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Joe Ieraci, co-founder, and creator of luxe jewelry brand The Blue Hound discusses his favorite markets in New York City.

List for shopping local in NYC:

  • ID Pop Up Shop -- Located in the hip meatpacking district, this market has a variety of vendors. It's a great place to find your loved one's special gifts or to treat yourself.
  • Brooklyn Flea -- Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the market is open every weekend throughout the year selling anything from antiques, furniture, and apparel. From their site: "The New York Times called the Flea 'One of the great urban experiences in New York'; Travel + Leisure, Country Living, Budget Travel, and Fodor's have ranked the Flea one of the best markets in the U.S. and the world; and Time Out NY named the Flea one of New York’s Essential Pick-Up Spots."
  • Holiday Market Union Square -- Every holiday season, the Union Square Holiday Market shows up on the plaza. Decked in red and white striped tents, the market offers trendy, yet affordable gifts and trinkets.
  • Holiday Market Bryant Park -- Located near the iconic New York Public Library, this historic market knows how to ring in the holiday season. Alongside the Ice Rink, there are vendors selling cute gifts, delicious savories and sweets.
  • Grand Central Holiday Fair at Vanderbilt Hall -- A curated market that requires vendors to submit applications so that the offerings are not repetitive. This is one of the holiday markets that is held indoors at Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall. Another unique offering is the chance to win a prize from each year's corporate sponsor. LG Electronics is the 2015 market sponsor. The website explains, "The fair offers shoppers an eclectic mix of art, clothing for adults and children, handbags, jewelry and accessories for men and women, food, bath and body items, collectible toys, holiday items and home goods – and also a chance to win LG OLED TVs.

Filed Under: fashion, holidays, markets, New York, thrift store, vintage clothing

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