On July 30, the first annual Flea Style Summit drew 150 of the best and brightest artists and entrepreneurs to Dallas for an all-day conference. Summit-goers were greeted at Gilley’s with a hand-painted, pink linen tapestry that read “Shine On” before entering the “glamping”-themed space—complete with cheery cacti, feathers, and colorful streamers.
There was a notable buzz of inspiration as attendees chose seats and chatted about their work and small businesses. Flea Style founder Brittany Cobb greeted guests personally before the panels, which featured local and nationally known creatives who dished on everything from taking eye-catching Instagrams to creating a fun and functional workspace at home.
For lunch, attendees networked and swapped cards over rosy grapefruit Palomas, chicken and veggie wraps, and elotes, or took advantage of the braid bar.
Next, guests were split into small “tribes” and headed to one of several creative workshops. Carrie Moss, of Mood by Moss, led an aura reading in a yurt, where she photographed attendees and then analyzed the colorful swirls in their Polaroids. Allie Biddle, of Bedthread Goods, led a small group in embroidering a tiny watercolor print. Briley Studdard, of Oh Deery Floral; photographer Megan Weaver; and Lauren Williams, of Boho by Lauren, also lead workshops.
The day wrapped up with a happy hour and (in true Flea Style fashion) some time to shop the vendors’ goods. We spotted tiny Ascot + Hart evil eye pendants, Cartagena-made colorful totes from The Simple Sol, and blue and white dip-dyed wall hangings by Boho by Lauren. Every piece of decor at the Summit was also for sale—even the gorgeous multicolored rugs strewn throughout the space. Some shoppers left with fun finds like art prints or Texas-emblazoned tees, but with the recent launch of Flea Style’s online store, anyone can shop Summit finds.
The next Dallas Flea Style show is from November 11 to 12. Expect the usual roundup of standout vendors, with pieces like vintage wicker furniture, bright throw pillows, handmade raw metal jewelry, and tie-dye tapestries.