This weekend marked the 8th anniversary of Flea Style, formerly known as The Dallas Flea. Flea Style is a unique market of over 200 vendors that steers far away from Dallas’ mall and big box-style shopping.
And who doesn’t love a good flea market filled with vintage finds and goodies to satisfy any individualistic soul? From discovering DIY and repurposing projects to finding that perfect piece you’ve been searching for to complete your home or outfit, a flea market is nothing short of an experience.
This weekend was my first time attending the show so of course, I had to be a part of its VIP opening night on Friday. While the tickets for the night were a bit pricier than their Saturday show, it was completely worth it. Complimentary valet parking, free drinks (yes, alcoholic for those of age), and smaller crowds? Yes, please!
Being part of the opening night also meant you have first dibs on all of the vendor’s products.
It took a few hours to get through all of the vendors, but it was completely worth it! What made the event even more enjoyable was the people. In a shopping mall, everyone just rushes past each other. But at this market so many people were chatting at the booths, talking about the products and conversing with the vendors about how their items were made. It was such a personal, rewarding experience.
Via Flea Style
I spent a bit more money than anticipated, but how could I not? There were way too many beautiful pieces to pass up on!
One of my favorite vendors was The Gypsy Wagon. Their boho style is perfect for any wild and free spirit out there. Being able to see the original wagon was pretty cool considering I’ve only ever visited their location on SoCo in Austin.
From antiques and vintage clothing to handmade works of art, Flea Style had a little bit for everybody. They even featured an all-new Men’s Lounge where guys could get an old-fashioned shave.
And if you brought the babies, the market had fun little tents and activity tables where little ones could play while mom and dad shopped around.
And obviously, they had an amazing home decor section. I found some gorgeous hand-painted cow skulls from Our Green Nest to spruce up some bare walls left in my home. The artist, Jillian Ragsdale, was such a sweet soul, engaging with her shoppers and even offering specialty designs aside from those displayed.
The night ended with my little tote filled to the brim with goodies galore and another free sparkling water as I walked through the door. If it weren’t for my hectic schedule, I definitely would’ve followed Flea Style to their show in Houston.
See below for other amazing moments from Flea Style!
Find a full list of the vendors here.