Calling all flea market/craft fair, cool Brooklyn shoppers! Check out these various special markets and fairs for special, handmade, interesting, arty gifts. The fairs this year include the Brooklyn Museum's first-ever Fine Crafts Show & Sale in mid-December, to the fundraising craft fair at local schools, to a fair held by the craftiest of all sponsors, ETSY itself, the vast online DIY site. Check it out!
Why buy the same old brown cashmere scarf from a national chain store when you can get something really unique? Jewelry, clothes from top to bottom, gorgeous household items, handcrafted wood bowls, stationary of all kinds, picture frames, cool posters, vintage stuff, quirky items, adorable toys, small pieces of furniture, old tools, new tools, lamps, you name it.....Items are well priced, some are "sustainable" and eco-friendly, many are beautiful, the artisans are usually on hand to chat, it's fun, personal and there's a "backstory" to just about every item.