The Buyers Go to Renegade Craft Fair!

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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:

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!

17 Responses to The Buyers Go to Renegade Craft Fair!

  1. Sarita 06/14/2010 at 5:05 pm #

    I love Renegade Craft Fair!

  2. Julie 06/14/2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Tugboat Printshop rocks. I will love them forever! So glad to see them showing at Renegade :)

  3. Aire (ModCloth) 06/14/2010 at 5:24 pm #

    Ohhhh I went to Renegade in Brooklyn last year! Such great vendors and crowd!! Glad you ladies enjoyed it this year!!

  4. maria 06/14/2010 at 5:49 pm #

    i would love to know when the other craft fairs of Renegade will be.i would like to bring my products there as well.

  5. Rog 06/14/2010 at 10:01 pm #

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  6. Danielle Maslan 06/14/2010 at 11:12 pm #

    I had a lovely time as well! Lunch was delicious and Renegade was full of eye candy!

  7. Richard (ModCloth) 06/15/2010 at 10:12 am #

    Ah, glad to see chain chain chained make the list! I own several pieces from her. Such a great talent!

  8. Richard (ModCloth) 06/15/2010 at 10:25 am #

    Also, did anyone happen to come across the Hambone Designs and see a handsome couple running the booth? ; )

  9. Lisa 06/15/2010 at 11:53 am #

    ahhh the next renegade in chicago isnt until september – seems like FOREVER!

  10. Karen Seiger 06/16/2010 at 9:55 am #

    Great article! The Renegade in Brooklyn was so amazing – I wanted to buy everything I saw. I wrote a blog posting about some of my favorite artisans:

    http://www.marketsofnewyork.com/2010/06/the-renegade-craft-fair-will-rock-your-world/

  11. Karen Seiger 06/16/2010 at 9:56 am #

    Oh – And Virginia Kraljevic (on your list) rocks!!! I have two of her illustrations on my desk. Well, one is a toast puppet, and the other is an illustration. :)

  12. Renegade Craft Fair 06/17/2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Thank so much for the recap! We had an amazing time in Brooklyn. Make sure to check our blog for our recap of the fair!
    http://renegadehandmade.com/blog/

    Warm Regards,
    The Renegade Craft Team

  13. Kari 06/18/2010 at 4:13 pm #

    Thanks for posting the picture of the Rubina booth at Renegade! We had a great time!

  14. Hero Design Studio 06/23/2010 at 10:39 am #

    What a great write up with lovely photos. Thank you so so much for the picture of and link to Hero Design. We are big fans of ModCloth and of course your great blog.

    Can’t wait for the next Renegade!

  15. Sarah R. 07/14/2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Oh I love Renegade! I’d recommend Metropolis Soap Co…they’re from BK and their soap is awesome, I bought a bunch of it at the show :)

  16. Mary Beths Art 07/25/2010 at 3:07 pm #

    I love participating in the Renegade San Francisco Fairs and I LOVE ModCloth! Thanks again for finding me. xoxo

  17. Orchid Velasquez 07/29/2010 at 2:14 pm #

    I just hope that I will get in next year:(

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