End of Summer Fun: Brooklyn Flea & AfroPunk

We took a mental break over the weekend for a little end of the summer fun at the Brooklyn Flea & AfroPunk in Brooklyn!  I spent a few hours at the Brooklyn Flea on Sunday and scored so many fabulous finds.  The flea market is held every Sunday in Dumbo and features quality vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques.  A few of my favorite vintage vendors who exhibit at the Manhattan Vintage Show exhibit at the Sunday Flea Market as well.  One in particular, had the most amazing vintage wide leg pantsuit that I scored for $40.  The pantsuit reminds me of something Willona Woods would have rocked on Good Times, yaaaas!

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The highlight of my NYC solo weekend trip was finding these three vintage albums at the Brooklyn Flea. Jazz music, in particular John Coltrane soothes the soul.  Thrifting and vintage shopping in New York is our favorite pastime, and we are currently finalizing the logistics for the Modage Style Holiday Inspired Fashion Bus Tour right before Christmas!

While in Brooklyn, I was able to reserve the most immaculate brownstone compliments of Airbnb and my hostess Ms. Verna was the absolute best.

Prior to stopping by AfroPunk, I visited SoCo in Brooklyn for a quick bite and the food was delicious.  I opted for the Clinton Hill Omelette with White Cheddar Grits and a Hibiscus Margarita.  The vibe was chill, the music was amazing and the service was stellar.

This was my first Afro Punk experience and I definitely plan to return next year.  The personal style was truly on another level.

Fun times with my sister-in-fashion Selina Howard of Vainglorious Brides.

My entire look was snagged while resale shopping (except my sandals).

I adore my custom Ankh and Cowrie Shell rings by Enoch The Jeweler of Those Brothers Jewelry at AfroPunk.

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Such an epic weekend and Janelle Monáe had the crowd groovin’.  This was the perfect end of summer fun and Brooklyn was such a great host.

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Stylish Wednesday: Resale + Vintage Shopping

Stylish Wednesday Resale + Vintage shopping can be overwhelming for many, especially if you haven’t explored the world of resale. In an effort to assist our newbies and some of our die-hard-diggers to get a better understanding of “How to Thrift”, please list your favorite “word of wisdom” below in the comments, email or Tweet us.

Our goal is to create a little style booklet to distribute to Style Mavens on future style tours and your resale advice will be quoted accordingly. Now, how fab is that?!

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Feel free to Tweet your advice as well to @MODAGE_Style.

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Fall Resale Wish List

We are getting excited about heading to NYC for a bit of resale and vintage shopping with a few of my favorite Style Mavens. Prior to hitting the road, I wrote down my “must have” resale finds that I hope to snag at either the Brooklyn Flea Market or Housing Works Thrift.  Resale shopping with a purpose is my motto and I really try not to buy things that I do not need.  As you recall from a previous post, I’m decluttering and only acquiring items that compliment my lifestyle and new and improved weekend style.

Here’s my Fall resale wish list for the upcoming MODAGE Style | NYC Resale Fashion Bus Tour event scheduled for 11.21. We have a budget, mission and game plan. Are you coming with us?

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What’s on your Fall Resale Wish List?  Please Tweet your list to us!

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MODAGE Style | NYC Resale Fashion Bus Tour

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Explore all things vintage on this customized tour with fellow Style Mavens!

Attention vintage lovers!  Are you longing for “new to you” fabulous finds for Fall/Winter?  If so, the MODAGE Style bus is heading north to the Big Apple for a day of exclusive vintage and resale shopping.  Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing chauffeured limousine bus ride to New York City!  Oh, and no worries about paying tolls, stopping for gas, and looking for ideal parking, we have everything covered.

Great news, the Brooklyn Flea is one of our featured stops! The Brooklyn Flea has grown into one of New York City’s top attractions and features hundreds of top vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food.  We will have a quick coffee + lunch break in Brooklyn before heading to Manhattan to visit two additional MODAGE approved resale locations.

