Monday, March 31, 2014


The first Sugar Hill Market this past Sunday was a smashing success that brought in hundreds of people into a boutique townhouse space in Hamilton Heights.  Vendors were still putting up the final touches by the opening at 11:00AM when shoppers started arriving.  A vintage poster merchant made multiple sales within the first ten minutes and by 11:30AM there was a full house with folks patiently waiting to get in as others left.

Over a dozen represented vendors made a major connection with local residents and visitors who where enthusiastic about supporting Harlem talent showed up in droves.  Specialty merchants which included a jam maker, multiple fashion designers, antique dealers, pottery crafters and a hand-woven rug trader were some of the vendors on hand.  Many mentioned that they could not sell much at the more notable Brooklyn markets but local shoppers made major purchases in Harlem.  Young adults and curious singles made up most of the morning rush while young families with their children arrived in the afternoon hours. We especially loved the visit by the always fashionable Ms. Lana Turner who brought some glamour to Sugar Hill Market with a tiered Sunday hat.

Our next challenge is to get a larger space for the future since more vendors have shown interest (anyone up for African hot pepper sauce?) and this market can easily double in size.  Another quick boutique event might happen within a month and a bigger market should arrive by early summer.  Make sure to join the Sugar Hill Market Facebook site for updates to your account which will include more photos and future market dates:  LINK


  1. Great meeting you there; indeed the Market was fantastic. Hope it's a harbinger of more good things to come.....

  2. The La Marqueta event space may be a good option! That whole market seems under-utilized.

  3. It was a wonderful event. Would love to see it occur again in larger space (want to try on those gorgeous dresses!)

  4. Ingwa Melero sold so many dresses! Clients just threw them over what they were wearing which often happens for this sort of market.