->''Hawkers in the market offered to sell me ambrosia-on-a-stick, and a new shield, and a genuine glitter-weave replica of the Golden Fleece, as seen on Hephaestus-TV.''
-->-- '''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson,]]''' ''The Lightning Thief''

An exotic street bazaar from ArabianNightsDays, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs juiced up on]] [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum nonsensteroids]]. All manner of strange, unearthly, [[BlackMarket forbidden]] and fantastic items can be found in a Bazaar of the Bizarre. Usually, the rules of a TruceZone are in effect, and sworn enemies can meet safely there (though arriving and leaving can be tricky). This may just be sacred custom, or may be enforced by FunctionalMagic or other AppliedPhlebotinum.

Often encountered by the heroes early on, to drive home the otherworldliness of a place and establish that anything can happen. If the characters are traveled enough, they may own a small version themselves as a TrophyRoom. Modern day [[FairyTale fairy tales]] set in cities often feature a fairy market appearing as the {{Bazaar|OfTheBizarre}}.

Compare with the TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday (when the bazaar vanishes), MuseumOfTheStrangeAndUnusual, SecretGovernmentWarehouse, KitschCollection, InnBetweenTheWorlds, and HeroesRUs. The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is Fritz Leiber's short story "Bazaar of the Bizarre," although the 'bazaar' of that story is actually TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday with a sinister twist.

Contrast with GrailInTheGarbage (which might be found in the bazaar's [[LastPlaceYouLook trash heap]]).

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Moroccan Street in ''[[Anime/CowboyBebop Cowboy Bebop: The Movie]]''.
* The abandoned amusement park shops in Anime/SpiritedAway, which becomes filled with gods and other creatures when the evening and the spirit world comes in.
* ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' features a demonic marketplace where all manner of goods are sold.
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* The card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3326 Bazaar of Wonders]] from ''MagicTheGathering''.
** A combination of this and BlackMarket is Ravnica's [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=89088 Moon Market.]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The market in Fairyland from ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic''.
* There's a rather dangerous one in ''Comicbook/MarvelStarWars'', a large space station called Bazarre whose main function is to serve as a black market hub safe from the prying eyes of the Galactic Empire. As such the big attractions, at least to the protagonists, are the TIE fighter parts. Immediately after arrival, Luke, Lando, and Chewie are looked over by a being who would like to buy them [[ImAHumanitarian as meat]], and the administrator who dismisses them, when he sells them intact TIE fighters at an external location, booby trapped the thing and sabotaged their shuttle. Fortunately, they left [[TheBigGuy Chewbacca]] with him, and the Wookiee was strong and smart enough that his relatively hasty efforts to kill him and escape came to nothing.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Nav stumbles across one in ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', though it doesn't stick around for long.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The Marketplace from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. In the movie, it seems to be selling mostly normal things, such as necklaces, fruit, and fresh fish. In ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' however, there's a shop run by a witch that definitely makes the marketplace a little stranger.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Portobello Road in ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks''. It's the one place to go if you need a magic book. "Anything and everything a chap can unload/ Is sold off the barrow in Portobello Road." Based on the real-life Portobello Road Market in London.
* The [[http://chud.com/articles/articles/11898/1/SET-VISIT-REPORT-HELLBOY-II/Page1.html Troll Market]] in ''Film/HellboyII: The Golden Army''. Quite similar to the market in ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'' listed above, it's a secret place for TheFairFolk to trade all sorts of knick-knacks.
* Mos Eisley Cantina, from the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' film, is the bar in which Luke and Obi Wan first meet with Han Solo to hire transport for themselves on his ship. Though not a market in the strictest sense, it is a place of business where drink and food is purchased, and the ambiance is undoubtedly "bizarre," what with the exotic music and clientele and all their fantastic accouterments. It is also dangerous and violent, thus operating under the rules of a TruceZone, i.e. no blasters allowed on premises, so as to cultivate a business-as-usual atmosphere in spite of the diverse races and species which converge there from all across the galaxy; however, the letter of the law is not entirely followed.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/GoblinMarket'', a lengthy 19th century poem by Christina Rossetti (sister of Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who illustrated the poem), is the TropeMaker for this trope, at least for all of these fantasy examples given. In it, there is a literal "goblin market" wherein little goblin beast-men of diverse appearance hawk their wares to innocent passers-by, tempting them with all kinds of exotic and luscious fruits.
