Over the weekend, Stylesight had the privilege and pleasure of attending the second Pop-Up Flea men’s market held in New York. Major brands like J.Crew and Jack Spade joined a well-edited roster of smaller Americana-obsessed labels for the second go-round of the flea, a menswear festival co-founded by the blogger behind A Continuous Lean. At J.Crew’s booth, we found a range of vintage and vintage-inspired footwear and shirts, including dead-stock work boots from the 1950s and earlier going for $350. Jack Spade offered whimsical and colorful holiday presents like scarves and gloves. Rogues Gallery was offering while-you-watch screen-printed tees, and retailer Epaulet had a wide variety of Pendleton blankets and bags. Hickoree’s had a table full of amazing vintage finds sitting alongside their sought-after line of The Hill-side chambray ties and pocket squares. The pop-up is just the latest example of innovative retailing in such trying economic times, a grassroots way for favorite blogs to come to life for loyal followers.
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