Flea Style is synonymous with effortless chic. Created by Brittany Cobb (who truly defines this aesthetic herself), the small market-turned-creative conference-turned-lifestyle-brand opened a permanent shopping destination for all things unique, vintage and handmade. Cobb chose Dallas’ funky Deep Ellum neighborhood as the site for the brick-and-mortar shop, located at 3009 Commerce St.
Let's start with what makes Flea Style different: unlike most retail stores, which merely buy various goods and resell them, Brittany and her team are consciously invested in the creative community. They host workshops for makers and artisans; they hand-select items from antique vendors in Canton, Texas, and other similar markets; and they collaborate with creators to develop unique products that are exclusive to Flea Style shoppers. The result is a finely curated—and effortlessly chic—shopping experience that extends from gifts and home decor to accessories and apparel.
In just a few years, Cobb produced several annual Flea Style shows in Dallas and Houston, developed a successful e-commerce site and created a wealth of online social media content—all from a small office that was less than 1,000 square feet. Today, in addition to its retail floor, the Deep Ellum boutique houses the Flea Style company headquarters, an event studio and a maker space.
Inside, shoppers discover more than 75 local makers and Flea Style’s favorite vendors. Don’t forget to peruse the curated hauls of clothing, jewelry, belts, children’s items, paper goods, art, and textiles. What’s more? Roughly 90 percent of the items in store are priced under $100, proving style doesn’t always have to be a hefty investment.