15 posts tagged vintage
Boys like vintage too. Shopping for plaid and overalls in Brooklyn.
HOW TO: Shop for shoes at the Flea Market
Flea markets are always a great place to find top-notch shoes. This month I’ve had the best luck purchasing leather boots. In my experience it takes persistence and patience when making the best shoe selection!
Here are a few tips:
1st, there’s no return policy - make sure they fit then and there.
Look at the in-soles of the shoes. If they can be salvaged, keep them in. If not, put them in the trash. Make sure to clean the inside of the shoes as well. Seriously, you don’t want any foot odor!
Check the sole of the shoes. Are they in solid good condition? Do they need repair?
How’s the leather? Gently worn adds character, however, holes will cause major discomfort.
Walk around a bit! Do they fit well?
If so, make your purchase!
Brooklyn specializes in vintage. Every store you enter is nostalgic and brimming with relics of the past. Whether it’s furniture or clothing, everything seems slightly used…in a good way. Recently, I found myself wandering around JUNK , a grandma-like style basement filled with marbles, amateur paintings and fantastically peculiar objects. * Not a outdoor flea market but super awesome. *
It’s my new favorite place to people watch & shop on Sundays. (So far I’ve purchased a dozen records, 4 mugs and a small bookshelf.) They also have a really great selection of chairs. Re-upholstery attempts may be in my future. Items are VERY OLD (majority circa 1960 - 1980) inexpensively priced and definitely experiencing wear & tear. Just like any second hand shop, Junk requires time to search through the clutter. If you’re afraid of dust, this is NOT the place for you. If you enjoy rummaging, it’s shopping heaven.
197 N 9th St (between Bedford Ave & Driggs Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Bedford Av (L)
Lorimer St (L)
Metropolitan Av (G)Hours:
Mon-Sun 9 am - 9 pm
Today’s vintage find: Fan from RePoP
(between Hope St & Metropolitan Ave)
New York, NY 11211
Neighborhood: Williamsburg - North Side
I stumbled upon RePoP last Sunday after brunch. (Side note: You must try Miller’s Tavern!) Technically, it’s not a flea market, however, it’s definitely worthy of a Hand-Drawn-Bazaar review. The mix of mid century modern furniture immediately caught my eye. It’s like Don Draper’s living room. Complete Mad Men style. The stock varies from Americana to Danish modern.
Everything from one-of-a-kind knick knacks to antique lamps. Plus, the staff is incredibly friendly, everything is reasonably priced, and the selection is very well curated.
I plan to return soon — like NEXT WEEK — to purchase a coffee table & antique mirror. So many things must belong in my apartment.
Bedford Av (L)
Metropolitan Av (G)
Lorimer St (L)Hours:
Mon-Sun 11 am - 7 pm
Autumn marks the wonderful transition from summer into winter! It’s officially the season for apple & pumpkin picking. Cashmere sweaters & knee-high boots. The air is crisp and everything taste like warm apple cider. It’s our favorite time to peruse flea markets for colorful scarves and gently worn wool jackets.
Elizabeth and I are entering the season with keen eyes and new projects. Books! Art Fairs! Flea Markets! Bazaars! Much more!
Are you excited? Us too!
As you’re searching for fall finds, keep us posted! Answer a few fun questions & send us your Instagram pics:
- What’s the name of the farmers/flea/fair?
- Location, hours and the best time to visit?
- What was your favorite part?
Can’t wait to see your treasures,
Elizabeth, Glory and Chickpea
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Question: Summertime cowboy boots. Yay or nay?