Greetings! It’s been a while. I hope your holidays were amazing and 2011 is great so far. Aside from being snowed in on the east coast for four days and not being able to make it back home as expected, my holidays were ideal. And 2011 and I have been having fun so far. To the point: I stumbled upon Of a Kind recently through a Clare Vivier Tweet. And while they’re classified in our shopping guide as an online boutique, they’re more than that. According to the site:
Each week, we select one designer whose work we love to feature on the site. We share a series of stories about that designer—inspirations, personal life, taste, training, you name it—along with a limited-edition piece designed exclusively for Of a Kind.
Editions range in size from five to 50 pieces, and each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity that’s signed and numbered by the designer. You can display it proudly wherever you wish.
It’s refreshing to see a site dedicated not only to indie designers, but sharing their story and adding a personal touch. Because really, that’s why most of us shop indie in the first place. To support small designers and find something unique.
Past collaborations include: Lizzie Fortunato, Dusen Dusen, Veda, Collina Strada and others. Veda is up now (vest featured here) + Clare Vivier is next!