NYC Holiday Market Brings Local Gifts to Last-Minute Shoppers (Photos)

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Photo: John Gagliano

If you're in New York City this week, the Big Social Holiday Market by the Hester Street Fair, is not to be missed. Last-minute holiday shoppers can choose from a bevy of local vendors showcasing handmade and vintage gifts, open today through Thursday, December 23, from 11am-8pm, at Open House Gallery (201 Mulberry Street). TreeHugger stopped by this past weekend, see what we found:
Those looking to skip the big box retailers for their holiday shopping will be satisfied with Big Social Holiday Market's anti-chain store gift offerings, from vintage and handmade jewelry to kids crafts, arty cuff links to handcrafted perfume. All vendors at the holiday market make or collect the items they are selling--a breath of fresh air from franchise flea markets.

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An assortment of fine vintage jewelry.
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A haute pink pair of Melissa's by Vivienne Westwood at Suite Orhard.
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Soft, durable, boiled wool shoes with natural rubber by Giesswein.
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Vintage and/or hand blown glass vessels with assorted cacti and white zebra aloe plants by Casa Helecho.
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Vs. Mittens - some are predators, some are prey.
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Screenprinted aprons by Fisk and Fern.
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Wish by Felicity jewelry features vintage glass and lucite, as well as one-of-a-kind sterling silver wire-wrapping.
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Beautifully textiles, handwoven and printed in India by Juli Raja.
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Marilyn Hitchcock's carefully curated collection of vintage accessories...
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and vintage clothing, including statement belts and vintage fur.
All photos: Emma Grady

For a full vendor list and details, visit Hester Street Fair. Have you stopped by the holiday market yet, or do you have a similar fair in your town? Tell us in the comment section, below.

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