南山区南头古城大家乐广场)
Metro: Line 12 to Zhongshan Park Station (中山公园站), Exit D and walk about 800 meters