The title isn't quite the stuff of Spring Breakers and Harmony Korine but Spring beckons bold this weekend at the markets with strong strokes of color, shiny objects and things to make Williamsburg shopping fans go wow. [Haven't yet made it across the East River to our Chelsea Market magical pop-up wonderland? Get on over before we close our 3 week run. 25 knock-out, drop-dead, pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming sellers. Directions and info here. There's an amazing story behind the limited slice of what Textile Artifacts is bringing to market this weekend. Brother and sister Jordan and Marley Freeman are scions to one of the country's more amazing collections of antique and vintage textiles. Their father has spent the past 30+ years traveling the world and collecting lace, linen, tapestry, embroidery, beads and buttons, vintage fashions and hats, eccentric and novelty textiles, vintage designs, vintage yardage, velvets, prints, damasks, unusual construction woven fabrics and a lot more and bringing it to his airplane hangar in Downtown LA where dealers and designers have descended upon him and found inspiration for decades.
chAos Unique Revamped Clothing & The Polaroid Shop are two projects presented by Jennifer Evans, a London-based shopkeep branching out to Brooklyn. The former is music and street fashion culture-inspired reworkings of vintage clothing from Jennifer's global travels. Think anarchist British Punks, American Rock-a-billy and Indie rock. culture of NY and London. The latter is her personal polaroid collection turned into take-home-and-own merch. Saturday only
DangArtandStyle creates digital prints and screen-printed t-shirts from Katie Collins' multi-media abstract artwork mixing and layering acrylic, watercolor, spray paint, glitter, nail polish, tape, and mementos or pictures collected over time and space. Dang! Saturday only
Think of Two is, as the name playfully suggests, sells bras designed to raise breast cancer awareness. For every bra they sell, they give another one away for free. We don't want to say better or smarter than Tom's Shoes, just different. And impactful cause marketing.
Artists & Fleas is open Saturday & Sunday from 10AM-7PM in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Chelsea Market in Manhattan. Double your pleasure, double your treasures.