The next time you’re looking for a gifty-gifty sumthin-sumthin (for yourself or someone else), we’d recommend a visit to the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art Store. Since new buyer Kpoene’ Kofi-Bruce came on the scene at MOFCA in February, she’s been tapping her extensive network of up-and-coming crafters, designers and artists and introducing their work to shop shelves. For many of the new additions, it’s the first time the designer’s work has been sold in a physical store (almost all are already etsy sellers), and the only permanent retail space to carry the products in San Francisco.
“I’m really excited about the chance to work with people who haven’t sold anywhere,” Kofi-Bruce told us recently.
Along with at least 10 exclusive in-store designers on view right now, as well as plenty of non-exclusives, we hear price points are low enough to suit gift-givers suffering through today’s economy. Many items carry price tags of well under $100 – not bad for a handcrafted, one-of-kind piece of art.
Kofi-Bruce shared a few of the shop’s hot items with us. We hope you’ll swing by to see them in person. But in the meantime…
The Sunny Skies necklace (also pictured above) by Yueh-Wen Chang of Sora Designs has been a best-seller:
Organic fragrance and beauty products from local producer Loreto Aromatica are cruelty-free and smell fabulous. And with fragrances priced at $28, they’re an affordable luxury.
Katy Kristen Bowen’s felted flower lariats pair plushie cuteness and the sweetness of spring in a easy-to-wear, lightweight necklace:
Stainless steel florets and white fresh water pearls collide in this adjustable ring by jewelry designer Wendy Hacker Moss:
Keep reading for more news and fab finds from local designers….