New Year

by Ellen Flanz, Bozeman Mont on January 2, 2014

Tis been a long time since updating the blog, and an even longer time since updating the site.

As frequent visitors may have noticed, website revisions in the past year and a half have consisted of item removals. 2012 was an extremely busy year for this business that necessitated reallocating the focus of a very precious resource – my time. Last year was a boondoggle that included 3 shows and travel to both coasts and many states in between for sourcing. The off-website venues for selling have monopolized time that was given to the website in years past.

In the near future, as soon as there’s a moment to breathe, the site will be reincarnated. I have made the decision to streamline the online presence into a photographic representation of the breadth of inventory – a lookbook, in current parlance. There will still be an offering of select items directly for sale.

Sourcing is still going full force, and at no other time have things been coming and going as quickly. If you are an Instagram user, please look for kakkoiimono. Instagram is the only online or social networking platform where I have shared select scores in the past year and a half (and will continue to do so.)

As ever, if there’s something for which you’ve got a hankering please ask.

kakkoii mono website

happy new year

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