* In ''Literature/OnAPaleHorse'', there are "cloud malls" which apparently sell a wide variety of magical items. Some of them are BlackMagic (i.e. powered by Satan) and hence are illegal. But the mall will merely pull up moorings and float away if there's trouble.
* The classic Fritz Leiber story of the same name starring Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser. Gave its name to magic item section in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Diagon Alley
** Nearby Knockturn Alley is even moreso. While Diagon Alley would be a Bazaar Of The Bizarre to a {{Muggle}}, Knockturn Alley is basically one by ''wizard'' standards. Also, DarkerAndEdgier.
* A list of Neil Gaiman works that do NOT include this trope would probably be shorter than the ones that do:
** The Market at Wall in ''Literature/{{Stardust}}''.
** The Floating Market in ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' (book and mini-series)
** Extremely straight example in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' as well.
* The Bazaar on Deva in RobertAsprin's ''MythAdventures''. It sells "everything you can imagine, and a few things you can't." It's implied to cover [[PlanetVille the planet]].
* The Bazaar of the Bizarre in Creator/MercedesLackey's novel ''Ill Met by Moonlight'', among several other of her works set in the same universe.
* The Goblin Fair in the ''Twelve Treasures'' series by Rosemary Edgehill.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** Thaumatalogical Park, just outside Unseen University. Although, in keeping with the skewed {{Magitek}} of the setting, it's closer to Silicon Valley than a Goblin Market.
** Ankh-Morpork itself is an example for the races of Discworld: it's a trade city that hasn't warred for years and years (until ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', that is) and is about the only place where dwarves, trolls, vampires, werewolfs and other living and unliving creatures would all trade rather than fight. Quite a few plots of the books of the Night Watch series are dedicated to keeping it that way.
* Such a bazaar exists in ''Literature/{{Everworld}}''.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the character Daenerys Targaryen explores a few bazaars filled with exotic people, strange merchandise, and of course danger at every turn.
** The most notable of these is probably the one at Vaes Dothrak, where various Dothraki warlords (who are constantly trying to kill each other) can meet in relative safety. In fact, because of the strict rules against weapons and bloodshed, assassins and guards who prevent theft have to know how to bloodlessly strangle their victims
* ''Little (Grrl) Lost'', by Creator/CharlesDeLint, has a Fairy Market like this. Wings and amazingly good pastries are the hot items of the season when the protagonist, Elizabeth, comes through.
* The shop that the protagonist enters in Creator/ThomasLigotti's "The Unfamiliar" is essentially a miniaturized version of one of these, played for SurrealHorror.
* The nazareth (illegal London street market) in the ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' novel ''Whispers Under Ground''. According to Nightingale, the standard term for a magical nazareth is a goblin market.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/AuctionKings'', Paul is proud that his auction house sells many strange items. Bob will sometimes bring pieces to Paul that would do poorly at his own antique furniture auction house.
* There's one in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''. It's run by demons, and [[PowersAsPrograms has power hawkers]] and offers fresh EyeOfNewt among other things.
* One cropped up on the planet Shan Shen the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Turn Left" - it was vaguely Chinese in flavour and led to Donna having a most peculiar encounter with a fortuneteller [[spoiler:and a giant beetle]] which let her see her own alternate past.
** The Doctor seems to like introducing new companions to the universe by way of these. Rose, Amy and Clara were all brought to one in their first TARDIS trips (In "The End of the World", "The Beast Below" and "The Rings of Akhaten", respectively). Martha also saw one in her second trip, the first off-planet, in "Gridlock".
* The ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "That Old Black Magic" introduced the crew to one of these. Technically speaking, [[TheWatson Crichton's]] the only one who finds any of it weird at first; then of course, it's revealed that the building at the end of the bazaar is owned by the EvilSorcerer Maldis, and things only get stranger from there...
** Then there was the commerce settlement in "Bringing Home The Beacon." Quite apart from being a dead [[LivingShip Leviathan]] embedded in the side of a small planetoid, it's also home to a number of strange stalls and shops- not least of which is the massage parlour that has a sideline business in genetic transformations. [[spoiler: It's also a meeting ground for Commandant Grayza and War Minister Ahkna.]]
* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "The Message" features a winding marketplace filled with circus sideshows and exotic food, including an "ice planet" (presumably a flavored ice ball) dangling from a stick, which River deems "problematic" when she can't figure out how to eat it.
