A Shiny New Year

Wishing You all a chic and shiny New Year! ~ Many thanks to all our loyal fans and customers for your enthusiastic patronage in 2012. Look for more online offerings in 2013, and our wholesale expansion to a shop near you!

1957 Illustration by Andy Warhol, for Harpers Bazaar. Cynthia Rybakoff Grace necklace, $88,  from the Hollywood Collection, available at Artists and Fleas.


Recipe for Style

Artists & Fleas is back at Chelsea Market through December 31st! Now there are 2 locations for shopping an eclectic offering of vintage finds + modern design.

Take 1 heaping tablespoon of Brooklyn flavor, 2 dashes of Manhattan chic, add some Hamptons living to taste for 100% New York style. Find Cynthia Rybakoff modern vintage jewelry + fabulous jewelry, clothing and accessories from Brooklyn Bleu, Vale Jewelry, Handmade On Peconic Bay and many more.

And in case you missed it, Here's some press from our recent Fall Fashion Week at Chelsea Market. 

Artists & Fleas Fall Pop-Up Shop at Chelsea Market is open daily at 15th & Tenth, under the High Line. The Mothership is open weekends year round, at 70 North 7th, Williamsburg, near the Bedford L train stop.


Getting an Edge

Fall 2012, Edge Ring in Tiger's Eye, Black Onyx and Hematite

Introducing our newest item for Fall 2012, the Edge Ring, in hand carved semi-precious stone. A dramatic one handed statement in architectural style to accentuate a structured jacket, or punctuate a pair of long skinny arm warmers.

Available in sizes 5 - 10, the Edge is a unisex style. We know the boys will love it too!

Cynthia Rybakoff Collection Edge rings in semi-precious stone, $86 - $118, available at Artists & Fleas.


Artists and Fleas at Chelsea Market presents a curated showcase of designers and vintage collections, including Cynthia Rybakoff modern vintage jewelry, as part of New York Fall Fashion Week 2012 from September 4th-9th. The one week Fashion Week pop-up will bring new collections and new debuts from more than 30 designers from across the Artists and Fleas’ community.

Artists and Fleas at Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue, located opposite Amy's Bread.

Fresh Direct

I was recently featured in the Weekend Market Picks section of Karen Seiger's must read, everything you need to know about the New York City market scene blog, Markets of New York City. Read the article here

Then buy her official insiders book listing the best the Big Apple has to offer, simply entitled, Markets of New York City, a Guide to the Best Artisan, Farmer, Food and Flea Markets.

Photo courtesy of Markets of New York City


Painting the Town Red

Artists & Fleas has created a unique exterior for their Chelsea Market pop-up shop, by choosing a bright palette of tomato with blue and yellow, painted by a crafty Brooklyn duo. The hand lettering of the signage, which repeats on panels wrapping the corner of 15th and tenth, has a retro feel to it, a bit like a traveling circus.

Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market is located on the corner of 15th and Tenth, and is open 7 days a week, 10-7pm.


Chelsea Girl

Artists & Fleas, the Williamsburg shopping mecca that set the standard for the current New York market scene as we know it today, returns to New York's Chelsea Market for a 3 month Spring season showcase, after a triumphant holiday pop-up in December.

Cynthia Rybakoff will be a featured independent designer at the market, along with a hand picked group of Brooklyn's most compelling artists, designers and vintage dealers. Stop by to view the Spring 2012 collection, located beneath New York's celebrated High Line at 15th and Tenth, and treat yourself at one of Chelsea Market's delectable eateries.

Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market, open daily 10:30 - 7pm, March 1st - June 3rd. For additional information, visit artistsandfleas.com


Love For Sale

For 25 years, God's Love We Deliver has created nutritious meals for the body and soul. This weekend, Artists & Fleas presents a very special Valentine's sale and fundraiser, Love For Sale, to benefit the organization which has improved the health and well-being of those living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses, by delivering high quality meals.

Ricky Becker of Spooky Boutique, has transformed a part of the market into a red room, merchandising the romantic works of over 20 participating artists, designers and vintage collectors, with a generous portion of the proceeds going to God's Love We Deliver.

Shop this weekend for all things red, including my vintage Lips earrings, pictured above, and enjoy some Brooklyn style DJ Karaoke on Saturday, starting at 5pm.

Artists & Fleas is located at 70 N. 7th Street between Kent & Wythe in Williamsburg.


Get Away Now

Here's a nifty collection of casual get away items, including sweet floral espadrille wedges and a super cool chunky knit anchor sweater (wrap those up to go please). The Feather cyanotype silk scarf is by Handmade on Peconic Bay for Club Monaco.

Photo courtesy of Club Monaco.


It's a Wrap

Here are some lovely pics from the silk accessory collaboration between Ashdel Handmade and Handmade On Peconic Bay. Ashley Delose, a talented textile artisan, noticed the potential in my husband Matt's cyanotype and Van Dyke brown printed silk seconds, and fashioned them into something decidedly a first! See her Ashdel Handmade collection on Etsy, made entirely from vintage and recycled textiles.
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