05/08/2015

YS Obsessions: Martine Cajucom on street markets

by  Young STAR Team
Art by Ross Du
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I’m currently — more like forever — obsessed with bazaars and outdoor markets when I travel. It’s a running joke in our family that after a few days we start to assimilate so much into the culture that we adopt new accents when haggling. So in that regard, I’ve been Thai, Indian, Italian — you name it — all to get the best price. Below are some of my favorite markets from around the world.

Chatuchak in Thailand — the food and fruits are insane!

Sarojini in New Delhi — the fabric selection is unreal. Rose Bowl flea market in Pasadena – it doesn’t totally count as foreign since I lived in LA but it’s the best vintage finds in the world. Plus it’s a fun place for doing celeb spotting.

Mercado de Coyoacan in Mexico City — Frida’s hometown and kitschy fun galore.

Mercado Central in Lima — all the alpaca sweaters blankets and scarves you could dream of.

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