* The ''Obscura Antiquities'' shop featured on the Discovery show ''Series/{{Oddities}}'' is all about this. Straightjackets, skulls, malformed foetuses in jars, bull testicle elixir, barber-surgeon equipment... if they don't ''have'' it, they probably know someone who ''does.''
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Appropriately enough, the Bazaar in ''Pinball/TalesOfTheArabianNights'' offers assorted bonuses.
* The Curio Shop from ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone'', filled with relics from episodes of the television series.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The Goblin Markets in ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost''. Buy magic swords, second-hand skills, supernatural powers that FellOffTheBackOfATruck, even slaves. All it's going to cost you is three whiskers from a housecat, a week of dreams, or your ability to cry...
** Quite possibly derived, at least in name, from the poem ''Literature/GoblinMarket'' by Christina Rosetti, in which [[HalfHumanHybrid half-animal men]] sell tempting but poisonous fruit.
** Another iteration is found in the comic ComicBook/CourtneyCrumrinAndTheNightThings.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' Magazine had a regular feature of unique (and often quite warped and twisted) magical items which it called "The Bazaar of the Bizarre". While not a physical location even in a fictional sense, the feature often served the same purpose for Game Masters and Players looking for something new and unusual.
** Sigil from ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' (regularly misappropriated for other settings and cosmologies, even the non-Great Wheel-using 4th edition). The whole city. Though any mercantile districts would probably have even stranger things you can buy or trade for than the rest of the city already does. A dagger of Baator steel? Behind that corner. Breath Radiance spell? Someone willing to sell a scroll or two can be found.
*** A more specific example is the shop of A'kin the Friendly Fiend. (exactly '''how''' friendly depends on the source), whilst another is "Vrischika's Curiousity Shoppe".
** Merchant cities of ''ForgottenRealms''. Waterdeep isn't called "City of Splendors" for nothing, it's a major trade center where they don't bat an eye at weird stuff and minor magic items. The Old Xoblob Shop has anything adventurers can pick up in forgotten ruins, from random weapons to {{treasure map}}s to weird curio like drow sculpture or lizard man boundary pole, and use an iron golem as candelabra/bouncer. Calimport actually has a bazaar in a [[AnotherDimension pocket dimension]] known as the Dark Bazaar. "Invitations" are given out by shadowy figures, and it's a [[TheNeutralZone neutral ground]] for various fiends, celestials, monsters, and of course, people. Sshamath is a Drow [[TheMagocracy magocracy]] rumored to have ''anything'' for sale, up to lesser artifacts. They may well do at Dark Weavings Bazaar, and services to get a few absent things too; The Genie's Wish is mostly a [[HonestJohnsDealership glittering version aimed at]] the visitors too clueless to get [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor all implications of its name]].
** The 3rd edition ''Tome of Magic'' had Fark's Road, a bazaar hidden by shadow magic where shadowcasters, illusionists, and odd critters traded cross-planar goods. Since it wasn't tied to any particular city and was hidden by an illusion, it could pop up [[SchrodingersGun anywhere the GM wanted it to]], even in established settings.
* ''DontRestYourHead'' offers the Bizarre Bazaar, where dreams and memories, as well as other oddities can be exchanged for goods and services. Strangely, while those at the Bazaar tend to be at truce, the gathering is illegal, and therefore subject to raids by the terrifying Officer Tock. Worse, it only occurs at 13 o'clock, when the Mad City is at its most deadly.
* {{Rifts}} has a whole world book about the Splynn Dimensional Market. Where both the merchants and customers tend to be demons, aliens, and dimensional travelers. With all the bizarre goods and services one would expect from such beings.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': you can buy all kinds of things in the bazaars of Malfeas or the "goblin markets" of TheFairFolk. Even among the former, however, the bazaars of Makarios, the Sigil's Dreamer, are unique.
* The port of Footfall in ''TabletopGame/{{RogueTrader}}'', due to being the cloest thing the Kornus Expanse has to civilistaion (ie. not very close) and the meeting points of rogue traders, mercenaries (both human and xenos) and other unsavory characters, is an excellent place to find whatever it is you might be looking for. It's gotten to the point where in inquisitors stationed there don't even bother trying to stop the black market sale of alien artefacts, just limit the damage. One adventure there features an Auctionhouse of the Bizarre, but that is actually an inversion: the bidders are expected to offer unusual and valuable items to trade instead of bidding for money.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* BookwormAdventures has a level called Crazy Murray's Bizzare Bazaar.
