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STUFF is about living a life filled with ARTistry and...
ART ROCKS!
Casey and Sloane
Sisters in pursuit of good stuff
...at STUFF everyone is family.

the STUFF story

STUFF is a store dedicated to artists and the people who collect art for their homes and themselves...and give art as gifts. They offer work by local, regional, national and international artists that create one-of-a-kind, handmade, original, unique, inspirational, clever, artistic, innovative, eclectic and witty collectible, decorative and usable art.

STUFF is located in Kansas City, Missouri (a few blocks from Mission Hills, Kansas) in a neighborhood called Brookside. Brookside was established in 1920 as one of Kansas City's treasured neighborhood shopping districts and still remains one of the city's most cherished neighborhoods. Brookside is filled with lovely, authentic homes, shops and service businesses. STUFF occupies a brick storefront that was built as a bank when Brookside was established. The "STUFF Sisters", Casey & Sloane, share an office that was one of the original bank vaults. STUFF is literally a "brick and mortar" store.

Casey and Sloane

Since STUFF began in the late 1990s, it has grown into one of the most well-known and respected businesses in Kansas City. STUFF now offers work from over 300 hundred artistic sources..

The co-owners are the creative force behind the STUFF brand and the PURSUE GOOD STUFF lifestyle, and they offer professional business and creative consulting both directly to clients and through seminars, classes, and Q&A sessions. The local artists that STUFF represents offer art classes in an unlimited variety. And the store offers birthday parties, team-building classes, adult art parties, kids' art parties and much, much more.

Casey and Sloane

One of the most notable parts of this small but well loved family business is their commitment to the community. STUFF has an expansive program that supports local charities, schools and not-for-profit organizations. Sloane Simmons and Casey Simmons both serve on community organization boards of directors and have committed time, expertise and money to over a hundred charities in the Greater Kansas City area in the past fourteen years.

This small business has grown bigger and bigger since they first propped the door open - a daily habit and a welcoming way to enter the store. But, if you ask the sisters how they feel about getting bigger over the years, they answer, "We don’t think about bigger, we focus on 'people not product'. Being better every year is our goal."

is STUFF a gallery?

Casey and Sloane

When we established STUFF in 1997, we insisted on not being called a gallery. At that time, the term "art gallery" didn't fit. Yes, we represented fine artists and fine crafters from our region and beyond. But we weren't "stuffy" - pun intended. We aimed to be accessible, approachable, open every day, energetic, friendly, open-minded, hip, current, and fashionable, and we wanted to be able to laugh at ourselves. At that time, "gallery" didn't describe STUFF.

Today, Kansas City - as most cities in the United States - is filled with the new generation of art galleries. In Kansas City, we have First Friday gallery openings every month. The Crossroads Art District is evolving and growing. Downtown is hopping, and there are unique galleries sprinkled throughout our fantastic city. It almost seems like there is gallery on every corner in America.

Sloane and Casey

STUFF has most definitely evolved, too. But our roots, our mission, and our vision have remained the same - to make art accessible to anyone and everyone, every day.

We have grown to be an award-winning business - proud to have been nominated for eight consecutive years as being one of the top galleries and stores in America that feature Fine American Craft, and honored as one of Kansas City's Top 25 Small Businesses. It's humbling, because STUFF doesn't strive for awards. We strive to run a business that is judged on merits beyond financial success.

We believe you can be outstanding and professional and still have a sense of humor - still be approachable, open-minded, hip, current, fashionable, energetic, and open every day.

So...is STUFF an art gallery? Damned skippy it is! And it is a store, an experience, a family of artists, a team of great staff, a local boutique, a destination shop, a hangout, and a place to smile, laugh and celebrate.

Open 358 days a year in Kansas City. Open 365 days a year online. Join us.

And always pursue good stuff.

the art

STUFF proudly represents these artists,
mom & pop companies and creative works every day.

Harry N. Abrams Publishers • Books

Aid Through Trade • Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry & Accessories

Alchemy Goods • Repurposed Rubber Handbags, Belts & Accessories

Alliance Rubber Company • American Made Rubber Bands

Andrea by Sadek • Artist Inspired Pottery and Home Goods

Apple Park • Organic Children's Toys

ArtDepartment • Ceramic Sculpture and Jewelry

Atlantis by Dagmar Paulus • Handcrafted Swarovski Crystal Jewelry

Badge Bomb • Original Art Button Pins

Celia Barbieri • Handmade Button, Felt & Ceramic Flowers

Baubles by Katie Town • Handmade Jewelry & Housewares from Vintage, Antique & Artist-made Beads

Bethany Lowe Designs • Handcrafted Holiday Decorations

Susanne Brink • Handmade Paper Wallets, Passport Covers, Notecard Wallets & Stationery

