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The 8th Annual Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fair returned for its semi-annual Summer Market this past weekend at its original home of the LA State Historic Park outside of Downtown Los Angeles. This free and all-ages event sees thousands of visitors all coming to see over 250 select independent artists, crafters, and vendors all exhibiting and selling their wares. Among all the possible merchandise, visitors could purchase anything from clothing, accessories, home goods (candles, soap, wind chimes, etc), kitchen supplies, artisanal eats (candy, preserves, etc), music records, pet supplies, and so much more. What makes Renegade Craft appealing revolves around every single vendor, all independently crafting their own handmade goods as opposed to manufacturing them in a factory. In addition to the multitude of aisles filled with vendors, Renegade Craft also offers various hands-on workshops, art installations, live DJ’s, a photo booth, gourmet food trucks, and more.

With the change in location came a change in the lineup of vendors. This past weekend’s event appeared to have fewer amount of vendors compared to the past couple of years at Grand Park. This does not denote a bad thing, as the organizers had to deal with a smaller area this time, despite returning to its original location. Renegade Craft exists to introduce the locals to new vendors that they would have never heard of, and this past weekend’s event certainly did that for me.

If you attended Renegade LA this past weekend, I would love to know what you purchased. Please share your items by commenting on this post, or by posting on my Facebook page. Keep in mind that Renegade runs twice a year in Los Angeles – the holiday show will occur on the weekend of December 9-10 later this year. As a free event open to the public that lasts two days, Renegade Craft Fair can easily fit into anyone’s schedule. Shop local, and support local business – doing so drives the local economy and greatly benefits your local community. Support Renegade Craft Fair by liking them on Facebook and following them on Twitter.

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The 2016 Unique LA Fall Market returned to the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles this past weekend. As one of the largest independent designer shows in the nation, dozens of artists, crafters, designers, cooks, bakers, mixologists, and more gathered to exhibit and sell their wares to attendees. Unique LA emphasizes creativity in the United States, as every vendor hails from the United States and makes their products here. Among the many art, apparel, and accessories vendors, some specialty vendors existed, such as cutlery or tupperware.

This past weekend’s Unique LA Market saw greater change from many of the previous markets. While the event still took place at the California Market Center, it did not take place on the top floor. This time, it took place on the tenth floor, and only one side of it. Usually, Unique LA covers the entire area of the top floor, extending from both sides of the elevators. Taking place on only one side this time meant significantly less space, which equates less vendors than normal. In addition, I had always paid $10 to enter, but this time it cost $15 to enter and did not include the souvenir tote bag. I always buy something whenever I attend a Unique Market, usually a t-shirt, other clothing item, or snacks to take home. None of the vendors stood out to me this time, so I walked away from this event empty-handed.

As one of the nation’s largest gatherings that caters to local independent artists and crafters, Unique grants an outlet to young entrepreneurs in a tough free market dominated by large corporations. It does appear that Unique has lost its sheen in Los Angeles, as many of the past vendors have slowly stopped attending Unique LA. Can Unique LA make a comeback? Stay on the trail of Unique LA via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter to find out when the next show returns.

The 8th Annual Unique LA Spring Show returned to the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles this past weekend. As one of the largest independent designer shows in the nation, hundreds of artists, crafters, designers, cooks, bakers, mixologists, and more gathered to exhibit and sell their wares to attendees. Unique LA emphasizes creativity in the United States, as every vendor hails from the United States and makes their products here. Taking place in the top floor penthouse, the show floor expanded to two full sides of the building, and the California Market Center consists of two buildings connected twice, looking like a hollow rectangle when viewing from the sky. Among the many art, apparel, and accessories vendors, some specialty vendors existed, such as cutlery or tupperware.

As per my experience of attending Unique LA in the past, I attended the event on a Sunday instead of a Saturday. Going on a Sunday usually means I encounter a lighter crowd, and some of the vendors may have their items’ prices marked down for clearance. Unfortunately May Day also took place on Sunday, making driving there a hassle. The bad traffic and street closures did not prevent me from finally reaching Unique LA to make my rounds. I appreciated seeing some familiar businesses such as Velvet Rope Bake Shop and MNKR, and I also enjoyed seeing all the brand new faces that I hope to do business with one day in the future. In the end, I purchased a candle from Nature’s Kindle for a Mother’s Day gift. By the end, I interacted with numerous diverse vendors at Unique LA, and I believe that anyone can find exactly what they want at Unique LA.

