Renegade returns

The Renegade Craft Fair moved to the waterfront in Williamsburg this year, and between Saturday’s Smorgasburg, Williamsburg Walks (the closure of Bedford Avenue to cars), and the craft fair, the East River Park was a madhouse!

After walking a few rows, there are always a few trends that feel way overdone, and a few gems that stand out from the, ahem, screen-printed maps of Brooklyn.

Hudson made out the best. (And he, deterred by the sea of legs, didn’t even stick around!)

A few of my favorite booths this year: (Pictured from top) A. Heirloom; Farrah Sit; Au Retour; [maps?]; Muny; Sweater Toys; Seven Acre Toys; Yard Sale Press; Little Hip Squeak; The Sill; [Paper Cut Maps?]; Helveta Vyotlag; Yard Sale Press; Soor Ploom Clothier; Sol del Sur; and Remedy Quarterly.
(And not pictured) Two Arms Inc.; Enormous Champion; Glass Cathedrals; Pip Squeak Chapeau; Little Hero Capes; Mimi Kirchner; Courtney Webb; Fleet Co. Leather; North St Bags; Morris & Essex; Thief & Bandit; Lauren Haupt; Broder Press; Miniature Rhino; and Girls Can Tell.

Also: some of my favorite photos from the East River Park before it was developed, and as home to the Brooklyn Flea

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