STUDY's been eager to check out the Brooklyn Flea since it's inception in 2008 and our trip to NYC last weekend provided just the opportunity. After a Sunday morning stroll across the Brooklyn bridge we headed up to Fort Greene to check out not only the market, but also it's gorgeous Winter digs in the historic Williamsburgh Bank Building.
This 1927 Art Deco structure in the Byzantine Romanesque style was designed by the architectural firm Halsey, McCormack and Helmer. We hate to say it, but the building was the best part of the Brooklyn Flea. That's not to say that there weren't a ton of very dedicated and talented exhibitors present, but after a walk through the ground floor of the Flea, it quickly becomes apparent how saturated the vintage market is in New York.
All hope wasn't lost though since this vault door in the basement of the flea led to an amazing food court hosting local vendors like McClure's Pickles and Pizza Moto. Yum and yum.
And even though we didn't end up with any great vintage finds, we did pick up something we haven't used since high school.
Book City Jackets is a Brooklyn-based company offering updated versions of the classic paper bag book cover. We picked up Artists Edition No. 3 which features original work by Matt Cipov, Jing Wei and R. Nick Kuszyk.
Via Book City Jackets
We'd also be lying if we didn't say that we weren't looking for a little inspiration for the upcoming Vintage Bazaar at the Dank Haus - hint! hint! - but we're pretty confident that Chicago can give the Brooklyn Flea a run for it's money come February 27th.