Made in KC opened in mid-2015 in Overland Park’s Prairiefire to showcase locally made or designed products.
But a year ago, two of the partners, along with another retail friend, also began jotting down names of international up-and-coming clothing designers that caught their eye.
Now they’ve opened Anaphora in Prairiefire to showcase the international independent designers.
The new “modern, refined women's clothing boutique,” at 5601 W. 135th St., Suite, 2210, currently offers pieces by about 20 different designers, including 7115 by Szeki in New York, Priory and Amo Denim in California, Emerson Fry in New Hampshire, Margaux Lonnberg in France, Kowtow in New Zealand, Just Female in Denmark, Boulezar in Germany and TY-LR in Australia.
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They’re also offering only limited runs — just a few pieces in a few sizes — so their customers aren’t likely to see the same piece on someone else.
“A lot are completely new to Kansas City and a lot of them, if you want to find them in the U.S. you have to go to New York and California,” said Tyler Enders, partner with Thomas McIntyre and Adam Pfeifer in Anaphora. “We didn’t want to repeat anything that was already done here. The place that had the most room for improvement was bringing in something international with a completely different cut and silhouette.”
Tops, for example, can range from about $65 to more than $200, depending on the material and brand.
Pfeifer has more than six years of retail experience, most recently as general manager at Standard Style on the Country Club Plaza and in Leawood. McIntyre also is a property manager for Merrill Cos., developer of Prairiefire.
Enders, McIntyre and Chris Harrington opened Made in KC in Prairiefire in mid-2015 and another location in The Village at Briarcliff in the Northland in late October 2015. They also are in negotiations to open a Made in KC in Prairie Village this spring.
Coming soon to Leawood and Overland Park
▪ Staci Cross plans to open a “uber-healthy” fast casual restaurant in Mission Farms.
She is taking the former Smallcakes space at 10573 Mission Road, Leawood, for a scheduled opening on March 21.
Cross will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner items, including organic cold-pressed juices, whole-meal smoothies, organic wine, local craft beers, and a children’s menu.
James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith is creating the menu.
“There are not enough healthy restaurants accessible to the American consumer, for people with busy lifestyles, people who are on the go,” Cross said.
Cross will announce a name for the new restaurant later this month.
▪ The owners of the new Pan-Asia Market specialty grocery store plan to carry more than 10,000 items, including eggplants (Chinese, Indian, Thai and Philippine), water spinach, winter melon, chive flowers, Burro bananas, hard-shell lobster, oysters, pink grouper, sea perch, shrimp, beef honey tripe, pork heart, pork fat, chicken feet, duck feet, stew chicken, whole duck and pork spare ribs.
It is scheduled to open later this month at 11940 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park. Home Decorators Collection formerly occupied the space.