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A vintage Louis Vuitton handbag beats the fall 2018 Louis Vuitton handbag collection. One original glass Coca-Cola bottle from 1915 can cost $235, compared to a six-pack of glass bottles from Target that sell for $4.99. People look forward to new collections, but they can't give up on the old. So where can Columbia's residents dive into the past? 

CoMo Flea Swap

This flea market takes place the first weekend of very month. If you are moving or cleaning and found you still have stuff from 20 years ago, you can rent a booth at the market for just $15 per day. Craig Halliburton, the owner, started the flea market in fall 2017. This year is the first time the market will be going on for a full season. "Anything you want, you can probably find it," Halliburton says. From small collectibles to large furniture, you never know what to expect until you get there.

Where: 6060 N. Wagon Trail Road

When: July 7-8 and the first weekend of each month; 7 a.m. until the last visitor finishes shopping

Itchy's Flea Market

This store has been around since 1922. Itchy's offers a wide variety of merchandise, from cooking utensils to books, furniture and clothes. The goods are arranged throughout all the store so that if you are looking for glassware on one shelf, your eye might fall to the shelf below and find a Diana Palmer book.

Where: 1907 N. Providence Road

Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 12 - 6 p.m. Sun.

Midway Antique Mall and Flea Market

This indoor flea market offers a wide variety of goods, such as furniture, books, jewelry and figurines. Everything at a reasonable price. Whatever you are looking for, this place should be on your list. With more than 500 booths and displays, It is the biggest flea market in Columbia. 

Where: I-70 Exit 121, 6401 Highway 40 West

Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun.

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