I love the Pop Up Flea for a couple of reasons. For one, it shows how far a bunch of like-minded people who write, design, or run shops can go with a little organization. The first Pop Up Flea during the summer was a big step, but the second go around shows just how fast it’s moving. With new comers like Jack Spade, J. Crew, and Michael’s own ACL & Co. line…it has moved from smaller labels to some more well known names. Browsing the booths, and saying my hellos to old friends like Chris and Kirk Bray with Billy Kirk, Randy from Urban Daddy/Continuous Goldberg, Emil and Co. at Hickoree’s/The Hill-Side, and Kyle with Jack Spade was the other part that made it all worth it. I didn’t get a chance to catch a couple of people I meant to see and speak with unfortunately, but there’s always next time.
If you live around the NYC area and have yet to get to the Pop Up Flea, please by all means…find the third installment, it’s only getting bigger and better.