The Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair is always an awesome time for meeting people, networking, and getting customer feedback but not so good for my wallet. Especially this year. I felt like there were WAY more interesting new things and less 'put a bird on it'. Here are some of the awesome shops and what I bought from them:
If you're looking for the most awesome talented coolest people ever, you found them. Look at this shamazing dress. They do a lot of color blocking and sew everything right here in Brooklyn. So fancy. They also do AMAZING photo shoots.
Giant jewelry wearers look no further! Sarah is behind this larger than life jewelry company that incorporates big beads and awesome rope. This nechlace may look small out of context but it is GIANT and that's what make is so amazing! I wore it right out of her booth.
Triple Amazing hand painted wood signs. I already have one of his signs if you remember my post about my framed wall, it was the treasure sign. These will only add to the awesomeness. Seriously cool, look at those things. There are no words. He said he was going to be painting more signs like this soon so keep a lookout for that!!!
Casual shorts are basically my thing. And these shorts are not only great for just wearing on a summer day as a lady, they're also great swim shorts for men!! Totally loving this fish pattern. So much so that I wore them to the second day of Renegade after I bought them the first day. Look at those fish!!
I've seen these guys a few times at Renegade and they're always coming out with awesome new stuff. I'm totally digging these crop tanks. The orange one on the right is actually bright neon orange which apparently doesn't capture well in photos. They do a lot of sweet jewelry as well, you should definitely check them out!
Ktaadn is a company from Maine that makes super soft tea towels with bright snazzy screen prints. They were another new booth addition. They're also doing Renegade Chicago in September so look for them if you're going. They also gave me this geometric tote with my purchase, score!!
The lovely Aimée runs this awesomely playful jewelry brand and she is pretty much the sweetest girl ever. Lots of bright acrylic jewelry and also some neat delicate metal earrings and more!! Definitely check this girl out.
Building blocks for adults in the form of jewelry!! Another Renegade newbie with ridiculously giant jewelry. I got these sweet asymmetrical earrings but totally wanted this crazy pointy ring she had but wasn't sure if I could pull it off. Definitely haven't seen anything like this before. I'm hoping she'll be in future craft fairs.
My buddy Derek runs this awesome brand that makes jewelry: earrings, necklaces, and belt buckles from recycled skateboards making each piece totally unique and fun. I'm all about casual jewelry, I totally dig this. I end up buying something from him every craft fair I see him at. It's dangerous.
Clearly I went way overboard on the jewelry this year. I'm always looking for colorful studs since my ear lobes don't frequent dangly earrings. These earrings are painted leather which I don't think I've seen before. Obviously I had to get 3 pairs for my 3 ear holes. They look pretty sweet when I rock them together. Clearly a winner.
See you next time at the10th annual Renegade Craft Fair Chicago!! September 8+9 7am-11pm both days. Come check out the Mokuyobi Threads booth as well as some of the aforementioned artists that will be in attendance!