Monday, January 16, 2012

THRIFT SHOPPING IN WILLIAMSBURG


Last weekend we decided to venture out somewhere not so familiar and leave the island of Manhattan behind. Just a few subway stops away, right across the East River, there's a hipsterville, also known Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It houses many old industrial warehouses that have been turned in to eclectic stores, cafes and restaurants. 
We started our day with a lunch at Wild Ginger that serves vegan Pan-Asian food. Delicious. See all that food on my plate? That was Malaysian curry stew and very reasonably priced under ten bucks. And that big glass of ginger ale made with real ginger. So refreshing.
With our bellies full and happy we started walking around and searching for treasures. Beacon's Closet opened in 1997 and now has three stores, two in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan. I found some pretty awesome, unworn looking shoes here for $13. I will introduce you to them later on, but I can tell you they have wild pattern...

Artists and Fleas is a weekends only artist, designer and flea market where over 60 independent artists, designers, stylists, vintage collectors and food makers come out to play, shop and sell. Lots of unique jewelry and clothing.
After we had enough retail therapy it was time for a rewarding cup of something warm. The Surf Bar invited us in with the offer of hot glogg. How amazing! It was pretty cold day so that was just the perfect end to it.
Photos 2,5,6,9,11 by Saara

"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

2 comments:

  1. What a fun day indeed! We should go back there in the spring when it's nice out and can wonder the streets a bit more and have some cocktails in some garden bar.. :)

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  2. Happy Martin Luther King day! Would you agree that the logo of Beacon's Closet looks kinda like a certain Finnish president? ;)

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