Brooklyn Flea

10.24.2011

On Sunday, I finally got to check out the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg, with my friend Gabriella. Even though I see and read of the fabulous finds from the Flea (such as $30 for a vintage YSL suit by another dear friend) I was still a bit skeptical (in case you forgot why). After that first glance over when entering, I was surprised to see that it wasn't just a bunch of old crap (just being honest), but a mix of vintage items, random knick knacks, as well as stalls featuring independent clothing and jewelry designers.

Gabriella and I browsed the stalls looking at everything from vintage designer goods, to furniture. However, my favorite stall would have to be one that had a bunch of dresses and clothing from the Studio 54 days. I'm talking glitter and sequin EVERYTHING! It was fabulous! I was gasping for air (my version of the normal persons "ooh" and "ahh") at each piece. What I fell in love with most was this purple dress and the fact that according to the vendor, Diana Ross had the same one in mahogany.

But I didn't buy it. Even though I am still getting used to the whole idea of thrifting, this weekends trip to the flea has me coming around to actually doing it. From that glam dress above, to the absolutely amazing silk jumpsuit that Gabriella bought, those one of a kind pieces are just too good to pass up. And plus, that's what dry cleaners are for right?

What did everyone do this weekend? Any thrifting? Hope you all have a wonderful week!

10 comments :

  1. My love of the Peanuts gang had me this close to purchasing it. I definitely can't wait to check out the flea and other markets like it, even if its just to browse. 

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  2. Um, I NEED that gold dress!

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  3. haha- that snoopy embroidery is awesome. I love markets like this!

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  4. ShareenaShaharruddinSeptember 5, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    wow! what a nice flea market!! I like flea markets too but of course in Asian ..it is more than selling fakes than flea.. ^_^

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  5. Isn't it AMAZING? Its so Betty Draper. 

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  6. Ah, is it really? Thats not nice! Come here and shop!

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  7. This is one of those places that I'm dying to visit! So next time I'm in NYC, we're definitely going! I'm a really terrible thrifter though, I don't really like the icky feeling of Goodwill (know what I mean?)... but since this one is outside, I'm thinking it would be better... plus it's sort of famous...

    Can you see how I'm talking myself into going right now? :) Anyways, I've been loving your posts lately... keep up your fabulousness!
    xx

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  8. Omg I know EXACTLY what you mean. If your here Feb, we should definitely go! They will be inside then, but I hear it is still pretty awesome. 

    And thank you for the sweet words!! I will try my best :)

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  9. I always do this. See something, fall in love with it, and don't buy it. Cray, right? 
    That shirt sounds FABULOUS! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend as well!!! 

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  10. Alyssa!  I can't believe you didn't get that purple dress (unless it was too pricey then that's okay)!  I know exactly what you are talking about with Diana Ross in Mahogany.  She was so glam in that movie!!

    I'm glad you're getting use to thrifting!  It's a wonderful thing and will become addictive!  I did some this weekend and got a sequin shirt!  YAY!  Have a great rest of the weekend!  :)

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