We have a bit of an announcement to make - well, more like a very large announcement! Do y'all follow Flea Style? If you don't, then might we suggest that you rectify that post-haste? The Dallas based girl gang runs one of the best markets in the region, a girl-boss summit and is opening their first retail space & studio in the Deep Ellum neighborhood in Dallas next month.
We have been a vendor at their Houston market twice and each time we were struck by the level of creativity, passion & kindness of the whole Flea Style crew. As veteran market vendors, it is by far the bar we set when judging our market experiences - Flea Style does it this way, at Flea Style they do this, etc etc. We love partnering with them and had looked forward to many more rewarding market experiences.
But then - BUT THEN! They announced that they were looking for vendors to have a presence in their retail space. The drive from Rockport to Dallas is 6 long hours, and it seemed improbable. Too bad, we shrugged our shoulders, that would have been fun. To be in on the ground level of what we know is going to be a successful endeavor. But we couldn't shake the idea, so we playfully posed a question on Instagram - "Do y'all think we could make this worth a monthly trip up from Rockport?" - and the answer we received was a resounding "YES!"
So there it is: We will have a substantial presence in the Flea Style retail shop when it opens to the public on June 2 and moving forward into the future!
We will be trekking up to Dallas with some of our best vintage stock to contribute to what is sure to be one of the most exciting retail space in the metroplex! Furniture, decorative items, art and even clothing! Yes, we are reviving our long dormant vintage clothing racket for this - and if you know us, you know how good that can be!
So hold on to your rhinestone cowboy boots, Shell & Pine is coming to Dallas!