A popular local retail concept launched by two SM East graduates is set to open its latest location at Corinth Square in Prairie Village today.
Made in KC Corinth
• New store opens to the public at 10 a.m. Friday
• Corinth location is third dedicated retail space
• Store features tees, prints, books, culinary items from local artists and companies
Owners Tyler Enders and Thomas McIntyre had the idea to bring together fashionable and tasty items from local artisans, designers and print makers more than a year ago. They tried out the idea for the store, which they named Made in KC, with a pop-up shop at the Prairiefire development in March 2015. It was a success, and the duo opened up their first dedicated retail space there in May 2015. They added a second location at the Village at Briarcliff in October 2015, and cut a deal with Hallmark to carry many of the Made in KC products at the company’s HMK store on the Plaza.
Today at 10 a.m., the group will open up its third dedicated retail space at Corinth Square in the suite recently vacated by The Foot Spot.
The Corinth store will carry the same products as the first two stores, with prints and clothing from brands like Charlie Hustle, Sandlot Leather Goods and Hammerpress. The store also features a variety of culinary products like seasonings and drink mixes from makers including Flint and Field, KC Canning Co., and Wood and Salt.
“Made in KC curates the work of nearly 70 local artists from print makers, tee shirt designers, leather works, jewelry, food products, and even books and coloring books,” said manager Keith Bradley. “We offer the community a place to support locally made goods in one location and are regularly bringing in a new and fresh look to our offerings. Made in KC exists because of the fabric of relationships in the artist community that have been created over the years.”
Made in KC will mark its Corinth Square opening with a special event on Saturday, when the author of the new children’s book “The Year a Royal Dream Came True” will be on hand to sign copies. The event will run from 2 to 4 p.m.