Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
After several long months, we have finally been granted 'cultural organisation' status, which basically allows us affordable access to community spaces in BCN.
I'm really happy to be able to announce the coming of the next Flea event a week on Saturday. The spaces are flying out so get on the case if you want in, especially if you're of the male persuasion, we need dudes in the place.
Plus if you're bringing your kids, we have a collage workshop run by non other than outsider-art supercrack Mike Swaney, make sure you reserve a place though.
For more info, the usual address applies: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you soon marketeers.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
and much much more!
Saturday 9th October 17:00 – 20:00
Entrance : Adults 1.00€ Children Free!
If you would like a stall to sell your things please
contact us on the number below, each stall costs
€5.00. Limited places available.
Centre d'Estudis Cunit
C/Costa Daurada 3, Local 1 Cunit
Telf. 600 87 35 81 email@example.com
¡Feria de segunda mano!
Cosas de casa
y mucho mas!
Sábado 9 de Octubre 17:00 – 20:00
Entrada: Adultos 1,00€ Niños : Gratis!
Si quieres vender tus cosas que a lo mejor no te sirven pero a otros si,puedes tener una mesa pagando 5,00 € plazas limitadas pedir antes del 5 de Octubre.
SOLO ARTÍCULOS DE CALIDAD.
Centre d'Estudis Cunit
C/Costa Daurada 3, Local 1 Cunit
Telf. 600 87 35 81 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 23, 2010
On September 23rd 2010 Direktorenhaus and Fashion Reloaded invite you to question the potential of your forgotten clothes by bringing them to swap and reload!
Once swapped, the garments can be redesigned and restyled at the fully equipped workshop. We provide materials, tools, sewing machines, practical assistance and an inspiring upcycling environment.
Join this workshop which not only changes the garments but also the perception of anyone who dares to swap and reload!
Fashion Reloaded also features Ilikemystyle the world’s first entirely user generated fashion magazine, with their pop-up fan store! The store will present "fan" merchandise utterly dialectically: a store filled with T-shirts, magazines, nail polish which will fascinate both the generators and consumers of Ilikemystyle. In addition the store will host an impromptu photo booth to snap your newly Fashion Reloaded outfit, user generated video footage, recycled T-shirts and of course the magazine itself. Open Culture and Fashion: New Ways of Fashion and Trend Manufacturing. A Moderated Panel Discussion
Direktorenhaus are delighted to welcome Dr Oliver Vodeb from Openwear a meta-fashion label based on open source philosophy, Cecilia Palmer and Sophie Bayerlein designers and co-initiators of Fashion Reloaded, and Adriano Sack co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of I like my style. The discussion will be moderated by free culture and open design advocate Andrea Goetzke.
This takes place:
Thursday 23.09.2010, 15.00
Workshop & Swap 15.00 – 20.00
Discussion "New Ways of Fashion and Trend Manufacturing" 19.00 – 20.00
Direktorenhaus, am Krögel 2, Berlin, U Jannowitzbrücke
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Dublin Jumble's first post on United Jumble.....Hello World.
We've been up and running for almost two years now - 60 stalls on the last sunday of every month selling god knows what...its as much a surprise to us each month as it is to punters who come down.
Theres so many things to talk about I dont know where to start....check out the website www.dublinflea.ie for a better idea of who we are and hopefully we'll keep some regular posts going on this great little blog.
So now, any future visits to Dublin will have to coincide with the last sunday of the month to come down and say hi to us.
Monday, August 23, 2010
I co-founded the Flea with Jonathan Butler, my partner and founder/publisher of Brownstoner.com, Brooklyn's biggest blog. Jonathan organized a "Salvage Fest" in the same neighborhood as the Flea in 2007 with about 10 architectural salvage dealers, and it went so well he thought about expanding it. He and I share a love for the bygone Chelsea and Manhattan flea markets of yore, and agreed that the idea of a Brooklyn Flea had legs.
A certain level of professionalism, which translates to showing up as scheduled, paying on time, etc. I'm always curating the market toward this ideal balance of vintage/antiques, craft/design, food, and new clothing and jewelry. I like each vintage person to be distinctive in some way, for the food to be made locally and in small batches and sold by the maker when possible, for the clothing to be unique and not mass-produced (also sold by the maker if possible), and in general for vendors to sell things that shoppers can only find at the Flea. That's how we've made the markets such a destination.
I have never seen that happen personally, but I know that a pair of Italian lamps my wife and I coveted were sold literally from under our nose while we standing in the vendor's booth and discussing the price we would offer. We were pissed.
In Fort Greene on Saturdays, it's all about the vibe. We have a core group of 100-plus vendors who come every week and love to interact with the local and visitor customers, which creates a sort of community spirit rather than a profit-minded market. (We have our share of crabby vendors too, who we love.) Our DJ Jay Stewart (longtime disco/garage head, helped start the Central Park roller-boogie spot) plays groovy tunes from on top of the bleachers by the school, the cutest collection of hipster guys and gals try on crazy outfits and buy them for $20, tourists from Japan buy vintage records, grandmas buy vintage and handmade jewelry, a Scavenger Hunt winner finds the hidden antique lunchbox prize and screams with delight, and a young couple carries their new/vintage Herman Miller armchair out of the yard. The smells: fresh-ricotta cannoli, artisanal grilled cheese, Salvadoran pupusas, fresh French croissant, the homemade wood-fired brick oven mobile pizzeria, the kimchi Asia Dogs, it goes on and on.
