Bitten by the Brooklyn Flea

Obsession#2 – vintage cameras!

One Saturday during our holiday, we decided to see what the fuss was about flea markets. After initially setting off in the wrong direction, then trying to find a nonexistent subway station, and then of course having a minor domestic quarrel, we found the Brooklyn Flea – a flea market of pretty legendary proportion. All bickering and foul moods were forgotten as we wandered through the rows of clothes, records, knick knacks, and even stalls from local designers with clothes and accessories selling items with a vintage/organic feel. Not to mention some pretty delicious locally made food and drink as well! Mmmm, horchata…

Can anyone spot the Catherine Holm?

After catching flea market fever, we decided to check out another along the Brooklyn waterfront the next day. More amazing trinkets were to be found, and to top it off there was a wonderful view of Manhattan in the background.

Check out the skyline!

If you ever do get the chance to go to New York, you MUST leave the bright shiny stores of Soho and 5th Avenue (I know that’s difficult!) and get yourselves elbow deep in the vintage clothing, animal skulls, old coins, organic (probably homegrown) hemp products, and local designer fare that can only be found at flea markets. I highly recommend the ones found in Brooklyn and Williamsburg – the “Brooklyn Flea” and “Artists and Fleas”. You’ll find yourself surrounded by families with young children, people searching for a bargain, and of course a bevy of hipster cool kids (the number of top knots, Ray Bans and bow ties does noticeably rise as you near the market!).

Oh and I did mention we were obsessed with vintage cameras! Well here’s our haul from the fleas…

Can you pick which one’s actually a pencil sharpener? Comment below if you can!

***What I’m wearing – mustard cable knit sweater by Co via Urban Outfitters (similar), chambray shirt by Anthropologie, sunglasses from past season by Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar), rose necklace by Anthropologie

***What he’s wearing – day 1 – burgundy crew neck sweater by Hawkings McGill via Urban Outfitters, light green backpack by Herschel – day 2 – dark blue and white checked shirt from past season by Industrie (similar)

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3 Comments on “Bitten by the Brooklyn Flea

  1. are they all your Lonely planet books? have u been to Fez and Morocco?? didn’t know that! Love that city 🙂

    My guess for the pencil sharpener is the one second from the right?

    • Sadly I haven’t been to Morocco…we were thinking about going when we went to Spain but we ran out of time!

      And YES that’s the pencil sharpener – sneaky hey?

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