When we—Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, the founders of this very website—started to think about creating our own apparel collection from scratch many moons ago, we knew exactly what we wanted it to be: the not-quite-basic, polished-but-never-stuffy pieces we longed to wear every single day. We gravitate towards classics, but with a twist, that we can imagine having in our closets in various iterations for years. Things that work as well with black heels as they do with pointy boots or sneakers.
But it wasn’t until we got Nikki Chasin—someone with real design chops—involved that we realized just how much we were aching for these foundational (but still special) pieces, ideal canvases for all of the stand-out, limited-edition accessories at the core of Of a Kind. So here we are: Permanent Collection has already become a constant in our wardrobes, and we hope it earns your enduring affections, too. —claire and erica