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“Wear Sequins for Breakfast” & Sip + Shop at Vintage Shaun Pop-Up Tonight (3/6)

Vintage Shaun Pop-Up

While walking down Meserole, we noticed the Vintage Shaun Pop-Up shop and met shop owner / commercial fashion stylist / FIT teacher Shaunya Hartley, a Brooklyn born and raised, bad ass babe who had some unique fashion advice and great vintage to boot.

“I believe you should wear sequins for breakfast,” she told us in all seriousness then explained how once after she had just finished a dental cleaning she ran into an ex who thought she looked “fabulous,” and she swore it was the sequins that saved the day. Continue reading

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Spice Up Your Abode with Home of the Brave Today (3/6)

Weejah Platter, $350

Your home could use some lovin’. Enter the latest pop-up shop, Home of the Brave, on 67th West St, #416 (and our HQ). The new store is run by Wolves Within owners, Max and Bethany Vogel, with careful selections by Brooklyn artisans. If Wolves Within is the ultimate dream closet, then Home of the Brave would be the dream home.

The pop-up shop will officially open this Thursday, March 6th.

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Shop this Saturday: Daddy’s Handmade Treasures #2 (3/8)

Wowch Clothing @ Daddy's Handmade Treasures #2

On Saturday 3/8, venture over to Daddy’s (435 Graham Avenue) for a pop-up shop curated by Debbie Tuch, creator of the jewelry line Glitterlimes. Shoppers can find artisanal goods such as Muffy Brandt printed leggings and tops, Tim Harrington (of Les Savy Fav) illustrations, Andrew Salome knits, Jena Derman ceramics, Julie Van Such digital print scarves, Junior Town Knits hand-dyed yarn straight from Los Angeles, Wowch clothing, and of course, Glitterlimes.

DJ Knife Fight will be spinning pre-Beatles rock and there will be drinks on hand.

RSVP to Daddy’s Handmade Treasures.

I also had the pleasure of asking Debbie some questions on curating, making jewelry, and Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Caron Callahan x Wythe Pop-Up

Caron Callahan © Bex Finch

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.

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Fall Equinox: Mabon Market Recap

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.

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A Man of Many Hats: Meet Brian Downey, Skateboarder, Entrepreneur, and Hat Maker

Almost everyone has a t-shirt they love for sentimental reasons, whether it’s a souvenir from an epic concert or a gift from a loved one. But the memories we attach to our favorite t-shirts often outlive the fabric they’re made of. It’s the classic clothing conundrum: what to do with these tattered, stained, ill-fitted keepsakes that we can’t bear to throw away, but can no longer wear in public?

Brian Downey has the solution: bring a t-shirt to him, and he’ll turn it into a hat.

The Amazing T-shirt Transformation Program is the latest venture of Falcon Bowse, Brian’s San Francisco-based company centered on producing clothing and other items from natural and repurposed materials. The project began as a Kickstarter venture and has expanded into a pop-up shop here in Greenpoint, at 110 Meserole Ave. I had the opportunity to interview Brian at his new store.

Falcon Bowse storefront
Brian Downey in front of his Meserole Ave shop

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The Nomad Truck: Fit for a Gypsy Warrior Queen

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

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Degen Pop-Up Shop at Swords-Smith Tonight (4/12)

If you’re in the South Side tonight (4/12) and want to check out a cool party, stop by Swords-Smith (98C S. 4th St) for the Degen Pop-Up Shop from 5-9pm. There will be drinks, giveaways, an installation by the designer and discounts.

Yes – that’s a knit pizza blouse on the left!

Stay tuned for a write-up on Sword-Smith and all the talented independent designers this new Williamsburg shop supports.

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This Weekend: Lots Of Greenpoint Holiday Markets! (aside from ours)

You all know about our own holiday market, but there are a few markets worth visiting on Saturday, December 8, 2012 (after ours).

For a complete list of Brooklyn Holiday Markets through Christmas, click here.

• ManufactureNY X Love Us Holiday Pop-Up @ The End (13 Greenpoint Ave) noon-6pm, everything is 100% Made in the USA by local designers, RSVP

Dobbin Space Project Holiday Party Shoppe @ Dobbin Mews (50-52 Dobbin Street, #1A) 11am-7pm, RSVP

• Dobbin Mews Holiday Party & Sale @ Dobin Mews (50-52 Dobbin Street) noon-5pm, holiday eats and drink, great deals your on favorite designers, and merriment, RSVP

• Booklyn Bookshop Pop-up Exhibition @ Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, 4th Fl) 7-10pm, celebrating a weekend long pop-up to celebrate the holiday season and the launch of their new online store.

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16 Brooklyn Holiday Markets For Your Local Shopping Pleasure

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


3. Handmade Holiday Calvacade @ 50 No. 3rd St
Dates: 12/1-2
Time: 11-6pm


4. Greenpointers Second Annual Holiday Market @ From The Source (69 West)
Date: 12/8
Time: 12-6pm

5. ManufactureNY X Love US Holiday Pop-Up Shop @ The End (13 Greenpoint Ave)
Date: 12/8
Time: 12-6pm


6. Booklyn Pop-Up Shop & Exhibition @ 37 Greenpoint Ave
Dates: Opening Friday 12/7 (7-10pm) Pop-up 12/8-9 (12-6pm)


7. Gowanus Night Market @ 540 President St
Date: 12/8
Time: 7pm-Midnight


8. Brooklyn Night Bazaar @ 45 No. 5th St
Dates: Fri & Sat Until 12/22
Time: 6pm-Midnight


9. Vegan Holiday Shop-Ups @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St.)
Dates: 12/8, 12/15, 12/22
Time: 12-5pm


10. Crafted at the Canal @ Build It Green NYC Gowanus (69 9th St)
Dates: Friday (6pm-10pm) & Saturday (10am-5pm)


11. Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Holyday Market @ Bird River Studios (343 Grand St)
Dates: 12/15-16
Time: 11am-7pm


12. 3rd Ward Holiday Craft Fair @ 195 Morgan Ave
Date: 12/15
Time: 12-6pm


13. Brooklyn Craft Central’s 5th Annual Holiday Craft Market @ Little Field (622 Degraw St) Dates: 12/15-16 & 12/22-23
Time: 11am-5pm


14. Williamsburg Eastside Flea Market@ PS132 (Manhattan & Metropolitan Ave)
Dates: Sat & Sun


15. Brooklyn Lyceum Holiday Marketplace @ 227 4th Ave
Dates: 12/15-16
Time: 11am-7pm


16. Gifted @ One Hanson Place
Dates: Sat & Sun Thru 11/23
Times: 10am-6pm

Let us know about your Brooklyn Holiday Market: greenpointers (at) gmail.com

For markets beyond Brooklyn, check out Markets of NY.

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