If your idea of the ideal holiday shopping experience includes coquito, cumbia and supporting local Latino business owners, then Remezcla has got you covered. On December 8th & 9th, come shop a curated selection of locally-made jewelry, streetwear, home items, beauty products, gourmet goodies, and more – all from Latino vendors – at the Remezcla Winter Market.
We’ll also have plenty of fun to get you in the festive mood while you’re hunting for the perfect gifts, including:
- Empanadas, Brooklyn Coquito and Dyckman Beer
- Workshops on mixology, coquito and CBD
- One hour of free tattoos each day
- Vinyl DJ sets
- A holiday photo booth featuring La Borinqueña
The Remezcla Winter Market will take place Saturday, December 8th & Sunday, December 9th from 12:00pm – 8:00pm at Remezcla HQ, located at 203 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206.
For more info visit our event page here, where we’ll be adding updates on programming and new vendor additions to the roster. And below, learn some more about some of the featured vendors and merchandise that will be available!
Ale Bremer Jewelry
Alejandra Bremer, the NYC-based designer and metal smith behind this eponymous jewelry line, originally hails from the desert of northern Mexico. In her selection of brass, gold-filled and silver jewelry you’ll find references to the culture, colors and patterns of her upbringing. Her inspirations range from Mexican religious iconography to papel picado to vaquero lifestyle, and come in range of accessible price points.
Black by Maria Silver
Nashville-based clothing designer Maria “Poni” Silver cites immigration, motherhood, New York in the 1970s as inspirations for her latest collection of women’s contemporary streetwear. The Dominican-American designer – who studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and had a stint wardrobe-designing on Broadway before moving to Nashville with her rock band The Ettes – brings her musical influences and eclectic experiences to a line that channels disco, hip-hop and garage rock.
It’s not a Puerto Rican Christmas without a glass of creamy coquito, the coconut and rum concoction that is often compared to eggnog. Here in Los Nuyores, Johnny Rivera and Athena Colon of Brooklyn Coquito have been bottling their signature take on the holiday beverage since 2012 – and you’ll be able to get your orders in at the market. Plus: stick around for a coquito-making workshop, so you can learn how to make your own version at home!
This NYC born and bred brand serves up clean-cut, innovative streetwear inspired by the different subcultures of the city.
Dyckman Beer Co.
New York City’s first Latino-owned brewery, Dyckman Beer Company was founded in 2013 by 32-year old Dominican-American entrepreneur Juan Camilo.
His brews stand out for their Latin Caribbean influences. Camilo’s inspirations are “the essence, culture and flavors of New York’s Latino neighborhoods,” and brew recipes include hints of Dominican flavors, like chinola and other Caribbean fruits.
Gabriel García Román
Mexican-American visual artist Gabriel García Román is perhaps best known for his series “Queer Icons,” one-of-a-kind prints that draws on religious and Renaissance portraiture influences, to depict queer subjects of color in saint-like postures. In addition to his artwork, Román creates embroidery and jewelry.
It may be cold outside, but with la Newyorkina’s irresistible range of paleta flavors (like avocado, queso fresco y fresas, and nieve de jalapeño!) you’ll want to dive into these frozen treats.
La Sirena Mexican Folk Art
La Sirena showcases the beautiful, unique handicrafts of Mexican folk artists and designers well over 2,000 miles from the fabled border. The shop is NYC’s go-to spot for all traditional arts & crafts from all over Mexico, and they’ll be bringing some of their pieces to the market.
Founded by Andres Garcia in 2013, Nature World started originally as a music collective that later grew into a clothing line. It was a way of expanding on the group’s background in the DIY Punk scene and the burgeoning internet hip-hop movement. The brand seeks to unite all people while taking cues from disparate influences which include everything from the 90s “Party Crew” rave culture of Los Angeles, to Heavy Metal and bootleg swapmeet graphics. The execution is sleek with careful attention to detail in the designs creating a nuanced cultural presentation.
Created by Raúl Rojo y Manolo Martínez, Mexico City knitwear brand Pay’s draws inspiration from pop culture for its hyper-colorful collection of sweaters, coats, ponchos, scarves and accessories.
Tony Peralta’s eponymous lifestyle brand the Peralta Project is an alloy of NYC Latino culture, hip-hop and high-end logo satire. His line contains items specific enough to be inside references for the uptown NYC set as well as items that everyone who grew up with a Univision-watching abuela can relate to.
The Bettys is an art collective hailing from the NYC tri-state area. Established in 2014 by Salvadoran-American Aurora Diaz, the platform highlights underrepresented artists in various mediums – particularly zines and printed materials – and also offers enamel pins, patches, stickers, tees, fanny packs emblazoned with eye-catching statements about abuse of power and gender inequality.
Mexican culinary artist and chocolatier Ricardo Bremmer creates bonbons, truffles, chocolate bars, moles, and sauces that draw on the flavors of his Mexican and Lebanese heritage. Chocolate lovers with adventurous taste should can scoop up treats like aguacate matcha bonbons, and truffles in flavors like cafe de olla and tamarindo chile.
Vive Cosmetics is a vegan and cruelty-free lipstick line created by Joanna Rosario and Leslie Valdivia. With this brand, the two women hope to empower Latinas. “Vive Cosmetics unites our love for beauty and pride for our heritage and culture all in one place,” the site reads. “Vive life to the fullest and be unapologetically yourself – equipped with great lipstick and an unending cultural pride.” Recently, the brand has also branched out to include highlighters, introducing their Luz & Glow Highlighter Duo.
Independent Mexico City-based line Young Ultra offers up fresh graphic tees, long sleeves, sweatshirts and hats for those who approach streetwear with an ethical consumption mindset. “We don’t just want Young Ultra to be a product to be consumed; we want it to convey something more, something that lasts far longer than the frenetic cycle of consumption,” they explain. “That’s why we produce in limited quantities and with a simple premise: if you like it, and it represents you, then it’s yours.”
Launched by content art director Zai Nájera; Yomy, a cultural promoter, DJ and producer; and Boncker, a designer and art director who acts as the brand’s creative director, Young Ultra’s goal is to “amplify all the incredible things happening in youth culture.”
Magic Objects is a design label of mindful accessories from Mexican designer and musician Pana Li. Her collection including notebooks, art prints, greeting cards, notepads and DIY objects. In the form of metaphysical accessories and modern talismans, these goods help people manifest positive intentions.
Nepantla, USA is an Austin-based gallery & community space supported by limited edition apparel sales. The gallery collaborates with printmakers, designers and visual artists in striving to reflect the diversity of Austin.
The Brooklyn Botanica is home to vintage-inspired kaftans designed with a modern twist in Brooklyn, New York. All kaftans are handmade in Cali, Colombia with lots of love, and a portion of the sales fund college scholarships to support young women in Cali. The first recipient will be announced in early 2019!
Homie House Press is a crew of femmes creating and publishing in the photo book medium. The collective of photographers, book makers and educators have created a playground where photos become books, a safe space for secret stories and an open house for honest content. Find them migrating through the in between, the world wide web, and al otro lado del charco.
From Chiquita Brujita – a third generation Nuyorican Bruja, performance artist, and conjurer of fiestas – comes Brooklyn Brujería, a line of prayer candles and other altar essentials for today’s modern bruja.
Ile la Serrana
Ile la Serrana’s collection of notebooks, candles, tees and prints pay homage to the Orishas.
Tarin Andrea Designs
Tarin Andrea Designs is a collection of bold earrings for mujeres who want to wear their politics in their jewelry.