* ''GaiaOnline'''s Cash Shop seems to be either this, or TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: You can buy anything from, say, an ancient curse (Death Whisper) to an incredibly dangerous plant or egg.
** There's also the Gaia Marketplace, which sells ''all'' items on the site, from clothes to food to said ancient curses to [[HeartwarmingOrphan heartwarming orphans]].
* The {{Roguelike}} family of computer games (''VideoGame/{{Rogue}}'', ''[[VideoGame/PLATOMoria Moria]]'', ''VideoGame/NetHack'', ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}'', ''[[VideoGame/RagnarokRoguelike Ragnarok]]'', etc.) feature these. On a shop level you'll tend to find a general store (food, drink and tools), a weapons and armaments shop, a shop that caters to the clergy (defensive and healing spells and potions, appropriate clothing, and blunt weapons), one for mages (attack spells, staves and rods, and such), and one may sell just anything, occasionally including seriously out-of-level artifacts. Particularly appropriate specific examples are the Black Market in ''[[NetHack Slash'Em]]'' and the Casino Gift Shop in ''[[VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery ADOM]]'' - both ''enormous'' shops containing potent items at ridiculously high prices, guarded by creatures that make even the [[ShopliftAndDie regular shopkeepers]] look like wimps.
* Nobilia in ''SecretOfEvermore'' houses one. Stocked goods range from bags of rice, to ceramic pots, to golden jackals, and even to priceless artifacts, all of it being traded and sold amongst each other. Ebon Keep in Gothica has a much smaller variation.
* A less interactive game is ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' - formerly known as Echo Bazaar. Guess where you can go to buy things. You can buy souls (other people's, that is), combat veteran weasels, banned books, stolen letters, secrets that come in three flavors, guns made by blacksmith rats, the actual blacksmith rats themselves, brass from Hell which never cools, fungus hats, live hats (with teeth), live gloves (also with teeth), "ridiculous" hats (no teeth, but exceptionally silly), cats, bats, lizards, eyeball-stealing spiders, pet tigers, poisoned umbrellas, glowing beetles for decoration/lighting, an elixir of immortality (though no one has ever scraped together enough money), clothes made out of fabric that drinks light, clothes made out of fabric woven from nightmares, vaguely-Mongolian armor, coats covered in nothing but pockets full of helpful gadgets, and expired contracts for aforementioned souls. The characters in it are possibly weirder. Oh and the Bazaar itself is probably a GeniusLoci. [[spoiler: It covets love stories.]]
* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' has one where you can buy lots of fantastical spices with impossible tastes, all sorts of exotic magical weapons, and... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cloth]]? It also has Vrischika's Curiosity Shoppe, mentioned above, where you can buy Deva's Tears, a modron action figure, a Monster Jug (which is a jug that has a monster in it), Yevrah's Ring of ''Almost'' Invisibility, and [[MadeFromRealGirlScouts Baby Oil]].
** In fact, a lot of quests require the strange items that can be bought here -- a chocolate quasit, deva's tears and a fiend's tongue, a rune-inscribed ale stein, Gorgon Salve, and an Elixir of Horrific Seperation. Also, the modron action figure is the key to finding the SecretCharacter Nordom.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has the Black Emporium, run by a creepy immortal mage and full of such things as a Box of Screaming, an invisible nude statue of the Prophetess Andraste, a vase full of tears, a portrait of the late King Cailan painted on black velvet Elvis-style, and sundry magical weapons, armor, and potions. The Box of Screaming (which mentions a [[MacGuffin "bronze sphere"]]) makes it clear that it's an homage to ''PlanescapeTorment''.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' implies a few of these in the backstory. For example, weapons manufacturer [[HonestJohnsDealership Mann Co.]] is occasionally in the business of "collecting" and selling haunted swords, and the Sniper made the Bazaar Bargain weapon from a bunch of inexpensive junk at an unnamed Arabian bazaar.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The pirates' shop of exotic curios on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender.''
* Several appear on ''TheSimpsons'', usually during ''Treehouse of Horror'' specials. In Treehouse of Horror II, Homer buys a monkey's paw at one while visiting Marrakesh.
