Apr 4, 2022
S6 Ep12 AMY ABRAMS: co-founder of Artists & Fleas, and new owner of Manhattan Vintage - on New York City’s most iconic and largest vintage show, and creating well-known vintage and maker markets that help independent creators and businesses thrive.
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Pre-Loved Podcast: Amy Abrams
Today, I’m joined by Amy Abrams, a visionary entrepreneur whose career has been dedicated to creating environments that bring people together while helping independent creators and entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses.
You might know Amy and her husband, Ronen Gilmer from their vintage and marker shows, like Artists & Fleas, the Upstate Vintage and Antique Show, Regeneration, and – most recently – the Manhattan Vintage show.
Inspired by a lifelong love of travel and world markets, Amy and Ronen co-founded Artists & Fleas in 2003 as a retail marketplace for makers, vintage-lovers and collectors. Today there are five locations of Artists & Fleas, including in both New York, and California, and most recently Georgia. In 2019, they founded the Upstate Vintage and Antique Show to celebrate vintage, antiques, and makers in the Hudson Valley community. In April 2021, they launched the Regeneration market, which is dedicated to thrifted and pre-loved fashion, as well as upcycled and vintage – the kinds of styles that appeal to the next generation of vintage lovers.
And in early 2022, they announced the acquisition of the beloved Manhattan Vintage, New York City’s most iconic and largest vintage show featuring the most extensive collections of vintage and antique clothing, jewelry, accessories and textiles in the world.
We talk about all this and more on today’s episode of Pre-Loved Podcast!
As you're listening to this live, I’m in New York covering ReFashion Week, and in addition to hosting the very first episode of Pre-Loved Podcast LIVE (more info on the live show in the shownotes!) I’ll get to attend the Manhattan Vintage Market – I’ll be there Saturday, April 9!
I’m so glad Amy shared her tips for experiencing the Manhattan Vintage show with me, and all of you! So let’s get into – let’s dive right into the show!
Pre-Loved Podcast LIVE in NYC on Thursday, April 7th
ReFashion Week Runway Show on Friday, April 8th
Manhattan Vintage Show on Saturday, April 9th
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