...it’s no wonder we wanted to get a glimpse at the colorful, often whimsical life of Amy Abrams, Co-Founder of the dynamic daily marketplace, Artists & Fleas. Below, the Brooklyn local and mama to two stunning girls (Ruby, 11, and Noa, 9), invites us into her world to talk the culturally-rich landscape of Crown Heights, raising her daughters with compassion, and all things entrepreneurship. She even gives us a couple of pro tips for treasure hunting and scoring vintage gold.
August 23, 2017
There's no question vintage is having a moment. There are the crowds of city-dwelling women fighting over limited pairs of vintage Levi's 501s. Or the fact that flea markets have become a weekend destination for 30-somethings more than their retiree parents. And then there's Artists & Fleas, which stands firmly at the pinnacle of the movement.
August 17, 2017
In a world powered by fast fashion, nothing is more refreshing than a one-of-a-kind vintage find. From throwback designer bags to perfectly worn-in Levi’s, such treasures add character to your look...
Vintage veteran Amy is the founder of marketplace Artists & Fleas, where celebrities, designers and stylists from Kendall Jenner to Isabel Marant shop her phenomenal vintage collection.
The Zoe Report
August 9, 2017
According to [Natalie] Joos, New York City abounds with all manner of curated vintage stores[...]
Joos's top picks include Artists & Fleas in the trendy neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, an indoor market that houses a community of vintage sellers.
"It's full of all kinds of stalls and nicely curated, and it's where I find my coolest pieces," she says.
July 12, 2017
Get your shopping fix: Artists & Fleas is hardly a secret shopping destination, but that doesn't make it any less of a cool spot for hours and hours of excellent thrifting and shopping locally-made products, from clothing to home goods.
July 28, 2017
Amy Abrams likes to call herself a treasure hunter. She and her husband spent years traveling the world in search of beautiful clothes, and in 2003 they decided to turn their passion into a real project. As she explains, “We love the thrill of discovery and wanted to create an amazing shopping experience that touched upon all of the senses.”
July 21, 2017
Since its founding, Artists & Fleas has brought thousands of emerging designers, vintage collectors, and artisanal product together under one roof, creating a community around art, fashion and discovery. Now, 15 years later, the marketplace has landed at 568 Broadway - on Soho’s most commercial thoroughfare – inviting you to “shop extraordinary” amongst the land of chain stores and luxury. Think of it as a modern-day treasure hunt, so if you like shopping and surprises, Artists & Fleas is the place for you.
July 14, 2017
This payday, forego Fifth Avenue in favor of the more bohemian Artists & Fleas, a shopping destination showcasing diverse independent businesses. Emphasizing local talents, the bazaar hosts sellers of vintage clothing, artisan body care products and home goods, hand-crafted jewelry, and more.
June 13, 2017
Get ready for your close-up! On Saturday and Sunday, The Confetti Project—a photography series, which profiles real people celebrating amazing milestones with sparkly confetti—is hosting a pop-up inside Artists & Fleas, at which you can get your photo taken for free!
Time Out New York
May 30, 2017
Resident fashionista Christal Young checked out Artists and Fleas SoHo for the latest installment of 'Where'd You Get That?'
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Where'd You Get That? Good Morning New York, Fox 5
May 24, 2017
The cost of doing business in New York City is forcing even big-name retailers to close up shop. But a local market is bucking that trend, opening its third location on Friday, May 12. The irony of the new Artists & Fleas is that it is moving into a space that Armani Exchange left behind.
Fox 5 NY
May 11, 2017
Artists & Fleas, meanwhile, is opening a new, 5,000 square-foot market in Soho on Friday at the prime retail intersection of Prince Street and Broadway in Soho, the former home of an Armani Exchange. Co-founders Ronen Glimer and Amy Abrams say artisan markets are thriving because shoppers are hungry for unique goods, not to mention connection.
The Wall Street Journal
May 9, 2017
After a decade and a half as a staple of the Williamsburg flea market scene, Artists & Fleas is opening its fourth location, smack dab in the middle of Soho, on the corner of Prince and Broadway. Look out, Prada.
