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UPDATE: Check out even more looks we loved from Brooklyn Flea! This story was originally published on August 9.
There's some sound financial advice that goes along the lines of, "shopping isn't a pastime." And we get it. Browsing racks and racks of tempting merch shouldn't be our default mode of existence. But sometimes, just sometimes, on the weekends, in the heat, when we don't know where else to go, we feel the gravitational pull towards the Brooklyn Flea.
And we aren't the only ones. We gathered photographic proof of 17 well-clad shoppers who are just as vintage driven as we tend to be. Best part? The laid-back, weekend ensembles on our fellow spenders were just as inspiring as the food, clothes, furniture, and knick-knack emporium itself. So, consider this BK Flea street-style flipbook some wallet-safe window shopping to hold you down until tomorrow.
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Admit it. At this point, you're watching Downton Abbey more for the property porn than whatever is going on in Lady Mary's bedroom. That staircase, that wainscoting, those gardens... it's almost as exciting as finding a handsome Turkish man in your boudoir.
Of course, you can see all this in the flesh with a visit to read