Take one step into Heirloom Haul at The Star and you’ll feel it. It’s almost a slight atmospheric shift, where the light filters in a bit softer, the world looks a bit brighter and everything seems a bit more beautiful. I’m not sure of the exact cause, maybe it’s the wall of windows letting in the most flattering sunlight possible or the carefully and beautifully curated decor. I don’t what it is.
But I can guarantee you’ll feel it.
Located at The Star in Frisco, Heirloom Haul is the restaurant and modern tea room inside of Flea Style, a beautiful vintage market and event space owned and operated by Brittany Cobb. Both spaces share the same distinct vibe, a vintage chic that seems somehow organic and real, not at all trendy or forced, and they’re both a distinct expression of Cobb and her own personal style.
Sit with her for just a few moments and you’ll see it, how this space is her dream come to fruition, poised perfectly on the corner at one of Frisco’s premier retail locations.
And somehow it belongs there, too.
Cobb’s vintage style is so natural you can almost say it’s in her blood. As a California girl, she grew up working in the markets with her mother in Orange, California. She learned the vintage trade from the beginning, it’s woven into her soul.
But even with that family connection, her path to Flea Style and Heirloom Haul was not straight. Instead, she did it her way, making a few career changes and refining her style and her passion along the way.
An SMU graduate, Cobb has worn many hats — journalist for Conde Naste, editor for Daily Candy, and owner and designer for Cobb Interiors — a highly successful Dallas-based interior design company built on her impeccable design choices.
But throughout this entire evolution she continued running pop-up vintage markets. Always in her blood, it seemed a natural extension to her already busy life. As her relationships with the vendors at her markets continued to deepen, and the markets began to grow traction and gain popularity, she was forced to choose — continue with the successful Interior Design Business or take the risk and follow her dream of opening a brick and mortar vintage market?
Cobb opened her first Flea Style in Deep Ellum. Here, she watched her vintage market grow and flourish, but still, she knew she wanted to add even more to her dream. Cobb shares,
I’ve wanted to own an eatery — a place that’s casual, fun and a heartbeat for the local community — for awhile. It always felt like a natural extension of what we’ve built at Flea Style and also such a natural next move to cater to our customer and event studios inside our spaces. When the opportunity to open at The Star came our way, I knew our food concept needed to fold inside our retail store. Initially, we were opening Heirloom Haul in Deep Ellum first, but I shifted my focus to Frisco instead.
Thus the Frisco space was born.
Heirloom Haul, the restaurant and tea room inside of Flea Style, is a beautiful space. It’s open and airy, with funky curated art lining the walls and everybody’s favorite statement piece, Stevie Nicks, the vintage Heirloom Haul trailer fixed at the end of the dining area.
Everything in Heirloom Haul and Flea Style is planned perfectly, an extension of Cobb’s impeccable style and commitment to sustainability.
Flea Style supports unique style and small businesses through retail, events and now food. Our style is hard to pinpoint, but I would say it’s one-of-a-kind, approachable-yet-aspirational, and a bit bohemian. It’s definitely influenced both by my Southern California roots and ties to Texas. I believe that true styles comes from a curated mix of looks, influences, and price points. Flea Style aims to offer that for everyone so they can look and feel great in their own skin while supporting makers and the local community.
It’s hard not to fall instantly in love with the vibe of both spaces. It’s beautiful and light and airy and the eclectic mix of pieces are all comfortable and, for the most part, vintage. The chairs at Heirloom’s tables? All Craigslist finds. The serving platters? You guessed it. Vintage, sourced by Cobb herself.
Committed to sustainability, they are also very low waste, the only disposable items in the restaurant are the liners for the serving dishes and trays. It’s a conscious nod to the earth, to the future, and to Cobb’s ideals. And it works.
The menu at Heirloom does not disappoint, either. Think light and healthy, from salads to sandwiches to charcuterie. The entire menu is filled with bright options sure to leave you satisfied yet never stuffed. My personal favorites, the Kale Caesar Salad and Beer Can Cauliflower Sandwich (trust me on this one), are the quintessential lunch combo.
They have a wonderful wine menu so you can grab a glass with girlfriends and shop Flea Style — and the lattes are addicting and gorgeous. On any given day, you can find the dining room filled with groups of friends gathered for lunch, students studying away over coffee.
And one local food writer holding tight in the corner, sipping on her favorite Lavender Latte and working away…
Believe me when I say it’s the perfect Frisco spot we didn’t even know we needed.
The most appealing part of Flea Style and Heirloom Haul is Brittany’s heart for people and self-expression. It’s evident in the carefully curated collection of merchandise, from clothing to jewelry to home goods, all sourced from vendors she has created long-standing relationships with from her early days in the Dallas vintage markets. She insists on keeping her relationships local, and is a champion of local mom and pop enterprises.
We support about 80 local makers in our stores and restaurant (our biscotti, cookies, coffee and bread are all from local companies, for example). It’s important to me to fold in as many local players as possible to not only support the talent in our backyard, but to offer our customers something different than the popular or run-of-the-mill labels and flavors at most places. Our passion for mom and pops and seeking unique style makes our brands completely different than any other. It’s not always easy, but I’m really proud to have this platform that comes from real relationships with makers and our community.
Flea Style is a beautiful space for shopping, for gathering, and for hosting special events and Heirloom Haul is the perfect sister to it — a comfortable and welcoming space to meet friends for a coffee or a glass of wine.
Cobb’s infectiously positive energy is infused throughout the entire space and it’s obvious there is so much more on the horizon for her and her team.
The future of Flea Style is bright! We are working on Heirloom Haul Deep Ellum, which will open later this summer. We’re also working on more custom products with our makers and even entertaining more locations. It’s an exciting time and we’re enjoying the ride every day!
As for us, Frisco, this is one local spot I can see us all loving for a long time to come.
6765 Winning Drive Suite 830
Frisco, TX 75034