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Utopia, Indeed: Pop-Ups, Sample Sales and PBR-Fueled Shopping

Carleen's "Utopia" sweatshirt. ($180)

Carleen’s “Utopia” sweatshirt. ($180)

As if all the holiday markets weren’t enough, these pop-ups and sample sales are still more reason to fill yr shopping bag with locally made chicness.

Carleen Pop-Up at Erica Weiner
Nov. 21 to Jan. 1 at Erica Weiner, 360 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill; 718-855-2555
A B+B favorite, Bushwick-based Kelsy Parkhouse, is debuting her Carleen line’s Fall 2014 collection via a pop-up inside of Erica Weiner’s Boerum Hill shop. Look for a “Weiner”-ized version of Carleen’s “Utopia” sweatshirt and outerwear incorporating vintage quilts.
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Kelsy Parkhouse of Carleen Shows You How Not to Blow Out Your Crotch

Welcome to Pro Tips, where master makers share their expert advice.


(Photos: Kirsten O’Regan)

Kelsy Parkhouse – one of four Brooklyn designers featured in a sample sale at Horizons in Williamsburg this weekend (details below) – thinks you should be doing more darning. The laid-back 28-year-old behind Carleen began sewing even before she was in middle school, when she used ’50s patterns to make dresses that adhered to the letter of the school’s dress code – “but not the spirit of it at all.”
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