The best souvenir is something that tells a story about where you’ve been—and it’s easy enough to find that by dipping into local shops, learning about new brands, and picking up pieces that you would never be able to find back home.
Tictail brings that experience to your screens through an online marketplace, which sells designs by over 130,000 indie brands from 150 countries. But even the most devoted Internet shopper can appreciate a more tactile adventure, which is why the e-commerce company recently expanded to New York’s Lower East Side, with a brick-and-mortar shop on Orchard Street. Inventory changes weekly at the Tictail Market, which showcases a variety of talents, including cobblers from Israel, illustrators from London, and ‘90s-inspired clothing designers from Spain.
We asked the experts at Tictail which stores around the world served as inspiration for the Manhattan outpost.
This shop specializes in beautifully simplistic kitchen goods such as flyswatters, vinyl aprons, and copper pitchers, all made in Mexico City.
The Los Angeles boutique stocked an indie girl’s dream wardrobe—from Suno to Apiece Apart to Rachel Comey. And while the L.A. outpost has shuttered, Miami residents look forward to the reboot of Tenoversix in Spring 2018. Expect to find a mix of highly-acclaimed, like-minded, independent brands that share a love of distinctive details, quality fabrics, and trend-setting relevance.
Consider this your one-stop summer shop, brimming with breathable Indian cotton pants, kimonos, linens, and dresses. Founded in 2015, the shop carries a selection of beautiful and unique items from India, with a focus on quality fabrics and traditional techniques.
Soft materials meet geometric forms thanks to this Finnish brand with a Helsinki storefront. All of ONAR's products are handmade in Finland and Northern Greece. Highlights include collars, headbands, and pouches made of fur in a rainbow of colors.
You’ll find a mix of recognizable names (Jil Sander, Acne) and emerging brands (Y/Project, Yeezy) at Voo Store, a creatively driven concept space located in the heart of Berlin, with a progressive approach to contemporary fashion. Don’t overlook the home goods section, where you’ll find an abundance of diamond light bulbs, Pendleton blankets, and suggestively-shaped vases.
Jeremy Scott meets Christopher Kane at this boutique, where Barcelona-made independent fashion brands inspired by street art and hip hop are front and center. Don’t miss the Henri Matisse-inspired hats or UFO patches.
With printed leather laptop cases, woolen mittens shaped like boxing gloves, and especially enticing velour lingerie, this Viennese boutique features fashion-forward local designers that specialize in high-quality contemporary garments at an accessible price-point.
This Nordic home goods concept shop focuses heavily on industrial designs. Think sculptural rattan rocking chairs, wool rugs, and brass mobile lamps that are both minimal and bold, in a manner best executed by the Swedes.