Tag Archive:handmade

ByKari

ART IN SOLE: meet benjamins

men’s luxury in midtown:
show me the benjamins

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Shoes handmade in California. Using the highest quality luxury fabrics and
traditional shoemaking techniques to bring you something incredible.
TRUST.

11057356_680714225371679_7525244411267292590_n Among the masses of cheap disposable fashion choices available from big box stores, an
independent retailer is making bold strides in men’s footwear here in Midtown Sacramento.

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Founder & bespoke artisan, Benjamin Schwartz (above) continues to be a student
of his trade, bringing the best of an old world tradesmen’s craft and elevating it
for the modern discerning gentleman.

There is something intense about owning a pair of shoes that are truly handcrafted and custom.

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We had a chance to stop by the inaugural retail location this past weekend and we

can’t wait for the grand opening. Every corner of the space is on point, a craftsman’s
workshop, and a sleek cool snapshot of the classic yet modern gentleman.

 

skip the trashy tabloids & get an education on style and class.

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BENJAMINS retail is located at
1104 R Street in the WAL retail space.

connect to BENJAMIN’S online:
website  //  on facebook  // IG + twitter: @benjaminsshoes

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** top /model images via Benjamins
** additional images by Juniper James
ByKari

JJ YEAR IN REVIEW

It’s been a wild ride of a year! We started out the year as a
fashion consulting company, and ended the year as not
only that, but owning the Juniper James Boutique!

year in review

2013 was full of events (organized & attended), being in/on the news, meeting amazing creatives, and the ups & downs of running, merchandising, stocking & promoting our awesome little boutique.

Our (above featured) highlights include:

  • Being in the inaugural Flywheel Incubator Class
  • Moving into the Flywheel retail space with our fellow members
  • Sacramento Fashion Week
  • Being hired as the stylist for the first music
    video shot at The Crocker Art Museum
  • Working with tons of talented photographers, hair, makeup artists and fellow stylists.
  • Participating in the Local Love event at Crocker Art
  • Live-covering the Oscar’s Red Carpet Fashion for Channel 10
  • Features in
    – SacMag,
    – Sacramento News & Review,
    Sacramento Bee
    Sacramento Press
    Comstock Magazine
    – & more.
  • Speaking to Design & Fashion Students for Sacramento Fashion Week.
  • Winning awards for our Juniper James
    Walk a Mile in Her Shoes team fundraising (starting our 2014 team soon!)
  • All our lovely (transformed) styling clients throughout the year – we love you!
  • Participating in & promoting TOM’s Day Without Shoes
  • Bringing on 2 new JJ Crew members:
    — Ruthann: our events coordinator
    — Marci: shop merchandising & assistant stylist
  • Becoming owner of the Juniper James Boutique (!!)
  • Featuring & selling dozens of local artists’ work at our shop.
  • Live on Chanel 40 for fun charity fundraiser segments
  • Walking the runway for a number of Sacramento-based charities
  • Continuing to blog for Thrift Town –
    recycle reuse, shop local & support charities!
  • Asked to return as a judge for this year’s Indie Fashion Challenge
  • Event coordinator for THIS IS MIDTOWN: June, July, August & September
  • A number of appearances on Good Day Sacramento
    with our good friend Phoebe of The Dress Fiend.
  • Returning for our 3rd year as the Retail & Restaurant
    Coordinator for the week-long Launch Design Festival
  • Shooting our first lookbook
  • And finally, surviving the crazy holiday retail season at the Boutique.

 *WHEW*

joyfully

 To all our friends, fellow creatives, co-conspirators, supporters and customers
– we love you and couldn’t have had the awesome year we did without you!
Here’s to an incredible 2014!

ByKari

OUR WINTER LOOKBOOK

The Juniper James Boutique is a unique destination,
where you can find all-local & handmade accessories,
classic & revamped vintage and modern consigned pieces.

We recently teamed up with talented photographer Sarah Hawkins to shoot our Winter Lookbook, so our fans and customers can have a look at some of the great women’s pieces we have in the shop and how to style them. We also carry men’s and kid’s vintage/handmade.

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This is the first installment of our lookbook,
featuring our amethyst collection

[Models: Autumn Sky, Jennifer Beile, Nicole Dove]

purple aut 06aour revamped vintage floral flutter-sleeve frock. $32.

purple aut comp 01autumn inspires us with her loving spirit, her honesty and her intuitive talent.

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rich & warm vintage orchid sweater + luxurious angora detailing. $42.

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nicole inspires us with her fiery spirit, energy & ready smile.

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simple black dress, $14. vintage revamped sterling heart necklace,
$42 by Real Life Doll House

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cozy cowl neck sweater. $38.

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jennifer inspires us with her easygoing sweetness & spontaneous nature.

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Our shop is located in the Downtown Plaza (545 L Street), Sacramento.
Open Tue – Fri: 12-8pm // Sat: 12-6pm
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Check out our talented photographer, Sarah Hawkins.

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for weddings, family portraits, newborn sessions and more.

{special thank you to Marci Moore, our talented styling assistant}

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