FleaBook! Where Downtown Flea Showcases Vendors
(Los Angeles, CA) Downtown Flea is taking over four open-air parking lots in the Historic Core of Downtown LA beginning on Sunday, July 28th from 10am to 4pm. Downtown Flea Founder, Phillip Dane, carefully selects each vendor in the areas of handmades, antiques, collectibles, and vintage clothing and furniture. Unlike any other market of its kind, Downtown Flea reveals its vendors to the public prior to its opening on its FleaBook. “FleaBook is the Facebook of the Downtown Flea community. It allows every seller to showcase their products, write posts, connect with other vendors, and bring awareness to their business” explains Dane. This notice also allows attendees to preview participating vendor’s profiles and scroll through their goods before shopping the flea. Below highlights eight, of the 250 standout vendors, that will be in attendance.
Popsikle Shop is a 1963 Vintage RV mobile boutique of exclusively resale, vintage, thrift and reinvented clothing as well as handmade jewelry. Twenty-three years old owners, Rachel Garcia and Crystal Rey Melendez, handpick every item in their inventory of unique and fun merchandise. Popsikle Shop was recently recognized for its creative concept and one-of-a-kind finds on LA Weekly’s “10 Awesome L.A. Trucks That Sell Things Besides Food”. Popsikle Shop’s mission is to provide a place of creativeness, where customer can express themselves at an affordable price. http://dtflea.com/popsikleshop
Lani Organics- Heavenly Salts & Scrubs provides sustainable, high quality bath and body care products that are eco-friendly and cruelty free. Owners, operators and sisters, Jenifer and Julia Baum, are dedicated to using only the finest ingredients that are certified organic and come from fair trade sources. Lani Organics has no artificial fragrance, colors or preservatives. All scents are created with organic essential oils and the sugar scrubs are preserved using rosemary extract and organic grapefruit seed extract – natures antioxidant and anti-microbial. Lani Organics is also committed to sustainability, using minimal amounts of plastics both in consideration of their customer’s health and the health of the planet. All packaging materials are recycled within the company and encourage users to UPcycle their containers as bottles for candles, food and herb storage, toiletries etc. http://dtflea.com/laniorganics
Bird and Feather- Terrarium and Craft constructs and designs terrariums, planters, and home décor. Owners and crafters, Marianne Gardner and Sean Maginity, acquire their inspiration from modern and naturalistic designs where bold colors, clean lines, and simple shades are paired with plants and other natural materials. All items are made by hand in their studio located 6,000 ft in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest. http://dtflea.com/birdandfeather
AGAINST THE GRAIN takes beautiful woods from all over the world that were once destined for a landfill, and creates amazing furniture and table tops that anyone would be proud to display. Against The Grain’s initial concept is in the use of dunnage, hardwood 4×4’s used to keep steal and other stock from rolling around in the hulls of gigantic cargo ships. These are loaded and unloaded all over the world, so what comes to the States in an eclectic mix of truly exotic woods. While the shipping industry believes it is less expensive to throw out these pieces rather than reuse, Against The Grain disagrees. The company’s mission is to breathe new life into these pieces, to bring their natural beauty so that they can be enjoyed by everyone. http://dtflea.com/againstthegrain
Pocket Square Clothing is a men’s accessory brand that features a collection of handcrafted bow ties, skinny neckties and pocket squares. Founders Rodolfo Ramirez and Andrew Cheung sought to create a lifestyle brand beyond clothing. The brand is a reflection of the ideals behind the Urban Gentleman. This is their effort to tell a story, to inspire and be inspired, and to create a powerful connection with customers through timeless pieces. Pocket Square Clothing takes pride in its domestic manufacturing and attention to detail. Using traditional techniques, everything is carefully handcrafted by some of the oldest remaining craftsmen in the heart of Los Angeles. http://dtflea.com/pocketsquareclothing
Robert McNellis recycles and repurposes found materials into unique, utilitarian furniture and home and garden décor that he creates under the name Kensington Studios. Robert McNellis is a sought after expert on the topic of up-cycling, vintage and antique trends. He is also the only American collector featured in a new book about buying and collecting Affordable Antique Furniture, by Caroline Wheater and Vivays Publishing in London. http://dtflea.com/robertsvintage
Dear Doggy is a lifestyle brand for the not-so-average doggy. From all natural gourmet treats to handcrafted collars and bow ties, Dear Doggie is committed to providing its customers with whatever their heart desires. The company’s mission is to provide dogs with lifestyle products and accessories that transcend the traditional barriers of distinction between human and dog and extend the style and sophistication of man to their four-legged counterparts. http://dtflea.com/deardoggy
Penelope’s Vintage is an LA based online vintage store that sells pre-owned vintage clothing and accessories. The company specializes in “trendy vintage” which is vintage styles that have found their way back into the trends of today. Penelope’s Vintage takes the time to find the hidden treasures in thrift stores; making each piece one of a kind and inspected to fit customer’s clothing needs. http://dtflea.com/penelopesvintage
About Downtown Flea
The Downtown Flea will feature hundreds of vintage dealers, talented designers and creative crafts people, guest DJs, an exclusive Scavenger Hunt (with prizes), and a private VIP ‘chill zone’. The Flea will take place within four parking lots located between 2nd and 4th and Main to Broadway. Admission is $5, which allows you access all four lots. Tickets may be purchased on location at the ticket booth or online at www.dtflea.com. VIP tickets are extra and feature executive restrooms, complimentary beverages and lounge seating. The Downtown Flea opens at 10a.m. and ends at 4p.m. Ample parking is available at Joe’s six story structure located between 2nd and 3rd on Spring Street. Follow Downtown Flea on Twitter @DTFlea and Facebook at www.facebook.com/downtownflea. Downtown Flea in the Historic Core, 246 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, telephone (323) 391-3378.