Merch for You & Your Mom

Vaalbara-Designs-BrooklynMarket mavens, take note. Though this might be a weekend for Mom, have we got killer cool merch from new designers, makers and vintage collectors coming to show.

Vintage Robot taps into 2 classics with cult followings with their line of apparel and accessories that pays homage to pre-R2D2 robots. Iconic and old-school, these hand-pressed one-of-a-kind t-shirts and custom robot magnets, pins, necklaces and earrings made from old televisions, phones, computers, and watches are legitimately gaga-worthy. Saturday only

BULU Nation is India-born, Kansas-bred artist Naseeb Kaur Gill’s earrings comprised of post-consumer plastic  straws, thread and adhesives for a look that fuses some of this designer’s sense and sensibility of global grit with the American prairie. Saturday only

Vaalbara Designs has the quintissential gear for the carefree, urban hip and chic with a conscience. Their handmade bags (pictured above) meld and marry antique fabrics and vintage textiles, are constructed in LA and are equally at home at the beach, the backyard BBQ or your boho friend’s Bushwick crash pad. Sunday only

Croatia Vintage has a warm weather hook-up for vintage lovers with a wide array of  women’s vintage from the 1920s to 1970s including dresses from the formal to the floral to the printed and the carefree. Dig through collector Caitlin Kortokrax’s vintage belts and accessories for some accent pieces for you and maybe even a token score for Mom. Saturday and Sunday

Who said bow ties are just for dandies? Everyone should own and love a bow tie. New up-and-comer Dap Kitsch makes it easy for you with designer Tyler Estes’ line of original, self-tie bow ties in a wide range of colors and patterns. They recently debuted at the Brooklyn Museum Garden Party’s pop-up to great fanfare. Sunday only

Dylan Johnson & Shelby Kanaly create and curate a kind of pop-up gallery of their own visual art with Dylan’s (a freelance photog for neighborhood-based mag Vice and blog Brooklyn Vegan) WhatIsDoJo, Giclée photography prints on wood and hand brushed steel and Shelby’s marbled skull prints and decorated animal skulls. Seeing is believing as both artists work plays at the intersection of natural organic material and patterned shapes – order in chaos, much like life itself. Sunday only

The Urban Art Collective is artist and curator James Goldcrown’s assemblage of urban art and urban inspired artifacts incorporating photography, original paintings and raw materials into these mixed media pieces and more. UAC is a reminder that good art does not need to match your sofa. Sunday only

Re-charge with some fine baking and tropical fruit fixes. The Chocolate Swirl is baker Lisa Bracigliano’s chocolate and bake shop that specializes in handmade chocolate truffles, brownie pops and double decker brownies. She indulges those who dare on Saturday. And last season’s fan favorite Captain Ron of TropPops brings back his frozen whole fresh fruit dipped in dark chocolate and served on a stick just in time for Summer.