SHOPS WE LOVE

Save the Date: June 9th at the Social Type! May 10, 2018

We can’t wait to see you there! Definitely pencil the date into your calendar to come hang with us at The Social Type, to celebrate the release of our new collection by Krista Perry! 6-9pm on June 9th, be there, or be missed. Have a sip and a chat, and meet some of the coolest artists behind Red Cap Cards. We can’t wait! Put your party shoes on…

 

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Visual Inspiration: On Display March 22, 2018

You know that feeling…when you walk into a beautiful, well-lit, fantastically-curated shop. Your eyes swim. Everything, everywhere–you’ve just got to have it all! You’re going to spend a month’s budget in this one shop, and you couldn’t care less. You want to spend hours there, just drinking it all in. We LOVE that feeling, and we have to say that it happens a lot, especially when we get a glimpse of how some of our stockists display our designs. We probably could have posted photos for hours as well, but here are a few snippets from Instagram that caught our eye and tickled our fancy. Click the photo captions to read more about the shops and definitely check out their Instagram accounts as well! Thank you to all for showcasing our products in such thoughtful and unique ways!

Photo by Mofelito Paperito | @mofelitopaperito
Photo by Fancy & Staple | @fancyandstaple
Photo by CW Pencil Enterprise | @cwpencilenterprise
Photo by Fancy & Staple | @fancyandstaple
Photo by Juxtapose Home | @juxtapose.home
Photo by Left & Write Paperie | @leftnwrite
Photo by Fitz & Bennett Home | @fitzbennetthome
Photo by Long Weekend | @longweekendstore
Photo by Makenew | @makenew
Photo by @colorsmayvary of North Star Coffee
Photo by Shorthand | @shopshorthand
Photo by Shorthand | @shopshorthand
Photo by The Social Type | @thesocialtype

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Four Shops We Love! March 9, 2018

It’s been a minute since we talked up a few of our favorite shops, so this week we are focusing on four Shops We Love two from the East Coast and two from the West. Scroll down to learn more about some of the most innovative, creative, and stylish brick-and-mortars around–and they just so happen to carry Red Cap Cards!

Shorthand is a Los Angeles-based, gem of a stationery store. Owned and operated by the founders and amazingly talented designers at Iron Curtain Press, the shop’s mission is “to feature simple and beautiful desk and office supplies; from inexpensive to luxury, from the serious craftsperson to the youngest artist.” (Sidenote: here’s a fun story about them from their Seattle days, by our own Andie Powers in Uppercase Magazine!) Bonus: you’re in luck if you aren’t local–they have an online shop. Enjoy!

Go visit Shorthand:
Shorthand
5030 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
shopshorthand.com
Or, follow Shorthand on INSTAGRAM
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Iron Curtain Press on INSTAGRAM

This family is one of the hippest on the block! Another Los Angeles-based treasure, The Reckless Unicorn is a magical place for the coolest kids and the coolest parents. Annie Segal and Derek Reckley opened the space because they “saw a big need for a one stop shop for all the families in and around the area. Together, they wanted to sprinkle a little unicorn love through out their community.” From clothes to toys to awesome books–this place is fabulously enchanting. We are IN!

Go visit The Reckless Unicorn:
The Reckless Unicorn
2124 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, California 90027
therecklessunicorn.com
Or, follow them on INSTAGRAM

Happen to be in or near Charlottesville, Virginia? Well you’re in luck. Stationer and gift shop, Rock Paper Scissors, should most definitely be on your star map. This community staple (pun intended) has been bringing the joy of fine paper and desk accessories since 2002. Plus, those window installations–to die for! Those are just folded envelopes! Stop by for the chicest in office accoutrement and more.

Go visit Rock Paper Scissors:
Rock Paper Scissors
321 east main street
charlottesville, virginia 22902
thinkrpscville.com
Or, follow them on INSTAGRAM

A boutique named after two dogs is obviously going to be amazing. Gus, the Brussels Griffon and Ruby the lab/hound mix are the namesakes for these two shops–Gus & Ruby Letterpress–located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine. The owners, Samantha and Whitney, met while working for a small advertising firm, and decided to follow their dreams right into a letterpress studio. We love these kinds of stories! Portsmouth is a diamond in its own right. You’ll find their New Hampshire shop nestled between designer clothing boutiques, cozy coffee shops, and inspired art galleries.

