In 2013, we made off with a sweet pair of Ferragamo slingbacks circa 1970-something and an armful of sweaters from the Golden Age of GAP (1996, roundabouts). The resultant look was kind of like Sofia Loren meets Sofia Coppola, which is to say, erratic. The moral of this story is that the Housing Works Open Air Street Fair has proved fertile ground for the style hunter, and a bargain at that. Now celebrating its 10th year, the bazaar-cum-block party returns to quaint, cobblestoned Crosby Street with books, records, tune-ups by Recycle-A-Bicycle, and, of course, fashion finds from the discerning Soho Thrift Shop. This year’s live music comes from Two Boots’ Americana Jamboree, so grab a bag and scour those heaps. All profits help support New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS.
Sun., June 1, 10 a.m., 2014