A NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER

Creating a one-stop-shop for all the things you need in life was no accident.

I STARTED THIS COMPANY BECAUSE I THINK EVERYONE DESERVES TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

Over 20 years ago, I was building my career & my home at the same time... a little loft on Broome St. in downtown NYC. It was a lot to juggle & I knew I wasn‘t alone in feeling overwhelmed. Always looking for more time to get it all done. It gave me the idea to put all the things I needed & loved for my home - a mix of practicality & splurges- under one roof. And I wanted it to be as easy as buying a cup of coffee. Accessible & unpretentious- with the attitude & hours of your corner Bodega.

Fast forward to 2011. I finally built up the nerve to make my Wall St. gig the side-hustle. I opened the little shop I dreamt of... reminiscent of the General Stores I visited as a kid on family road trips with my Immigrant Parents- eager to discover & embrace a new world. I filled it to the brim with vetted, best-in-class-goods from around the globe- across every category. With a Mission:

TO GIVE YOU MORE TIME FOR THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST. And it is better than I dreamt it would be. Everyday I wake up challenged & excited to find products that will bring fulfillment & elegance to your daily lives. A decade & 3 kids later, I realized I could do more by expanding our mission: DO OUR BEST TO LEAVE THIS PLANET BETTER FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

By donating a percentage of every purchase to organizations that champion Equality, Sustainability & Public Education. We make the simple act of buying the things you need/want an event for social change.

No empty environmentalism or virtue signaling. With brand partners around the world & continuing to invest in makers who reflect our pursuit for timeless goods, rooted in value, functionality & design- the result is quality products that make a positive impact in our lives & the planet. Not more, just better. Curated with purpose, so you can live the life of your dreams... shopping has never felt this good.

Salamat & Aloha,

Sophie

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