Go visit Gus & Ruby Letterpress:
Gus & Ruby Letterpress
29 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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28 Exchange Street
Portland, ME 04101
gusandruby.com
Or, follow them on INSTAGRAM

 

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Shops We Love: McNally Jackson Books & Goods for the Study July 20, 2017
Photo by @xixicafe

Today is a special double-header Shops We Love, as we pick up our series with New York City book and stationery retailer, McNally Jackson Books and its two protégé shops, Goods for the Study. All three of these fantastic shops carry our goods and we are delighted to introduce them to you.

First up, is the original, an independent bookseller, publisher, and printer: McNally Jackson Books. You could get lost in this treasure-trove of tomes, plus catch events by the hottest contemporary writers. “A place where you can read books, buy books, write books, and talk about books. And now a place where you can make books, too.” With their Espresso Book machine, you can create on-demand paperbacks for gifts, cataloguing ideas, and more. Visit, read, and have fun.

Photo by Yvonne Brooks
Photo by Yvonne Brooks
Photo by Yvonne Brooks
Holiday window display. Photo by Yvonne Brooks
Photo by @xixicafe
Photo by @xixicafe
Photo by @xixicafe
Photo by @xixicafe
Photo by @mlss.k
Photo by @loisklee
Photo by @bigcitytyro
Photo by @sydneylapin

Go visit McNally Jackson:
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY

MCNALLYJACKSON.COM
Or, follow McNally Jackson on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM

Up next are the “spin-off” shops of McNally Jackson Books: Goods for the Study (1 and 2). They have just opened a second location (yippee!) of fabulous, up-scale, sophisticated goods for the office, workspace, creative studio, and more. From cards, notebooks, paper, and beautiful necessities, we spy so many of our favorite artists and designers, and could spend hours (and a bunch of cash) in such a dreamy space. If you’re in the area, make sure to drop by one of these shops and see it for yourself.

Photo by @goodsforthestudy
Via @goodsforthestudy of a linocut by @hannahcousins
Photo by @goodsforthestudy
Photo by @goodsforthestudy
Photo via @goodsforthestudy by @dd3photo
Photo by @goodsforthestudy
Photo by @goodsforthestudy
Photo by @goodsforthestudy

Go visit Goods for the Study:
Goods for the Study 
234 Mulberry Street
New York, NY
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50 West 8th Street
New York, NY
MCNALLYJACKSONSTORE.COM
Or, follow McNally Jackson on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM

Thank you McNally Jackson & Goods for the Study! 

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Red Cap Cards's Shop We Love: Young Blood Boutique Shop We Love: Young Blood Boutique July 21, 2016

It’s been a bit since we have featured a Shop We Love on our blog, but today we are doing just that! Say hello to Young Blood Boutique. You know those spaces that are so inspired that you find it feels like a breath of fresh air? Young Blood is one of those spaces. Gorgeous, white, and filled with hand-crafted art and design pieces, Young Blood is a unique artist-run retail shop in Atlanta, Georgia. Their photos make us want to grab one of everything–and that Fiddle Leaf Fig! Make sure to follow them on Instagram for a daily dose of their beautiful style.

Visit Young Blood Boutique’s online shop for jewelry pieces, but if you’re looking to see their entire product line, you’ll have to visit their shop in person. See below for some eye-candy shots of the shop, their social media information, and some lovely photos of their collection of Red Cap Cards (we love that styled photo of Jon Klassen’s crab congrats card!). Thank you so much, Young Blood, for being amazing!

Young Blood Boutique
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Red Cap Cards's Shop We Love: Young Blood Boutique
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Go visit Young Blood:
Young Blood Boutique
632 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 254-4127

youngbloodboutique.com
Or, follow Young Blood on Facebook or Instagram

Photos courtesy of Young Blood Boutique

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Shop We Love: Human Empire June 25, 2015

Yay for shops we love! This week’s installment of Shops We Love honors the thoughtfully-curated, impeccably-designed Human Empire, just a hop, skip and a jump over the ocean in northern Germany: Hamburg.

