Category archives: Accessories

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[...]

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[...]

Marc Jacobs Winter Handbag Sale

Marc Jacobs Winter Handbag Sale

  Marc Jacob's winter handbag sale at his Mercer Street store in Soho was unbelievably mobbed.  I had a feeling that the line would be long, but I never imagined how long.  I stood out in the cold with dozens and dozens of women for nearly three hours.  I had to pop out of line a couple of times and go to the Angelica movie theater up the block to warm up.  My friend[...]

My Marc Jacobs find…

My Marc Jacobs find...

When I finally made it inside, MJ's usually pristine store looked like a tornado hit it.  Handbags that sold for retail at $1000+ were all over the floor.  There wasn't much left, mostly Pepto Bismol-colored Sofia handbags.  I did snag a large microfiber gray tote (see below - Retails at $800, on sale for $100).  My boyfriend thought the large frog hanging from th[...]