Are you a “a culture-absorbing, globe trotting mermaid with a penchant for pretty things?”
Then you must be wearing Bombay Mermaid, a featured vendor Bombay Mermaid you may remember from our Fall Market. How could we forget about the colorful handmade accessories and gorgeously curated vintage?
Designer Michelle Christina Larson will be selling her world travel inspired Brooklyn fashion line at our Holiday Market, too! And she is generously donating 15% of December profits to the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen.
PLUS – Greenpointers readers use coupon code GREENPOINT for a 15% discount until December 31st, 2013!
Our Holiday Market featured vendor Black Sheep Heap is a small, progressive design house focusing on projects that promote sustainability, laughter, and social justice. We can get behind all of those things!
A market veteran, Black Sheep Heap’s “Beet The System” tee shirt is a favorite, along with a full line of hand-printed organic apparel and recycled bags. Continue reading →
In engineering a datum is a standard, a line or point used for other measurements. Our Holiday Market, featured vendor Green Datum is a family owned public arts and crafts company that aims to be the standard for ethically and sustainably produced apparel and home decor. It searches the world for beautiful, artistically unique and functional items created by small and mid-size producers for us over here to enjoy – all at a fair price.
We interviewed Carolina from Green Datum about the sustainable collection she curates. Continue reading →
We got the news from Brooklyn Based that Fred Flare, the clothing and novelty store that has a warehouse at 300 Kingsland Ave in Greenpoint is going out of business and they are having a huge blowout sale / party this Friday (7-9pm) and Saturday (11am-4pm). There will be DJs, a bake sale, art and home furnishings and tons of merchandise at deep discounts.
I always loved their fun sample sales. Now where am I going to get my $0.50 red solo cup ceramic shot glasses, $1 cardboard cat teepee and $5 dresses?
Pumpkins are rotting, leaves are disappearing and that damn bitter winter wind begins whipping down city streets. Nighttime temps are down in the 30s. There’s a frost alert on my weather app! It’s time we prepare, folks. Continue reading →
On November 2nd, the annual Brooklyn Vintage Crawl went into full swing. Emerging and established businesses in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick joined in on the festivities, complete with a banging after party with its own throwback enthusiasms.
The night closed out with Brooklyn Bowl’s show with sets by Deidre & The Dark, Joywave, and Alex Winston. With all this vintage scouring, I was particularly fond of Deidre’s throwback sound to 1960s Ye-Ye and girl groups. Music that perfectly parallels a new vintage cape or shift dress, if you catch my drift. Continue reading →
Caron Callahan partnered with Wythe Hotel to create an edgy pop up shop, which runs through Decemeber 28th. Wythe is no stranger to off-beat cool, so it’s a grand juxtaposition for Callahan’s vision. This isn’t just a shop for apparel and gifts, but imaginatively curated to represent the quintessential Brooklynite and the traveler with a keen eye.
Greenpoint is becoming a vintage lover’s paradise, and Brittany Pham’s MAHPs, (110A Nassau Ave) between Eckford St and Leonard St, is home to my favorite array of vintage clothes in the neighborhood. Brittany was kind and gracious in answering so many of my curiosities about what propelled her to open up shop. Fans of the 90s, supermodels, LL Bean, Clueless and The Nanny – read on to find out why this is a can’t-miss!
GP: Tell us about the inspiration to open the store.
Brittany: I’m from southern California, and I used to sell at flea markets in Los Angeles. I moved here four years ago, and I got into the flea market circuit here. I was selling at the Hester Street Fair in the city, and got into the Brooklyn Flea and became a regular vendor there. Continue reading →
On September 22nd, Dusty Rose Vintage debuted the Mabon Market, a fall equinox pop up shop. With mystical dream catchers, handmade soaps, ethereal art prints, in addition to vintage clothes, and jewelry perfect for enigmatic witches. I’m drawn to all things occult and mystic, so I had check it out.
Four months and twenty days before 11 designers debuted their latest collection on the stage at the venue Villain on North 3rd St for Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, garment workers in Bangladesh were ordered to return to work in a building that was already beginning to show signs of structural failure serious enough to keep the other businesses in it shuttered. It collapsed shortly thereafter, causing 1,129 individual humans to be crushed and suffocated by concrete and rubble.
Arthur Arbit, the local tailor who started Williamsburg Fashion Weekend in 2006, opened this year’s event by pointing out that there is no way to produce a $15 blouse for H&M without the garment being soaked in someone’s blood; this year it may be appropriate to adjust that to say that there’s rubble in the pockets of your Levi’s. Arthur’s event provides copious evidence that industrial fashion, although difficult to avoid, is not our only option. Continue reading →