As one of the nation’s largest gatherings that caters to local independent artists and crafters, Unique LA grants an outlet to young entrepreneurs in a tough free market dominated by large corporations. Stay on the trail of Unique LA via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter to find out when the next show returns.

The 7th Annual Unique LA Summer Market returned to the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles this past weekend. As one of the largest independent designer shows in the nation, hundreds of artists, crafters, designers, cooks, bakers, mixologists, and more gathered to exhibit and sell their wares to attendees. Unique LA emphasizes creativity in the United States, as every vendor hails from the United States and makes their products here. Taking place in the top floor penthouse, the show floor expanded to two full sides of the building, and the California Market Center consists of two buildings connected twice, looking like a hollow rectangle when viewing from the sky. Among the many art, apparel, and accessories vendors, some specialty vendors existed, such as cutlery or tupperware.

This year’s summer event definitely did not contain as many vendors as all other previous events. This Unique LA used less space than before, and the aisles had more space for attendees to walk through. For a weekend with many other events going on, perhaps Unique LA did not rank high as a priority for many of the regular vendors. I still got a chance to see MNKR and Maya Brigadeiro – other than them whom I recognized, I did not encounter others that I fondly communicated with at prior events. Regardless, I interacted with numerous diverse vendors at Unique LA, and I believe that anyone can find exactly what they want at Unique LA.

As one of the nation’s largest gatherings that caters to local independent artists and crafters, Unique LA grants an outlet to young entrepreneurs in a tough free market dominated by large corporations. Stay on the trail of Unique LA via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter to find out when the next show returns.

The 7th Annual Unique LA Summer Show returns to the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles this weekend. As one of the largest independent designer shows in the nation, hundreds of artists, crafters, designers, cooks, bakers, mixologists, and more gather to exhibit and sell their wares to attendees. Unique LA emphasizes creativity in the United States, as every vendor hails from the United States and makes their products here. Taking place in the top floor penthouse, the show floor covers two full sides of the building, and the California Market Center consists of two buildings connected twice, looking like a hollow rectangle when viewing from the sky. Among the many food, art, apparel, and accessories vendors, some specialty vendors existed, such as cutlery or tupperware.

As one of the nation’s largest gatherings that caters to local independent artists and crafters, Unique LA grants an outlet to young entrepreneurs in a tough free market dominated by large corporations. The $10 admission allows for unlimited reentry for both days, and anyone buying presale online will receive a free tote bag. Guests over 21 can receive free cocktails, while all guests may receive other free drinks, like teas and waters. The show will also feature some of LA’s most popular restaurants and food trucks serving their delicious food. Parking directly at the venue costs $6, while nearby parking lots will range from $3-5. Stay on the trail of Unique LA by liking them on Facebook and following them on Twitter to find out what to expect at this show.

The 7th Annual Unique LA Spring Show returned to the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles this past weekend. As one of the largest independent designer shows in the nation, hundreds of artists, crafters, designers, cooks, bakers, mixologists, and more gathered to exhibit and sell their wares to attendees. Unique LA emphasizes creativity in the United States, as every vendor hails from the United States and makes their products here. Taking place in the top floor penthouse, the show floor expanded to two full sides of the building, and the California Market Center consists of two buildings connected twice, looking like a hollow rectangle when viewing from the sky. Among the many art, apparel, and accessories vendors, some specialty vendors existed, such as cutlery or tupperware.

For the first time in my history of attending Unique LA, I finally made it to Unique LA on a Saturday instead of Sunday. I knew that Saturday always had much more people attending than Sunday, but that did not stop me from making my rounds through Unique LA. This past weekend’s event appeared to have many more new vendors that I had not previously encountered. I appreciated seeing some familiar businesses such as Velvet Rope Bake Shop and MNKR, and I also enjoyed seeing all the brand new faces that I hope to do business with one day in the future. By the end, I interacted with numerous diverse vendors at Unique LA, and I believe that anyone can find exactly what they want at Unique LA.

As one of the nation’s largest gatherings that caters to local independent artists and crafters, Unique LA grants an outlet to young entrepreneurs in a tough free market dominated by large corporations. Stay on the trail of Unique LA via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter to find out when the next show returns.

The 7th Annual Unique LA Spring Show returns to the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles this weekend. As one of the largest independent designer shows in the nation, hundreds of artists, crafters, designers, cooks, bakers, mixologists, and more gather to exhibit and sell their wares to attendees. Unique LA emphasizes creativity in the United States, as every vendor hails from the United States and makes their products here. Taking place in the top floor penthouse, the show floor covers two full sides of the building, and the California Market Center consists of two buildings connected twice, looking like a hollow rectangle when viewing from the sky. Among the many food, art, apparel, and accessories vendors, some specialty vendors existed, such as cutlery or tupperware.

