Where do savvy shoppers go the first Saturday of the month? Up north to the tiny Western community of Cave Creek for the popular Thieves Market and Auto Grotto, a flea market specializing in vintage collectibles and exotic imports. About 60 vendors and 2,000 shoppers gather for this shopping extravaganza featuring live music, food trucks and hand-crafted artisanal treats. Whether you're on the look out for a vintage typewriter, the perfect painting to hang over the couch, or other vintage treasure, there's a good chance you'll find it at the Thieves Market. Good spirits, good music, good food, and some of the best flea market finds in the city--all conveniently located in one spot.
Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.
She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and is working on a novel about growing up in the 1990s.