The Vision for a Downtown Market

The Vision for a Downtown Market

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in In the News | No Comments

Anyone who has had the opportunity to meet and speak with Robert LaValva, president and founder of the New Amsterdam Market in Lower Manhattan, quickly realizes that at the core of Robert’s being in not only the plight of ensuring the future of the South Street Seaport Historic District (check the petition) but the broader […]

GoLLy Goes GoLLywood

GoLLy Goes GoLLywood

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in In the News | No Comments

It’s hard to miss the GoLLy guys when you first walk into Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market. Keith Bishop (aka “GoLLy”) and Tony Stinkmetal are carnival barkers of the new millenium, launching into their pitch about the origins of the vintage fabrics from the 1960s, 1970s & 1980s that they’ve re-purposed (they don’t say […]

A&F, Martha Stewart, Williamsburg & the Times

A&F, Martha Stewart, Williamsburg & the Times

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Artists & Fleas News, In the News | No Comments

Who didn’t wake up Sunday and hear the buzz that we were gracing the front page of the Sunday New York Times? It wasn’t just the fact that Artists & Fleas was mentioned in the same breath as Martha Stewart, appliqué-making East Village artists, tattoos and colonial Williamsburg that was such a coup. The fact […]

Union Pool’s Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Union Pool’s Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in In the News | No Comments

Within minutes of Hurricane Sandy making landfall earlier this month, members of our community started to ask about the safety of members of the A&F family who called the beach their home. Meri & Vinnie, designers behind Evolving Habitat, had only recently moved their studio upstate for a change of scenery. In a bizarre twist, […]

Are you an Artist or a Flea?

Are you an Artist or a Flea?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in In the News | No Comments

Designer Jason Laurits of Paste got us going on this identity question last Spring when he was showcasing his incisive and insightful t-shirt line and prints at our Spring pop-up at Chelsea Market and Election Day got us thinking some more about identity and identity politics. A lot has changed in the marketplace (forgive the […]

Sartorial Sightings

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Fabulous Finds, In the News | No Comments

When Daniel Martinez, scion to one of the Houston area’s largest and most established vintage rag houses, first came to Brooklyn in September 2010, little would he expect to find himself fast-tracked in the world of alternative fashion design and pop-up markets. For Martinez, whose Black Cat Vintage quickly became a staple for vintage menswear […]

Spotlight on DJ Turmix at Brooklyn Bowl

Spotlight on DJ Turmix at Brooklyn Bowl

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in In the News | No Comments

Sunday shoppers at the market know the grooves and rhythms that keep people shuffling their feet and shopping to the beats. DJ Turmix is a rare treasure on the NYC DJ scene and a guru to fans of boogaloo & Latin soul with his exquisite collection of vinyl 45s. This weekend, Williamsburg is in for […]

Shopping Night Out @ Chelsea Market

Shopping Night Out @ Chelsea Market

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Events, In the News | No Comments

Join us this Thursday, May 17th from 6-8PM at Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market for our 4th Spring shopping event to bring some of the best of Brooklyn designers, stylists, hipster-makers and more together with 2 renowned Brooklyn “bests” – karaoke DJs The Kings of Karaoke and Red Hook-based Sixpoint Brewery – for an evening of sipping, singing, […]

Grand Opening: Chelsea Market Pop-Up

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in In the News | 2 Comments

We return in grand fashion to Chelsea Market today. From the beginning of our days on North 6th Street in Williamsburg, our vision for the market has been so much more than merely about showcasing designers, vintage collectors and makers. It has been about creating a vibrant and vital community – an always-changing destination in […]

Cool Kids on Kickstarter

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in In Case You Missed It, In the News | No Comments

Nice shout-out to some friends from last selling season making their Kickstarter dreams come true. The New York Times featured the campaigns of Liz & Zeph and the Snap Truck we’ve all been waiting for since their days serving up the finest Chicago-style dawgs this side of Lake Michigan (the avocado fries are more mighty […]