Recap | The Pop Up Flea | A Continuous Lean.

Recap | The Pop Up Flea

Jun 29th, 2009 | Categories: Housekeeping, New York City, Style | by Michael Williams

The first ever A Continuous Goldberg Pop Up Flea (known in some circles for better or worse as the Man Flea) was by all measures (including High life consumption) a rousing success. Thanks to all of the vendors who participated and everyone that stopped by. On top of all the tasty merch, we had a lot of my favorite bloggers in the house, guys like (and I’m probably missing a few) Sean from The Impossible Cool, Tom from The Scout Mag, Sasha from The Pint Imperial, Russell from Kempt, Andrew from Covenger + Kester, Jeff from Cold Splinters, Morty from Mister Mort, The Trad, Brandon from Drinkin’ and Dronin’, plus the good folks from Racked and


A big thanks from Randy and I to all that came to shop, hang out and support. Look forward to more good things from A Continuous Goldberg.

Comments: 30

30 Comments to “Recap | The Pop Up Flea”

  1. drinkinanddronin
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 6:17 PM

    Incredible time. Big congrats to you and Randy. Can’t wait for the follow up!

  2. mitchell
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 6:22 PM

    The weekend sounded like a smashing success. I’m saddened that I currently reside in fly-over-country and could not attend. Keep up the good work.

  3. Chris
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 6:23 PM

    In our defense, those “well edited” photos of Kirk and I are after a long day, a lot of the High Life and numerous Shandy’s! A great time was had by all.

    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 6:24 PM

    Hey Michael it was a pleasure meeting all of you guys, this idea turned into something I would visit everytime if it took place lol. Shout out to Randy and yourself for hosting this.

    I did a little post on it also which was featured on selectism below

    BTW Yeah no MJ jokes man! lol

  5. damien
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 6:30 PM

    Looks like you guys had a great time. Looks like you guys achieved that “bunch of cool guys hangin out” vibe. ACL, can you please spearhead a L.A version of this someday soon? Maybe we can get Mr Freedom, Apolis Activism involved too! That would be pretty kick ass no?

  6. Michael Williams
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 6:33 PM

    Check the Street Etiquette dudes in that picture looking dapper! Thanks for the link and the coverage. Valet had some great photos as well, better than mine (sorry I was busy).

    Also, there is a strong possibility that we are going to roll this piece out to LA and do it to it. Expect that sooner rather than later…


  7. Thom
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 7:17 PM

    Looks like a great time, and an idea that I hope gains purchase around these here parts.

  8. Sam Jacobs
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 7:37 PM

    Nice to meet you too, Michael…

    All sarcasm aside, I did not leave empty handed. I picked up a sweet copy of the 1972 Mets yearbook., and had a nice, quick conversation with Kirk from Billykirk.

    Great job organizing! Hopefully I’ll be better funded by the next one!

  9. BA
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 10:05 PM

    Oh, looks great. So disappointed I missed it!

  10. Justin
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 10:08 PM

    Looks like a really cool, well-curated event. Sorry for being so trainspotter-ish, but does anyone know what kind of boots Kirk Bray is wearing in the denim apron photo? They’re really nice. The Red Wing Heritage Work Chukka maybe?

  11. Alphabetical
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 10:17 PM

    Events like these make me wish I was living in New York! Enjoyed the photos. The items for sale look amazing as well.

  12. Tristan
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 10:25 PM

    man flea. hah.

  13. MTJ
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 11:04 PM

    This was a very cool event. Went and spent all disposable income for the next couple of weeks with no regrets.

  14. Jordan
    on Jun 30th, 2009
    @ 3:09 AM

    Roll on out to LA. Roll.

  15. backyard bill
    on Jun 30th, 2009
    @ 8:31 AM

    missed it damn!

    looked like fun!

    next time i hope

  16. A Treasury of
    on Jun 30th, 2009
    @ 9:22 AM

    Looks like there were army soldiers being projected on the wall in back.

    I’m curious, what was that image from? A movie or some sort of slide show?

  17. james fox
    on Jun 30th, 2009
    @ 9:37 AM

    like the others, missed one here… looks like decent people hanging out drinkin brews… good times.

  18. Pat
    on Jun 30th, 2009
    @ 10:06 AM

    i think thiw was a great success, I can only hope to see more in the future. Favorite for me was the navy jacket from AETHER.

  19. Chris
    on Jun 30th, 2009
    @ 10:21 AM


    Good eye sir. Indeed, Redwing Chukkas.

    If you are interested, his denim shop apron was made by Takashi at via Andy at

  20. Randy
    on Jun 30th, 2009
    @ 11:07 AM

    Thanks to all the vendors and wanderers for all the support and for coming out the flea! You guys made this puppy a great success.

    To answer Mr. Treasury Of, it was Apocalypse Now playing back there. We had dude movies playing on the back wall all weekend.

    More soon….


  21. IV
    on Jun 30th, 2009
    @ 4:22 PM

    Michael and Randy-
    Well done gentlemen…you guys did a great job putting this thing together…. Good peeps, good vibe, great space, cold beer…All in all…, success….looking forward to round 2

  22. Big Kid
    on Jun 30th, 2009
    @ 10:55 PM

    Those Aether codes are the business

  23. jana
    on Jul 1st, 2009
    @ 2:51 AM

    come to california!!!

  24. Adam Christopher
    on Jul 1st, 2009
    @ 8:28 AM

    Was a pleasure to be able to attend… We needed something like this. Great brands, great vibe… Thanks.

  25. Jay
    on Jul 1st, 2009
    @ 10:46 AM

    Great pics but geek question, the guy in the pink cap in the opening pic – any idea on the brand of his boots and (long shot) jeans ?

  26. Matt Fox
    on Jul 1st, 2009
    @ 10:26 PM

    Congrats! We had a great time and scored some real treasures. Can’t wait until the next one.

  27. Harry
    on Jul 2nd, 2009
    @ 9:01 AM

    “Great pics but geek question, the guy in the pink cap in the opening pic – any idea on the brand of his boots and (long shot) jeans”

    Boots– Alden Indy’s

    Jeans– Well-worn APC New Standards

  28. bobs your uncle
    on Jul 2nd, 2009
    @ 10:46 AM

    boots – alden 405s, correct.

    jeans – jean shop – chicken leg fit.

    lets hope this doesnt turn into the same thing from last time.

  29. Chris
    on Jul 2nd, 2009
    @ 2:06 PM

    Crushed that I missed this. Next NYC one – I am there.

    Great job!

  30. deisgnerman
    on Jul 7th, 2009
    @ 10:36 AM

    er, yeah. i stopped by too…