In New York, the Hester Street Fair Lures Locals with Fresh Produce, Cupcakes, Vintage Prada, and More (Event)


A vibrant flea market in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Image courtesy of Hester Street Fair

There's something for everyone at the Hester Street Fair, whether you're a thrifter, local foodie, antique hunter, or otherwise. The only outdoor vendor fair in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, founded by SuChin Pak and Ron Castellano, houses up to 60 local vendors every weekend.

This weekend, in addition to the bevy of vintage accessories, clothing, and shoes the vibrant flea market is featuring the "Sylist Tent Sale," where stylists, editors, and showrooms will be selling their merchandise from haute upscale fashion labels, think vintage Betsey Johnson, Gaultier, VPL, Chanel, and Prada--especially exciting for we eco-fashionistas. Click through for details and photos from fairs past:



Preview: Sylist Tent Sale




Hester Street Fair + Greenmarket = Fresh Local Farm Produce and Prepared Foods



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In addition to the local wares, the Hester Street Fair now boasts fresh food from local farms in collaboration with the Greenmarket, according to the press release. The Greenmarket will be at the fair every Sunday, 8am-4pm until November 21.


Red velvet cake rolled in cream cheese frosting and dusted with coconut shavings, Sweet Jewel Cakeballs.
All images courtesy of Hester Street Fair, unless where noted.
Coming Up: On July 24-25, Hester Street Fair will host their first official "Waste Nothing Day" in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. So bring your old, worn cell phones, laptops, monitors, and any other e-waste so can be recycled responsibly.

Visit the Hester Street Fair (located at Hester St., at Essex St.) every weekend until December, from 10a.m.-6p.m. More: Hester Street Fair

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