Upstate Stock, a clothing and accessories store, opened a large flagship store on March 12th at 2 Berry Street, next to Berry Park. The store includes a coffeeshop and plentiful seating space, with laptops allowed, according to owner Bram Robinson.
Even baby clothing in Brooklyn has to have a vintage look! Hanky Blanky, our featured Valentine’s Market vendor, uses vintage handkerchiefs, fabric & trims from her collections of over 20 years of antique and flea market finds to pattern baby blankets, infant wear and bibs. And much of these prints come right out of the garden. Continue reading →
The story behind Bacon Handmade Neckwear – a featured Valentine’s Market vendor – is truly a love story – with a side of bacon. Based in a little update NY village named Altamont, surrounded by fruit orchards, farms and the Helderberg Escarpment – a 700 ft cliff face overlooking the Hudson Valley – Bacon designer Jessyka Neitzel described these natural wonders as “tall, dark and handsome.” Continue reading →
One of my studio mates at our co-working space has a guinea pig named “Lunch.” I was reminded that guinea pigs are actually eaten in South America so I joked she should call it “Almuerzo,” which I later googled and found out the word is spanish for lunch. How did I know that? The spanish I took in high school is gone from my memory. I realized I had eaten at Vamos Al Tequila on Franklin St that day and the word on the menu crept into my subconscious and I just blurted it out. (Stay with me.)
My point is, without even knowing it we are affected by our surrounding, whether our moods brighten up on a sunny day or we remember vague spanish words unrelated to small South American rodents.
Some designers draw inspiration from their surroundings in much more deliberate and visually striking ways – whether it’s texture, color or function.
We’ve asked our Valentine’s Market vendors what they love and how it inspires their designs.
Look forward to unusual and charming color combinations from Lolafalk, a Brooklyn-based leather goods designer who draws quite directly from the color and geometric shapes she sees near her studio.
Take for example the Luella Laptop bag. Designer Lauren “Lola” Falkowski said she “finds much of her color-centric inspiration in the contrasting hues and architecture of buildings in the Brooklyn neighborhoods that surround her studio. The Brooklyn Heights carriage house (above) was the visual trigger for the mix of fuschia, royal blue, and teal” that you see on this adorable bag, which is also roomy enough to carry your guinea pig to your co-working space. (Just trying to go full circle with this.)
Make sure to follow Lolafalk on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram @lolafalk & Twitter @lolafalk.
The new trend that is sticking in fashion is sustainable designs made right here in the USA. Crystalyn Kae’s handbag are just that and the designs are functional works of art!
Since 2001, Crystalyn Kae Accessories has designed and produced women’s handbags and accessories from ethically sourced and reclaimed materials. Crystalyn Kae products are available in over 40 specialty boutiques, our online store and featured in the press.
These one of a kind hobos, laptop totes and cross-body bags are created in a unique blend of vegan fabrics and recycled leather to enhance your personal style.
Crystalyn’s bags are durable enough to carry everything you need: rain or shine. With adjustable straps, and versatile inner pockets, you will stay organized and ready for work, play, or travel.
Discount code 15% off + Free shipping w/code: MADEINNYC until Dec. 16.
Aren’t these cuffs gorgeous? Pick up one at our Holiday Market on 12/8 from Sunken City, a jewelry design duo – Megan Nadkarni and Sasha Odiamar – whose pieces are modern interpretations of the traditional Indian and Filipino artisanship found in their families’ keepsakes. Plus they are donating a portion of our sales towards disaster relief in the Philippines through the American Red Cross.
We chatted with these two talented ladies about how their cultures influence their designs. Continue reading →
If your family gets bored of the same old graphic tees and ya’ll have some chalk designs chops then grab a Chalkboard T-Shirt from Class Attire, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market.
What’s a Chalkboard T-shirt, anyway? It’s a t-shirt with a chalkboard on the front that you can write or draw on, then wipe off and start over again. You can even wash and dry your shirt like any other and the chalkboard is flexible, plus it doesn’t make that horrible screechy sound. It even comes with a box of chalk, and in which to hold your chalk. Continue reading →
I was personally very upset when I discovered Dinosaurus. Their awesome dinosaur hoodies remind me of my nerdy childhood days at the Natural History Museum where I nicknamed my favorite Brontosaurus “Joshua” and we remained long time friends (until I hit 4th grade and realized it was weird to talk to an animatronic dinosaur). The point is, I’m upset that these hoodies didn’t exist in the 80s. Because I would have rocked them.
The good news is, it’s not too late for the little people (kids)! With Halloween right around the corner, the timing could not be better. We’re thrilled to have Dinosaurus as a vendor at this year’s Fall Market on 10/12.
In preparation, we asked founder, Alexander Perrelli, to give us the inside scoop. Continue reading →