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Thrifting Adventures: Exploring Brooklyn Flea

Vintage Hunting in Fort Greene

Let me preface this with an apology—everything that I’m wearing in this post is vintage. And therefore I can’t successfully link you to any exact item! It’s annoying and I’m sorry. I always make a real effort to grab similar items in the links below, but vintage is unique by its nature, so sometimes even finding similar items proves difficult.

Anywhosie, this past weekend I ventured down to Fort Greene to explore Brooklyn Flea. Fort Greene is the most darling Brooklyn neighborhood: Tree-lined streets filled with brownstone after brownstone. Brooklyn Flea is a relatively small flea market where you can find vintage clothing, housewares, knickknacks, and a number of food vendors. When I’m vintage hunting I try to go in with an open mind—and not have any particular type of clothing on my list. I find it easier to discover hidden gems if I don’t have blinders on. That said, I try to shop inline with the upcoming season. Meaning, I don’t usually buy summer pieces in the fall, and vice versa. Although sometimes you stumble on something so epic it doesn’t matter if it’s season-appropriate.

Quick ‘N Easy Tip: If you’re ever bored with your footwear, try switching out the laces. When I brought home these vintage boots way back when, I wasn’t totally sold on them. Then I switched out the blah laces for these red ones, and voilá: totally rad hiking-inspired boots.

I also wrote some vintage tips on alterations in this blog post here.

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