* Mr. Bauman's market in ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' and ''Ben10Omniverse''. It caters specifically to the aliens secretly living on Earth.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The Wyrd Bazaar in ''FindersKeepers''.
* ''HijinksEnsue'''s version of Film/{{District 9}}, in [[http://hijinksensue.com/2009/08/17/its-a-tourist-trap/ this comic]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The [[SuperheroSchool Whateley]] Weapons Fair in the WhateleyUniverse.
* "Gryphon's Cabinet of Curiosities" in Roleplay/BehindTheVeil.
* The web serial novel ''[[http://chimerabazaar.blogspot.com/ The Chimera Bazaar]]'' has this as it's main plot focus.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Yellow Springs is a small town a little north of Cincinnati that holds several annual festivals and art faires. Because the town is very eccentric already, you can find everything from homemade clothing and jewelry to artwork, carved stone, foreign clothing, zombie hunting gear (no, seriously), exotic stones and gems, comic books, african instruments, and occult and witchcraft tools and supplies.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chor_Bazaar Mumbai Chor Bazaar]]: common saying goes that "If you lose ''anything'' in Mumbai, you can buy it back at Chor Bazaar". Incidentally, the word "Chor" means "Thief", which makes the place, (in name and also slightly in nature) "[[MeaningfulName Thieves' Market]]".
* Renaissance Faires
* Comic-Con
* [[http://www.bazaarbizarre.org The Bazaar Bizarre craft fair]]
* Bob Berdella, a serial killer from Kansas City, MO had a booth at the flea market actually called "The Bizarre Bazaar." It specialized in occult items including skulls.
* Every comic book, anime, sci-fi related or collectibles convention ever held has as many [[BlackMarket bootleg video booths]] as it can reasonably support, economically. They deal in [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes unreleased shows and movies,]] recent shows not yet on DVD burned from DVR's, copies of DVD's not yet available in America (or wherever you are), underground horror movies ([[NauseaFuel don't ever look at the back cover unless you're sure]], ''Film/AugustUnderground's Mordum'' is some strong stuff) and, umm, porn (yeah, sure, [[SchmuckBait Britney Spears and Anna Kournikova made a sex tape together]]). Pay in cash.
** Not ''every'' convention. Many of them now screen for that kind of stuff to avoid legal troubles (conventions have been shut down and sued over that sort of thing)
** Even completely legal sale areas in cons often end up with a huge variety of different kinds of products. For example, the role playing con I go to every year typically has for sale artwork, board games, weapon replicas, military surpluss gear, new age books, and of course RPG books both new and old.
* Pike Place Market in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, [[TheOtherRainforest Washington]]. At the fish stand, they will literally throw the fish to you when you order.
** The fish may have the noteriety, but Pike Place really is a ''massive'' four-block, multi-building, multi-story sprawl. It's home to at ''least'' four fish markets, dozens of restaurants, a half-dozen bakeries, ethnic groceries of all stripes, a cheesemaker (yes, they make it on-site), the "original" Starbucks coffee, a dentist, a day care, a senior center, at least two fortune-tellers, a matchmaker, a burlesque caberet, and a life-sized piggy bank. Several of the shops ''inside'' the Market, like Tenzing Momo and the curio shops in Down Below, are this ''in their own right.'' Tourists, save ''at least'' a full day, a gig on the camera's memory card, and an empty stomach.
* Northwest Folklife (Memorial Day Weekend) in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, [[TheOtherRainforest Washington]], at the Uncommon Market.
* Saturday market in Portland, Oregon. the largest regularly held outdoor crafts sale in the world
* Website/EBay: Possibly the world's largest (non-physical) example, since (almost) ''anyone'' can sell (almost) ''anything''. Of course, you can't sell certain things like living things, illegal items, or intangible things, though people have tried.
* Those who have been to the middle east may find the real life version somewhat disappointing by comparison. Still, many bazaars or suqs are really fascinating (like the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul or any street market in the Old City of Jerusalem).
* Pretty much any of the souqs in Marrakesh, especially those lining Djeema El Fna. It leans more on the fantastical than most other markets - you can buy spices, glass lamps, mirrors, and so forth.
* The internet in general, really. If you look hard enough, you can find ''anything''.
