Two years ago today we launched our online store with eight products. Adding an average of two products every week, we’re now at 223! But our goal hasn’t changed: To offer an alternative to the superfluous, to scratch beyond the surface, and to spend an awful lot of time to find what seems right and good.
More than anything else, the last two years have been a time of learning, exploring and getting to know interesting people. This has led to exciting collaborations for both our store and our References (which now contains more than 150 articles or 100,000 words).
We’ve had successes, measured in part by mentions in The New York Times, GQ, Vanity Fair, Bon Appetit, Design Sponge, Food52 and many others. But we’ve also experienced growing pains like moving from Los Angeles to New York during record breaking temperatures or finding out that a certain bottle opener wasn’t coming back in stock for another 9 weeks, after we’ve sold a few hundred of them. Ouch.
But turning 2, we feel smarter, more energetic and ready than ever. And if you like what we’re doing now, stay tuned for even more exciting items, stories, and unique collaborations.
KM would be nothing without you. And to show our appreciation, we’ll automatically add a personally chosen gift to every order that is placed today, Saturday.
Happy Birthday KM! And thanks to everyone!
Your Kaufmann Mercantile Team
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