Artists & Designers We Like

New York City has always been the place where creative people come to dream and take their shot at making it big. More recently, the creative energy that drove much of the downtown Manhattan scene has moved across the East River and taken root in Brooklyn – from Williamsburg to Bushwick to Red Hook to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and beyond. Over the years, the stylish and fashion-forward have made Artists & Fleas a place for exploration and experimentation. The stylish, savvy and fashion-forward never leave disappointed. With over 60 local and regional vendors selling and showcasing their collections of vintage clothing, handmade items, jewelry, accessories, food and more, Artists & Fleas continues to be a home and incubator for creative talent in and around New York City. In addition to the artists and designers that currently make the market their home base and pop-up shop, at left is a partial selection of some stand-out designers whose looks and stories have inspired us since 2003 and who have gone on to do great work and won a loyal following.

Current Vendors

ELEPHANT IN THE ATTIC
“Pull off” some feather headpieces and flip through wicker baskets of old bookplates newly adopted, matted and labelled by Caitlin Brubacher.
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Shopshmata
When we’re not hunting we’re in our brooklyn studio recycling thrift store shmatas into one-of-a-kind designs. our fair isle shrugs, leather shorts and leather skirts are becoming local must-haves.
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Churoncalla
Churoncalla, makers or cutting edge jewelry made out of typewriter keys, spoons, license plates and all sorts of recycled materials. Controlled spontaneity saving the planet one piece of jewelry at the time.
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Gypsy Nation Vintage / Black Cat Vintage
Martha and Daniel scour the world to bring you badass vintage clothing and accessories spanning the last hundred years. You‚ll find lots of one-of-a-kind, colorful vintage with crazy patterns and unusual designs, with a gypsy / south western flair.
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BiBi Doan
For more than ten years BiBi Doan worked in the fashion industry as a head designer and design director for many corporate companies. Now she specializes in her own one-of-a-kind designs & custom-made services, all handmade in New York City. She’s providing all aspects of fashion design from concept to production. Come challenge & create with BiBiDoan!
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JWhite 
Hand designed, hand screen printed apparel with water-based, eco inks. Detroit raised and Brooklyn based, jwhite showcases original art prints inspired by ancient culture, textures within nature and social/eco consciousness. From colorful summer tanks to handmade cozy scarves, there’s a piece for every season.
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Metal Taboo
Socially Deviant Metal Art is a jewelry and accessories line that displays and celebrates our arrogance, sexuality, vulgarity, frustrations, and angst. Know thyself.
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ASTALI
Edgy, handmade jewelry for men and women. Hallmarks of ASTALI include upcycled, organic, unusual materials – from vintage peepshow tokens to real snake vertebrae!
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Artists and Revolutionaries
An eco-friendly fashion label based in Brooklyn, NY – designed and created by John-Michael. The line is unique by utilizing repurposed leather, washed cashmere , linens, and organic cottons.
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FSMNYC
An urban fashion and jewelry line created by Ronnie Aminov & Cynthia Catera with conventional and unconventional pieces that seek to push the envelope of fashion and life on the hard edge.
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helene pe
One-of-a-kind treasure jewelry that mixes contemporary and vintage finds and combines them with hand-drawn paper characters. The result is an eclectic and expansive collection of greeting cards, prints and original paintings with funny little heroes.
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Leroy’s Place
A collection of original art, prints, and whimsical acrylic jewelry by Serene Bacigalupi. Drawing from a background in graffiti, she re-appropriates vintage landscape paintings by adding monsters and unicorns!
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Jewelry designer Cynthia Rybakoff who in the past has created jewelry for American fashion icons Isaac Mizrahi and Ralph Lauren, designs modern vintage jewelry with a pop culture twist.
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Handmade On Peconic Bay
A design lab created by Matt Shapoff dedicated to creative experimentation, mixing 19th and 21st century techniques and design that result in unique photographic printed accessories.
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SNASH Jewelry
Based in Brooklyn, New York, SNASH JEWELRY creates rugged, unisex, heavy cast designs with lighthearted and humorous themes. Inspired by oddities, adventuring, and eccentric collecting; the pieces aim to inspire fans of unusual relics.
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GoLLy
From his factory in Alphabet City in the East Village, folk-artist and cultural-terrorist, GoLLy, creates wearable, one-of-a-kind artworks from vintage 20th century textiles like superhero sheets and sci-fi curtains.
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Cam ci Cam ca
French artist Camille Darde’s jewelry line inspired by 1930s Art Deco and handmade in Brooklyn.
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Mr. Drinkwater Cartoons
Williamsburg based cartoonist, D.B Schell, creator of Mr. Drinkwater Cartoons offers hand silkscreened 100 percent organic T-shirts and eco bags featuring his designs that capture the spirit of Williamsburg and Greenpoint Brooklyn.
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Cyclical Industry
Established in 2011, Cyclical Industry is a multifaceted design and fashion line inspired by the culture of bicycle riders. Cyclical does not only decorate the culture but also try to insert new possibilities that derive new narratives.
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Father Panik
Father Panik Industries creates jewelry, clothing and media.? It’s design philosophies are rooted in turmoil. ?East vs. west culture clashes. Man woman buddhist catholic heart mind love hate. Their style is a mash-up of Japanese Zen and American Honkey Tonk.
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Po_I
In PO_I, you get to design your own shirt. You can make the decisions from the fabric choices to the button colors. The result is not only just a shirt you can wear, but also a story and a memory based on your creative decision making. They work as the joyful tailors who help you to make your wishes come true.
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KM Candles and Body
Handmade in Brooklyn,NY, Kelly Marks makes all natural, vegan candles and body care products including soy candles in classic Ball and Mason Jars. She offers up to 20 different delicious scents and a variety of colors as well. Floral scented perfumes, shea butter soaps, lotions and lip balms are part of a growing line as well.
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Father Panik
Father Panik Industries creates jewelry, clothing and media.? It’s design philosophies are rooted in turmoil. ?East vs. west culture clashes. Man woman buddhist catholic heart mind love hate. Their style is a mash-up of Japanese Zen and American Honkey Tonk.
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Po_I
In PO_I, you get to design your own shirt. You can make the decisions from the fabric choices to the button colors. The result is not only just a shirt you can wear, but also a story and a memory based on your creative decision making. They work as the joyful tailors who help you to make your wishes come true.
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Another Work in Progress
Journals, notebooks, boxes, clocks and other creations crafted from leather, metal, assorted papers and recycled and salvaged items including vintage gameboards and game pieces from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s – all hand-made by artisan Dara Hymowitz.
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Molly Rose Post Jewelry
Inspired by the worlds of outer space, fantasy and science fiction, jewelry designer Molly Rose Post crafts each piece with a steady eye for detail and complexity. Her design collection incorporates various metals and stones, including sterling silver, gold, brass, copper and precious and semi-precious stones and beads, purposely avoiding design simplification and striving instead for elaborate ornamentation and rich textures, patterns and colors.
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Devin Kain – Bugcicle / Love Hue Studios
Clocks, lamps, stereos, and furniture redesigned as funktional art with an emphasis on the fun and funk. Love Hue Studios local artist, Devin Kain, aims to change the look and feel of mundane and neglected everyday items.
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