09/09/14 12:00pm

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The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss, first edition first printing

Sponsored By Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair.

The brand new Brooklyn Expo Center is hosting the first ever Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair September 13-14.

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Maybe you’re one of those people who, no matter where you find yourself, has to stop into any used bookstore you see. Or, maybe you can’t pass a shop with mid-century furniture or vintage jewelry. After all, what if there’s a first edition of Sister Carrie hiding in a stack, just waiting to be discovered? What if there’s an amazing lamp or rare Heywood Wakefield coffee table that will complete your living room?

If that sounds like you, you should know about the Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair, coming to the brand-new, 40,000-square-foot Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Sept. 13-14, 10am to 5pm. More than 100 antiques dealers and rare book sellers will be at the event, peddling their wares. (more…)

10/18/13 1:00pm
Goldwater Thrift just opened its door on Graham Avenue. Photo: Gili Malinsky

Goldwater Thriftique just opened its door on Graham Avenue. Photo: Gili Malinsky

Items range from $3 to $50, with both $5 and $10 racks a mainstay.

 For all its global hype, funky (and these days pretty mainstream) Bedford Avenue is just one corner of Williamsburg. Just two stops further on the L, there’s an offbeat gem of a shopping area that’s growing edgier by the day. I’m referring, as I’m sure you know, to Graham Avenue, which is charming, almost suburban feeling, and teeming with one-of-a-kind shops, cafes and bodegas.

Admittedly, I hadn’t really paid Graham its much-deserved attention until my friend Kate Goldwater opened a second location of her store, AuH20 Thriftique, there in mid-October (Au = gold and H20 = water, you get it). Visiting the street and store for the first time, though, piqued my interest. Why had Kate decided, after her first location’s years-long residency in the pricey East Village, to try things out on Graham Avenue?

10/14/13 11:00am
Sun October 20, 2013
Snag a new winter wardrobe this weekend at Dusty Rose Vintage's rummage sale. Photo: Dusty Rose

Snag a new winter wardrobe this weekend at Dusty Rose Vintage’s rummage sale. Photo: Dusty Rose

Dusty Rose Vintage is giving a whole new meaning to the term bag lady. This Sunday for $25 when you walk through the warehouse doors, you’ll be given a big ol’ empty bag. Don’t be disappointed because at this point you’re given free rein to dig through thousands of pounds of vintage clothing shoving as much as you can fit into it. So whether you’re seeking some Halloween gear, winter sweaters or next year’s swimsuit, Dusty Rose’s rummage sale has got you covered. Start practicing your folding techniques now ’cause the more compact your clothes are, the more you can squeeze in. Keep in mind there’s no dressing room and once the warehouse is empty, it’s empty–be we bet you figured that one out. RSVP on Facebook if you’d like, and while you’re waiting for the weekend, check out Dusty’s Tumblr blog for a better idea of what’s in store.

08/16/13 2:00pm
Poubelle Vintage, one of two mobile pop-up shops that will be parked outside of OddFellows tonight

La Poubelle Vintage, one of two mobile pop-up shops that will be parked outside of OddFellows tonight. Photo: Janelle Jones

Tonight, when you get a scoop of Chorizo Caramel Swirl at OddFellows, you can also shop for vintage Wrangler shirts, Indian cotton bohemian dresses and madras plaid blazers from two shops that peddle vintage threads and accessorizes out of antique trailers. La Poubelle Vintage, pictured above, is a 1968 Shasta Airflyte trailer operated by Laura Lanz-Frolio, and Coast to Coast Vintage is run by a couple, Jaimee and Adam, out of a 1976 Serro Scotty camper. Both will be parked outside Oddfellows tonight from 6 to 10pm, and as a special shopping incentive, OddFellows is concocting a special “vintage inspired” flavor for the pop up party, and when you purchase it, you’ll get 15% off at either shop. Knowing they already spoon out a very colorful Sprinkles flavor, I’m predicting a riff on madras plaid.

I Scream! Mobile Vintage Social, 6-10 pm, tonight, Friday, August 16 at OddFellows Ice Cream Co., 175 Kent Ave between N. 4th and N. 5th Sts., Williamsburg