Founded by Jennifer Jones, Candystore Collective began as a 28-day temporary shop called Hot! in December 2004, which focused on independently designed and crafted home goods, gifts, jewelry and accessories from all over the world. In 2005 the shop reopened our doors as Candystore Collective with a larger space, studios for local designers, clothing for women and men and a web presence.
We strongly believe that the things we wear, fill our homes with and give as gifts should mean something. We set out to connect with designers on a personal level, encourage their growth through support and community, and be dedicated to the success of those with vision, ideas, and the desire to create. All of the "big" brands we carry, we have carried from the time the brands were new and unknown. We do not have a hierarchy to the goods we sell. We believe that a small designer starting out with a tiny line is as important as a well known designer that has reached a marked level of success.
Our goal is to gather in one place things that inspire us. These things could be simple, beautiful, make us laugh, be well made, hand made, have a great story, be the result of a passion, obsession, a great idea, or just a plain-old weekend hobby. But most importantly, be made with love and dedication to craft at every level. Whether that be a tiny hand crafted detail on something made by a small, independent designer, or the way a business is run and the relationships we've fostered with a large international company.
Clothing and objects are an expression of humanity. They connect us through generations, ritual, history and diversity. We strive to have the things in our lives matter to us.