Step inside the world of Flea Style — a hub for massive curated pop up markets, cool educational conferences, artisan workshops and an online shop — and join founder Brittany Cobb as she interviews established and budding business owners, operators and influencers about their creative companies. On each episode, Brittany and her guests kick back with a coffee or cocktail and dig into start up stories, business pitfalls, regrets, lessons learned, advice they want to share and plenty of funny stories along the way. Get ready to laugh out loud and take lots of notes!
Travis Weaver is living the American Dream. The native Texan sold candles door to door and grew his lifestyle goods business over the past six years to include a brick and mortar store, wholesale label and online shop all about well-made products from the U.S.A. Travis candidly chats about the company’s early days, pushing through failure and the importance of slowly growing a lifestyle brand.
Mary Padian is a pint size powerhouse. After a big breakup with her boyfriend, the former Architectural Digest editor followed her heart back to her Texas hometown and opened a vintage decor and junk shop. In 2012 after a television producer visited the shop, she traded junking for retail for picking storage units for television and has been a fan favorite fixture on Storage Wars’ long running series sever since. From her darkest days to highlight reel, Mary walks us through her crooked career path spit-firing solid advice and hilarious stories along the way.
Jon Tutolo is the king of reinvention. The 42-year old has worked in the editorial, styling, retail and advertising worlds and even served as President of Trump Model Management. Learn how the former model agent, shopkeeper and art director took his collective experiences and crooked career path to land his dream job as creative director of One Kings Lane.
Jen Harrison — aka Flea Market Fab — has helped put boho-chic interiors on the map. Her custom decor and interior design businesses and booming Instagram account have helped homes across the globe become dreamy, layered, spaces one shaggy Moroccan rug at a time. We sit down with the style setter to chat flea markets and thrifting to all things business and social media.
Cammy Miller and her best friend Cologne are the brains behind the cult-following fashion brand Show Me Your Mumu. We sit down with the California designer and co-creator to learn about the company’s early days, secrets for cultivating a devoted customer and how they’ve survived and thrived in the cut-throat fashion world since 2009.
Taylor Sterling created the job of her dreams as founder of Glitter Guide, an online lifestyle and media company. But a lay off and a ton of hard work had to come first before she found personal and professional success. We sit down with the working mom to talk about the early days of her website as well as the power of positivity, supporting others and self care.
Learn how Blaine Jakubov left a lifelong equestrian career to follow her passion for fashion with no formal training. Today Blaine Bowen (coined after her first and middle names) is a nationally recognized lifestyle label that includes apparel, denim, jewelry and more. In between business tips ranging from hiring hacks to trend forecasting, this spitfire talks about breaking the rules and being a boss in your job role to push ahead and succeed.
While volunteering with the International Rescue Center Paula Minnis met a refugee woman that changed the course of her life. Eight years later the mother of four is running a blooming accessories business that employs refugees resettled in Dallas. The former retail maven has carved out a unique career path that is profitable and passionate. Listen up to learn her tips for starting a social enterprise as well as juicy business tips to keep you on track and succeed.
We met Kelly Ann Sutton last year and were instant fans. This woman has worked her way up the Anthropologie ladder for the last 12 years and now manages hundreds of employees for the coveted company. Kelly Ann’s people skills are off the chart and have led her to the position she now holds.
Liz Kamarul – the Portland based interior designer that ditched her day job to travel the US with her husband in a 180 square foot Winnebago for four months – visits Flea Style’s office while on a weeklong pit stop in Dallas. Brittany sits down with the free spirit to learn about leaving your comfort zone, life on the road, monetizing social media and how to make every minute count.
Brittany gets real with her dear friend and Read Between the Lines founder/CEO Melinda Jones. The two talk about Melinda’s popular paper company and retail shop and how she created the booming business – that has more than 350 accounts! – with no skills in the stationery world. They also dish about RBTL’s early days, working on shoestring budgets and hiring tips. They leave time for fun stuff from personal life balance hacks to dream dinner party guests.
We sit down with the artist, wall muralist and How to Draw Modern Florals author to learn how she got her start (with no art degree!), lands new business accounts and scored the mega-popular Dallas rewardStyle wall mural. Alli advises ways to muster up the courage to put your ideas and business in the public eye and also talks about staying true to her style and mission – and the changes she has had to make along the way – to create the job of her dreams. Learn more about this incredible girl boss at Flea Style Summit in Dallas 9/23/17!
Brittany sits down with her team to offer listeners an inside look at how Flea Style got its start and operates today. Meet full-time team members Alyssa Cates and Grace Dille and learn how they landed their jobs, what they do day-to-day and even some personal life 411. Brittany also opens up about her typical day and some exciting projects in the works.