Those who live or work near the Chelsea Market know what a time suck it can be. Sure it’s a little heavy on the tourist side but the culinary finds inside are well worth it. As someone who used to commute through it everyday, I also know it can be a great place to score free samples and check out constant rotating events.
From June 22-27, the Independent Designer Pop-Up Shop will be taking over a sprawling event space inside the market. While there’s a lot of “indie” markets that tend to spring up during the summer, this one is on a much smaller and curated scale featuring everything from handmade jewelry to natural skincare, summer dresses, and much more. While I might barf if I see anything with “a bird on it“, the selection here is fresh and doesn’t necessarily scream “traveling Etsy shop”.
You can see the full list of local New York vendors HERE, and check out the newly opened section of the Highline while you’re there. It’s ok to be a tourist sometimes.
Independent Designer Pop-Up Shop
9th Ave -10th Ave
At W 15th -W 16th St [Chelsea]