Wednesday, April 08, 2009

BROOKLYN FLEA

My love affair with Brooklyn continues . . . I spent a lazy Sunday in BK this past weekend. After brunching with friends at iCi in Fort Greene, I walked with my best friend and sister-in-law to check out the oft discussed Brooklyn Flea.
Pink tiered dress from Papushka. Right: love the dress, but I neglected to get the name of the shop.
Founded in Spring of 2008, by none other than prolific Brooklyn Blogger, of Brownstowner.com fame, Jonathan Butler, and his friend Eric Demby, the Flea is an ideal weekend activity for all ages. It is more than a foodie's dream and a music lover's delight, it is also a vintage fashion lover's Shangri La!
Art Deco glass and crystal jewelry from the '20s, '30s and '40s, prices range from $5 to $300. Treasures and Pleasures Estate Jewelry, Vintage Purses and Silver (212.750.1929). Tell them I sent 'ya!
The flea market is open on weekends and is currently located in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass for the uninitiated) until the weather picks up. Starting April 18, Brooklyn Flea returns to the outdoor space at Bishop Loughlin High School on Saturdays and will remain in DUMBO on Sundays. For more information on Brooklyn Flea, including photos, vendor lists, blog and more, click here.
My sister-in-law looks for vintage fashions . . .
The New York Times is single handedly trying to ensure that the Brooklyn Flea gets the recognition it deserves. Check out the New York Times features here and here and here and I particularly like this piece by New York Times fashion writer Guy Trebay. For more press on Brooklyn Flea, click here and here.
DUMBO Winter Pop-Up Flea
76 Front Street/81 Front Street
Brooklyn, New York
Fort Greene Outdoor Flea
Bishop Loughlin H.S.
Lafayette Ave. b/t Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves.
Brooklyn, New York

Update: Heading to the Flea? Be sure to visit Treasures and Pleasures and mention StyleChile for discounts!

3 comments:

Fallon said...

I LOVE the Brooklyn Flea and have been a regular since day one!!! Cant wait until it comes back to day the street from my house. One more week and counting... =)

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I've heard so much about this flea market and have yet to check it out and I'm right in Park Slope!!!

Your jewelry finds are awesome!!!

renae said...

Can't wait to go to the real deal this weekend in Clinton Hill! :)

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