October 10, 2011

Brooklyn Flea




Brooklyn Flea Williamsburg, the most picturesque markets I have ever been to. If you are heading to New York and planing to do some shopping, I sincerely advise that you put Brooklyn Flea market's on your agenda. By now I have been to a fair few markets around the world, like Paris' Montmartre, Berlin's Mauerpark Flohmrkt, London's Brick Lane, and all the others in between. These markets didn't have the familiar dodgy, car boot style feel but rather a clean, small community of stall holders. Held in different locations over the weekend, it consists of mainly the same stalls so you can choose where and when best suits you. Apart from those who either love vintage/thrift finds or bargain hunters, it is a refreshing difference to shopping amongst the skyscrapers in Manhattan on Broadway or Fifth.

When I arrived at the Williamsburg markets I was blown away by the amazing location- literally on the banks of the East River overlooking mid East Manhattan. The Lafayette markets are held in Brooklyn on a school's grounds. The stalls consisted of the usual well priced vintage clothing racks, shoes and bags. Piles of knits were strewn across rugs on the ground from as little as $5. (The only thing holding me back was knowing Australia is coming in to Summer, and zero luggage space.) Fur was abundant and extremely cheap (spotted $40-$80 coats, fox tails) and vintage jewellery stalls ($15 rings -$60 bejewelled necklaces) seemed to be the most common and popular amongst shoppers. Although stall holders were not over the moon with me snapping photos, they did seem open to haggling.

The main thing Brooklyn Flea's left me feeling, was that I have to move back to New York as soon as possible, to furnish my dream light filled, loft style apartment with these market treasures as soon as humanly possible. One can only dream..

If you plan on visiting Brooklyn Flea's and need more information visit the website here, and please let me know if you found this useful at all :) These photos were taken from the Brooklyn flea markets at Lafayette on a Saturday, and Williamsburg on the Sunday.






29 comments:

  1. These photos are just divine! The skyscrapers in the background make for an amazing contrast. I lost almost all of my photos from NYC!
    So, you didn't end up buying anything?

    x

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  2. Wow! It looks absolutely amazing (the skyscrapers are the perfect backdrop). I could see myself happily spending a lot of money here x

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  3. I love these photos Jess!
    That market seems like it's fun of surprises and fun!

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  4. Looks like it has good stuff there!!

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  5. Looks so awesome. Would really like to go there... like now!!

    loverandshoes.blogspot.com

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  6. ummm, this has just been added to my "places to visit" list!!! AHHH-MAZINGGG!! i wouldn't know where to start! looking forward to seeing your finds!

    x Lauren
    youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

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  7. Absolutely love this post, desperate to go now! I love vintage markets and this one looks bank-balance deadly!

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  8. Amazing markets. I must visit next time im in New York.

    Christie

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  9. i love flea markets, we never have them around where i live but i love those big trunks stacked on top of each other, looks so wonderful!

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  10. I wish there were such markets in my city

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  11. nothing like a great market, this looks so good! x

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  12. Tuula, my best travel guide ! <3;)

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  13. Amazing pictures! Looks like you're having fun! Wish there were more flea markets in Australia well at least in WA!

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  14. soo so lucky! so much amazing stuff

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  16. this flea market looks so rad! hate there are no fleas in my country, you look gorgeous! <£

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  17. Amazing photos! I love your blog! You are so beautiful :)

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  18. wowww, i'm itching to go to that market! those photos make everything look so lovely

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  19. ah, this looks like heaven!
    love your blog girlie!

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  20. The market looks so great! Pictures make me wanna go there so badly!

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  21. Can I ask a question? what's your camera brand?


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  22. amazing....i love the vintage markets...kiss from spain

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  23. Love the flea! I live just outside of the city and it is a great weekend jaunt! Found an incredible floor length black/pink/red crochet dress on my last visit. You never know what treasures you will find.
    The Brooklyn Art Market "Artists and Fleas" is also a wonderful flea market with some great finds. http://www.artistsandfleas.com/ Great mix of vintage and young designer's work. Found a wild jumpsuit last time I was there (black fitted top and pucci esque printed elephant pants attached!) I love coming upon that find of the day! Happy fleaing!
    Margo Isadora
    dontmisit.blogspot.com

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  24. amazing blog:), such an inspiration. P.S. where did you get your striped shirt from? I love it!

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