Artists & Fleas is a multi-merchant marketplace that has been disrupting retail for more than a decade by delivering ever-evolving and extraordinary shopping experiences. We believe marketplaces are the heartbeat of every city, and we’re dedicated to curating a selection of merchants who best represent the culture and craft unique to each of our neighborhoods.
Founded in an empty Williamsburg warehouse on N. 6th Street by Ronen Glimer and Amy Abrams, Artists & Fleas has hosted thousands of merchants and buyers since opening its doors in December 2003. Ronen and Amy have spent their lives cultivating their love of travel and adventure and appreciation for craft and creativity, culminating in the creation of Artists & Fleas. It's a place where buyers find unique designs, artists and vintage collectors and discover what is contemporary, original and hip in the tradition of old world marketplaces.
Ronen & Amy now lead a passionate, dynamic and growing team, along with a thriving network of thousands of merchants across New York City and Los Angeles with diverse experiences across retail, art, design, and more.
“We love cool stuff. We love to shop. We love the thrill of discovery. And we especially love discovering new things in out-of-the-way places where we can meet the people behind the creations who made it, found it and brought it to market. Artists & Fleas is the way to bring together all the things we love and to celebrate a creative community by creating an unforgettable shopping experience.”
Named by HGTV as one of their "Must Visit Artist Co-ops and Markets" in the US and consistently on Time Out New York's list of Best Places to Shop in New York City, Artists & Fleas is committed to community, discovery, and delight in shopping.
Amy and Ronen grew up in Chicago, in homes filled with stuff and stories collected by their parents from travels worldwide. They share an appreciation for craft and creativity, which fuels their own wanderlust.
Amy is co-founder of In Good Company, co-designer of the fashion collection Bon Voyage, and a personal stylist. Amy applies her entrepreneurial instinct and love of vintage and fashion to Artists & Fleas strategy and special events.
After a decade building a national marketing organization for an NYC-based start-up, in 2010, Ronen shifted his focus to grow Artists & Fleas full time, expanding to Chelsea Market and LA. In addition to scouting new ventures for the brand, he leads the business's marketing efforts.