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Our Story

At a time when shopping has become a click and daily cardboard box delivery, Artists & Fleas is a conductor of human-to-human transaction—where stories are as plentiful as products.

Our marketplace is a community that champions self-expression for both buyers and sellers. We foster the relationships between our artist/curators and our customers: nurturing independent makers into full-fledged businesses by empowering patrons to shop locally.

It’s a place for makers and vintage curators to find homes for the objects that they put so much of themselves into and a place for seekers to find themselves in the objects that they take home. Artists & Fleas is more than shopping. It’s the thrill of discovering, and being discovered.

The parent company of Artists & Fleas, Shop Extraordinary Enterprises was established to create retail experiences that bolster the courage of entrepreneurs, the spirit of creativity and the power of human connection. The company’s current portfolio of brands also includes Regeneration, a shopping destination for the next generation vintage shopper, and the Manhattan Vintage Show, the iconic vintage showcase that takes place in NYC three times a year.

“Artists & Fleas [is] an IRL and Instagram destination for those who love to discover what’s next in indie design.” — New York Post

“The experience is reimagined, enriched for discovery and swathed around a broader audience today.” — WWD

Artists & Fleas is a marketplace of makers — tastemakers, experience creators, designers, collectors and curators. Together, this creative community of shoppers & sellers come to discover and be discovered.

Meet the Team

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Michelle Friend
Michelle Friend Director of Retail
Claire Huffman Reservations Coordinator
Elle Walls Director of Content Marketing
Khatia Khatiashvili Social Media Manager
Olivia Crowley Social Media Coordinator
Thalia Auguste- Area Retail Manager
Thalia Auguste Area Retail Manager
Tyree Fifer
Tyree Fifer Production Lead, LA
Clea Matt Community Manager, NYC
Cat Cioper Community Manager, Chelsea
Kasper Klop Community Manager, Chelsea
Ally Montana Community Manager, Williamsburg
Alyn Defay
Alyn Defay Community Manager, Williamsburg
Julia, Regeneration headshot
Julia Szabo Sales Associate, Regeneration
Astrid Headshot
Astrid Taylor Sales Associate, Regeneration
Camey headshot
Camey Falcone Sales Associate, Regeneration
Kevin Headshot
Kevin Anthony House DJ, Williamsburg
DJ Ol Stark Chelsea
Olivier Stark House DJ, Chelsea