I spent about 18 hours in NYC this weekend for the A Continuous Goldberg production of the Pop-Up Flea which takes place annually somewhere in lower Manhattan. I made it up last year which was an awesome experience and went back a little better armed with what I wanted to do while I was in the area. Unfortunately in my rush to leave my house in Philadelphia around 4:45am, I inadvertently left my DSLR on my desk so all images in this post are graciously donated by Mr. Ryan Berger of Simple Threads whom I spent some time with on the day of the Flea.

The brand representation at the event was excellent including the likes of Levi’s Heritage, L.L. Bean‘s vintage line, Hickoree’s Hard Goods, Oak Street Bootmakers, Billykirk, Tanner Goods, Tellason Denim, and many more. The beauty of this event is twofold; smalltime bloggers like myself can go and meet people we read and write about on a regular basis while knocking out a large chunk of our holiday shopping in one fell swoop. I got to spend a little time chatting with Pete Searson and Tony Patella of Tellason who so graciously donated  an old pair of their jeans for our Natural Process Denim show coming up in January as well as the gentlemen behind Hickoree’s both at the Flea and in their new Brooklyn brick-and-mortar shop. I also got to finally meet up with Ryan of Simple Threads and kick it in a few shops around town with him and his fiancee and their city guide Drew. If anything it’s a good way to solidify connections by making your e-mail exchange face-to-face. Click below to see the rest of the photos of the event courtesy, again, of Simple Threads. I work with a fixed width theme. This means that the beautiful photos aren’t going to show up in their entirety due to some crap planning (will take care of this soon). To see the entire photo, open in a new tab. Seriously, it’s worth it. The photos are gorgeous and my theme doesn’t do them justice. There are plenty more on his site linked above.