Some swear that the best shopping in Manhattan is on Fifth Avenue. If you hang with Louis or Tiffany that might be the case, but if not, the Young Designer's Market is a much cheaper and more unique option. Operating on weekends out of a church gym on Mulberry Street in Nolita, this flea market-type gathering is a haven for creativity. Vintage clothing and handmade jewelry ranging from bright translucent stones dangling from delicate gold chains to bracelets crafted out of old records are among the variety of objects that are sure to strike your fancy.
While you won't get away with bargaining at Saks Fifth Avenue, you'll definitely be able to grab a good deal or two at this meeting of artists trying to earn some extra cash while getting their names out to the fashion-conscious New York crowd. Bargaining is generally accepted, and becoming friendly with some of the designers while eyeing their goods might also help your cause.
- Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 7pm
- Monday through Friday: Closed
- Subway Stop:
- F train to the 2nd Avenue Station
- J, M trains to the Bowery Street Station
- Location: 268 Mulberry Street, New York, NY
- Phone: 212-580-8995
- Website: www.themarketnyc.com