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Smorgasburg Winter Flea Market
Vintage Attire, Antiques & Grub We Desire!

 

T'was a beautiful Saturday in NYC, just two days before the Yuletide joy of Christmas, which meant one thing: many last minute shoppers (such as ourselves) would be rummaging for great finds, and in our search, we found the jackpot!  

 Make your way to the ever-so-trendy Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn for the Smorgasburg Winter Flea Market . Upon arrival, the aroma of many enticing delicacies will entire your senses, and warm your soul.  In the names of  fashion, there are many goodies as well,such as vintage eye glasses! With an overwhelming 200 vendors fit into a 50,000 sq ft space, you are in for much wonder. Notably, cash and credit is accepted, and there is an ATM on the premesis. The Flea Market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-7pm, with the indoor locale playing host until March '14, at which time the market will become open-air for spring. 

 

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Come shop with Maeven for vintage one-of-a-kind and pre-owned clothing, dresses, bags, shoes and accessories. For the last 12 years, founder Amy Yee has been wearing, collecting and selling vintage clothing via  her shops on eBay and Etsy- which she has called Ikahn Vintage . After being named one of NYC's best Etsy shops by Refinery 29 she decided to launch her own store, Maeven. The shop is based out of a studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  There is an array of timeless amazing pieces such as the Pia Rucii Black Fringe Leather Pants  $48.00. Pair with this Vintage Wineberry Lambswool Sweater $38.00. Hitting the slopes of Upstate with your girls the next upcoming weeks? Stay warm and cozy on your trip wit this ideal Vintage Wool Knit Hooded Sweater $125.00 on your trip. This beautiful Hand Tooled Leather Heart Belt  is only $38.00 and an addition to you accecories wardorbe that will leave you smitten. Check out more merchandise from Maeven at Smorgasburg and online!

 

 

 

 

 

Couple Jarka Cole - a Czechoslovakian artist, designer, collector and founder of  Anodyne Vintage and Peter Cole - Brooklyn based artist and founder of The Street of Gold are partners in the flea market business. Jarka grew up in fashion deprived Czech Republic where fashion was not even a thought. She went from being a refuge post to one of the most intricate collectors.  She ministers a booth several times a year at the Manhattan Vintage Show. Peter is a collector born into a family of collectors. His influences from his website are things he wants to remember and who wouldn't want too? Check out Charlie's Thoughts- a section of their daughters thoughts on fashion as well as producitivity on following her mothers foot steps and digging through her closet as well. What little girl doesn't love to play dress up? Especially if your mom is vintage collector guru. Check out Andonyne Vintage for some exclusive pieces at Smorgasburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie is finishing third grade, and when asked who her greatest inspiration is, she says her mom. Jarka, who possesses a natural Eastern European effortless beauty, grew up in the Czech Republic under communism and recalls all of the kids wearing the same exact thing. In fact, there was a law that allowed for only two styles of shirts to be manufactured. As a refuge from the visual mundanity, Jarka spent lots of time in her grandmother’s attic sifting through a painted floral trunk of clothes that the Germans had left behind after WW2. Growing up, if she wanted different shoes, she had to go to East Germany or Hungary and for unique clothing, she either made it herself or relied on her grandmother, who was a seamstress. Today, Jarka is a vintage clothing connoisseur and collector and Charlie loves digging for clothes and shoes of all types, especially the ones with old-fashioned details like buttons around the ankle.

Jarka believes that the political and cultural restrictions of her youth forced her to be more creative and original like taking her grandfather’s pinstriped pants and tailoring them. Having internalized that same authenticity, Charlie buoyantly claims that she loves to express the clothes that she wears. Breaking the rules is an art for Jarka. She doesn’t like “perfect things” and feels she has to “break it,” and she does with an old hand knit man’s sweater that she pairs with a white nylon ’50s skirt and a rubber band collar necklace that she made and that looks Elizabethean at first glance. Similar to her love for the unexpected combination of knit and nylon, Jarka turns a shearling coat inside out, uses a tablecloth for curtains and made a skirt from pantyhose. Charlie, while lauding the virtues of a flamenco-style dress from Mexico, says, “I don’t like things that are made for Hannah Montana… I don’t like made princess stuff that comes in a box.”

