Sunday Love

LOVIN’ IT. And by “it” I mean all the wonderful recycling, reusing and re-purposing going on here. This cute little East Williamsburg store sells mostly vintage furniture, home goods and wonderful little doo dads—a lot of which are made from vintage and antique elements. You know, jewelry made from brothel tokens and skeleton keys, old lamps given a new look with vintage books—that kind of wonderful. There always appears to be a new refurbishing, refinishing, recycling or re-beautifying project going on in the store space. And for that, I love it.

Sunday Love

624 Grand St.

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Open Tues-Thurs 11 am- 8 pm, Fri-Sun 11 am-9 pm

Fox & Fawn

VINTAGEY THRIFT… OR THRIFTY VINTAGE? Either way, I like it! This Greenpoint spot is one of those “buy, sell, trade” stores, but it doesn’t feel the same as the others. I’ve perused many a store under the same category and decided against blogging about them—to spare you the experience of walking into a store that looks vintagey awesome from the outside, only to find racks full of ill-fitting blouses from 2002 inside. Fox & Fawn has its share of awkward, less desirable duds, but it has some great vintage pieces as well—and at prices that absolutely cannot be beat! (Why did I not buy everything in this video!?) Because Fox & Fawn is more like a thrift store where it’s all about the search, I decided to show you specific items that I found, instead of highlighting typical genres of items from the store like I usually do. I even ended up buying a skirt for about $12! It’s contemporary, but vintage in its design… you could say it’s vintagey thrift!

Fox & Fawn

570 Manhattan Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Open Mon-Sat. 12-8 pm, Sun 12-7 pm

Seven Wonders Vintage

SUNNY & LOVELY. What a happy little space, packed with everything I love! Bright colors, tooled leather, sun dresses, fabulous flats. It just so happens this cute little Greenpoint boutique had two items I’ve been recently shopping around for—tooled leather wallets and beaded Native American belts. Too bad I just bought a wallet on Etsy, or I would have snatched one of these up! And while I personally wanted everything in the store I’m sure many vintage shoppers will find something to love here, with such a lovely collection of the latest vintage trends. Even the fellas will be happy with the small, but nice and very reasonably priced selection of mens’ clothing!

Seven Wonders Vintage

606 Manhattan Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Open Mon-Fri 1-8 pm, Sat-Sun 12-8 pm

Junk

IT’S NOT JUNK! I love this place. Not so much for clothes, but it’s a great place to find awesome cheap furnishings for that expensive New York apartment. They have so much furniture, and all of it is kind of crazy and unique. Especially the Grandma couches—you know pea green, bright yellow, aqua blue, floral patterns. All that good stuff. But my favorite part is the super random art upstairs! If you’re in the market for a good Jesus painting, this is your spot. Apparently there are two Junk locations very close to one another in Williamsburg. Not sure what the other one is like. Guess I’ll have to go and see!

Junk

567 Driggs Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Open every day 9 am to 9 pm

Artists & Fleas

AN INDOOR FLEA MARKET! Every weekend artists, designers and vintage collectors pop up shop in this large warehouse in Williamsburg to create Artists & Fleas. When I went last Sunday, these were a few vendors that caught my eye:

Gypsy Nation Vintage: Perhaps it’s because I’m obsessed with brightly colored embroidered textiles from Thailand, Mexico and South America that I’m in love with this vendor. But I also found it to be the most unique of the several vintage clothing booths in the space. Their vibrant, eclectic, bohemian, worldly fabrics certainly caught my eye.

juli raja hand built: Juli learned the art of hand weaving and block printing fabrics in India from her mother and father in-law. Her men’s and kids’ button-up shirts are adorable—especially the cupcake design.

Speaking of cupcakes, there are food vendors too! Le Petit Cupcakery was there, but sold out before I could get my hands on one.

Webbedware: Courtney Webb combines sleek design with vintage fabrics to create her beautiful cuffs and earrings.

Another Work in Progress: These handmade journals and sketchbooks are fun—especially the ones made out of vintage board games.

Artists & Fleas

70 North 7th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Open Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm

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