Weekend Shopping Events!

It’s that time again: time for the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show! I feel like I just posted about the last one a few weeks ago, but it’s actually been two months!

manhattan vintage show,the greyest ghost

Last time Rachel Zoe was there shopping. And there are always tons of amazing vintage finds. Get a coupon for $5 off the $20 admission here.

Friday, February 5th – 1:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 6th – 11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
(Between 6th & 7th Aves)

The Brooklyn Flea moved back to it’s outdoor space in Ft. Greene just two weeks ago. Visit the flea market Country Living Magazine just called one of the best antiques shows in the US. (The rest of the list is pretty impressive too!)

Refinery29 has the scoop on not one, but two great new sales–a temporary pop up, and a new flea market!

THE FIX Vintage Pop Up Shop:
Featuring clothing and jewelry under $75
186 Orchard Street
12-9p.m. Friday, April 23- Sunday, April 25

More Info.

The Hester Street Fair starts this Saturday, and continues every Saturday and Sunday until December:
Featuring sixty booths with a mixture of vintage, crafts, and food on the lower east side.
“Hester Street Fair is open every Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm…rain or shine.
Location: Intersection of Hester Street and Essex Street, F stop (East Broadway or Delancey).”

More Info.

Buffalo Exchange (all locations nationwide!) is having a $1 sale on Saturday in celebration of Earth Day.
Buffalo Exchange,Earth Day,The Greyest Ghost
All proceeds go to the Humane Society of the United States.

Don’t forget, it’s now perfect weather for estate sales, stoop sales, and rummage sales! Be sure to check your local craigslist listings for info. I’ve heard of quite a few good sales in the past few weeks.

And as if I needed to remind you: ZAC POSEN FOR TARGET goes on sale this Sunday April 25th AKA 3am Eastern/Midnight Pacific time.

Brimfield Flea Market and Antique Show


Last month smack in the middle of fashion week, I took a weekend vacation to Mass. to check out the Brimfield Flea Market and Antique show. I missed the show twice this year. A mistake I won’t be making again.

I loved the flea. There ended up being too much to do and see. My mom described it best as a mix of a history lesson, a trip back in time, and nostalgia. We saw things my grandmother had once owned (special wooden cookie cutters from Germany), stuff I used to own (care bears lunchbox!), things I desperately wanted to buy but couldn’t afford, and items that looked like they were straight out of the Anthropologie catalog. I have no doubt buyers from Anthropologie and similar stores attend events like this to get ideas for products.

Can’t you see these onsale in Anthropologie?

We also saw items ranging from the weird, to downright shocking:

I debated whether or not to even post these, since some might find them offensive. But they represent a very sad a part of history that I think people sometimes sadly forget, and were on sale/display in public. I felt creeped out just looking at them.

Another weird, but way less scary item on sale.

Great fair food was a secondary benefit:
Greasy french fries, funnel cakes, pierogies, lobster, and ice cream!

Booths of Amazingness!

Unlimited supplies of Fiesta wear

Gorgeous vintage.

Raggedy Anne.

There was a LOT of glasswear for sale at the show.

Some nostalgia.


This dog was wearing a small saddle.

Another booth.

A kewpie I wanted, but couldn’t afford.

I ended up going home with two rings, an old cameo Kewpie doll, an Indian shawl, two 1920’s style hats, a ceramic jewelry box, and a wall hanging for less than $100.

Next year, I plan on going to Brimfield again in the fall. And if possible the spring or summer show. Dealers told us the Spring is busiest, July show is hottest, and the fall show is the best. I’d recommend going as early in the morning as possible. We arrived around noon, and I really wish we’d had more time. Traffic can sometimes back up pretty far, as there is only one main road heading to the shows. So arrive early for shorter waits, better parking, and more time to browse! There are a ton of nice hotels nearby in which to stay overnight, making Brimfield a perfect weekend away from the city!

Brimfield Antique and Flea Market Show


Right in the middle of New York Fashion week is another event I’ve been looking forward to all year: The Brimfield Flea Markets! Brimfield, held three times a year, is one of America’s largest antique shows and flea markets. with 5,000 dealers in 21 different fields! The show runs September 8-13th, and features everything from vintage clothing, to jewelry, to art, to furniture. There is even an antique car show!

I’ll be in the middle of covering NYFW, but am taking a short weekend trip to Brimfield on Saturday to hunt for some flea market deals! I missed out on this year’s 2 previous shows. So next week is going to be a VERY busy time for me. I’ll be lucky if I get any sleep the entire month of September!

If you’re nearby or a huge fan of antique clothing, there is also a vintage textiles show on September 7th, which Tinsel Trading will be attending!

Photo via the Brimfield Exchange

What are your favorite flea markets? Ever been to Brimfield?

Best of What’s Going on This Weekend:


Williamsburg Indie Designer Soiree at the Arsenal

“From high-end to handmade, the fashion experts at The Arsenal have curated a pop-up mart to represent the best in NYC style and help you turn this recession into an opportunity for exposure and sales. We will also have a showcase of fabulous Brooklyn-based DJs spinning throughout the day, and the bar will be serving up yummy 2 for 1 mimosa, DIY bloody mary and beer specials.”

Saturday July 18th – 11AM to 9PM. FREE!
The Arsenal –153 Roebling Street, 4th Floor, Studio 4B (between Hope & Metropolitan Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Gargyle Pop up Shop on the LES
Featuring: Alexandra Cassaniti, Karen Walker, F-Troupe, Rachel Comey, and YMC at up to 70% off.
Mention DailyCandy and save an extra 15 percent on one item or 25 percent on two (or more).
Starts Friday! Goes until Tues July 21st. Daily: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 16a Orchard St., between Hester and Canal Streets. (917-470-9367).

50% off sale items at Urban Outfitters stores, until July 19th.

Ongoing all summer:

Brooklyn Flea:
The Fort Greene Flea is every Saturday, 10am-5pm
The Brooklyn Bridge Flea is every Sunday, 11am-6pm

Jelly NYC Pool Parties!