Flee to the Flea

Dallas Flea triples in size to satisfy shoppers' desires for all things local

Dallas Flea triples in size to satisfy desires for all things local

The Dallas Flea
The Dallas Flea takes place March 7, 9 am-4 pm, at its new home at Trinity Groves.  Photo courtesy of The Dallas Flea
The Dallas Flea
The pop-up shop expects 100 vendors, about double the amount from last year.  Photo courtesy of The Dallas Flea
The Dallas Flea
Jewelry is among the locally made offerings at Dallas Flea. Photo courtesy of The Dallas Flea
The Dallas Flea
The first 100 shoppers get a Dallas Flea tote bag. Photo courtesy of The Dallas Flea
The Dallas Flea
The Dallas Flea
The Dallas Flea
The Dallas Flea

Prepare to get your shop on, people. Dallas Flea has left South Side on Lamar to take up residence in a 20,000-square-foot warehouse at 2900 Bataan St. in Trinity Groves.

Founder Brittany Cobb has grown the event from a one-time Christmas pop-up shop to an annual mega sale, featuring vintage and handmade goods from local artisans and small businesses that benefit from the exposure to the shopping masses. Now in its sixth year, Dallas Flea expects more than 100 vendors — 52 of them new — in a space three times the size of its original home.

“With so much more space, we’ve been able to add so much more talent from our backyard,” founder Brittany Cobb says. “I’m really proud of that and thrilled to support these creatives and small companies.”

Expect furniture, decor, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, cowboy boots and kids gear. Dallas Flea newbies include Akola Project, Major League Texan, SK Home, Swift & 9 and more; a full list of vendors can be found here.

The Dallas Flea also has partnered with Dwell with Dignity, which is designing a 500-square-foot lounge with furniture from its donated collection. All lounge proceeds support the nonprofit in its mission of creating beautiful living spaces for families in need.

And when you’ve shopped until you are about to drop, the fun does not have to stop. Attendees can refuel at a variety of food trucks, sip libations from Luck and Tribal Juices, and listen to music by Jackson Eli. There’s also a photo booth to document the good times you’re having.

Entry is $5, and it’s cash only. Kids under the age of 12 are free, and dogs are welcome. Get there early because the first 100 shoppers receive a free canvas Dallas Flea tote bag. Doors open at 9 am, and the event closes at 4 pm. Parking is free.