Thursday, November 4, 2010

Where to shop this weekend

Lots of exciting market news this week, so let’s get right to it.

Jodi Arnold
High-end boutique Jodi Arnold just loves sharing great, local finds with it shoppers. That’s why the Boerum Hill store has curated artisanal products on sale in its store this month, featuring high-quality, handmade goods for a celebration of craft. 

Participants include a variety of handmade goods, including Krystal Bennett Designs’s vibrant, statement making necklaces created using beads and strips of magazine pages (pictured); Little Soap Shop’s body butters and bath salts, including body bars for dogs; Soapwalla’s all-natural body products; and Ugly Duckling Presse’s poetry books from emerging writers. 

Warm up with a freshly brewed cup from the Williamsburg-based Brooklyn Roasting Company, which hand-roasts its coffees daily.

Jodi Arnold [347 Atlantic Ave. at Hoyt Street in Boerum Hill, (718) 858-5580]. For info, visit

Brooklyn Designers Showcase
You won’t find the Brooklyn Designers Showcase in a hip venue or gallery; rather, local talent shows off its wares at a Brooklyn Heights church. On Nov. 6 at St. Ann’s Church, find one-of-a-kind items such as handmade recycled shopping totes by Old Bag Ladies, as well as stained-glass art and homemade lotions and soaps. So you can wash away your sins?

Brooklyn Designers Showcase at St. Ann’s Church [157 Montague St. near Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 875-6960], Nov. 6 and 27 and Dec. 11 and 18, noon-6 pm. For info, visit

Module R
There’s a new pop-up in town. In the wake of ModulA.R.T., a temporary design store in DUMBO this past spring, comes Module R, a sister brand featuring modular products and furnishings for the home and office, including wine racks, shelving units, room dividers and housewares that are all customizable. Get yours starting Nov. 5, when Module R pops up.

Module R [400 Atlantic Ave. between Bond and Hoyt streets in Boerum Hill, no phone], Nov. 5-Jan. 9, open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am-7 pm. For info, visit 

Yankee Fair  
This one’s fun for the whole family. The Yankee Fair returns to Plymouth Church on Nov. 6, with handcrafted items, antiques, collectibles, and vintage and designer clothing to peruse, as well as children’s rides and games, from pony rides to face painting to a magician providing entertainment. Try your hand at the 50-50 raffle, and you might wind up with even more dough to spend.

Yankee Fair at Plymouth Church [75 Hicks St. near Orange Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 624-4743], Nov. 6, 10 am-4 pm. Free admission for adults. Admission to children’s activities $16 for one child, $30 for two, and $40 max per family. For info, visit

Flea markets and sales
These ones are pretty self-explanatory:

• It’s called “$5 on Fifth,” and it’s on Nov. 5 on Fifth Avenue. There’ll be lots of special $5 deals and discounts at participating shops, restaurants and bars. For a merchant list, visit

• Flea Market at St. Finbar Center [Bath Avenue and Bay 20th Street in Bensonhurst, (718) 236-3312], Nov. 7, 9 am-3 pm. Free to enter.

• Flea Market Bazaar at the Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church [Flatbush Avenue at the corner of Church Avenue in Flatbush, (718) 451-4764], Nov. 6 and 13, 9 am-3 pm.


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