Manimal

When Esther and I were in NYC this past weekend we had the enormous pleasure of meeting the lovely Kirsten Lombardi, founder and creator of Manimal. We fell so in love with her moccasins that we immediately bought a matching pair of baby moccasins for Marlow and Casper, and then just couldn’t resist buying matching moccasins for ourselves! (Because friends who wear matching moccasins together stay together, I guess!) : )

Manimal was started in 2004 after Kirsten’s first visit to the American Southwest.  Inspired by the traditional costumes and accessories of the area, Kristen developed a deep appreciation for the almost forgotten world of artisan crafts and craftsmanship. She went on to create a line of handmade leather moccasins and accessories for women, followed by the most adorable line for babies and children.  All the products are handmade by craftspeople in Brooklyn, NY and other parts of New England.

It’s a good thing Kristen didn’t have any of her gorgeous tote bags with her when we saw her because I’m pretty sure I would have been tempted to buy one of those too! And then I might have risked divorce from my husband for having spent all our money in NYC! Ha!

x Courtney

3 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Jessica | March 14, 2013 | Reply

This stuff is super cute! I love tank tops on babies.

2. Julie Lewis | March 14, 2013 | Reply

How adorable!! Even cuter on both of your little ones.

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