Cathy Broski • Handmade Ceramic Sculpture and Functional Art Gifts

Lori Buntin • Fine Art Paintings and Commissioned Fine Art Pieces

Cagle Products • Ingenious Drain Keepers

Capri Designs • Artist Designed Handbags & Paper Goods

Julie Cates • Sculptural Folk Art Originals

CHH Quality Products • Dice

Colleen Attara Studio • Artist Made Prints & Cards

Colorado Nut Company • Yummy STUFF Snacks

Compendium • Inspirational Books, Stationery and Gifts

Creative Co-op • Designer Inspired Home Decorative Items

Creativity Card Company • Artist Created Greeting Cards and Papergoods

Cupcake International • Artistically Designed & Handmade Accessories

Curly Girl Design • Artist Original Graphic Design Stationery, Gifts and Wall Prints

Dani Press • Artist Made Greeting Cards

Dash & Albert Rug Company • Rugs, Pillows, Throws and Totes

Design Ideas • Creative Containers, Organizational Bins and Gifts

Design Legacy • Original Designs by Kelly O'Neill for Home, Bar and Office

E. Frances Paper • Watercolored Paper Goods & Greeting Cards

East of India • Creative Ceramic Gifts

Lori Eberhardy • Poetry and Hand-painted Mats

EDGE Home • LA and Vintage Inspired Home Goods

Elias Glass Studio • Handworked Hot Glass Jewelry

Elk Accessories • Handmade Jewelry

elle silverworks • Artisan Sterling & Gold Jewelry by Elle Binder

Stacey Embry • Original Art Paintings

Ephemera • Witty Button Pins

Eusamex • Colorful Silicone Gifts

eye.bobs • Handcrafted Reading G+C15lasses

Fawnsberg • Handmade Greeting Cards

Flipped Bird • Handcrafted Handbags

Flutterbelle • Hand-embellished Baby Burp Cloths and Towels

4 Ordinary Women • Book about Women and Their Personal Journeys

Frye • Handcrafted Boots, Shoes and Sandals

Fuoriserie • Vintage Reproduction Number Tiles, Fans and Mailboxes

Gartner Studios • Artist Designed Stationery & Gifts

Kim Gasper • PMC - Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Originals

Ginko Papers • Handmade Paper Gifts

Gnome Domes • Hand-crocheted Chldren's Hats

Michal Golan • Artisan-made Beaded Jewelry and Judaica

Green Glass • Repurposed Glass Bottle Housewares

Green Three • Recycled Cotton Clothing, Blankets and Scarves

Kari Heybrock • Original Lampwork Glass Jewelry

HiArt • Whimsical Paper Craft

Jodi Hills • Inspirational Books, Stationery, Gifts and Prints

Hom Essence • Artist Inspired Journals

Hoop Dog Studio • Artist Original Mixed Media Jewelry, Chairs, Frames and Gifts

Hotcakes Design • Artisan Resin Jewelry

i Pop • Funky Magnets and Push Pins

Ilee Papergoods • Handcrafted Letterpress Cards & Stickers

Brad Ivy • Handmade Jingle Bell Leashes

Jes MaHarry/Sun Horse • Inspirational Sterling Silver, Gold and Authentic Bead Jewelry

Jessica Kingsley Publishers • Books

Jill Kernodle • Mosaics for Home and Garden

Kikkerland Design • Contemporary Gifts

Kevin Kloppenburg • Handmade Paper Pulp Ornaments

Knock Knock • Humorous, Witty and Rude Paper Goods and Gifts

KOCO New York • Greeting Cards

Amy Labbe • Original Collage Art Over-the-Top Bling Jewelry

Latico Leathers • Leather Handbags, Wallets and Accessories

Leaders in Leather • American Hand-crafted Leather Handbags, Wallets & Accessories

