A Weekend for Brooklyn Market Mavens

Uhuru-Jewelry-Red-Hook-BrooklynAre you a market maven or would you like to be one? This weekend is THE weekend to cut your teeth on all of that in Williamsburg and along the waterfront with a welcome back to Renegade, a farewell to the boys from the Brooklyn Flea and a big-ass open-armed embrace of some cool kids coming to Artists & Fleas. How Very Dare does something that no one else does this well. Hands down, no joke. These designers turn digital prints into a hot line of ready-to-wear womenswear. This is show-stopping. See for yourself. Saturday only

Atomic Freedom is designer Maureen Goodman's design studio and friendly obsession with pattern-making applied to plain & printed apparel, duffel gags, tote bags, tissue cases, and travel sets. Of course there are letterpress and screen-printed mini posters, postcards, and zones in the mix. Saturday only

Folks may recognize Uhuru Design's strong aesthetic sensibility from restaurants and other well-heeled environments around the City. This weekend marks the debut of a jewelry design line utilizing the same methods and cut-off woods from their furniture production paired with precious metals. Saturday & Sunday

Everything is all about context when it comes to vintage. The American Vernacular has that down pat, offering women’s apparel, jewelry, handbags, shoes and other accessories with an emphasis on 1960s and ‘70s fashions as well as designer pieces by Bill Blass, Escada, Versace, Ferragamo, Pucci, Bruno Magli, Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino, and more. They're regulars on the market scene and this is their first time doing the A&F thing so it's a big woot woot. Saturday & Sunday

Ichcha is a social enterprise that cares for crafts and the artisans behind it. They are bringing naturally dyed hand block printed products and textiles - gift-worthy, grab-bag things that are good for home, body and earth. Saturday & Sunday