Sponsored: PayPal’s Interactive Shopping Experience visits Renegade Brooklyn Pop-Ups
We recently teamed up with PayPal and Man Repeller’s effusive creator, Leandra Medine, to give people a one-of-a-kind live shopping experience at our most recent Brooklyn Pop-Ups. PayPal’s Local Selects, a live, interactive shopping experience that allows people to shop from exciting events around the US, featured a curated selection of New York makers representing some of the best local talent from the Fair. Leandra spent the day shopping on PayPal’s Local Selects livestream, giving people across the US unprecedented access to one our most vibrant and dynamic Holiday events. The livestream might be over, but you can still shop the best of New York’s local artisans and handcrafted goods at localselects.com. Learn more about the featured makers below!
A leather accessories brand designed in New York by Robin Sirleaf and handcrafted in West Africa. Marrying customary techniques with contemporary looks, their signature is the fusion of traditional Liberian and Guinean handwoven textiles with leather. The results are functional, yet statement travel pieces with a global appeal.
Comprised of two Scottish, Brooklyn-based makers who design and produce handcrafted home goods, with a focus on textiles. They launched the brand nearly a year ago with a very traditional Scottish home essential: The Tea Cosy. Their collection has now expanded to include Kitchen Linens, Table Top, Cushions and Aprons.
Bora and Tiana are a couple of world travelers on a quest to share the beauty, functionality and quality of ethically sourced Turkish textiles. Based in Brooklyn, Beach House Towels offers 100% natural towels, robes, and blankets perfect for the beach, your home and everywhere in between.
Soukenberi provides personal aromatherapy with unique and captivating fragrances. From clean, refreshing, and invigorating Eucalyptus Tea to light and lifting Lemon Sandalwood. Not only do their products smell and feel wonderful, they are also elevate senses and lavish your body.
Zeke Freeman launched Bee Raw in 2005 with the belief that what tastes good can also be good for you and good for the planet, and that small indulgences should be enjoyed daily. Bee Raw is more than a honey company; it is a way of life. Zeke actively promotes American family-owned apiaries and works to educate the public about beekeeping and its vital role in agriculture.
Paying homage to midcentury design, coastal living and a love of fine woodwork, husband and wife team Lee and Olivia build quirky, minimalist shelving in rounded teardrop shapes. The sturdy shelves can hold anything you tend to accumulate, whether your thing is collecting photo frames, ceramic cats or desert plants.
A.K Threads provides contemporary menswear that feels as good as it looks. Their shirts are of the highest-quality, made employing fair wage practices and good working conditions. Their clothing is made for people who don’t only want to look good, but feel good while doing it.
A New York based textile brand established by Nisha Mirani and Brendan Kramer. They partner with master weavers and block printers in the state of Gujarat, India, to ethically produce handmade textiles honoring India’s craftsmanship traditions.
Raconteur Kid is a US clothing & design brand, born from a love of the outdoors and inspired by the imagination & curiosity of childhood. More than just a clothing line, each unique design comes with an accompanying “story-card” featuring an original story, as well as an educational component. Raconteur Kid hopes to encourage the raconteur, or storyteller, in your little one by creating experiences families can share.
Making fine chocolates that are kind to body, mind, taste buds and environment, their Ayurveda-inspired artisanal line is raw, organic, and only sweetened with locally sourced honey. They take sustainability seriously, from sourcing to packaging, striving for the best quality, with the lowest possible impact on the environment. 25% of their profits go towards education of underprivileged children.
Artist Genevieve Santos of Le Petit Elefant creates greetings and illustrations to awaken the kid in all of us. Wanderlust got the best of her, so she’s traveled to 31 countries before turning 30, sometimes backpacking, sometimes by camper van, sometimes on her own, but always with a sketchbook. Her illustrations are an exploration and expression of her adventures and imagination.