Meet Of A Kind. It’s kind-of-sort-of like Etsy’s older sister, but curated and concise and with cleverly delivered.
Founders Erica and Claire feature emerging designers weekly, telling their stories, providing an online experience, and offering exclusive items (‘editions’) that are made in quantities of five to 500.
From shorts & shirts to bags & embellishments, here are ten of our (not yet sold out) faves and the designers who created them:
Batik Print Shorts by Wren | 42 Of A Kind | $125
MEET : Wren designer Melissa Coker
SHOP: The shorts in red or blue
FUN FACT: The shorts are constructed in L.A. and hand-dyed by a women’s cooperative in Africa.
Gradient Merus Bracelet By Vim Beget | 35 Of A Kind | $85
MEET: Vim Beget designer Billy Bartels
SHOP: The bracelet – it don’t matter if you’re boy or girl
FUN FACT: Vim Beget, a name that, as he explains, “sort of translates to ‘life creates,’” [is] drawn from his philosophy that every experience—good or bad—leads so another opportunity that can hopefully be an awesome one. Here’s to awesome opportunities!
Azure Silk Top by Ambit | 40 Of A Kind | $90
MEET: Ambit designers Amber Jimenez & Wray Serna
SHOP: The shirt (it has buttons down the back, too!)
FUN FACT: Wray Serna also developed an app called Cloth with her boyfriend. No big deal. No, big deal.
Beachcomber Sweatshirt by Jesse Kamm | 20 Of A Kind | $200
MEET: Jesse Kam designer… Jesse Kam!
SHOP: The lovely unisex sweatshirt
FUN FACT: Jesse hangs with designer pals like Clare Vivier. You may have heard of her.
Braided Cage Ring by Fortune Favors the Brave | 50 Of A Kind | $70
MEET: Fortune Favours the Brave designers Shannon Davenport & Julia Wilson
SHOP: The ring (it’s silver-plated brass)
FUN FACT: They travel to amazing places like Mozambique, Thailand, Namibia & Iceland. Jealous? Yeah.