* Camden Market in London. It's kind of like that market scene in HellboyII, but less fictional. Especially the Locke Market, which is a kind of sub-market. It's as if someone transplanted Morocco into inner-city London. Well, it was...until it burned down. It was rebuilt but it does not retain the same charm.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th-Anniversary_Stadium 10th-Anniversary Stadium]] in Warsaw was, well, a stadium converted into a huge market, dealing in pirated software and clothes and practically everything else. It got to the point where people were just going there for a walk or to eat the best Vietnamese food in the city, and allegedly, foreign tourists were having guided tours of it. It was recently closed, though. On a smaller note, if a bazaar in Poland attracts "[[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} the Ruskies]]" (in general people from the former USSR), it automatically gains this kind of reputation, and not without a reason -- you can jokingly ask if they've got a Geiger counter and they reply that you need to wait a week or two.
* For a more mundane and narrow-interest version, the Comic Market (usually shortened Comiket). Things you won't ever see in the official {{Anime}} and {{Manga}}, you can get here... Caveat emptor: SturgeonsLaw is in full effect. There are many similar events in Japan.
* Most Triumphant Real-Life example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlDMEvqjSVQ The Sonora Witchcraft Market in Mexico City.]]
* Sugnei Road Thieves' Market, in Singapore. On a good day you can find anything from really old money, to old typewriters and rotary-dial phones, to hard-to-find toys and plushes (albeit in terrible, unmint condition usually), to bootlegs of every imaginable kind, to military and school uniforms (though it's actually illegal to resell the former here in Singapore, but most people in there don't care it seems), to Communist China memorabilia, to old computers, to brand-new Apple [=MacBooks=] and Samsung Galaxy Tabs, to broken computer parts, to almost-obviously stolen bicycles (the local newspapers touched on this once), to watches, to amulets of every kind imaginable... the list goes on and on. Probably about the only thing you can't find are anything that might explode (since there are draconian laws on that), and food. Many of the things here are usually old unwanted items that rag-and-bone men have collected from all over the island. Occasionally you might find someone's pet bird having been brought along, but these are not for sale... usually.
* The BigApplesauce is full of these. It's not a question of ''if'' you can find something in New York City, it's a question of ''where''.
* The Lost Horizon Night Market. They come in trucks and vans, show up in random places, stay for a few hours in the middle of the night, and leave as quickly as they came, leaving no trace behind. Seriously, it's actually like that. They've shown up in New York, California, and a ton of other places.
* Akihabara, Tokyo.
* Just about any flea market can be this, particularly the larger ones that are open only on weekends. Some, such as [[http://www.treasure-aisles.com/ Treasure Aisles]] in Cincinnati, feel more like small malls packed with odd little stores selling just about anything from used VHS tapes to pet supplies to rugs to food.
* [[http://www.thebazaarofallnations.com/ Bazaar of All Nations]] was a shopping mall in suburban Philadelphia that was pretty much a more permanent version of the same. It was an actual mall (not a flea market) composed of esoteric boutiques that constantly came and went.
* Las Vegas' Gold and Silver Pawn had this reputation long before PawnStars: All of the other pawn shops in Las Vegas are owned by a single corporation which uses a pricing catalog. If it isn't in the catalog, the only choice people have to sell their goods is this pawn shop, leading it to owning many unusual items.
* Affleck's Palace in Manchester, an old Victorian warehouse now divided into little kiosks mainly selling alternative music and clothing.
* [[http://www.hartvillemarketplace.com The Hartville Flea Market]] is this, combined with TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday.
* The Round Top Antiques Fair- This combined with [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday The Ginormous Open Air Market That Wasn't There Yesterday]], MishmashMuseum, and the MuseumOfTheStrangeAndUnusual A twice-annual week-long open air market in [[SuddenlySignificantCity a small rural town in Central Texas.]] What makes this one stand out from the thousands of other events like it? Over the last 50 years it has grown from a small collection of booths to one of the largest antiques festivals on the planet, stretching along '''''25 miles''''' of highway, attracting buyers and sellers of collectibles and oddities from around the globe. Vendor offerings are wildly eclectic, ranging from typical [[KitschCollection kitsch]], rusty antiques, and artisan crafts like one might find at any fair or flea market, to professional booths with [[SeverelySpecializedStore bizzare specialties]] like art deco typewriters, vintage airplane parts, or victorian clothing. In recent years, the increasing notoriety of the festival among high-end collectors has lead to the opening of several auction houses, cataloguing high-dollar items from artwork to classic cars.
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