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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Weekend Market Picks and Corrente Leather Handbags!

By now, you may know that I get excited about entrepreneurs raising funds in clever ways to grow their businesses. Last weekend, I featured Brewla Bar’s Kickstarter Project. And this weekend, I’m thrilled to feature Corrente Handbags’ Kickstarter Project!

Corrie Humble is the wonderfully creative designer behind the Brooklyn-based Corrente, and she is raising money to produce an exciting new line of handbags.  Please have a look at her Kickstarter project and contribute, or share the link with your friends! It all helps Corrie meet her goal!

This Weekend’s Market Picks in the Meatpacking District!

Some of the world’s best known designers have boutiques in the Meatpacking District.  And now there are amazing independent and emerging designers in the neighborhood as well, not to mention one of the finest food markets in the city.  So I thought I’d feature two designer and one food market together as one great way to spend a day in Manhattan.

Chelsea Market:  This food market is open 7 days a week.  It is filled with specialty food shops, from imported Italian products, freshly baked breads, and fresh fruits and vegetables, to cheese, fish, and meat shops.  You can visit this market for lunch or dinner, and you can also stock up on fine delicacies for your weekly home menu.  It’s also the perfect place to find gifts for the foodies in your life.

Independent Designers Pop Shop at Chelsea Market:  This is the second market event for this group of artisan entrepreneurs from around the city.  The list includes clothing designers,  a lovely variety of jewelry and accessories, lingerie, handmade bath and body products, and more.  So come to Chelsea Market for food and for this incredible opportunity to shop directly from some of New York’s best and brightest designers.  And I’m not just saying that – this group is really talented!  It runs through Monday, August 8th.

Young Designers Market in the Meatpacking District:  This market has been a pillar of Nolita for years, and they recently opened a second location on 14th Street.  If you like jewelry, you will find an amazing variety of designs and styles here.  New and independent fashion and accessories designers also sell their high quality products here.

You can spend half a day wandering through these markets, and then pick up a picnic at Chelsea Market for a stroll along the entire length of the fabulous High Line Park!

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