Oh to be in New York this weekend! The Brooklyn Flea Market starts up again and promises 40,000-square-feet of hipster-approved clothing, design, art and food. Inspired by Chelsea's dwindling outdoor markets, Brooklyn real-estate blogger Jonathan Butler of browstowner.com co-founded the Brooklyn Flea–now the largest of its kind in the city–in spring 2008. The market draws about 200 vendors every Saturday, selling a mix of new and used goods. Youthful treasure-hunting locals, many with children in tow, browse mid-century modern wares like forties amoeba-shaped side tables, fifties bar stools, and Mies chairs; artful kitsch like painted ceramic owls; vintage records; and clothing. Some participating businesses include Bonbon Oiseau (jewelry), Foxy + Winston (stationery and silkscreen printing), Kimono Lily (vintage Japanese kimonos), Kumquat Cupcakery (um, cupcakes), and Osborn Design (art/crafts/felt squirrels). Additions include the Curated Corner, with selections by websites like Racked.com who's bringing along five of their very favorite boutiques: Alter, Hayden-Harnett, Madewell, Inven.tory, and The Shoe Market., as well as a slew of new snack stands, like Jenn's Old Fashioned Candy and Elsa's Empanadas. If you're in NY, make sure to check it out! Brownstoner website
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