7.28.2014

figue

I love walking Abbot Kinney in Venice to discover new shops for home inspiration. During my last visit I followed pretty gold arrows that led me into a summer pop-up shop called Figue (visit the online store here). The moment I walked into the tiny bungalow that encloses their gypsy lifestyle shop I instantly fell in love. Brightly printed apparel, richly colored rugs and blankets, fringe and mirror trims, handwoven baskets, spicy scented candles, and glowing lanterns that filled the room made for the perfect blend of Los Angeles and Morocco. Figue's creator and designer, Stephanie von Watzdorf defines her vision as a "global gypsy-meets-jet-set spirit—bringing together the urban energy of Paris and London with the natural beauty of the Mediterranean and passion for travel" (learn more about Stephanie here).

What makes Figue unique are the one-of-a-kind products designed by Stephanie such as the vintage military jackets, which are each hand-embellished by artisans in India. Figue also carries many luxury accessories that bring awareness and give back to important world issues. Thirty percent of each Flying Elephant Canvas Tote sold supports the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which rescues baby elephants and rhinos. The Brave Collection, a handmade jewelry line, helps to fight human trafficking, and supports survivors overseas. Made With Love, a line of recycled rubber bracelets made in Africa, are sold to raise funds for L'Empire des Enfants, a center providing for homeless children in Senegal.