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Area markets spotlight handcrafted wares by local designers

Your loved ones won’t be trying to regift this year.

Grand Central Holiday Fair

Through Dec. 24, 89 E. 42nd St.

Grand Central Terminal's annual Fair returns with 76 vendors, 18 of which are new.

Holiday Market at Union Square

Through Dec. 24, intersection

of Park Avenue South, Broadway, 14th Street and Union Square West

At the 18th annual fair, carolers will sing as you shop under the red and white tents. If all that shopping works up an appetite, you're in luck: Momofuku Milk Bar and Sigmund's Pretzels are just two of the purveyors there. Be sure to visit the Consumer Reports booth to taste-test hot cocoa and try out the newest tablets on the market.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Through Dec. 24,

10 Columbus Circle

The sister market of the Union Square Holiday Market carries everything from fine art to children's clothes.



The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park


Through Jan. 6, 41 W. 40th St.

After you skate at the admission-free rink, step inside the shops for dazzling gems, fuzzy hats, Christmas trinkets and foodie fare like donuts, cider and Max Brenner chocolates.



Gifted Holiday Market


Through Dec. 23, Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Pl., Brooklyn

The people behind the Brooklyn Flea have wrangled more than 100 vendors on three floors to sell handmade, vintage and foodie gifts. Every weekend leading up to Christmas, they'll stay open an extra hour.

Astoria Market

Dec. 15, 16, 22 and 23,

Bohemian Hall Beer Garden,

29-29 24th Ave., Astoria

Head to the famous Queens beer garden (yes, it's open in the winter) for crafts, Christmas decorations and vintage items.

Jingle at Chelsea Market

Dec. 14-23, 75 Ninth Ave.

It's not just food for sale at the Chelsea Market this time of year (though there is plenty of that to go around). About 20 companies are offering their goods, like Junk Lab, which turns discarded items into newly functioning pieces for the home.



For a limited time only

Hit these holiday pop-up shops before they disappear:



2(X)IST


Through Dec. 24

1411 Broadway

The men’s underwear label will feature pieces from its holiday collection as well as a “Greatest Hits” selection and a sneak peek of the new “WATCH” line. The store will donate 100 percent of profits to the Red Cross to aid Hurricane Sandy victims.

KKi at Rudy’s Barbershop

Through Dec. 15

14 W. 29th St.

The nonprofit label that works with impoverished women to create crochet works will showcase its latest collection.

Dannijo

Through Dec. 31, 27 Prince St.

Get some holiday accessory tips from the Dannijo sisters at their first ever pop-up. In stock are signature designs, exclusive pieces, a selection of vintage jewelry and some Parisian clothing.



Horses Cut Shop at treasure&bond


Through Dec. 26

350 W. Broadway

The T-shirt store will be made into a motel-like atmosphere, with a buffalo head chandelier, a bed and a vintage Ford pickup.

Warby Parker Annex

Through Jan. 31, 819 Washington St.

Treat yourself to a new pair of vintage-inspired specs.

Santa’s Quirk Shop

Dec. 14-16, Corner of Broadway and Prince St.

Visit this eccentric pop-up to find gifts that are anything but ordinary.

-Olivia Morrow

 
 
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