It's a big yard, so do a quick spin around to see the range of goods on offer that day. If you see something perfect that's a good deal, buy it immediately, because you won't be the only one who knows a good deal. Then go back to the booths you liked and delve into their goods. Always bargain the price down. Walk away if you think it's too high - a vendor will rarely let you walk away if they think you're serious about buying something. Early in the day you'll find more goods but less flexible prices; later in the day the opposite. Remember: always come to the Flea with an empty stomach!
In the early morning (0700 local time) I always eat a mushroom and Swiss scone from my favorite pastry shop, Choice, who has a booth at the Flea. It gives me the intestinal fortitude to deal with cranky vendors for the next three hours during check-in.
Brooklyn Flea is located at Fort Greene on Saturdays and One Hanson on Sundays, inside the Williamsburgh Savings Bank. Fort Greene is closed during winter. For more information go to www.brooklynflea.com
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
This 22nd of may Oporto celebrated the 1st birthday party of our beloved Flea Market. It was a great party and many people came to sell, buy and trade the best in second hand. We decided to enlarge our brand with some flea bags and flea pins. As always the best town djs came to help us party some more and some decided to bring delicious cupcakes and gifts, and we had a Flea birthday cake to!!!!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Zim Zimma, who got the keys to my vintage dream??!
Just found this shop/vintage designer sale EVERY friday in Mitte, Berlin.
Be seeing you there shoppers
Thursday, May 13, 2010
La segunda edición del FLEA DELUXE! será en
en C/ Lleó, 8 el día 23 de Mayo
de 16:00 a 21:00
****Para los que queráis participar******
Habrá un máximo de 10 puestos y el precio de cada stand es de 15 €, que se pagarán por adelantado.
Por este motivo haremos algo de selección, así que os agradeceríamos que nos enviarais un mail especificando qué es lo que queréis vender, qué marcas, qué prendas, si enviáis fotos, guay....
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Its the end of the month, and time for another Thrift Store shopping party, and this month they have shipped over a gigantic 20 tonnes of hot new Summer stock for your shopping pleasure!
It all kicks off at 7PM on THURSDAY APRIL 29TH at their enormous warehouse store located in Whitechapel - now open on the first floor too with the incredible concept store "The Assembly" packed with the finest hand-picked vintage finds!
They are having one of the biggest deliveries they have EVER HAD right in time for the party, twenty tonnes of amazing new stock, and will be beavering away over the next week trying to get as much out as possible. Hot new Summer stock including for the
thousands of amazing new DRESSES,
90's STYLE DENIM JACKETS AND DENIM SKIRTS,
LIGHT SUMMER SKIRTS,
LEATHER AND DENIM HOTPANTS,
CUT OFF DUNGAREES,
LEATHER SKIRTS and MUCH MUCH MORE
and for the GENTS :
VELVET AND TWEED BLAZERS,
CRAZY PATTERN CARDIGANS,
RALPH LAUREN BUTTON DOWN SHIRTS,
RALPH LAUREN AND LACOSTE POLO SHIRTS,
STRIPED SAILOR-STYLE TEES,
DENIM AND TAILORED SHORTS,
SLEEVELESS FLANNEL SHIRTS,
MILITARY JACKETS and MUCH MUCH MORE all at our famous low prices!
There will of course be the legendary FREE BAR all night long, serving wine and beer absolutely free of charge ALL EVENING LONG, so come down, have a drink/quite a few drinks in the sun and shop until you drop!
The East End Thrift Store
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Our booty: one black disco-style t-shirt, one red sleeveless t-shirt with wee black spades, one silk scarf custom made in Italy for the Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona, one polka-dotted scarf, one pair of Lacoste woolen tennis socks, one fur hat, one Italian disco 7" (Hermanas Goggi), one early hip-hop 7" (Sugarhill Gang), one, Mickey Mouse Baseball figure.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Exciting news all round it seems...
If you're in Berlin this weekend the first WMP of the year is be taking place on Saturday 20th February, at the Betahaus, Prinzessinnen Strasse, Kreuzberg 10969, Berlin. Doors open from 13.00 - 18.00 hrs.
There'll be a huge selection of secondhand and vintage clothes, shoes, bags, books, records and lots more; plus our favorite Dj's Love & Mercy providing the sweet sweet music. A bar serving drinks and hot and cold snacks will also be open throughout the day.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Monday, February 15, 2010
... could be a very important day!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Special collaboration for Fashion Week with Superstore, Das Neue Schwarz and Dimitri Dermentjiev on January 23rd from 14.00-22.00 @ Luzia Bar Oranienstr. 34, Berlin Xberg.
Monday, January 18, 2010
There were 9 stalls, and people clubbed in to bring down the choicest items from their collection. They included people with clothes from promotional gigs they may have done, people from the fashion industry and a few serial Flea Marketeers too.
Credit has to go to the marketeers, as always, whose organisation and presentation of the stalls was exemplary, and also the Flea Fans who made it down despite the slight drizzle, that is normally enough to put people of leaving their houses on a Sunday.
Extra credit to Petanca Legend Hank Martini, who did a stellar job of keeping the party lubricated.
Hank Martini also is about to bust out his first album! Recorded in a hut in Sweden, you really have to peep his troubador folk musings. Check the previews on his myspace. In the picture he is flexing with a faux-diamond-encrusted belt buckle which was for sale at the Flea but I cannot confirm whether or not it was sold.
The gaffer from Rift was so chuffed with the day that he has offered us the space for a repeat showing in 2 weeks! More news to come, as soon as I invent it. He is also open to suggestions for projects in that there space that we used.