Lauren Conrad Takes on the Rose Bowl Flea Market in L.A.

MC caught up with the star at the Rose Bowl Flea Market where she gave us an exclusive tour of the treasure-filled tables.

Lifestyle guru Lauren Conrad has quite the busy schedule. If she's not writing her bestselling Fame Game series — check it out, here! — she's constantly adding the latest taste-making tips to laurenconrad.com. Marie Claire caught up with the star at the Rose Bowl Flea Market where she gave us an exclusive tour of the treasure-filled tables. Be sure to read our tell-all July interview with Lauren, too!
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Conrad has been cooking. A lot. Before her trip to India, she made healthy turkey meat loafs and lasagnas for her boyfriend William Tell, who was heading into law-school exams. She liked this dainty floral apron, but some stains made it skippable.
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Conrad bought this vintage sign for her kitchen in her Los Angeles condo. She liked the lettering in addition to the "pop of yellow," which worked with her kitchen color scheme.
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Conrad found this set of tumblers and immediately bought them for around $40. A trio of Italian women attempted to scoop them up, instead, but Conrad intervened in the most polite lilt in her voice. She also gets inventive with her bar accessories: Those egg cups that folks used to eat soft-boiled eggs out of, like in Tracy-Hepburn movies? At Chez Conrad, those are used as shot glasses.
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Conrad liked these grapefruit-colored Pyrex bowls for a bright kitchen — perhaps her house in Laguna Beach. She had been working there with a color concept of teal and white, and had even found a perfect antique gumball machine at a previous visit to the Rose Bowl flea. Only problem: In a debit-card era, who keeps pennies at the ready like in decades past?

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Lauren Conrad buys colorful, often floral, flea-market finds, and today added 50 cup-and-saucer sets to her collection. On this Sunday, she purchased two mismatched but similarly pale blue and pink cups and saucers. She was loaning her entire collection to her friend Jennifer for bridal shower.

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Conrad admired this clamshell because it was like one she bought and installed in the entryway of her Los Angeles condo. Hers, though, is at least three times larger — and heavier. So much so that she planted succulents in the shell's bowl.

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These kitchen containers had German words to explain their contents, and the only item Conrad understood was paprika. She had bought her own set on another Sunday, and admired these bright versions of what she had found.
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Conrad examined these 8 pieces of German stemware, which she liked for their gold accents. The vendor, whom she had met at previous visits, said they were small because people back when these were made didn't drink as much as they do now. Unbeknownst to Conrad, her friend Jennifer bought the set a few minutes after Conrad passed on them.

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