Kansas City is home to amazing artisans and designers. Now, their locally made goods are available under one roof at Made in KC, in The Village at Briarcliff.
“Our main goal is to provide a platform for people in KC to support local artists and makers of creative items,” says Keith Bradley, who manages the store. “We support more than 50 local artists through our shops. We hope not only to sell their products but to connect people to the artists.”
These connections are being made, and made-in-KC goods are flying off the shelves.
“Our Briarcliff location has only been open since mid-October,” says Keith. “The response from customers is just really, really great. They’re excited we’re here, and they want more stuff!”
The “stuff” at Made in Kansas City ranges from apparel designed in the area to completely handmade items like ceramics, leather goods, and jewelry. The store’s fun and fresh Royals gear has been especially popular.
That world championship apparel makes great holiday gifts. Made in Kansas City is also offering locally made gift baskets. The wooden crates are crafted locally, and the contents have different themes, like barbecue, handmade goodies, and KC pride.
Like the rest of the store, gift basket items aren’t what you’d find at the airport or a gift shop. Everything in Made in Kansas City is carefully curated, with an eye on quality.
“What we’re all about is providing this platform so people have easy access to these products,” says Keith. “We want to promote all the good things happening in our city.”
Shopping at Made in Kansas City does more than support one area business. It strengthens our community and keeps the creative juices flowing.
“It’s important to shop local,” says Keith. “That money’s more likely to stay in Kansas City and bring other good things. And it encourages people to do more creative things. We’ve got to shop local throughout the year, not just on Small Business Saturday.”