September’s back-to-school rush moves us straight into Halloween and Halloween melds right into Thanksgiving and before you know it you’re behind on your holiday shopping. And now you’re relying on daily deals, stuck in long lines scratching your head wondering what to give Gran for Christmas other than yet another digital picture frame. Well, we’ve got a suggestion. Why not look and see what’s being made and sold around you? By buying local, you’ll find unique gifts while supporting your communities. And with America’s resurgent fascination with handmade and vintage, there are ample options for this season’s gift list. So go ahead and buy and sell local—it’s the remedy for the gift-giving grind. We guarantee you’ll see, holiday shopping can really be a blast!
To make it even easier, this season, Krrb is partnering with a few of our favorite art, craft and design markets across the country to bring you some seriously awesome goodies. We begin the adventure in Milwaukee then head to Brooklyn, and then bounce over to San Francisco, and then back to New York again with a few other as yet to be determined stops along the way. Check out what these fantastic markets and sellers are up to, and stop fretting over your holiday shopping. It’s going to be A-Okay.
Art vs. Craft in Milwaukee
Over 100 hand-selected vendors from the Midwest and beyond bring their wares to this eight-year old holiday market. With snacks and beer on hand you can shop in style and with plenty of good cheer.
November 26, 10am-6pm
At the Milwaukee School of Engineering building in downtown Milwaukee.
1025 North Broadway Milwaukee, WI 53202
Vegan Shop-Up in Brooklyn
Locally-made eats, sweets, goods and wares find a loving home at the Pine Box Rock Shop, Brooklyn’s only all-vegan bar. Get your holiday shopping done from the 20 or so vendors while sipping on happy hour Bloody Mary’s.
December 4, 12-5pm
At the Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
12 Grattan Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
Amazingness To Be Announced in San Francisco
It will all be revealed in due time, just wait you wait!
Brooklyn Craft Central Holiday Market
Just in time for all you slackers, the 4th annual Brooklyn Craft Central Market falls on the last weekend before Christmas. Plan on coming both days because there is 100% vendor turnover each day. Variety is the spice of life!
December 17 & 18, 12-6pm
At Littlefield in Park Slope/Gowanus, Brooklyn.
622 Degraw St Brooklyn, NY 11217
Find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Krrb.
What’s Your Favorite Market or Locale?
Everyone’s got one, what’s yours? We know there are awesome shops, markets, and resources to buy local all over, share them with us!