I love style and shopping as much as the next person, but sometimes it can feel frivolous to only write about new things to purchase. I’m happy to discover that Buffalo Exchange uses fashion to raise animal awareness. In April, the thrift store raised over $49,000 to benefit The Fun For Animals. Animal rights and welfare is a cause that’s dear to my heart, so I’m excited to look into a family operated company that also has a location in North Brooklyn. Continue reading →
Time Out New York’s Critic Pick, Fanaberie Boutique, is celebrating their fifth year in business with a party. Starting at 10 am on March 21st at 102A Nassau Ave in Brooklyn, there will be 20% off all new arrivals, a $100 giveaway, and complimentary wine and snacks. RSVP here. Continue reading →
Electronics can be so cold and boring. Featured vendor IDSO’s Lori Idso warms them up with her unique handmade device sleeves for laptops and cell phones.
Lori is a Greenpointers with many passions and an entrepreneurial itch, “I’m constantly knitting, sewing, cooking, baking, brewing. I finally decided to pick a project, set up an Etsy store, and go from there,” she said. IDSO was born. Continue reading →
If Stevie Nicks had a pixie daughter, her closet would look like The Nomad Truck. Aztec print shirts, sleek side-slit maxi skirts, lace crop tops, rough and tumble quartz and bullet jewelry. The Nomad Truck isn’t a run-of-the-mill indie darling boutique. It’s a mobile store with gypsy sensibilities.
Food trucks are all the rage, from sampling tacos to cupcakes. So, why not fashion? Founder, Jessie Goldenberg, provides all the fixings of a brick and mortar flagship — a dressing room, artfully curated products, displays that utilize alternative sentiments to stand out. There are stacks of evil eye bracelets, arrow head rings, Love Marks shifts, ViJo Couture maxi dresses, camouflage jackets, and my personal favorite, a celestial print Wanderlust loose-but-structured tank. Continue reading →
About 10 years ago, my mother and I made it an annual Christmas tradition to go to the Young Designers Market in Soho and buy each other earrings.
At the time, that was the only market I knew of in town. Now there is an utter explosion of Holiday Markets, many in Brooklyn, with locally handmade gifts. It goes to show how the local and sustainable movement is happening in full force, especially in our own borough.
Aside from our upcoming Greenpointers Holiday Market, there are tons of other amazing markets happening in Brooklyn in the next few weeks, which makes us very excited in our brains.
Brooklyn Holiday 2012 Market Round-Up
1. One Stop Pop-Up Shopping Party @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) Date: 12/1 Time: 12-6pm
2. Kill Devil Hill @ 170 Franklin St
Daily, Thru December