Our fave online retail discovery is a creative combustion by two of the Heights’ top indie stops: Hello Lucky and Iko Iko (formerly La Camella). Cue respective proprietors artist/curator Teresa O’Connor and puppeteer/yoga teacher Camella Clements, who have both carved out niches with their sustainable, American-crafted and consciously sourced fashion-fueled wares.
Their first collaboration arrives this month via the newly minted Hunter Gatherer, an online portal for the boho glam gal who likes to shop small-batch threads and accessories, a customer who manifests a global point of view and cares where and how her fashion is made. Among the arresting wares currently offered by HG — which boasts the tag line “Shop Wild in the Modern World” — are the buttery Patricia deerskin fringe pouch made in a hometown factory in Smithville, Texas (democratically priced at $138); Made’s handsome Deco-inspired Geo leather and brass necklace, ethically handcrafted in Kenya from locally sourced materials that are cast by age-old techniques in a workshop that empowers its employees (we love the packaging — recycled kanga and kitenge fabrics); Venice Beach label All Things Fabulous (which fabricates its collection locally); a cheeky line of leggings and tops, including the Creatures of the Night skinnies emblazoned with raccoon visages; and the rock ’n’ roll vibe of the Marina Crystal Point necklace, fabricated by the HG girls themselves from reclaimed leather and ethically mined Arkansas quartz (a mere $48), which is chic and avoids being too New Age-y. If you prefer instant gratification, pick up your HG online purchase in-store at either Hello Lucky or Iko Iko, and shop some more.