The Rose Bowl Flea is easily the most impressive flea market in the United States and likely the hottest vintage workwear market in the world.

According to R.G., the flea hosts over 2,500 vendors and 20,000 shoppers at the event each month.

The flea happens every second Sunday of the month and is open for business from 5am to 4pm. You’ll likely spend about two hours so there are two schools of thought when it comes to optimal timing. The earlier you get there (between 5 and 9), you’ll find better merchandise, it won’t be as hot, and it’ll be less crowded but the tickets are more expensive…and it’s early. The later you get there (between 1 and 4), you’re likely to find better deals from vendors who don’t want to haul it all home.

Noon is probably the worst time because it’s the most crowded, warmest, and vendors aren’t going to cut great deals until 2 at the earliest. I usually get there at noon.