Just months after opening a permanent storefront in Deep Ellum, Flea Style founder Brittany Cobb is not slowing down. The vintage enthusiast has scoured every nook and corner and uncovered some fabulous finds that she is ready to debut at her annual Flea Style Fall Show at Dallas Market Hall, November 2-3.
The bi-annual trade show — one of Dallas' favorite shopping traditions — will showcase returning exhibitors as well as introduce some new faces and finds. They include Sam Wish (Austin-based apothecary); Odin Leather (wallets, bags, and belts); Sabon Home (eclectic global décor); Au Mexique (supple fringe totes and travel bags); and KCA Design (live sketching and painting business for handbags to denim).
“This is our first show since opening our Deep Ellum store, which has introduced us to more amazing makers and collectors than ever,” Cobb says in a release. “We can’t wait to bring them together with our longstanding vendors for our biggest and brightest event.”
Flea Style has been an evolving enterprise since 2009: from its early days as "Dallas Flea," a Dallas-themed market, to its 2016 transformation into a broader event called Flea Style encompassing vendors from beyond Dallas, to the founding of its online store and the Deep Ellum storefront.
Cobb says that at her shop, not a day goes by where someone doesn't stop and peek into the vintage ‘60s Hollywood Regency doors (unearthed in Canton) or pose in front of the Insta-worthy blush brick wall graffitied “Good Things Happen Here.” Her store attracts local influencers and noteworthy fashion icons alike, she says.
The Fall Show will span over 80,000 square feet and highlight more than 200 vendors selling handmade, vintage, and unique fashion, home, and lifestyle goods. Maker’s Mark will be on hand serving seasonal cocktails, and workshops with local creatives will take place throughout the two-day event. Think floral arranging and hand-lettering classes, as well as kids’ activities from corn hole to coloring.
Those who want early access can attend VIP night from 6-9 pm November 2. A $20 ticket includes a cocktail, custom tote bag, and for dibbs on the selection of merchandise.
General admission begins at 9 am November 3. The first 100 shoppers will receive a free tote bag. Tickets (cash only at door Saturday) are $5 and the show will run until 5 pm. To learn more details about the fall show and purchase pre-sale tickets, visit the event's website.