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Our attendees will experience a vast array of vintage clothing, accessories, home decor, resale collectibles, retro items and more for both men and women!  Each Style Tour stop has been carefully curated by the MODAGE Style Staff.  Bold jewels, blog worthy shoes, vintage dresses, and stunning bags, we will assist and guide you through your purchases.

The MODAGE Style Tour Admission Includes:

  • An afternoon of exclusive vintage and resale shopping.
  • Luxe round-trip transportation to New York City.
  • Non-stop vintage and fashion mobile cinema.
  • Breakfast bites, healthy snacks and beverages throughout the day.
  • Style tips from the MODAGE Style team.
  • Personalized attention from our MODAGE approved vintage vendors and professionals.

This tour is highly recommended for personal stylists, fashion bloggers, vintage + thrift store re-sellers, designers and Style Mavens with a passion for special pieces to compliment their preexisting wardrobes and lifestyle.

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Reserve your ticket today, space is limited.  Click here.

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Save The Date | MODAGE Style NYC Resale Bus Tour

Attention Style Mavens –  Save The Date!

If you are a lover of thrifting or an avid collector of vintage clothing, you’ll want to join us on Saturday, October 3. We are hosting our Fall MODAGE Style NYC Resale Bus Tour and we are beyond thrilled to visit the Big Apple again!   Also, rumor has it that the Brooklyn Flea is on the itinerary.

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Here’s a little secret, Fall is our favorite fashion season.  It’s the season to break out the trench coats, fly hats, layer up with a cashmere cardigan, and load up on cute ankle booties.

 Tickets will be available for purchase on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.  Please visit the blog on Wednesday to secure your seat on the luxe bus.  We hope that you will join us in hopes of scoring bags of frugal fashion forward finds!

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Style File | Fendi Pre-Fall 2015 Collection

Vintage Vibes and Style Files!

The Fendi Pre-Fall 2015 Collection is insanely chic and I’m inspired by the striking pieces below.  I’m certain that I can recreate these 60s/70s-inspired looks when we hop on the MODAGE Style Bus headed North while attending our NYC Vintage Fashion Bus Tour scheduled on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

 Are you joining us?  If so, seating is limited and tickets will be available for purchase on Tuesday, December 16. The vintage vendors that you will meet upon arrival will provide an awe-inspiring experience. Don’t miss it.

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“The coats signal that some of the biggest fall trends — brightly colored fur, belted waists and blanket ponchos — aren’t going away anytime soon.”  Fashionista.com

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Vintage Visit | Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing

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Last week, I had the pleasure of stopping by Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing for our weekly Vintage Visit series. Upon arrival, I loved the chic space located in the Anacostia Arts Center.  Native Washingtonian and owner Lynette Voss, has admired vintage fashion since an early age. Lynette takes great pleasure searching and finding all of the one-of-a-kind fashions that reside in her boutique. A variety of signature pieces and sizes, great customer service {ask for Tasha}, layaway options, metro accessible, and moderate pricing.  A true hidden gem in Ward 8!

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Vintage Belts & Accessories

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Vintage Sparkle

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Retro Details

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On Trend | Bucket Bag

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Vintage Finds – Price Range $28 – $150

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Faux Fur Vintage Cape

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Vintage Ear Candy

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Bone Tall Boots | On Trend

Own a vintage or resale boutique?  Want to be featured?  If so, please e-mail us at vintagevisits@modage-styles.com.

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EVENT ALERT | MODAGE STYLE | GOODWILL SUMMER SHOPPING BUS TOUR

Attention eco-chic shoppers, secure your seat on June 1, 2014.  We are excited to partner with Goodwill of Greater Washington for the first-ever Summer shopping bus tour in the Nation’s Capital.  Insert {happy dance here}!

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Tickets on SALE on Sunday, June 1st.  Spread the love and see you on the style tour! xo