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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Holiday Markets Gift List: Fabulous Finds For Fashionistas

Can you imagine meeting Donna Karan, Calvin Klein or Marc Jacob when they were just starting out? Well, you will definitely be meeting the new generation of design stars when you shop in the artisan and designers markets, and even the flea markets around the city. Be amazed by these Fabulous Finds for Fashionistas:

Artists & Revolutionaries. Marvelous fabrics, distinct designs, and a stylish edge are the hallmarks of this Brooklyn design company. Find them online and regularly at Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Image from Artists & Revolutionaries)

Box 185. Attention Rock Stars! If you haven’t discovered the Couture meets Cowgirl aesthetic of Sara Keiser, you are missing out, my friends. Her leggings alone will make even sexier and more beautiful. At SUPER!market NYC.(Image from Box 185)

Avalove Design. It is impossible not to love  these soft, poetic shirts and dresses that make you stop and appreciate the beauty and comforts of life. Touch the fabrics, read the poetry, and bring home a hand-printed piece this season at the Jingle – A Holiday Pop Up, located inside Chelsea Market. (Image from Avalove Design)

D Pearl Davis Crochet Designs. Turn heads on the streets with a mischievous, masterfully crocheted winter hat. Davis uses beautiful yarns and fibers to create hat designs that are distinctly stylish, unique and fun. See the entire collection at ‘Tis The Season Artisans Market, hosted by NYCreates and SUPER!market NYC, and and December 21 – 23 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Indoor Holiday Market

Edward Owl Designs. For all the bling you’ll ever need, go see jewelry designer Holly Lutrell of Edward Owl Designs. Her stunning handcrafted designs, like this enormous cocktail ring, are a magical combination of whimsy and elegance, destined to be family heirlooms. At the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. (Image from Edward Owl)

Gracefully Done. There’s nothing like a bright, beautiful scarf to turn mere clothes into a smart outfit. Grace Derrick, an image consultant and designer, can help you find just the right accessory to enhance your style. Her collection ranges from sultry infinity scarves in earth tones, to brilliant silks. This Friday – Sunday at Tis The Season Artisans Market, hosted by NYCreates and SUPER!market NYC, and December 21 – 23 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Indoor Holiday Market.

Estate Jewels by George & Raf. Honey, they just don’t do fabulous like this anymore. George and Raf have amassed a dazzling collection of vintage jewelry that will impress even the haughtiest of Fashionistas. This image is a timeless, classic Givenchy graduated chain necklace. And there is so much more to drool over.  In their showroom and at the Brooklyn Flea. (Image from Estate Jewels by George & Raf)

Lola Falk. Make your Fashionista’s eyes light up with a bright and colorful bag, clutch or wallet from Lola Falk. Handmade with soft, fine leather, these bags make a statement and feature the cleverest of details and pretty linings. Simply TDF. At the Columbus Circle Holiday Market, as part of The 6th Borough collection. (Image from Lola Falk)

Nature vs. Future. Stand out in a sea of black coats this season with a fantastic wool Swerve coat by Nature vs. Future in Teal, and red (black and grey too), with soft and equally colorful charmeuse linings. The coat curves flatteringly across your body like a half-moon. At the Grand Central Holiday Fair. (Image from Nature vs. Future)

Rocks & Salt. Known for their killer handmade hats in luscious fabrics, Rocks & Salt also makes groovy skirts and handbags. Irresistibly made in Brooklyn. At the Brooklyn Craft Central Holiday Market December 22 & 23. (Image from Rocks & Salt)

Sohung Designs. Tom Sohung creates wholly unusual and very sexy clothing using fine fabrics and zippers as embellishments. Geometric high fashion. At the Sohung Designs Collective and Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market.

Umsteigen. Classic comfort meets wearable art in the I Love Umsteigen Collection. The clothing drapes beautifully, like this cowell hood sweater dress, featuring a fern print and a sweet blue bird. All handmade from fine, soft fabrics in Brooklyn. At the Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair. (Image from Umsteigen)

 Have a high fashion holiday season in the Markets of New York City!

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