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Behind the Label: Sofia Capri

April 17, 2016

For ages we have been looking for an authentic artisan brand making sandals in Capri. When we discovered Sofia Capri we were thrilled by their attention to detail, fine-tuned craft and contemporary take on this classic style. Read on to learn the whole story behind this brand and then order your own made-to-measure pair of sandals. How would you describe your brand? Part of the reason we founded Sofia Capri was...

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Behind the Label: Bluma Project

April 10, 2016

Bluma project designer and founder Beth Schaeffer hit the road for inspiration, developing a collection of Brooklyn designed and artisan made accessories. Working with top crafts people in Peru, India, and Guatemala, Beth has created a magical collection of global jewels that we can’t wait to wear. Dip-dyed earrings and necklaces with tassels galore are the styles we love for summer 2016. Read on about Beth’s journey and shop the entire collection of...

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Behind the Label: Fouché

April 07, 2016

Claire Fouché, the former creative director for Fabergé, launched her eponymous jewelry collection in 2014. Produced exclusively in East Africa by skilled artisans, Claire has managed to repurpose Ankole cow horn into sumptuous cuffs and earring that we are dying to wear. This half South African half English designer only uses stones from conflict free mines and co-founded the Maisha Foundation to support talented young people from Kibera, Nairobi’s most...

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Behind the Label: Joli, Proudly Made in India

March 24, 2016

After living in Delhi for years, European design team Jonas Grier and Lili de Selys channeled their unique understanding of urban India to create their own label. Launched in October 2010, Joli, Proudly Made in India was originally a handbag line with a devoted double mission of capturing the color and diversity of everyday India and of elevating the labor standards of locally produced items. As the brand has grown,...

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Behind the Label: Twine & Twig

March 15, 2016

We love the organic style and unique beauty of the Twine & Twig jewelry collection. This completely upcycled brand is brought to you by three southern sisters with a mission to spread peace and love one bead at a time. Read more about these sisters and what inspired them to share the treasures that washed up on their home shores. Describe your brand: Earthy elegance. Statement pieces that are also...

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Wonders of Nature

March 14, 2016

Watch the video to see how Jaline’s latest organic fisherman collection was made in Oaxaca, Mexico, then shop the collection here.


Behind the Label: Ethnique

March 11, 2016

We love the wonderful textiles and exotic trims on every Ethnique bag. Every time we carry one of these precious gems we are reminded of a past journey to India, Mexico, or Manila. Check out the story behind this magical label. Describe your brand: Ethnique is an accessories brand based in the Philippines. It stems from the love of travel, and reflects the high-low sophistication of the bohemian lifestyle. With our pieces, we...

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Behind the Label: Catrinka

March 08, 2016

We love a good story and the tale of Catrinka is a great one. It all began in 2013 when three friends from Brooklyn decided to start an ethical fashion label and social venture that would invest in women and girls around the world. Fast forward three years and Catrinka has managed to provide over 50,000 days of education and over 5000 days of employment for women in the developing world. Read...

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Gypset Travel: Marfa, Texas

March 03, 2016

Marfa has taken over as the new destination muse for art-inspired fashion designers. Prada keeps its conceptual road side boutique there and Proenza Schouler pit stop in from NYC for visual refreshing. Emerging designer Emily Jerome recently came through to shoot her look book amongst the sparse desert terrain that captivated artist Donald Judd so much so that in the 1970’s he bought up much of an abandoned army base there and...

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Our Guide to a Gypset Lifestyle

March 02, 2016

According to Gypset author and inventor Julia Chaplin, “Gypset is about an emerging group of artists, musicians, fashion designers, surfers, and bon vivants– who lead semi-nomadic, unconventional lives. They are people who have perfected a high-low approach to life that fuses the freelance and nomadic wile of a gypsy with the sophistication and global references of the jet set. Its an alternative way of traveling and living that’s based more...

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