||Kate Shifrin and sister Christie Weller formed Come Flea With Me in 2000. In reality, Come Flea With Me evolved from a lifetime of family trips to the flea market, garage sales, and rummaging — searching for that extra special something — and finding a special bond regardless of the takeaways. All too often, friends and family issued the same battle cry; "Where did you get that?" and begged to join the next treasure hunt.
Kate has spent her career sharpening her eye for what looks great and what really is great, as a fashion stylist and merchandise consultant.
Christie trained as a fashion illustrator and painter. Her eye for detail and nuance is beyond reproach.
Since starting Come Flea With Me, the sisters have been featured in Country Living, Country Home, Chicago Magazine and Lucky, as well as a wide variety of other publications. Kate has made a live guest appearance on "Style Sheet" — a CBS Chicago television program, as well as several live appearances on "Fox News In The Morning." Kate and Come Flea With Me have also been featured in the best selling book "Country Living: Crafting a Business."
In addition to their yearly scheduled flea market trips, Come Flea With Me is regularly retained by corporate clients as local experts, escorting visiting executives and clients to the finest hidden flea and antique markets in Chicagoland area.
Kate and Christie are dedicated to exploring the backroads, local or international, to find the best flea markets, make new friends, and treasure hunt. Rain or shine we're flea-ing!