22 March 2010

Chelsea Flea Market

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all photos by Tom b.

We're back! It was an amazing weekend in the city that never sleeps. Quite an accurate name since being there makes me never want to sleep. There's just too much to do and I feel like I'm missing out on something every time my head hits the pillow. There is much to share from our weekend adventure but I thought I'd start with the best part; Saturday morning at the Chelsea Flea Market with Andreja.

I know I'm always going on and on about the weather but it's worth mentioning that it was an absolutely gorgeous day. A perfect day for a trip to the flea market! I've always wanted to go to the Chelsea Flea but for some reason had never made it there. I was super excited about finally going and I was not disappointed!

As soon as we walked in we spotted a group of lovely 60s coats hanging along the wall. Andreja tried on a baby blue one while I tried a cropped grey one. Meanwhile Tom was busying himself snapping photos of the whole scene. Well, that was apparently not going to work for the vendor at this booth! She basically hurled herself across the floor, arms flailing, screaming "do not take photos of my clothes!" Um, really? Someone please explain this to me! Why are people so sensitive about taking photos at flea markets? This was not the last time we were asked to not take photos in the market (however it was the rudest and most arm-flailing). So... a huge thank you to Tom for braving the crazy vendors and sneakily snapping all of these photos! And now, with no further ado, the photos that caused all of the fuss...

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Andreja ended up taking that gorgeous baby blue coat home with her. Don't you love that notched collar?! It almost makes me wish for a few more cold days so she'd have a chance to wear it before putting it away for the summer. I was on the lookout for summer dresses. I found a few but most were out of my price range (ugh, NYC prices!). The little striped dress you see in the first photo below was my favorite of the bunch. It's a homesewn dress that was never quite finished; there's no zipper down the back. I knew it would need a bit of work but I thought it had tons of potential so I took it home with me. I think it's going to be the thing that finally gets me to find a tailor!

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There was much to be seen at the market besides clothes; stacks of old letters and photographs, trays full of old typeface letters, vintage cameras and lost more! I'm already getting excited about going back next time we're in NY, whenever that may be. Afterward we headed to VP2 for some veggie hot 'n sour and kung pao. Yummmm.

I have lots more photos from our trip to show you... like sneaky Lyell dressing room photos! And a crazy show at Irving Plaza! But for now it's back to work time. I've got lots of goodies in store for the Etsy shop this week. It's good to be back!

P.S. I'm really not that short! Andreja's just reallly tall!

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36 comments:

BaronessVonVintage said...

Looks like a FANTASTIC time was had. I LOVE those round sunglasses you've got on in the first pic. Awesome! Now I REALLY have to get to New York soon. Luckily, I'm a short plane ride away now!!

Q's Daydream said...

yay! what fun! you two look adorable! and I'm so in love with the little striped, sailor-ish dress you bough, of course! haha ;o)

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Chaucee said...

Flea markets are definitely the best : ) Looks like you found a good one too! Those peter pan collars are perfect.

tess said...

I love your dress

IDA ARNESON said...

Really cool style you got girl ;)

all love ida

Sacaton June said...

whoa, i love the first photo! your whole ensemble is perfect! your hair + glasses + dress are so pretty

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Soooo cool! I love all of the photos! That dress that you're wearing is sooo pretty!

vanessa said...

These pictures are all so adorable! That blue coat and that striped dress...wow!! It looks like you had a very fun (and warm!) time.

And this is very random, but how tall are you? Either you're really short or she's really tall!

Sally Jane Vintage said...

Thanks for all of your comments!

Vanessa: I'm 5'6" - pretty average height. Andreja is really tall!

joyce said...

what a cool looking place!

agapelife said...

I was in the city Saturday and it was absolutely stunning weather, definitely worth mentioning. I will be sure to make it to Chelsea Flea Market next time I'm in the city...best wishes

Maria Confer said...

Hmm, why would some care about vintage clothes being photographed? It's not like it was their own design that someone might copy.

Love your round specs and the coat that Andreja bought is stunning.

Lulu Letty

Marmelindela said...

That blue coat looks so amazing! I love what you both are wearing, I hope the weather here allows me to wear something like that soon! I hope I´ll have a good day at the market tomorrow, but I never found a jacket with a collar nearly as nice as the one in the picture on the market here... Good luck with that dress, it looks cute for as far I can see.

Amanda said...

I love these photos and the blue coat is too cute!
Whenever I go to a flea market, I always get paranoid the vendor will get mad if I take photos, usually because I'm the only one at there booth so they have nothing to do but stare at my every move!

melly said...

Strangely, I didn't recognize you in the first photo! You're really petite in size! I love your round sunglasses, not many people can pull that style off. Andreja's hair is so perfect too, my my my.

Can't wait to see more nyc pictures!

白色 said...

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour..............................................

jadiebird said...

that's so annoying about the vendors! that's happened to me before (sans arm-flailing) and i have no idea why they're so uptight!
and to second melly, i didn't recognize you in the first photo either! love those glasses.

M. said...

love all the pictures and I've been meaning to go to that flea market for a long time, you're making me want to go even more!

lovelove, M.
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Laurel said...

What lovely pictures! Looks like you pretty ladies had a wonderful time. Sunshine + Flea Markets = the perfect day x

goodbyestockholm said...

Would love to go thriftishopping in the States! Hope you had a great trip and many finds=)

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

i had no idea how tiny you are!

love these photos and am really embarrassed for that stingy lady!

Vintage42 said...

Wow these pictures are so beautyfull.. wonder what camera you have.. those colours!!

OriOri said...

I like your round sunglasses !
Flower Power is back !

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Meghan V. said...

I'm going to NYC in two weeks and I can't wait to go here!

LBD said...

WHere did u get ur dress is it thrifted Its sooo cute and I love ur sunglasses

svenskaussie said...

What a beautiful coat, that soft blue colour is wonderful.

Mystery Flight Vintage said...

who knows what that vendors issue with photos was about?! i love the blue coat and am looking forward to more photos of your trip.

bestie said...

Wow looks like you had a blast! I'm so jealous of your flea market adventure. Lovely photos as always, can't wait to see more (:

Fashion Tidbits said...

fun fun!! gosh i never know how to react when ppl do that about taking pics! :S

Lexie said...

you look like a *young* susan sarandon in that first picture! i barely recognized you! so pretty!

vv said...

really good outfit!

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Twila's Vintage said...

Love the softness of these pics.

Twila
blog.twilasvintageclothing.com

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nicola said...

In your other pictures you look so tall! You have great legs thats why

Kate said...

love the photos in this post, so gorgeous! all the pretty floral prints and soft colors and cute girl time.