Swap Meets - California Swap Meet at Golden West
College Huntington Beach
Swap meets in California
--Huntington Beach is but one of the hundreds of California Swap
Meets, places to swap, buy, trade and mingle with your neighbors and
kids on a Saturday or Sunday morning. While upscale Beverly
Hills Rodeo Drive or South Coast Plaza offer clothing and jackets
from designer boutiques Prada, Dolce & Gabana, Yves St. Laurent and
other names starting at $500 to $1000, Golden West offers first and
second runs, used and new apparel that starts at $1. We saw a table
of bras for ladies with a sign that advertised $1. There were
avocados 2 for $1, shoes for $15 and many items visitors are invited
to barter over.
These swap meets are a
cultural mix with the largest attendance Hispanic first, then
Caucasian and Asian. The cultural bend is reflected in fruit,
vegetable and produce stands selling 10 types of chili peppers
popular in Mexican and South American dishes. And
the vendors with fresh food items do very well selling affordable sno-cones and confections full of sugar, providing a pure energy
high for kids and adults in a serving cart that says "Raspados".
On our stroll through the
bazaar that looks more like an open air market in some foreign land,
you'll see packaged laundry soap products from China, cereal boxes
with Spanish writing and many sales spaces where someone simply has thrown a tarp down
on the ground with old items on it.
College Swap Meet is one of the many activities that
include annual Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch
and Christmas Tree Lot.
Swap Meet Movie