New York City: Shopping the Fleas…
Posted in guest quarters January 31st, 2012 by pia

All photographs and words in this guest post by Ashley & Aron Bruhn of Hither Thither

The shopping opportunities in New York are staggering! Many visitors crowd Fifth Avenue’s grand department stores, and SoHo is a must for any serious shopper, but there’s also a wealth of unique wares to be found at any one of the amazing markets being held around the city on any given weekend.

Look out for the New Amsterdam Market under the Brooklyn Bridge near South Street Seaport, the relatively new Hester street fair on the Lower East Side, and–perhaps the most well-known, and a personal favorite–the Brooklyn Flea. The highly catered market, full of new and vintage treasures, is held in some of the most stunning locales around the city.

The flea food vendors are as much a part of the market as anyone else–maybe even our favorite part–and there’s now a food-only market called Smorgasbord, held on Saturdays in Williamsburg, in full view of the Manhattan skyline.

Whether you’re angling for independent crafts or just in the mood for some good style-spotting while people-watching, we highly recommend taking in one of the unique markets around the city.

Ashley & Aron Bruhn, Hither & Thither

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6 Comments

  1. Theresa says

    Lovely photos — and very true. The fleas abound in NYC.

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  2. Jason says

    WOW!!!! Now I am kicking myself for NOT making time to go to those places when I was in New York…but I only had a week.

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  3. Scarlet Jones says

    Great timing Pia, thanks for the post. I am headed to NY this month to a fashion show so will look up some of those tips.
    Lynn

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  4. Weekly Links and Some Hedges | the flourists' notebook says

    [...] Some nice photos of my favorite flea markets in NYC [...]

    February 3rd, 2012 | #

  5. Malayka says

    WOW this flea market looks like a dream! I have been reading through your blog and looking at you work recently and am so inspired by it. x

    February 3rd, 2012 | #

  6. Sunday Brunch | says

    [...] ♥ Fleamarket Shopping from Ashley & Aron Bruhn of Hither Thither over on Pia Jane Bijkerk’s blog ♥ [...]

    February 5th, 2012 | #


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