Not Your Average Flea Market

Are you a savvy shopper who enjoys sifting through clothing racks full of vintage pieces, love delicate jewelry, and hand-crafted items? The perfect place for your flea market cravings popped up in Dallas this weekend, but it’s not your average flea market. Flea Style curated its two-day spring show at Dallas Market Hall and showcased the best of handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind items from over 150 local vendors. The show offered art, fashion, home décor, lighting, textiles, handbags, food, pet gear, paper goods, kids items and more to meet all your shopping-craze needs. After securing a mimosa at the bar upon arrival, I headed to the different booths to check out the best items vendors had to offer.



Travis Austin Custom Hats

Have you been searching for the perfect hat to wear this summer and rock at your favorite music festival? Look no further than Travis Austin’s custom hats. Every Travis Austin piece is approached as a work of art that is original and will eventually find a home with the perfect buyer. Each hat is unique in that you get to pick out the pieces that best describe you and create a truly custom piece. All you have to do is pick out a hat you love and follow three simple steps.

Step 1: Pick your wrap

Step 2: Pick out two accessories

Step 3: Pick your stamp



Revival Journals

Do you love a good journal? Do you also love taking a trip down memory lane and being reminded of your favorite childhood bedtime stories? Revival Journals sells re-purposed antiquated books into unique journals and sketchbooks. There are hundreds of options to choose from, including favorites like “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” I settled for Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go” as a new to-do list journal.


The Fusion Hanger

Everyone loves a good statement piece. The Fusion Hanger had a rack of gorgeous hand-beaded clutches that is sure to make any outfit stand out. My favorites included a sparkly American flag clutch perfect for a festive Fourth-of-July party and a colorful evil-eye beaded bag that would complement nicely with that little black dress you have in your closet.


Hazie Sue

What looks like a trendy food truck, Hazie Sue caters to your vintage obsessed appetite. Take a step inside and browse through a collection of vintage clothing, from sequined dresses and pastel colored two-piece sets to delicate brooches and hand-crafted baskets. My shopping companion, Maggie Borders, sifted through a collection of antique accessories and settled for a petite white handbag with floral beadwork.


Brittany Cobb, founder of Flea Style, developed a love for vintage and unique goods after many trips to local markets and antique malls with her mom in Southern California.


“My mom had a stall at a local antique mall and I loved to wander the aisles in search for treasures while she decorated her booth,” Cobb says. “One of my earliest memories is convincing her to buy me a funky iron any crystal lamp there that ended up in my bedroom until I went off to college.”

Flea Style opened a retail store in downtown Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood and also has several pop-up shows and seasonal markets. Flea Style’s next market will be held June 22 at Market at the Star located in Frisco.

Catherine Neilson

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