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.

“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 Markets
Alisha Palmer
Alisha Palmer Production Lead, Bay Area
Annika White Social and Creative Brand Manager
Kevin Headshot
Kevin Anthony House DJ, Williamsburg
Tyree Fifer
Tyree Fifer Production Lead, LA
Tori Lynn
Tori Lynn Leibovic Community Manager, Chelsea
Gabrielle Das
Gabrielle Das Community Manager, Williamsburg
Alex Dennis
Alexandra Dennis Community Manager
Angelic Rosario
Angelic Rosario Production Lead, Atlanta
DJ Ol Stark Chelsea
Olivier Stark House DJ, Chelsea