Trade shows aren’t the only place where our buyers look for new ModCloth products! Last week, our jet-setting buyers attended the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn to scout for new vendors and see what’s new in the world of DIY crafts and apartment wares. Our lovely Lead Photographer, Danielle, went along to snap photos of the event so we could share some of our favorite sights!
Renegade’s nationwide fairs are some of ModCloth’s favorite events, and this year’s Brooklyn fair was no exception. Featuring more than 300 vendors from all over the States – including fellow Pittsburghers Tugboat Print Shop and RedRaven Studios, Renegade Brooklyn also offered free workshops, entertainment, and lots of possible hiding spots for Hide & Chic!
“There were tons of great vendors!” says Marne. ” Lots of cute jewelry, well-designed ceramics, hilarious cards, and awesome prints. We were also lucky enough to have lunch with Danielle from Foxtail Press, who we first saw a few weeks ago at the National Stationery Show. We grabbed a bite at Boneshakers to talk about an order of cute greeting card sets and a couple of awesome prints, as well as the prospect of an exclusive print for ModCloth!”
“An event like [Renegade] is great because it’s a chance for smaller vendors to showcase their products,” says Sari, one of our clothing buyers. “[Plus,] finding well-dressed girls for Seen Styles and having Danielle chase after them was pretty great!”
For a glimpse of which vendors caught Emily, Marne, Sari, and Danielle’s eyes, here were some of their favorite booths:
- Beyond Wonderland
- Chain Chained Chained
- Hero Design Studio
- Kyla Francis
- Michiko Shimada
- Maureen Duffy
- Outlaw Print Co.
- Peaceful Traveler
- Suzie Automatic
- Kristiana Parn
- RedRaven Studios
- Tugboat Printshop
- Virginia Kraljevic
Were you at any one of Renegade’s local fairs this year? Which vendors do you recommend?
P.S. Check the blog tomorrow and over the next few weeks for some of the awesome Seen Style pics Danielle took!