After a long winter, the sun has finally made an appearance, giving us all a reason to emerge from our urban caves. With the onset of warm weather, why not check out the number of outdoor flea markets in the area? Get your shop on and get inspired by their eclectic mix of jewelry designers and local artisans. Or better yet, check out their vendor pages and apply to sell your own designs!
Feeling inspired to get your jewelry business going at one of these flea markets but don’t know where to begin? Check out the upcoming Business for Designers and Jewelry Production workshops for emerging designers at Liloveve this June. Learn the ins and out of creating a successful jewelry line and get your creative business off the ground. Take the leap and be your own boss! Register Today!
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Here are a few of them to check out:
Founded in 2008, The Brooklyn Flea has been somewhat of a Brooklyn institution, operating flea markets every weekend of the year featuring hundreds of vendors of antique furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as art, jewelry and crafts by local artists and designers. From April through Thanksgiving the market moves to its outdoor locations: Saturdays in Fort Greene at the Bishop Loughlin schoolyard and Sundays in Williamsburg at East River Park.
Click here to learn more or to register become become a vendor.
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LIC Flea & Food
New York City’s newest outdoor flea market, The LIC Flea & Food makes its debut this June, in Long Island City, Queens, at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Ave. The market will feature a mix of vendors selling food, furniture, antiques and collectibles and handmade arts and crafts.
Interested in selling your creations at NYC’s newest flea? Click here to learn more about become a vendor.
Park Slope Flea Market
A self proclaimed “urban adventure”, The Park Slope Flea market, located at P.S. 321 features over 50 vendors of arts, crafts, and collectibles and is open every Saturday and Sunday.
To learn more or to join their team of merchants, click here.
Artists & Fleas
Though not technically an outdoor market, Artist & Fleas should still be on your list of Spring and Summer destinations. Housed in a warehouse on North 6th St in Williamsburg, this neighborhood fixture is a part indie bazaar part hipster hangout that boasts a particularly impressive collection of local jewelry and fashion designers. They are open every weekend from 10AM to 7PM with over 100 sellers every weekend.
Want to sell your latest jewelry collection to the coolest of the cool in Williamsburg? Click here to apply to be one of their vendors!
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Renegade Craft Fair
Hosting markets across the country, the Renegade Craft Fair is a carefully curated indie-craft marketplace that celebrates the booming DIY craft movement. Each of their events are juried from hundreds of applications, culminating in a weekend-long festivity that features both emerging and established designers of one-of-a-kind goods, ranging from jewelry, to fashion, to printmaking, to housewares and a variety of other media.
This year, Renegade comes to Brooklyn the weekend of June 22 to the 23rd for its 9th annual craft fair at East River State Park.
Click here to inquire about becoming a volunteer or a vendor at the next Renegade Craft fair event.
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