I don’t know about you, but my grandma had lots of stuff. Lots. From coats, jewelry, shoes and handbags to home décor and trinkets, it was like walking into a vintage shop every time we visited. Flea Style owner Brittany Cobb must have had a similar granny, because she grew up visiting flea markets and vintage shops in California, and has used that experience to guide the concept for her stores in Deep Ellum and now at The Star in Frisco.
After a short career as a journalist, Brittany hustled – in the way that only fellow entrepreneurs understand – her way into a career in interior design, a world she understood well as her mother was also a designer. Brittany married, had kids, moved to Texas and immediately turned that knack for pulling tasteful spaces together into her new passion. It wasn’t long until she snagged several high profile clients, including Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Around three years ago, Brittany says that she started to miss the thrill of hunting down one-of-a-kind vintage pieces at thrift stores or flea markets, as well as hosting the pop-up boutiques she once did. She intentionally began to lessen her client load and took on another new career – boutique owner.
Her Dallas boutique Flea Style opened in June 2018. Last week Brittany and her team opened a second location at The Star in Frisco, the development that is home to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters (just in case you’ve been living under a rock).
Brittany describes Flea Style’s offerings as “boho Texas chic.” The store incorporates a little of her California roots with a lot of love for our great state. Inventory varies between the Deep Ellum and Frisco locations, as many pieces are truly one-of-a-kind items Brittany scored in her monthly flea market jaunts. Shoppers can find everything from vintage sequin jackets and eclectic lamps to iron bed frames and well-worn, patterned rugs. Brittany also takes great pride in helping others realize their small business dreams, and offers unique jewelry, candles, artwork and home décor made by local artisans.
This time Flea Style opened with a sweet addition to its Frisco location – Heirloom Haul, Brittany’s vision of a cute, little lunch-service café. Hungry shoppers can enjoy salads (such as the Brittany Cobb Salad, obviously), sandwiches and other light lunch fair, as well as pastries, macarons and an absolutely gorgeous tea service. Brittany’s vision for the eatery was brought to life with the help of consultant Jason Napolitan and chef Ryan Wooley.
Keeping with the overall feel of the boutique, Heirloom Haul is graced by a cute, retro camper as its centerpiece, and all of the dishes are served on vintage TV dinner trays. Brittany wanted folks to walk in and find a warm, inviting space that begs shoppers to grab a coffee, lunch or even walk around and shop with mimosa in hand.
She nailed it, because Flea Style is like shopping from your granny’s very cool house – if your grandma was Stevie Nicks, she saved her best dresses from the 1970s just for you, and she happened to make a mean chai latte.Flea Style > Heirloom Haul >