05/12/2011 § 3 Comments
This weekend I joined nearly everyone and their momma and attended the 4th annual Pop Up Flea put up by A Continuous Goldberg. Happy to support quality goods and the craftspeople who make them, I did come away with few small items of note.
Billykirk No.155 card case with flap. I’ve been in the market for a card case for a bit as I previously purchased a gorgeous mother-of-pearl antique case that proved a bit too delicate to be tossed into my purse. I was able to choose the leather, stitching color, add my initials and watch the whole thing come together in minutes, completely original and just for me. I’m especially looking forward to seeing the leather with a bit of age on it. Want your own? Head here.
Sidenote: My beautiful calling cards are also made right here in New York by the folks at Terrapin Stationers.
Pierrepont Hicks Field Bow Tie. Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve officially entered bow tie territory. A festive bit of tartan and shantung, this reversible tie is going to be perfect for the impending holiday season. I’m very excited to wear my first bow tie — once I can master tying it, that is. This tie is now unfortunately sold out, but do peruse the rest of the Pierrepont Hicks bow ties and neckties, all lovely and all made in New York.
Sea Salt Soaps from Three Potato Four. Made from a Swedish formula with an invigorating, fresh scent, this sea salt soap caught my eye first with its clean packaging and completely sold itself once I took a whiff. Added bonus: it’s made in the USA and is also good for shaving. You can purchase your own from Three Potato Four here, a lovely Philadelphia vintage home decor and curiosities shop with a great online storefront you can visit here.
Gun dog print from Wooden Sleepers. I got a dog! Well, kinda. Was pleased to pick up this vintage print of an English Pointer from Brian Davis of Wooden Sleepers. It’s one of a kind, so you can’t have mine, but you can keep your eye on the online shop in case Brian finds anything similar.
04/10/2011 § 2 Comments
Just a few photos from the Atlantic Antic over the weekend. It was my first time at the mile-long street fair, now in its 37th year, and it was a perfect fall afternoon spent wandering among vendors of all sorts, plenty of live music and all kinds of street food. At the top of my Antic to-do list was a visit of the Wooden Sleepers pop-up at Goose Barnacle.
Wooden Sleepers, a collection of vintage men’s clothing, accessories and curiosities, is the brainchild and passion of Mr. Brian Davis, a self-professed vintage addict. An eagle-eyed collector, Brian somehow manages to part with many of his amazing finds (although I’m convinced he must be sitting on treasure trove) through his online store and at pop-ups. Brian’s partnering with Goose Barnacle, David Alperin’s lovely shop, made perfect sense. With a similarly discerning eye, Alperin stocks his diminutive store with a choice selection of stylish, high quality menswear, accessories and other particulars.
David and the lovely Marisa.
I’m rather obsessed with the stingy brimmed cap that David has on…
It’s his own design, and he assures me that he will be stocking them in the future.
Visit Goose Barnacle at:
91 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
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