Experiential retail pioneer Artists & Fleas has tapped Winick Realty Group as its exclusive broker in their Manhattan expansion.
Director Aaron S. Fishbein and Associate Daniyel Cohen are working with the brand to find flagship locations on main shopping corridors throughout Manhattan, with a particular emphasis on SoHo.
Artists & Fleas creates curated retail marketplaces that offer a dynamic retail experience where customers can shop from, interact with and discover one-of-a-kind products made by local designers, artists, and independent brands. Vendors selling items such as clothing and jewelry, art, design and home goods, are rotated in and out of the space, ensuring that the Artists & Fleas experience is never the same twice.
“Artists & Fleas is the future of retail,” said Fishbein. “As online sales encroach more and more on the traditional retail business, shops have had to become more experiential. Artists & Fleas has been a pioneer in this market since 2003, offering an incredibly dynamic shopping experience that attracts customers of all ages and from all walks of life.”
Since its founding in 2003, the company has grown to operate four locations—Chelsea Market and Williamsburg in New York, and Abbot Kinney, Venice and the Arts District in Los Angeles—that have hosted 250+ merchants and more than 25,000 visitors on a weekly basis.
“We are proud to have curated four distinct marketplaces since 2003, catering to local communities with one-of-a-kind shopping experiences,” said Amy Abrams of Artists & Fleas. “We look forward to bringing Artists & Fleas to SoHo, a neighborhood we regard as both a creative and shopping capital of Manhattan and a destination for both locals and tourists who appreciate the type of exciting retail concept that Artists & Fleas creates and provides.”