If you still havent started shopping for gifts, forget Soho, forget the department stores (that is, unless being shoved by all of humanity is your thing). Instead, head to Brooklyn for a civilized experience at two indie shopping markets. Kings County General Store lets you look at local merchants goods (such as edgy bracelets and earrings from Mifflin Jewelry and organic handcrafted soaps from Sassafras & Sage) while sipping on cheap cocktails and listening to music by DJ Mikey Palms. And Gifted, presented by the Brooklyn Flea and Design*Sponge, offers everything from candles by Beelumination, to chic items by Basic French, to classy timepieces by Clinton Hill Clocks. Good luck! Kings County General Store from noon to 5, Southpaw, 125 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, kingscountygeneralstore.com; Gifted from 11 to 7, Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, brooklynflea.com
Sun., Dec. 19, 11 a.m. & noon, 2010
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