Brooklyn Flea is back...

A sure sign that spring has sprung... On this perfect Saturday after such a long winter, Brownstoner's Brooklyn flea in Ft. Greene returned this season.  With the 70-degree weather, I didn't need a jacket to browse the wares of more than 150 vendors selling outside Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School.  This huge flea market - one that could be Brooklyn's largest - [...]

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

Check out Manhattan's hottest vintage sale, which will feature the collection that a century of design built. Nearly one-hundred of the nation's top dealers have put together the best in vintage clothing and textiles.  See TimeOut NY's preview on the upcoming show. Where & When: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-691-7[...]

Kooba Handbag Sale

Kooba Handbag Sale

  The Kooba sale is worth it if you're a fan of the handbags.  The place was crowded when I stopped in after work with evidence of a buying frenzy.   Women were digging into boxes - some of them clutching at least five bags.   A long line had formed at the cash register.  Most items were marked under $200; large handbags between $150-$225 and small ones priced[...]

J.Crew Sample Sale - get the scoop...

  A line had formed outside the J.Crew sample sale when I arrived around 6pm tonight. Inside, it was crammed with women going through racks of sweaters ($30-60), shirts ($30) and dresses ($60).  I went to see if I could score a cashmere sweater.  I wasn't in the mood for looking through the racks of mostly samples.  SAMPLE written in black marker inside the [...]

Vintage Worthy: Dumbo Winter Pop-up Market

  I finally made it to Dumbo's pop-up flea market.  A gorgeous day.  The stuff for sale did not disappoint.  Lots of vintage. One vendor was selling French bakelite for $30 each.  Not bad.  I had my eye on the bracelets and a lovely straw handbag ($55) perfect for the warm months ahead.  No purchases this time - just wanted to scope out the place.  Planning to[...]

Rachel Roy Sale

Rachel Roy Sale

  When I got to the Rachel Roy sale, I was disappointed.  Very limited on the small sizes and it was the first day of the sale.  Dress prices started at $175, but most of them were $300-500.  Lots of feminine blouses were priced at $175.  If you're looking for a party frock, check out the sale.  I saw a cute sweater in my size but the $250 price tag was a tad [...]

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