Suchin and Suhyun Pak, brother and sister, and two of four co-founding partners of the Hester Street Fair.
The Hester Street Fair is a bustling flea market filled with vintage clothes and accessories, upcycled jewelry and home decor, handmade adornments, apparel, and brica-brac even a minimalist couldn’t turn down. Plus, things for kids, things for grooming, things for pets! And that’s just the stuff. The food… mmm, the food. Show up hungry ’cause they’ve got you covered in tacos, Pho, handmade ice cream sandwiches, assorted pickles, beef jerky, lobster rolls, hand-rolled pretzels, dumplings, delicious coffee, pies, cookies and cakes, macaroons, and so much more. Just what a body needs to feed the energy needed for the shopping ahead.
When you’re so dazzled by the fanfare, it’s ok that you might not think about what goes into creating such a successful, eclectic, weekly market. That’s why we caught up with one of Hester Street’s co-founding partners, SuChin Pak to illuminate us common folk on the behind-the-scenes of one of the Cities most popular markets. And aside from SuChin having such astute taste, she’s also a TV host for MTV – her gorgeous mug has even been on Oprah! – and her passion for the environment and how social change can effect the issue is no doubt part of the reason she gives energy to a power-to-the-people, green-lovin’ kinda commerce.
Meet SuChin and get the scoop …