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EVERYWHERE—Buy-sell-trade thrift shop chain Buffalo Exchange wins another battle in the war on plastic bags, switching from polyethylene to bioplastic. The new bags are 100% recyclable and made from corn. [Buffalo Exchange]
DUMBO—Sunday from 4pm to 7pm, Cha Cha's House of Ill Repute is hosting a holiday sample sale at 147 Front Street (suite 312.) They'll be selling cashmere scarves and leather bags priced from $20 to $120 by Marketa New York, accessories from $8 to $25 by Kim Matela, hats from $20 to $90 from Rfive Designs, and their own hats from $25 to $75. There will, of course, be champagne and snacks involved. [Racked Inbox]
PARK SLOPE—Then there's the Brooklyn Lyceum, which is hosting its holiday market both days this weekend from 11am to 7pm. The event's at 227 4th Avenue, and it's got 67 vendors selling handmade crafts. [Brooklyn Lyceum]