The Hester Street Fair is excited to bring the best vintage to the Lower East Side alongside Housing Works!
The Hester Street Fair is excited to bring the best vintage to the Lower East Side and Seward Park Community. Our official co-hosts, Housing Works Thrift Shop, will set up a lounge with a curated selection of vintage clothing, accessories, comics, books, and records. We’ve also gathered some of our favorite local vintage dealers in the area. Stop by for rare finds, great food, good company, and a chance to learn how you can get involved with Housing Work’s efforts to prevent homelessness, improve employment opportunities, and provide critical healthcare to underserved New Yorkers.
Housing Works has become the indisputable champion of New York City’s vintage scene. The largely volunteer run shops and cafe use the profits from their impeccable curations to fund a healing community of social services and advocacy efforts that have served tens of thousands of New Yorkers in need. So there’s no need to feel bad about buying yet another romper… you need a summer uniform and supporting your community at the same time is an even better look. Check out the Housing Works website to find out more about getting involved.
We’re having a clothing swap! You’re invited to bring up to 3 of those pieces that have been trapped in your closet begging to see the light of day for years- we know you can’t let them go to just anyone, so get the satisfaction of seeing them out in the world revived by a new friend. Any leftover clothing will be donated to Housing Works Inc. at the end!
In Common’s Maylis and Elena are the kind of close friends that always end up matching when they meet up. Bringing that dynamic coordination to Hester Street, In Common will donate a portion of profits to local charities working to combat the culture of fast-fashion
SoftWild’s Patrice Jackson began her distinct and colorful shop intent on providing all of us with some “damn good vintage” and we can’t thank her enough
Colby’s Clothesmobile drives up and down the East Coast bringing excellent vybz and styles to its visitors. Take a moment to hang out with Colby in her amazing converted truck- you’ll be so happy you did
The Fndation started with a feeling that anybody could create something if they take the time to put the work in. An homage to his late father, Sotirios Gerasimopoulos’ designs honor the blue collar worker and the effort it takes to become your own boss
Discount Chain Vintage takes you through the decades with their thoughtful collections spanning from the 20s to 90s. The crew behind Discount Chain, Lynsey, Mary, and Jac, also create one of a kind handmade garments that are at once beautifully artful and functional
Reckless Daughter’s Maria Eisen’s travels as a musician inspired her to create jewelry that is equal parts bohemian and rock and roll, and honors the spirit of creativity she has come to admire in the women she’s met along the way
Copper Cactus Vintage brings the cutest collection of vintage pins and accessories to tell a story from the past, and Copper Cactus’ Celia wants those stories to continue with you
We’ll also have….
Rollie, The Fndation, LDV Vintage, SoftWild, Copper Cactus Vintage, Vintage Loft NY, to1991, Gigi’s Mimos, Visual Clutter, Nedda Ceramics, Provisions, Reckless Daughter, dog & butterfly, Phyla, DownEast Lobstah, Janie Bakes, Discount Chain Vintage, Klack Designs, Rosey Jamaican, MassPop, POPTEA, NYC Botanica, Ovando Salvi, Buisandwhistles, In Common, Dressmaking and Alteration, The Fried Kitchen, Tribeca Trinkets, Joe’s Apron’s, Megan Phillips Collection, Pilot Kombucha, FiligreeNYC, Savory 2 Sweet, Village Psychic, Sat Nam Babe, Thread’s That Unite, Hatzumomo, and many more to come!