The flea market scene in North Brooklyn has long been having a renaissance, and Bushwick is no exception to the rule. “Used items are where it’s at,” stated Reina Pompadour, a 25-year-old with a longstanding booth at Bushwick Flea Market who is about to break out all on her own.
“I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I’ve seen enough clothes for sale in my time to know what people are interested in. That’s why I’m starting my own line, Rash–obviously inspired by the reaction some people can get from certain garments,” explained Pompadour.
“In a way though, it’s like kind of an honor to get a rash from a unique frock or some other such item you’ve bought. It’s like the clothes are branding you with their essence, you know?” This is precisely why Pompadour will be marking up the prices of her average “custom curated piece” to $400. “You can’t put a price on style, but I still try,” she concluded.
Written by Genna Rivieccio