As one of the nation’s largest gatherings that caters to local independent artists and crafters, Unique LA grants an outlet to young entrepreneurs in a tough free market dominated by large corporations. The $10 admission allows for unlimited reentry for both days, and anyone buying presale online will receive a free tote bag. Guests over 21 can receive free cocktails, while all guests may receive other free drinks, like teas and waters. The show will also feature some of LA’s most popular restaurants and food trucks serving their delicious food. Parking directly at the venue costs $6, while nearby parking lots will range from $3-5. Stay on the trail of Unique LA by liking them on Facebook and following them on Twitter to find out what to expect at this show.

The 7th Annual Unique LA Holiday Market returned to the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles this past weekend. As one of the largest independent designer shows in the nation, hundreds of artists, crafters, designers, cooks, bakers, mixologists, and more gathered to exhibit and sell their wares to attendees. Unique LA emphasizes creativity in the United States, as every vendor hails from the United States and makes their products here. Taking place in the top floor penthouse, the show floor expanded to two full sides of the building, and the California Market Center consists of two buildings connected twice, looking like a hollow rectangle when viewing from the sky. Among the many art, apparel, and accessories vendors, some specialty vendors existed, such as cutlery or tupperware.

For the first time since I discovered Unique LA years ago, I attended this event on a Saturday, arguably always busier than Sunday. No surprise there – so many people attend and buy things on Saturday that dozens of vendors actually sell out of products and cannot attend Sunday with adequate inventory. I managed to stumble upon a handful of vendors that I recognized, which included Bad Pickle Tees, Donut Friend, Velvet Rope Bake Shop, MNKR, and Maya Brigadeiro. By the end, I interacted with countless diverse vendors, and I believe that anyone can find exactly what they want at Unique LA.

As one of the nation’s largest gatherings that caters to local independent artists and crafters, Unique LA grants an outlet to young entrepreneurs in a tough free market dominated by large corporations. Stay on the trail of Unique LA via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter to find out when the next show returns.

The 7th Annual Unique LA Holiday Show returns to the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles this weekend. As one of the largest independent designer shows in the nation, hundreds of artists, crafters, designers, cooks, bakers, mixologists, and more gather to exhibit and sell their wares to attendees. Unique LA emphasizes creativity in the United States, as every vendor hails from the United States and makes their products here. Taking place in the top floor penthouse, the show floor covers two full sides of the building, and the California Market Center consists of two buildings connected twice, looking like a hollow rectangle when viewing from the sky. Among the many food, art, apparel, and accessories vendors, some specialty vendors existed, such as cutlery or tupperware.

As one of the nation’s largest gatherings that caters to local independent artists and crafters, Unique LA grants an outlet to young entrepreneurs in a tough free market dominated by large corporations. The $10 admission allows for unlimited reentry for both days, and anyone buying presale online will receive a free tote bag. Guests over 21 can receive free cocktails, while all guests may receive other free drinks, like teas and waters. The show will also feature some of LA’s most popular restaurants and food trucks serving their delicious food. Parking directly at the venue costs $6, while nearby parking lots will range from $3-5. Stay on the trail of Unique LA by liking them on Facebook and following them on Twitter to find out what to expect at this show.

The 6th Annual Unique LA Summer Market returned to the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles this past weekend. As one of the largest independent designer shows in the nation, hundreds of artists, crafters, designers, cooks, bakers, mixologists, and more gathered to exhibit and sell their wares to attendees. Unique LA emphasizes creativity in the United States, as every vendor hails from the United States and makes their products here. Taking place in the top floor penthouse, the show floor expanded to two full sides of the building, and the California Market Center consists of two buildings connected twice, looking like a hollow rectangle when viewing from the sky. Among the many art, apparel, and accessories vendors, some specialty vendors existed, such as cutlery or tupperware.

I mainly regret not going earlier on Saturday, perhaps the busiest time of the weekend. Regardless, I still managed to stumble upon a handful of vendors that I recognized, which included Donut Friend, Velvet Rope Bake Shop, MNKR (whom I purchased two shirts from), and Maya Brigadeiro. I interacted with numerous diverse vendors at Unique LA, and I believe that anyone can find exactly what they want at Unique LA.

As one of the nation’s largest gatherings that caters to local independent artists and crafters, Unique LA grants an outlet to young entrepreneurs in a tough free market dominated by large corporations. Stay on the trail of Unique LA via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter to find out when the next show returns.