Human Empire combines a physical concept shop with an online store that boasts one of the greatest collections of apparel, textiles, housewares, posters and gifts that we’ve ever come across! They have a sharp eye for cohesive, lovely things. Be sure to head over to the online store to see more, or if you happen to be Hamburgling, check into the physical shop as well. You might notice a few familiar faces there–namely, Red Cap Cards!

Shops We Love: Human Empire by Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

Shops We Love: Human Empire by Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

We’ve really been enjoying the sweet & sunny, mellow-yellow Instagram collections that Human Empire has been posting, including some of our favorite Red Cap Cards with designs by Blanca Gómez and Nicholas John Frith. Check them out below:

Shops We Love: Human Empire by Red Cap Cards @redcapcards
Shops We Love: Human Empire by Red Cap Cards @redcapcards
Shops We Love: Human Empire by Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

Go visit Human Empire:
Human Empire
Schulterblatt 132, 20357
Hamburg, Germany

humanempireshop.com
Or, follow Human Empire on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram

Photos courtesy of Human Empire

Shop We Love: Clementine April 8, 2015

We are so grateful for all of the wonderful shops that carry Red Cap Cards and spread creativity and art to the masses! Today, we wanted to feature a favorite in one of our Shops We Love posts!

Shops We Love: Clementine by Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

If you're ever in Vermont, be sure to swing by Clementine, a jewel of a shop that carries everything from baby clothes to stationery to bath products and home decor. Exquisitely curated (if we don't say so ourselves!) you can shop online at Clementine or pop in the shop if you're in the Northeast. Plus, owner and operator, Emily Blistein, is currently a Contributing Editor on one of our favorite stationery blogs, Oh So Beautiful Paper. Check out her Instagram if you're ever in the mood for some eye candy–it's better than Pinterest!

Shops We Love: Clementine by Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

Go visit Clementine:
Clementine
56 Main Street
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

clementinestore.com
Or, follow Clementine on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram

Photos courtesy of Clementine

Shops We Love: Pink Olive August 26, 2014

Time for another Shops We Love! One of our favorite New York stockists has opened a brand new location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! Pink Olive carries “whimsical gifts for happiness and home,” including treats like jewelry, handbags and paper goods. Founder, Grace Kang, is chief buyer and curator to Pink Olive and has opened three locations in New York over the course of ten years. The brand new shop (Williamsburg location, pictured below) just opened up this past spring and is ready for visitors. If you're looking to get swept up in sweetness–take a trip to one of the three locations (see info below) and say hi to our cards in the meantime!

Shops We Love: Pink Olive by Red Cap Cards
Shops We Love: Pink Olive by Red Cap Cards
Shops We Love: Pink Olive by Red Cap Cards
Shops We Love: Pink Olive by Red Cap Cards
Shops We Love: Pink Olive by Red Cap Cards

Go visit Pink Olive in all three of their New York locations!

Pink Olive
Park Slope: 167 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY

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East Village: 439 E 9th St
New York, NY

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Williamsburg: 370 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.pinkolive.com
Or, follow Pink Olive on Facebook or Pinterest

Photos courtesy of Pink Olive

Shop We Love: Magma Books July 24, 2014

It's time for another Shops We Love post! Last time, we were in Amsterdam with Hear! Hear! and now we've skipped on over to the UK to visit Magma Books, a shop that currently carries Red Cap Cards and is bundled full of creative treasures!

Shops We Love: Magma Books by Red Cap Cards

Magma Books boasts four separate locations: three in London (one on Clerkenwell, two–a product + bookshop–on Earlham), plus a shop in Manchester. Their first shop in Earlham was opened in 2000, after a hilariously contrary beginnings:

“One day, when they were particularly despondent about their job and the bookshops they went to during their lunch breaks, Marc and Montse thought that someone could make a killing if they opened a good bookshop. Not a big one. Not another large surface affair, with many floors, tables piled high with promotions and ‘3 for 2s' and 20 percent off everything. No, just a small and clever space.

Then, in typical manner, Marc went home and changed his mind. He decided that no, on second thoughts, it was not a good idea after all. The internet had arrived. The book was dead. A bookshop? What a dreadful idea! Who would be buying books in a few years time. The dotcom business – that's where they should be investing what little money and time they had.

Montse, on the other hand, continued to think about it. Yes, why not? A different bookshop. She kept thinking and talking about it so often that her then boyfriend told her to just go and talk to Marc and stop bothering him , which she did – well, talk to Marc.

