By Denise Oliveira
When you hear “flea market,” do you think of old vinyl, used clothes, vintage toys and mixed-quality art? Those are in fact items you’ll find at the Brooklyn Flea, but what you may not know is that you can also find brand new and high quality items including handmade furniture and children’s toys.
I paid a visit to the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene – one of their three locations – and checked out four vendors with impressive creations.
1. Avian and John: This husband and wife team use reclaimed wood to make gorgeous furniture. Their workshop is in New Jersey, and the only place they sell is at the Brooklyn Flea. You can also contact them for custom orders.
- SKT Ceramics: From sake cups to baby bowls, this Williamsburg-based artist creates adorable pottery pieces for your home. Adorned with penguins, ducks, and everything in between, you can choose from over 35 designs.
- Nina Z NYC: Nina designs her shoes locally and has them made in Sweden. She started out with women’s classic clogs, and has expanded to include sandals and boots in her creative product line.
- Kate Durkin Illustration: This Queens-based artist makes incredibly cute plush animals, alphabet cards and prints for your child’s bedroom.
A few more pictures from the Brooklyn Flea; definitely make a trip (or two!)