A hand-embroidered peasant top that Jarka wears reminds her of her childhood and the georgette and muslin dresses with tiny printed flowers worn by her grandmother while farming that she’d find in the matriarch’s cupboard. I love how Jarka wears the top with Russian Afghanistan War army pants and Austrian hand-knit socks with clogs. Charlie, who has “I am a collector of clothes” written all over her room, wears relics much like her mom, including her 200 year old Czech Republic vest and a shirt with lace-embellished sleeves, worn with jeans. Jarka’s passion for reappropriation is possibly most embodied in her obsession with Margiela and his iconic split-toe shoe – Charlie proudly sports her own metallic pair. Why wear a pair of designer jodphurs when you can have Jarka’s, that have the wear and tear of history and why opt for a pre-fab Cinderella dress when you can find a treasured one like Charlie’s?

If you love Jarka and Charolette, you may also like Frederique and Skyler, Malin Landaeus and Lori Goldstein.


Read more at http://stylelikeu.com/profiles-2/closets/jarka-charlotte-cole/#WLkFpDrkf67cZJlL.99
As a refuge from the visual mundanity, Jarka spent lots of time in her grandmother’s attic sifting through a painted floral trunk of clothes that the Germans had left behind after WW2. Growing up, if she wanted different shoes, she had to go to East Germany or Hungary and for unique clothing, she either made it herself or relied on her grandmother, who was a seamstress. Today, Jarka is a vintage clothing connoisseur and collector and Charlie loves digging for clothes and shoes of all types, especially the ones with old-fashioned details like buttons around the ankle.
Read more at http://stylelikeu.com/profiles-2/closets/jarka-charlotte-cole/#WLkFpDrkf67cZJlL.99

 

Charlie is finishing third grade, and when asked who her greatest inspiration is, she says her mom. Jarka, who possesses a natural Eastern European effortless beauty, grew up in the Czech Republic under communism and recalls all of the kids wearing the same exact thing. In fact, there was a law that allowed for only two styles of shirts to be manufactured. As a refuge from the visual mundanity, Jarka spent lots of time in her grandmother’s attic sifting through a painted floral trunk of clothes that the Germans had left behind after WW2. Growing up, if she wanted different shoes, she had to go to East Germany or Hungary and for unique clothing, she either made it herself or relied on her grandmother, who was a seamstress. Today, Jarka is a vintage clothing connoisseur and collector and Charlie loves digging for clothes and shoes of all types, especially the ones with old-fashioned details like buttons around the ankle.

Jarka believes that the political and cultural restrictions of her youth forced her to be more creative and original like taking her grandfather’s pinstriped pants and tailoring them. Having internalized that same authenticity, Charlie buoyantly claims that she loves to express the clothes that she wears. Breaking the rules is an art for Jarka. She doesn’t like “perfect things” and feels she has to “break it,” and she does with an old hand knit man’s sweater that she pairs with a white nylon ’50s skirt and a rubber band collar necklace that she made and that looks Elizabethean at first glance. Similar to her love for the unexpected combination of knit and nylon, Jarka turns a shearling coat inside out, uses a tablecloth for curtains and made a skirt from pantyhose. Charlie, while lauding the virtues of a flamenco-style dress from Mexico, says, “I don’t like things that are made for Hannah Montana… I don’t like made princess stuff that comes in a box.”

A hand-embroidered peasant top that Jarka wears reminds her of her childhood and the georgette and muslin dresses with tiny printed flowers worn by her grandmother while farming that she’d find in the matriarch’s cupboard. I love how Jarka wears the top with Russian Afghanistan War army pants and Austrian hand-knit socks with clogs. Charlie, who has “I am a collector of clothes” written all over her room, wears relics much like her mom, including her 200 year old Czech Republic vest and a shirt with lace-embellished sleeves, worn with jeans. Jarka’s passion for reappropriation is possibly most embodied in her obsession with Margiela and his iconic split-toe shoe – Charlie proudly sports her own metallic pair. Why wear a pair of designer jodphurs when you can have Jarka’s, that have the wear and tear of history and why opt for a pre-fab Cinderella dress when you can find a treasured one like Charlie’s?

