Future Ancestor Expands Its Shop to Offer Unique Clothing and Accessories
During the 2018 winter holiday season, Future Ancestor launched a side project titled “Closet,” featuring unique vintage and designer clothing and accessories in addition to their already impressive home goods offerings. After much success, the owners, Brian and Julia Leenig, decided to include the clothing and accessories full-time in their Shaw-based shop. Keeping the branding consistent with its ties to ancestry and home, they renamed their newest endeavor Descendant.
Descendant stocks items from a host of small-but-mighty brands. The newest offerings include dresses from Minnesota-based, ethical brand Hackwith Design House, which produces all of its clothing in the United States; ceramic earrings by an Ohio-based fine artist and designer; and a host of items from outliers, such as shoes handmade in Morocco and Paloma Wool, a Barcelona-based brand. The new brand also features a selection of vintage items such as handbags, tops and denim. Its offerings are rounded out by beauty and body items from brands such as Na Nin and Noto Botanics.
The Leenigs opened Future Ancestor in 2014, after they’d spent years collecting vintage furniture for their own home. With a philosophy of offering customers an array of items both old and new, modern and classic, Descendant seamlessly reflects its ethos (with an impressively curated Instagram page to complement its in-store offerings).
Descendant is a pleasant addition to the many small shops establishing themselves around the city—such as housewares shop Holliday by Bowood Farms in the Central West End and vintage store Mesa Home on Cherokee Street (which just celebrated its four-year anniversary). As spring continues to creep in, these stores should certainly be added to the lists of shoppers who are looking for one-of-a-kind clothing to add to their warm-weather wardrobes.
Images courtesy of Future Ancestor.