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The Williamsburg leg of the Brooklyn Flea doesn't reopen until the first weekend of April and we can't wait. The location isn't the only thing changing: there will be new vendors to shop, as well. Flea organizer Eric Demby told us by e-mail, "We have a lot of longtime vintage vendors and a handful of designers, and they never leave the market. We love this stability, but for that reason we rarely accept new folks in those categories unless they're exceptional." Luckily six new vendors met the criteria and are ready for your weekend browsing pleasure. Images and details on each after the jump.
1.) A trio of Japanese girls—fashion editor Aya, vintage buyer Tomoko, and ELLE Girl Japan blogger Megmi—are running a vintage stand under the acronym ATM. They favor the '60s through the '80s and plan to have mostly womenswear with some men's mixed in.
2.) Project Runway season six alum Epperson will have a stand with his original designs.
3.) A French illustrator began reinterpreting American baseball cards with themes like Bizarre Injuries under the name Left Field Cards and is now printing the images on 3/4 sleeve baseball shirts.
4.) Former La Garçonne buyer Mia Kim is opening a vintage stand under the name Steady Habits. Expect lots of '70s and '80s pieces from her fine-tuned eye.
5.) Rug designer Christian Rathbone brings his impeccable technique and eye for color to Flea-friendly sized pillows.
6.) After nearly two decades on the Lower East Side, some relocating, and a finally a shuttering, boutique TG-170 has found a new home with the Flea. Under the slightly-altered name of TG170bushwicked you can expect to find vintage and upcycled wears.
· Why Some Williamsburg Locals Aren't Liking the Flea Relocating [Racked NY]
· Brooklyn Flea - Williamsburg [Official Site]