Tourist Tip #374 / Public/Space: Where Up-and-coming Designers Strut Their Stuff

From handmade woven jewelry to recycled denims or funky T-shirts, discover the ingenuity and flair of local Israeli designers and artists.

Anat Rosenberg
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Anat Rosenberg

Without fail, whenever I go to New York to visit friends and family, I always get asked where I bought some article of clothing, pair of shoes or handbag. Without fail, the answer is always Israel (and most often Tel Aviv). This small country is home to a seemingly extraordinary numbers of fashion and accessories designers whose works are totally different from one another but share ingenuity and flair.

If you’re looking for a special something for yourself or someone else, this coming weekend offers an opportunity to sample the wares of more than 70 local independent designers and artists. The event, called Public/Space, gives up-and-coming creative types a platform to strut their stuff, be it handmade woven jewelry, stylish bicycle bags, screen-printed cotton and silk scarves, recycled denim clothing, or funky T-shirts.

Guys, take note: there’s stuff here for you, too.

For those who prefer decorating their walls themselves, a crop of promising illustrators will be selling their works at the event as well, with prices capped at NIS 500 (less than $150). A handful of DJs will be spinning during the three-day event, rounding out the hip vibe.

For more information about participating designers, see the Facebook page and event.

Public/Space takes place at 9 Mazeh St., Tel Aviv, from November 14-16.

Hours: Thursday, 4 P.M. – 9 P.M., Friday, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M., Saturday, 10 A.M. – 8 P.M.

There will be 70 up-and-coming designers at the Public/Space event this weekend.Credit: Ziv Sadeh