Thank you for making our Dallas spring show so fun and successful, y’all! We’re still swooning over the beautiful event and had to share some of our highlights!
For the second time, we held our First Dibs event, which allows eager shoppers early entry to the show on Friday night and a look at the goodies before we open to the public on Saturday. As it was last fall, First Dibs was a hit! Only 300 peeps were allowed in the door, lots of loot left the building in the arms of happy Flea Style fans. Some even came back the next day — when thousands turned up for live music, mimosas, waffles, covetable giveaways and, of course, shopping galore!
Big love to everyone who came out and made this show a wild success! And if you didn’t make it to Fair Park last weekend, here’s what you missed.
New-to-us vendor Antiques & Vintage helped set the stage for a great show, loaning us a ginormous shabby-chic bird cage for our entry setup, and burlap-covered chairs and a vintage station wagon loaded with all kinds of vacation necessities from another era for a photo-op backdrop complete with pink flamingos.
Home goods were especially popular at the show. We counted a half dozen peacock chairs on their way out, and at least that many 6-foot rulers found good homes. Hand-lettered signs are still crazy popular, and dinner tables all over Dallas are now singing a fabulous new tune thanks to the flavored sea salts of Bespoke Provisions. Seriously so good!
On the clothing front — you know we love to get dressed up! — there was plenty of linen for spring. There were also oodles of vintage dresses and kimonos. We lost our minds a little at mobile boutique Hazie Sue and one of us literally had to be dragged out of the truck in order to get back to work. And you know what never, ever goes out of style? T-shirts with phrases about tacos. Timeless with our shoppers, we tell ya.
And because no outfit — or Flea Style show — is complete without a jewelry haul and a smile, shoppers wrapped themselves in bits and baubles from gemstones and gold to tassels and pompoms. Dallas ladies really know how to accessorize!
The Men’s Lounge was a place for guys to get in on the shopping action — or opt out if they preferred. Market-weary men got a chance to kick back, sip a bourbon and play cornhole. Those with a passion for shopping could scope out cool finds meant just for gents, from the likes of Austin-based shoe company Penny Luck, Houston’s Manready Mercantile, Haus of Growlers, Field Rations and more.
Plenty of pups showed up. Plenty of kids too! Our lounge for littles — with a tent maze, photo backdrop, coloring station and chalkboards — was a hit with parents and children alike. It definitely didn’t hurt that Cottonsmith was spinning sparkling puffs of sugar right in the vicinity. (You’re welcome! That was no accident!) We noticed they were sold out of glittery candy floss before the show closed on Saturday.
Now that’s sweet!
For more photos from this show and shows past, check out our gallery. Flea Style Dallas returns this fall. Stay tuned for details on becoming a vendor or shopping the show.
Photos: Photos: Rebecca Patton, Beckley & Co.