If you love Jarka and Charolette, you may also like Frederique and Skyler, Malin Landaeus and Lori Goldstein.


Read more at http://stylelikeu.com/profiles-2/closets/jarka-charlotte-cole/#WLkFpDrkf67cZJlL.9


  Extinct Optics has eyewear that is Deadstock- which means they are true vintage new old stock. Al though some items have been worn others have just been collecting dust and seculded in factories and old warehouses. All merchandise is from an era where manufacturing was done in the US and Europe and where the most exquisite and fascinating eyewear known to man (and wo-man) was created. There aren't many of these treasures available in the world- doesn't that make you NEED a pair? Price Range: $40-$300

 

 

 

 

 A great last minute gift that truly comes from the heart is a life long memory photo in a vintage or antique picture frame. Just look through those old kodaks or even older throwbacks from the bottom of your closets and stop by the Blank Frames counter for all you gift idea needs particular needs.They may also custom hand make wood frames upon request for future refrence. An antique always makes an ideal gift any time of the year! Price range: $12-$100






Jones Music has  various clean records. Dig through some crates and find classic vinyl discs. There is a new selection each week and don't forget to inquire in any business- collectors may have a chance to sell. 










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Milk Truck NYC believes in one thing, and that is, "if they make and serve delicious things, it will make people happy." Well Joonbug left with a happy stomach after stopping by this stand. The bread slices the right amount of thickness and cheeses are to die for. The Milk Truck Classic ($5.75)  is made with Aged Wisconsin Gruyere, Cultured Butter on Balthazar Levian Pullman Bread- your classic grilled cheese. Ever had an apple in your grilled cheese? Probably not.. we recommend the Three Cheese Grilled Cheese ($7.25) which consists of Aged Gruyere, Aged New York State Cheddar and Wisconsin Blue with Caramelized Granny Smith Apples on Blue Ribbon Bakery Rosemary Pullman. Don't forget the other component to this delicious combo, a Tomato Soup ($5.25)- classic pureed soup made with plum tomatoes, chicken stock & spices, topped with parmesan shavings.





Red Hook Lobster Pound brings sensational seafood straight from the Maine coast to the five boroughs. Indulge in their quality lobster for an affordable price. All lobster is fresh catch straight from the lobster boats to their tanks. You can chose your Lobster Roll ($16.00)  in three different styles: Maine Style- tossed in a light homemade mayo, Connecticut Style- warm with drawn butter, and Tuscan Style- tossed in a basicl vinaigrette. The also have a Lobster BLT ($10.00), as the menu says Lobster + Bacon = HEAVEN. We loved the Lobster Mac & Cheese $12.00 drenched in a 4 cheese sauce and tossed with organic pasta.




The Brooklyn Oyster Party is a party not to be missed at Smorgasburg. They are experts in Oysters and making people happy. Afterall, those two are connected with out a doubt. Oysters are commonly known to react as an aphrodisiac. BOP prefers to work with North Atlantic Oyster growers from New York up through Canada. Their oysters live in the most pristine and coldest waters which connects you with sea that it comes from. Get connected and try some now!

 

 


Danny's Macaroons are uber delicious gourmet macaroons- and they are handmade! There are over 45+ flavors. The way to indulge in some vary in many ways. Some may be rich and decadent while other aquire a more spicy and bold taste. How about light and fluffy to go well with your coffee? All flavors are created to fit the taste buds of whatever you're desire is. You can never go wrong with some Macaroons- they make a great gift as well. Our favorite as well as one of the most popular choices was the Salted Carame (left). The Baileys McRoons are made with everyone's favorite Irish Creme and sprinkled with traditional Irish sugar. The Macaroon Cookbook  is the bible of macaroon making. You may purchase it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound. Most recipes or Gluten-Free.