Bedford + Bowery
April 20, 2017
Our entire team adores Artists & Fleas — the hugely popular marketplace with locations in Williamsburg, Chelsea Market, downtown Los Angeles, and Venice Beach. The market, which has an impressive group of vintage clothing vendors and indie designers, has become the place to find the next big thing.
April 19, 2017
You guys love Artists & Fleas (it’s one of the most searched-for stores on our website)—and it’s easy to see why: Every weekend, a rotating selection of around 60 vendors, including local craftspeople, designers and artists, sets up shop in a Williamsburg warehouse.
Time Out New York
April 13, 2017
Artists & Fleas
This indoor market is the perfect place to find that obscure book-clock you've been searching for. You'll find some of the city's best budding entrepreneurs inside, while the street outside is lined with small food vendors and tables with trinkets. If you don't want to miss out on the vendors but can't make the weekends, there is a second location in Chelsea Market open all week.
The Williamsburg Hotel
"Soon the rooftop will be home to a pool and a tiny 20-person cocktail bar inside a water tower, currently under construction. For now, browse the afternoon away at nearby Artists & Fleas market, where local vendors sell their wares, including jewelry, vintage clothing and art prints, and Rough Trade indie record store, which hosts live acts such as Ryan Adams and Karen Elson."
February 20, 2017
Popping up in both downtown L.A.and Venice twice a month, New York’s Artists & Fleas market landed out west in 2014, featuring vendors that appeal to both moonstone-wearing Westsiders and pocket-square–donning Eastsiders. L.A.’s Artists & Fleas outposts are outside year-round, because sunshine.
Time Out New York
January 4-10, 2017
Still not got everything? Then head to our final stop: the market. Parisian style paragon and tousle-haired model Caroline de Maigret swears by the Saint-Ouen flea markets, while London’s Portobello serves up cute teacups, vintage clothes and antique jewellery and NY is far from short on flea markets from Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg to the antique wonders of Chelsea Flea Market.
Where Did U Get That
December 22, 2016
Originally set up as a small, unassuming market in Williamsburg, Artists & Fleas has grown into an enormous enterprise with more than 100 vendors across four locations including Chelsea and a couple in Los Angeles.
Voyeur, Virgin Australia Inflight Magazine
With locations in Williamsburg Brooklyn, Chelsea Market, Downtown Los Angeles and Venice, California — Artists & Fleas has become one of the most renowned markets for emerging artists, indie designers, and vintage collectors. Founded by a husband and wife team (Ronen Gilmer and Amy Abrams) in 2003, the market is synonymous with cool and the place to find that perfect gift. If you’re not in NY or CA, fear not! You can now scoop up Amy and Ronen’s picks on Depop.
Rue Magazine, Rue Daily: Decorating
November 28, 2016
The Brooklyn-born market specializes in vintage pieces and artisanal goods from L.A.’s up-and-coming craft talents. [It] is staged Saturdays at the corner of Traction Avenue and 3rd Street downtown and, on the Westside, at 1010 Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice.
Los Angeles Magazine
Shop: Artists & Fleas Market
I brought a friend here four years ago, and I still see her sporting the vintage fox medallion she bought there in pictures to this day. Find a charming array of vintage and handmade sellers that make Etsy look out of touch. No matter what you buy, you can be assured it’s a uniquely Brooklyn find.
August 26, 2016
This NYC-bred bazaar happens every Saturday from 11am to 5pm, when over 100 of the coolest local vintage vendors, artists, and makers hawk throwback fashion, handmade decor, and more. Don't forget to commemorate your visit at the TinType Booth, which develops old-timey portraits using a cool antique camera (almost) instantly.
July 12, 2016
On a breezy day in June, Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer—married co-founders of the thirteen-year-old market Artists & Fleas—walked me through their Crown Heights home.
June 30, 2016
When it comes to how to spend your Saturdays, braving the lines at Target under unflattering florescent light likely ranks low on your list. So abandon your plans to stock up on dishwashing liquid and head to Artists & Fleas, a completely manageably sized craft fair.
Los Angeles Magazine
June 28, 2016
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