The Hester Street Fair opened to the public on the third floor of Henri Bendel at 3pm for Fashion's Night Out. Surprisingly, the Lower East Side fair fits in naturally among the bright lights, swanky cubbies, and white interior of Bendel.
Over 50 vendors are taking part in the event, including a feather extensions stand and a customizable business card stand, according to Suhyun Pak, one of the fair's coordinators. We spotted a wide variety selling everything from vintage and antique jewelry, handmade and reworked jewelry, Moroccan gifts (tea glasses, necklaces, tea pots, jewelry boxes, rugs), hats, and leather handbags to vegan artisan soaps, caramel sauces, Fatty Cakes, ice cream sandwiches, macarons, fresh ginger ale, steamed buns, mac & cheese, pies, crepes, and bacon marmalade BLTs.
As of this afternoon, the atmosphere seemed to be chipper—and food-focused. Even the salespeople who could smell the food downstairs were expressing how hungry and excited they were to "pig out" tonight.—Katherine Park
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