Fashion trucks and a flea market: Two outdoor can’t-miss shopping events this weekend

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2014_06_gilt Shop Gilt City’s first Fashion Yards of the summer at the Southeast waterfront June 7. (Photo: Gilt City)

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No matter what you may be searching for  — a new sundress or a vintage armoire in which to hang it — there’s a good chance you will find it in a parking lot.

Two of the summer’s most amusing outdoor sales, Fashion Yards in Southeast Washington, D.C., and Lucketts Flea in Leesburg, Va., are happening this weekend. Forget about the mall and leave online shopping for your weekday lunch hour. Here’s a peak at what you may find:

Fashion Yards – 355 Water Street, SE, June 7 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.       

For the first time ever, the glamour shopping site Gilt City is hosting Fashion Yards. Think Truckapalooza, but replace food trucks with fashion four-by-fours. Some of the city’s favorite mobile shops and storefronts will be showcasing stock at the Capitol Riverfront this Saturday. More than 20 boutiques, including Arden Reed, Charm Georgetown, The Thread Truck and Soyini Baby, will offer clothing, jewelry and accessories for women, men and children. In addition to shopping in the sun, visitors can sip champagne while enjoying complimentary spa services from Aura Spa. Guests will need a ticket to enter the Yards, but the ticket — register here — is free.

Lucketts Flea – 42350 Lucketts Road Leesburg, Va., June 6-8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2014_06_luckettts Antique and vintage furniture, as seen at a recent spring market, will be on sale at Luckett’s June Flea this weekend in Leesburg. (Photo: The Old Lucketts Store)

It’s always worth the hour drive to Loudoun County for a visit  to the Old Lucketts Store, but when the quirky antique and vintage decor dealer brings vendors to its charming backyard, it’s an experience home treasure hunters hate to miss. Trailor-loads of furniture, dishes, rugs and other housewares will be for sale this weekend. Along with the June flea market, shoppers will find special discounts inside the Design House, a home decor showcase that changes throughout the year to feature the work of local stylists. Lucketts is clearing space for the next open house Aug. 1-3.

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