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War of the Fleas

How does the Lower East Side’s trendy new bazaar stack up against the reigning champ from Brooklyn?


Refinished Chairs

Hester Street Fair: Reupholstered Eero Saarinen chair ($300) at Severely Vintage.

Brooklyn Flea: Repainted bentwood rocking chair ($205) at Sunday Love.

Lobster Rolls

Hester Street Fair: Lobster on Country Kitchen bun ($14) at Luke’s Lobster.

Brooklyn Flea: Lobster on J.J. Nissen bun ($15) at Red Hook Lobster Pound.

Vintage Dresses

Hester Street Fair: Polyester Basque dress ($98) at Wanderlust Vintage.

Brooklyn Flea: Silk printed Valentino dress ($80) at Dulcinée.

Retro Bikes

Hester Street Fair: Three-speed Schwinn Breeze ($250) at Landmark Vintage.

Brooklyn Flea: Men’s Raleigh cruiser ($175) at Shane da Bikejack.

Baby Onesies

Hester Street Fair: Drum Set cotton onesie ($28) at Plain Mary.

Brooklyn Flea: Muffs cotton onesie ($20) at Brooklyn Junior.

Pork Sandwiches

Hester Street Fair: Pork sandwich with BBQ sauce ($8) at Malbon Bros.

Brooklyn Flea: Half-size slow-roasted-pork sandwich ($5) at Porchetta.

Men’s Shoes

Hester Street Fair: F-Troupe blue-stripe lace-ups ($120) at Gargyle.

Brooklyn Flea: Denim Wave lace-ups ($100) at Flux Productions.


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