Today we’re excited to announce Svpply.com’s new Store Explorer to compliment the iPhone and iPad Explorers we launched last week. It shows you all of the best stores on a map and it’s a great way to find cool new shops nearby or in 21 cities across the globe. For instance, you might stumble upon Steven Alan here in NYC:
To celebrate, we asked the intrepid Courtney Lewis, longtime Svpply stalwart and editor of Tydepool, to take a trip around the world in search of native products. Here’s what she came back with, puddle-jumping from West to East.
San Francisco CA, USA - (explore)
Candystore Collective, Jade Soap Rocks ($13)
"Mission boutique Candystore Collective began as a pop-up shop in 2004 and has since established itself as one of the best places around to get goods from small, independent designers."
Los Angeles CA, USA - (explore)
Baxter Of California, California Candle ($30)
"Angelino Baxter Finley is known as the unsung hero of men’s grooming. Around since the 1960s, the company recently introduced a series of collaborations with like minded brands Saturdays NYC, Unionmade, and Colette (seen above)."
Austin TX, USA - (explore)
Kickpleat, Mismatched Triangle Studs ($342)
"This unassuming shop can be better stocked than the best indie boutiques in NYC. Bonus, you can get a taste of the Austin art scene while you shop."
New York City NY, USA - (explore)
Barneys NYC, Backgammon Set ($795)
"Barney Pressman pawned his wife’s engagement ring to lease his first 500 square foot store in 1923. Cut to 2012 and this place is a New York institution."
Sydney, Australia - (explore)
Ksubi, Sleeveless Shirt $A59.95
"One of the most famous Aussie brands, Ksubi has a full on international cult following. While they started with a perfect pair of jeans, their ready-to-wear, like the top above, has become just as good."