Your friends return from vacation with treasures from souks. You: a “Go Buckeyes” tee from your native land.
One-up everyone with accessories from Akis.
When Defne Veral and Minima owner Eugenie Perret aren’t commissioning sandals and scarves from artisans in Turkey, they’re putting folks at a Philadelphia textile mill to work. Better known for winding rugs that look at home in Grandma’s kitchen, the third-generation producers tinker with leftover yarn to create designs that are more contemporary, less Cracker Barrel.
Totes strapped with sturdy leather handles can carry a few days’ worth of groceries, and richly hued braided baskets lend an air of exotic to any space.
Even if all they hold are old travel mags.
Photo: Courtesy of Akis