And Marc changed his mind again.”

Shops We Love: Magma Books by Red Cap Cards

Ha! After finally setting up shop, Magma Books now exhibits and sells a variety of products and books, including games & toys, design materials, eco home products, jewelry, stationery and “weird stuff.” Plus, if you're not in the neighborhood, you can always check out their extensive web shop to see what's in-store. If that's not enough–they even host a variety of exhibitions at their locations–art shows, book events and design showcases. What's not to love??

Magma Books
Several Locations in London & Manchester
http://www.magmabooks.com
Or, follow Magma Books on Facebook

Images courtesy of Magma Books

Shops We Love: Hear Hear! June 10, 2014

We thought it was time to send a happy nod over to one of our favorite shops and stockists in the beautiful city of Amsterdam: Hear Hear! Owned and operated by curator of delightful curiosities, Rena Noordermeer, Hear Hear is a two story shop just a short walk from the Spui.

Shops We Love: Hear Hear in Amsterdam

Besides our cards (yipee!), Rena also carries a variety of great designers and products including the ever-popular Baggu, artwork by our own Yelena Bryksenkova, and many more. Plus, she’s also got a web shop!

“Hear Hear is a extension of my environment and way of life. Hear Hear houses a beautiful collection of treasures (think cards, prints, books, magazines, bags, jewelry, ceramics and more) from all over the world […] So voila and c’est tout. Feel free to take a look around and get inspired.” -Noordermeer

Shops We Love: Hear Hear in Amsterdam

If you’re lucky enough to be exploring the dams this summer, make sure to stop by and visit for us!

Hear Hear
Heisteeg 8
1012 WC Amsterdam
http://www.hearhearamsterdam.nl
Or, follow Hear Hear on Facebook or Pinterest

Photos courtesy of Hear Hear

Shops We Love: Tiny Feast March 6, 2014

Shops We Love: Tiny Feast
Photo via Tiny Feast

Why not take a moment to revel in the details of daily life? A lovely motto from a lovely shop–we love Tiny Feast! Husband-and-wife team, Drex Serduletz and Danika Bock, have curated a space of “tiny feasts”–little daily satisfactions that enhance the beauty and sincerity of life. Based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Tiny Feast carries a variety of internationally sourced products (including Red Cap Cards!)

Shops We Love: Tiny Feast
Photo via Tiny Feast Instagram

Why the name? “It's a metaphor that we use to describe a variety of things that feel celebratory, lavish, almost extravagant – yet are intrinsically simple and useful, and therefore justifiably attainable on a personal, everyday level. The beauty of a hand-written thank you note; the satisfaction of a good pencil; the pleasure of a thoughtful gift, given or received,” -Serduletz + Bock.

Shops We Love: Tiny Feast
Shops We Love: Tiny Feast
Photos via Tiny Feast


Plus, another reason to love them–their little pup and shop mascot, Sammy. Part-fox, part-dog (just kidding, he's just a dog), Sammy even has his own Instagram and is quite the adorable entertainer.

Shops We Love: Tiny Feast
Photo via Sammy's Instagram

See more of Drex + Danika on their website, Tiny Feast, or in this great interview we found with Muddy Waters Magazine (plus some gorgeous photos too!)

Tiny Feast
217 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 0S2 Canada
Instagram + Pinterest + Facebook

Shops We Love: Urbanic Paper Boutique November 14, 2013

You know when you discover a shop, and you just can't get enough of the brilliant adorableness that is going on inside of it? Urbanic Paper Boutique, one of our Red Cap Cards stockists, is one of these shops! We just can't get enough of all of their great ideas, beautiful displays and awesome products. They are definitely one of those shops that you pop in to grab a card and end up coming out with a shopping bag full of creative treasures.

Urbanic shop for Red Cap Cards

Their website is currently being developed, but in the meantime you can check out their pop-up shop, here, or swing by in person! Plus, sometimes they even offer classes (like that gorgeous looking Calligraphy right above!). If you are in the Venice area, definitely take time to check them out and say hello for us!

