The River’s Edge – As expected, I spotted some very fun people and the perfect one-stop-shop for jewelry, clothing, leather, home decor and addictive food at last Sunday’s Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg. (I should also mention that Saturday’s Brooklyn Flea takes place in Fort Greene). As an added bonus, Williamsburg’s is on the East River waterfront facing Manhattan, replete with ferries and a breathtaking view of Manhattan that you’ll witness after the jump.
As you can imagine, there’s jewelry galore, but this center table (above) was a hub of activity. It’s shared by designer Siri Wilson of Sirius + Sirius Lux (shop online at Treehouse Brooklyn) and also Erica Bradbury’s *Species by the Thousands (brick and mortar info for both designers at the bottom). I spotted Andie (the one with the neon Cambridge bag) who had just made a purchase at about the same time I first noticed the skyline and had to take a moment, in better detail below.
You can find anything your little heart desires… even things you didn’t even know you desired until they appeared.
Anna & Anda are in line for food, one of the biggest draws at the Brooklyn Flea. I ask how they like to dress for flea markets and they say vintage is their collective uniform.
Speaking of food, corn on the cob + these People’s Pops seemed like two of the bigger food draws.
Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
I couldn’t help but overhear Jenna and Stephanie behind me talking about how the Brooklyn Flea is so much better than the Melrose Trading Post in Los Angeles, which they equated to more of a swap meet.
As promised, here’s the killer view. Can you believe this? The sad part is, I had my head down hunting for details and I didn’t notice this until I was walking to those tables to sit down with some water.
Jakob is a pretty stellar singer / songwriter (which I discovered later) shopping for Vintage Rocker Tees. I asked what makes a shirt a perfect find and the cute Aussie summed up the hunt with, “It’s a very personal thing.” (I wish I would’ve asked a photo, but it would’ve meant boxing him into a small space. Shoulda woulda coulda.) His tattoo says Aloha and you can check out his band Brave Face or his Cigariot music. (It looks like his band is unsigned, so you power players should hook him up.)
I spotted Jenna in a breezy Rora Beca blouse and she laughed a minute later with her friend that she had missed a button. I assured her the photo was rated G. She’s about to buy a painting, one category I happened to really love there with some samples seen below.
I spotted Sabine, the pup, Kika and their colorful leathers above. The brand KikaNY considers itself a combination of craft and fashion and had some high quality, reasonably priced belts, shoes and bracelets, made with European leathers. You must pick up one of their double wrapped bracelets while you’re there, available in an array of colors. I think I have to go back for one of those waist packs.
I’m not sure if I liked the sweater vest more or the dandy pricetag.
Let’s make paint splatter the new trend, starting with this actual painter.
Thomas and Clara make their way to the exit. I dug her vintage polka dot shirt against the LTB train conductor striped shorts.
I won’t lie. I was in awe of her, primarily for her coveralls, but didn’t get a good outfit shot. Damn you, sunshine! The glasses looked good on her, too.
More than a few instruments with rich histories to be claimed.
Bye for now… Next up, it’s about the food, Phil in fashion and that model I spotted with the horns.
* To note: If you’re in Williamsburg, please visit the two jewelry designers (mentioned at the top) at their brick and mortar shops. Siri Wilson’s is A Treehouse Grows in Brooklyn at 420 Graham Avenue. I’m told that Designer Erica Bradbury recently teamed up with friends/designers of Cold Picnic to open the store A Thousand Picnics at 171 S. 4th Street. Looks like I have a lot more exploring to do.
Posts for a Lazy Weekend:
- Premda’s NYC Hit List
- A 2-Sided Conversation in Soho with Kara’s NYC Faves
- Michelle’s Modern Vintage in Venice, CA
- A Saturday Sip on Abbot Kinney