Recap | The Pop Up Flea

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 on “Recap | The Pop Up Flea

    drinkinanddroninon June 29, 2009 @ 6:17 PM:

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

    mitchellon June 29, 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.

    Chrison June 29, 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.

    STREET ETIQUETTEon June 29, 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

    damienon June 29, 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?

    Michael Williamson June 29, 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…


    Thomon June 29, 2009 @ 7:17 PM:

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

    Sam Jacobson June 29, 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!

    BAon June 29, 2009 @ 10:05 PM:

    Oh, looks great. So disappointed I missed it!

    Justinon June 29, 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?

    Alphabeticalon June 29, 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.

    Tristanon June 29, 2009 @ 10:25 PM:

    man flea. hah.

    MTJon June 29, 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.

    Jordanon June 30, 2009 @ 3:09 AM:

    Roll on out to LA. Roll.

    backyard billon June 30, 2009 @ 8:31 AM:

    missed it damn!

    looked like fun!

    next time i hope

    A Treasury ofon June 30, 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?

    james foxon June 30, 2009 @ 9:37 AM:

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

    Paton June 30, 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.

    Chrison June 30, 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

    Randyon June 30, 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….


    IVon June 30, 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

    Big Kidon June 30, 2009 @ 10:55 PM:

    Those Aether codes are the business

    janaon July 1, 2009 @ 2:51 AM:

    come to california!!!

    Adam Christopheron July 1, 2009 @ 8:28 AM:

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

    Jayon July 1, 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 ?

    Matt Foxon July 1, 2009 @ 10:26 PM:

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

    Harryon July 2, 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

    bobs your uncleon July 2, 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.

    Chrison July 2, 2009 @ 2:06 PM:

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

    Great job!

    deisgnermanon July 7, 2009 @ 10:36 AM:

    er, yeah. i stopped by too…

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