Cheap Strollers and Children's Clothes to Go On Sale at 'Kid's Flea Market'

By Serena Dai on September 4, 2014 11:24am 

 Items such as strollers will be for sale at the flea market.
Items such as strollers will be for sale at the flea market.
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BUSHWICK — Forget the handmade jewelry and silkscreened posters. This flea market is all about affordable children's gear.

The Bushwick Kid's Flea Market, set to kick off on Oct. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bat Haus at 279 Starr St., will be a clearinghouse for lightly-used baby products — from strollers and Baby Bjorns to clothing and toys.

Families from across Brooklyn are offering up their wares in what will be "one big baby yard sale," said organizer Valerie Pierre, 33, a new Bed-Stuy mother who owns the mom-focused event organizing company, Mommy R&R.

Pierre, whose children are 3 and 1, decided to plan the event after realizing that her home's third bedroom was being used only to store baby products that her children no longer needed.

"If I have this much stuff, then I know other families in the area have to have the same amount," Pierre said.

Already, 10 families from Pierre's network of mommy bloggers and parent groups have signed up to sell items at the fair, she said. Her goal is to sign up 20 families.

Items will mostly be for children from birth to 7 years old, she said. While she hasn't set the prices yet, she expects items to range from $5 to $50. The event will also offer free drinks and snacks.

People looking to sell their children's lightly used items can contact Pierre on her website. Hosting a table costs $50 and admission to the event is $5 for adults and free for kids.

A 20 percent portion of door ticket sales will go toward the American Cancer Society, officials said.

If all goes well, Pierre plans on organizing more flea markets with other mommy bloggers in the future, she said.

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