On a very hot summer day in 2005 we opened our doors in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood in the 4700 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Through a bit of luck and a lot of hard work, we are happy to be celebrating our 13th birthday.
Yes, we're a teenager!
A lot has changed for us in those thirteen years; a new address, a holiday sock pop-up shop, 3 different presidents, a redesigned website, 2 World Series championships, 3(!) Stanley Cup Championships, 3 babies, many new dogs and cats, Instagram, Small Business Saturdays, and countless other milestones.
For the past 13 years we've carried fun, funny, functional gifts—same as it ever was—that hasn't changed.
We're highlighting some of our (and your) favorite gifts from the past 13 years. They are a wonderfully eclectic mix that reflects the varying tastes (and humor) of our shoppers.
Featuring 365 individual 3"x5" cards printed with quotes housed in a handsome, handmade box, each day can begin with inspiration, wonder, and delight.
Socks have long been reviled as the "Worst Gift Ever", but companies like Blue Q, Sock It to Me, and Socksmith have changed this fashion staple into a fashion statement. If there's something you are into, we probably have it on a sock!
Our Blue Q Crew Socks are among our best sellers. With snarky (and sometimes naughty) sentiments printed on the ankle or heel, only you and your feet know what you're really thinking! Bonus: 1% of the sale of Blue Q socks supports the humanitarian work of Doctors Without Borders /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
For over 30 years, Far Fetched in Sonoma County, California, has been designing artisan produced silver, copper, and brass jewelry using traditional silversmithing techniques and new processes to create handmade pieces.
In 2011, Far Fetched introduced their Mima & Oly line of mixed metal jewelry offering the same hand crafted artisan jewelry without the high material cost of sterling silver. We offer the Bond Between Sisters Pins for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 sisters from Mama & Oly. Shop the complete collection of cuffs, pins, and necklaces.
In 2005, one of the first lines of greeting cards we carried were from Boston-based, St. Louis native Leigh Standley's Curly Girl Designs. Our management team hails from Boston and St. Louis, so there was an immediate affinity for Standley and Curly Girl Designs' playful designs and poignant messages.
Curly Girl's "Cape and Tiara" design has been inspiring people to change the world since 2005.