Greetings from South Florida....OMG...I love this place (and my pic..ha ha..)....Love my new boots and my leather coat. My friends and I had a FABULOUS time buying and hanging out with you guys. You and your brother are very cool.
As soon as I am back in NY...I will run back to the Flea Market. You guys are the real "Haitian Connection"....so long and thanks again...xoxo.
i've been looking for clothes yesterday and today and it has suddenly occurred to me why vintage is so in demand. when you said salvation army to me the other day i thought, yes, why not? for a while now actually, because of the bad quality standardised clothing in the shops. this is something i've really noticed over the last couple of years. cheap fabrics, finishes, the lot. clothing is no different to cars, fridges, washing machine, comp and tv - short life products to fuel capitalist growth. the standardisation is horrific. it's like cloning. not just stepford wives but stepford societies, and thinking even. everything is the same. has an effect on my psyche, really...
everyone buying food from farmers markets, custom made furniture and clothing, vintage anything, is in rebellion against capitalist standardisation. if the most saleable thing has a look, then every producer will mimic this 'look' in order to compete. then you end up with various versions of this 'look', but without any choice.
vintage shopping aside, i think that an anti capitalist backlash will occur not by protest in the streets but with people buying sewing machines and learning how to knit. i think there will be a revival in traditional crafts. i think they'll be growing their own (organic) food wherever possible and breeding chickens. making furniture. building their own houses like the man below. a house for £3000?
a very old extra large Louis Vuitton "loulou". she had to get mom's advice on this one and i don't blame her. 10 min later the decision was made. big smile on her face and nice grin in my haitian pocket $200
Vintage Gucci "guli gugu" made for a princess, and she knows it too. gently she picked it up from the rack and said how much - $125 dear. i'll take it. not made in china
from Sweeden with love. she came to the shop looking for the perfect boots and we delivered. see for yourself look at her face $85
no she did not buy the painting - she bought the glasses $20
foot fetish killers... magnificently sexy made just for me said the customer. her two friends were not going for it, but she kept with her decision. one said it looks too hot mama the other one says it's gonna make you look like a lady of the night. she responded to them, you girls are correct that is what i'm going for sexy sexy and you cant stop me now. i love a customer who knows what she wants.
friends that love to shop together, stay friends even when the money runs out.
to the left Gucci or guli gugu $175 to the right Fendi $100
a visitor from Paris. i dont remember what she bought, i wish i can open the bag from the picture to tell you. but whatever it was, she was very. i remember she said Merci, bisou
this leather shoulder bag is amazing with a rare classic flat cut - perfect possession for a collector. $40
vintage shoulder leather bag - to make any young girl quiver. she was so excited she took her TOP off. i had to finally yelled at her innocent face " please put your clothes back on - what i need from you is the money $50 " only at the brooklyn flea