I’m guessing that you don’t have your Christmas shopping done. Even if you have it mostly under control, you probably still have the impossible to shop for people, like your weird cousin or grandpa, and you’re completely at a loss for what to get them. And you probably also have a job, which limits your shopping hours substantially. Brooklyn Flea knows you’re gonna be scrambling the next few days, so they’re making it slightly easier. Gifted, their holiday market, is open from now until the 23rd. (Normally, Brooklyn Flea is only open on the weekends).
Even if you have no clue what you’re looking for, you’ll get an idea as you browse through old hunting targets, puny T shirts, vintage maps, locally made shiny jewelry, animal shaped pillows…It may be a cluster fuck, but it will be less of one than Union Square or any big box store. Also, being in the basement of the old Williamsburg Savings Bank is one of the coolest shopping experiences ever, it’s filled with gold maps of Brooklyn, giant safety deposit box doors and old teller desks.
photo from Brooklynflea.com
Gifted, Brooklyn Flea’s Holiday Market
One Hanson Place at Ashland Place [Park Slope, Brooklyn]
Open daily until December 23, 11am to 7pm