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Once upon a time, Martha Stewart (the company) would hold an annual holiday craft fair so that employees and families (and, we assume, Martha herself) could share their out-of-the-office creativity and wares amongst a select crew. But lo and behold, starting last year, the elite bazaar threw its doors open to the clamoring public. This Saturday, December 4, marks the second one-day public Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Fair. The sale runs from 12pm to 6pm and offers shoppers one-of-a-kind holiday shopping plus the opportunity to ogle the Martha Stewart HQ in the Starrett-Lehigh building.
Amongst the dozens of artisans—both Martha Stewart employees and non-employees—shoppers will find The Purl Bee (who recently created rain boot stirrup socks for Loeffler Randall), Sweet & Sour Goodies (cheeky sour-faced plush dolls), Foxy & Winston (adorable stationary) lalalaurie (whimsical ornaments ornaments), plus tons of off-the-clock creativity from employees like Hannah Millman, SVP exec editorial director Holiday & Crafts (networking opportunity, perhaps?).
The sale takes place at 601 W. 26th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues on the ninth floor. Admission is free. Please note that some vendors only accept cash and/or check, so hit the ATM first. Maybe you'll even luck out with a brush with Martha Stewart herself and she'll happily help you pick some holiday gifts.
· Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Fair [Official Site]