Urbanic Paper Boutique
1644 Abbot Blvd.
Venice, California 90291
Instagram + Pinterest + Facebook

Images courtesy Urbanic Paper Boutique

Shops We Love: The Makery | Los Altos October 17, 2013

How fun is this shop? Design, crafts, creativity, plus they are one of our brand new Red Cap Cards stockists! The Makery, in Los Altos, California, is a haven for makers, crafters and lovers of design. With crafty classes, open studio time and the odd party or event, The Makery is a one-of-a-kind space with oodles of great party supplies from decor, to favors, gifts (plus our cards!).

The Makery in Los Altos California
The Makery in Los Altos California
Calligraphy classes!

The Makery in Los Altos California
We don't know what they are making here, but it looks AWESOME!

If you're local to Los Altos, or just visiting, stop in to say hello! Or, check out their online shop, just in time for the holiday party season!

The Makery | Los Altos
170 State St. Suite B
Los Altos, California 94022
The Makery + Instagram

Images courtesy The Makery Los Altos

Shops We Love: Atticus Bookstore and Café September 5, 2013

atticus books in new haven, connecticut

Red Cap Cards has been stocked at Atticus Bookstore & Cafe for a while, but recently, we got a tip from our brand new artist, Yelena Bryskenkova, that Atticus is a fun-find hotspot that deserves some “shops we love” attention!

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Atticus is a catering and cafe snack spot, plus a purveyor of books, gifts, and services culture-loving customers around Yale University.

If you're in the area, stop in and have a bowl of their famous black bean soup (created by classical cellist, John Ryan), grab a book, a Red Cap Card and a relaxing sit right in the middle of an Ivy League hub.

atticus books in new haven, connecticut

Atticus Bookstore & Café
1082 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06510

Atticus Bookstore & Café

Photos via Atticus Books

Shops We Love: NuBe Green July 25, 2013

Yay for a new shop in Seattle! We are delighted to be stocking a little alcove of design heaven in Seattle, Washington. Brand new stockist, NuBe Green (pronounced newbie) in Capitol Hill, is a purveyor of sustainable and magnificently designed products and local crafts. Part-housewares, part-curiosity shop, NuBe Green is nestled inside a convertible loading dock, complete with sliding garage door and open wall. Each item in the shop is meticulously curated to showcase Americana at its best, with a splash of fun and color. Plus, if you're in the area you're just a stone's throw away from must-visits Elliott Bay Book Company and Oddfellows Cafe.

Red Cap Cards at NuBe Green in Seattle

Red Cap Cards at NuBe Green in Seattle
Chris Sasaki!

Red Cap Cards at NuBe Green in Seattle
Christian Robinson!

Red Cap Cards at NuBe Green in Seattle
Red Cap Cards at NuBe Green in Seattle

Red Cap Cards at NuBe Green in Seattle

If you're in the area, definitely pop in and say hello to grab a card or two in person:

NuBe Green | Capitol Hill
921 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
NuBe Green

Photos by Andie Powers

Shops we Love: The Paris Market June 20, 2013

We’re so excited to be working with this little jewel box of a shop: The Paris Market. Located in Savannah, Georgia, the shop is owned by Paula and Taras Danyluk, and was originally conceived as a showcase for treasures the two found in markets across the world.


Their love of world market goods began in the Parisian Marche aux Puces which “ignited a passion that soon led to the chaotic, intoxicating bazaars of Cairo, Alexandria and India.”

From house wares and jewelry, and office supplies to beautiful vintage heirlooms, The Paris Market is a lovely addition to our growing lists of eclectic and inspiring stockists.


If you’re in the area, definitely swing by for a taste of their curated, wondrous selection of goodies. And be sure to check out their fantastic rotating window vignettes!

The Paris Market and Brocante
36 W Broughton Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
The Paris Market

Images via The Paris Market

Shops We Love: Star Provisions May 30, 2013

We are happy to announce that Red Cap cards are now available at the wonderful market, shop and culinary experience: Star Provisions in Atlanta, Georgia!


Star Provisions is a foodie's dream–offering a wide variety of local and imported cheeses and meats, plus baked goods and salads for a bite right there in the shop. They also carry a variety of unique gift items including housewares, accessories and other unexpected necessities.


If you're ever in the Atlanta area, make sure to stop by and say hello (and enjoy a savory tart) for us!


Visit Star Provisions at:
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Starprovisions.com

Photos courtesy of Star Provision's Facebook page