West Indian merchant vendors sell variety of parade goods

With the start of the West Indian Day parade, merchandise vendors are hoping to cash in big with spectators.

With the start of the West Indian Day parade, merchandise vendors are hoping to cash in big with spectators. (9/5/16)

BROOKLYN - With the start of the West Indian Day Parade, merchandise vendors are hoping to cash in big with spectators. 

Offering a variety of T-shirts, flags, and other Caribbean-themed goods, vendors are hoping parade spectators will show their pride for their country and culture.

Jessica and Pablo Sinclair, a brother-sister vendor at the carnival, say the parade is all about fashion, food and culture.

She says bold-colored beads, necklaces and other jewelry are very popular. 

However, the parade is most famous for its scantily dressed participants.

Sinclair says women who show off their mid-drifts, cleavage, and behinds is just a part of the culture and the tradition.

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