Style Notes: Treasure Hunting by Les Nouvelles
I took a little field trip to Fort Greene over the weekend to explore the Brooklyn Flea Market. It’s been on my to do list for ages, but there always seems to be a great excuse not to get on the subway and venture deep into Brooklyn on a chilly New York winter weekend. Well, that was a big mistake. Huge! My wardrobe is weeping over the all the vintage treasures that could have accumulated from weekly visits to the BFM.
Too cold to be held outdoors, the winter flea market is housed in a 20th century Beaux-Arts bank with sprawling ceilings and the most glorious gilded architecture – it’s like a mini Grand Central. And it’s brimming with all sorts of interesting vendors selling fabulous vintage clothing, costume jewelry, art and all sorts of trinkets. Here were a few of my favorites:
Estate Jewels by George & Raf - A glorious collection of vintage costume jewels from Valentino, Givenchy, Dior and Chanel. Strands and strands of colorful beads and statement clip-ons were scattered on his tables.
Species by the Thousands - Interesting collection of Pamela Love-esque jewelry. Dark and romantic pieces.
ASIS - Local Brooklyn designer with very well-priced accessories such as yarn wrapped chain link cuffs for $24!!
12.15.11 Dulcinee Trunk Show at Estate Jewels By George & Raf
This Thursday, December 15th, Dulcinee is holding a special holiday trunk show of vintage items, with a wide range of dresses, blouses, bags, scarfs, hats, and shoes. It’s the perfect occasion to pick up a one-of-a-kind vintage gift.
You can find us at Estate Jewels by George & Raf , 111 Lafayette Avenue (@ South Oxford Street) Brooklyn, NY, from 5pm to 8pm.
Hope to see you there. As always, you can find us online too.
With warmest wishes for the holidays,
Here are some of the items that Dulcinee will be bringing to the trunk show: Ferragamo boots, Halston shoes, YSL dress, 1930s silk chiffon dress, early 1900s lace dress, ALAIA belt, and italian leather bags from 1970s.
Time Out New York Magazine: Secrets of Classic NYC Edition
Estate Jewels by GR named one of NYC’s Best Secret Shops in this week’s Time Out New York Thanksgiving Holiday Edition page 22 !
Estate Jewels by George & Raf is named as one of NYC’s best secret shops by Time Out New York
NYC’s best secret shops: There are spoils to be had at these covert stores for those in the know
Time Out New York has always been good to us, and here we are in their Holiday weekend edition listed as one of NYC’s best secret shops. The secret is out and please let all of your friends know.
Estate Jewels by George & Raf
Owners George Yzquierdo and Rafael Medrano opened this glitzy showroom in June 2011 to showcase their collection of costume jewelry that spans nearly 150 years of American and European design. Decked out with bejeweled mannequins, wrought-iron furniture and vintage button–upholstered armchairs, the space is as elaborate as the gems it holds. Book an appointment (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
) and the duo will pull more than 100 pieces for you to browse during a complimentary styling session. Be prepared to drool over statement pieces such as an ’80s Valentino structured collar necklace ($145), a ’50s sapphire rhinestone bracelet ($60) and a showstopping ’50s Juliana multicolored necklace-and-earrings set ($1,050). You can even check yourself out in four mirrors equipped with different lighting to see how your jewels will glimmer on the red carpet, at a candlelit dinner, in an office or at home. Feel like an old Hollywood starlet in a ’60s Lisner resin earrings, necklace and bracelet set ($145); or a ’60s Napier grape-cluster ring ($95).111 Lafayette Ave at South Oxford St, Fort Greene, Brooklyn (917-903-0484,estatejewelsbygr.com). Tue–Sun noon–7pm.