Kibrono’s Kimono-Inspired Outerwear For All Genders

Conceived from friendship, made in LA, and designed for various uses

by Rachel Ciandella Lucas Allen and Blake Landis, founders of Kibrono, traveled together not long after an introduction from mutual friends. While on the trip they found themselves enjoying loose, flowing garments ​which​ they’d borrowed from female friends. That, coupled with an observation that the market didn’t​ offer something similar of quality and for all genders, (and at an affordable price range without compromising the …

Jamie Leilani Pelayo’s Stories + Objects

A destination for truly unique luxury items and the tales of their artisanal origin

As the worlds of lifestyle editorial and online retail grow closer and closer, consumers have come to expect a good story with their purchase. Marketing speak and focus group-approved narratives are so prevalent that authenticity is frequently buried—or non-existent. Antithetical to this, Jamie Leilani Pelayo understands the value of truth, a compelling story and wanderlust. In living for these components, Pelayo has built Stories + …

Rudas: Made-in-NYC and Inspired by Budapest’s Bathhouses

Their gender-neutral "idlewear" is the antithesis to athleisure

It started with bathhouses. Both Charlotte Hundley and her partner William McCusker had spent time in Budapest’s 16th century bathhouses, before ever meeting each other. “We loved the architecture, meditative rituals, the social aspects, and also the fact that people took hours out of their day to sit, sweat and soak with others—which is awesome,” she tells CH. When the two plotted building their own, …