Indie Designers Abuzz at Design Hive
Lunch tables were swapped for racks of fashion forward designs at Cambridge’s Baldwin School this past Saturday, as the grade school’s cafeteria transformed into an indie fashion mecca for the Design Hive Market.
E-commerce marketing consultant, Val Fox, organized the indoor shopping spree, which will take place every Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., now through December 20. With new designer goods being added each week, it gives us an excuse to make multiple stops throughout the holiday season for gift-giving and self-indulgent purchases.
The New England designers had a stylish start on Saturday, peddling merch to the sound of tunes spun by DJs the Dead Language Studio. With retro clothing, hand-sewn bags and laptop sleeves, crafty jewelry, and original artwork, the collection was nothing short of eclectic.
And there was a decidedly earth-friendly vibe amongst all the designers. Luck Bird Studios paid due respect to Mother Earth with jewelry handcrafted from reclaimed base-metal, paper, resin, plastic, wood, glass, and hardware.
In the coming weeks, nearly 100 designers will roll out their wares, including Grace Napoleon‘s ecological recycled clothing, the cozy graphic tees of Pinecone + Chickadee, and Heather Wang‘s detailed sterling silver and enamel necklaces and bracelets. Map Boston will also set up shop each week, offering their dynamic weekly agenda and Boston adventure guide—perfect for divas like us who have trouble mapping out our social lives.
First item on our agenda? We’ll be stopping by the Hive again on Saturday to check out the latest stock. Hanging out in a grade school cafeteria never looked so chic.
-BY MANDI WELLS