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Boston's new Independent Designer's Market

A jewelry series by Ian Henderson
A jewelry series by Ian Henderson
Carolyn Kraut

There’s a new shopping venue in town, it’s the Independent Designer’s Market (I.D. Market). The market launched last Saturday at 41 Berkeley Street (Franklin Institute), and will be open every Saturday from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. I.D Market is the brainchild of Kimberly Benson who envisions her venture as an upscale market selling jewelry, clothing, furniture and fine-art photography.

Last Saturday there were over two dozen vendors offering their wares. There seemed to be a theme of vintage and recycled elements hanging over the market, but there were also modern designs in clothing and jewelry. While the venue is small, the quailty is high, and there's a little something for everyone. From unique t-shirt designs to custom made wedding gowns, from ear plugs to steampunk jewelry, include fine photography and handmade furniture -- there's something for everyone.

Saturday September 25, I.D. Market will be sharing the Franklin Institute with South End Open Studios. Usually located in the lobby, I.D. Market will turn over the Institute’s lobby to SOWA Open Studios and hold its market on the lower level. By checking out theI.D. Market’s Facebook Page you can see what designers will be present each week.