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Beat the heat, shop local as Unique Market L.A. returns to the Barker Hangar

Beat the heat, shop local as Unique Market L.A. returns to the Barker Hangar
The Beautiful Things LA mobile boutique will be among the more than 150 vendors at the Unique L.A. Summer Market held Aug. 19-20 at the Barker Hangar. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

Keep your cool while shopping inside a historic former airplane hangar as the Unique L.A. Summer Market returns to the Barker Hanger on Aug. 19 and 20.

The annual event, designed as a pop-up to promote independent local artisans, will include handmade handbags, home goods, clothing and jewelry, gourmet edibles and more. New vendors this summer include Casa & Co pillows, Hunted Fox ottomans, marbled mugs by Jodi Siegal Ceramics, nursery decor by Maple and Cotton and "sun pillows" by Sunshine Dreaming.

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Also new is a Mobile Mini-Market featuring food trucks and boutiques-on-wheels such as Beautiful Things LA. and Blossom Vintage. Adding to the always-fun event will be DJs, free photo booth portraits and snacks and a DIY craft station for kids (and adults). And for those of you who melted at the Rose Bowl Flea Market last weekend, did we mention it's indoors?

What: Unique L.A. Summer Market

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 & 20

Where: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica

Cost: $15 and $25. Unlimited reentry all weekend plus a free special edition tote bag. Parking is $10 cash.

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