Leafcutter Designs • Handcrafted Wooden Gifts

Lidda Bits • Handmade Paper Decor

Lorraine Oerth • Artist Made Ceramics

Macbeth Collection • Artist Designed Bags

Madison Park Greetings • Artistically Inspired Greeting Cards

Makin' Time Computer Clocks • Re-purposed Computer Component Time Pieces

Max & Bunny • Handmade Greeting Cards

Emily McDowell • Artist Designed Cards and Prints

Metal Monk • Artist Original Jewelry

Amy Meya • Ceramic Wall Art and Sculpture

Mixt Studio • Handbags & Paper Gifts

Mixture • Small Batch Candles, Home Fragrance, Aromatherapy, Bath & Body Goods

Momo Bands • Handmade No-Slip Headbands

Beth Mueller • Functional Ceramic Housewares and Gifts

Murval Paris • European Inspired Handbags, Gifts and Home Goods

Mustard • Artist Inspired Whimsical Toys

Nina Designs • Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Jewelry

9th Letter Press • Handmade Letterpress Cards & Posters

Notes & Queries • Greeting Cards

Nothing Compares With You • Journals Designed by Artists

Oola • Artist Designed Inspirational Stickers

Oh, Hello Friend • Artist Made Jewelry & Art Prints

OrangeCircleStudio • Artist Designed Paper Products, Journals & Books

Party Partners • Colorful Party Decorations

Petal Lane • Handcrafted Memory Boards & Magnets

Petit Collage • Handcrafted Wood Toys

Pink Tank • Handcrafted Bookmarks

Mary K. Porter • Original Pottery and Ceramics

Mark Poulin • Contemporary Enamel Jewelry and Rings for Men

Puddleduck Paper Company • Handmade Greeting Cards

Rachelle Pulkkila • Handworked Sterling and Stone Jewelry

Random House • Books

Rebecca McNerney Designs • Sterling Silver & Gold Vermeil Artisian Jewelry

Rebel Designs • Urban Original Crystal Embedded Jewelry, Handbags & Accessories

The Regional Assembly of Text • Artist Made Greeting Cards

Resource Revival • Reclaimed Bicycle Chain Handmade Gifts

reVibe • Artist Made Reclaimed Guitar String Jewelry

Phillip Robl • Fine Art Oil Paintings

Rockflowerpaper • Canvas Totes and Pool Bags

Sadie Green's • Artist Designed Accessories

Santa Barbara Designs • Artist Designed Gifts and Jewelry

Sarah Good • Handmade Fused Glass Jewelry

Scentco • Scented Writing Tools

Scratch Off Greetings • Handmade Greeting Cards

Seasons of Cannon Falls • Artist Designed Seasonal Ornaments, Decorations & Housewares

Sellers Press • Books

E. Crighton Singleton • Original Sketch Prints and Greeting Cards

Soapologies • All Natural Soap, Lotion and Body Care

Steve Parks East Africa Company • Artisan Recycled and Crafted Jewelry and Gifts

Mandy Stos • iamthemandy Original Upcycled Jewelry, Accessories and Gifts

Studio Avo • Giclee Prints from Original Fine Art Paintings

Sugar Post Pottery & Metal • Metal Art

Swahili Imports • African Handmade Baskets and Home Goods

Sweet Shop USA • Handmade Toffee & Candies

Talisman Designs • Humorous & Useful Kitchen Gadgets

Tamara Hensick Designs • Pewter Sculpture

Taolei Designs • Artist Made Crystal Jewelry

Ten Four Paper • Artist Made Greeting Cards & Stationery

Terramundi Money Pots Ltd. • Pottery Banks

Thimblepress • Handmade Letterpress Cards, Posters and Gifts

Three by Three • Magnetic Original Designs for Home, Office and School

Three Potato Four • Vintage Inspired Gifts

Timbergram Limited • Artist Made Wood Postcards

Time Warner Book Group • Books

Tokyo Bay • Watches, Handbags and Wallets

Toni Brou • Mixed Media Original Art & Accessories

Tree by Kerri Lee • Hand-crafted Baby Gifts

Triple C • Colorful Phone Accessories

Tristan Publishing • Books

Tumbalina • Artist Designed Graphic Button Pins

Typecase Industries • Handmade Letterpress Cards & Gifts

Vagabond Vintage Furnishings • Vintage and Antique Inspired Homewares

Vilmain - Judy Vilmain Inc. • Pewter Sculpture, Paperweights, Office and Home Gifts

Vintage Girl Designs • Handmade Inspirational Wall Art

Virtu-Wakami • Artist Made Jewelry

Walker Bags • Mesh Handbags and Accessories

April Wallace • Hand-painted & Textile Art Home Goods, Greeting Cards, Paintings & Handbags

Watch Craft • Handcrafted Metal Watches and Bracelets

Lily Wayne • Textile Hair Accessories and Jewelry

Catherine Weitzman • Nature Inspired Gold Vermeil and Sterling Jewelry

Wild Eye Designs • Whimsical & Artistic Barware

Willow Group • Artist Designed Baskets & Vessels

Kathy Winklhofer • Monogram Stationery and Boxed Notecards

Wooster & Prince • Colorful Personal Care Tools

Wrapped! • Paper Wrapped Boxes

Writefully His • Artist Made Greeting Cards

Yumitori • Keychains and Brilliant Gifts

ZAD • Funky Accessories

Zippernut Press • Unorthodox Greeting Cards and Stationery

STUFF is Kansas City's favorite
fine art store and American craft gallery.

pursue good stuff

Over 15 years ago, we - Casey Simmons and Sloane Simmons - had a dream. We opened a small store in Kansas City, Missouri, and began our journey. We had a vision for our lives and, at the same time, a vision for our community and for the great big world: to always PURSUE GOOD STUFF. We chose to share our vision with everyone we met, and we did just that.

That dream continues to grow and evolve. We have learned much along the way. We have shared both triumphs and bumps in the road with everyone. We have met incredible people. We have learned that no one is passive and that each person has the power to pursue good. We believe waiting for life to come to you will probably leave you waiting a long time.  So get off your porch and get in the game.

We welcome you to pursue good stuff with us.

PURSUE GOOD STUFF

PURSUE GOOD ART

PURSUE GOOD FOOD

PURSUE GOOD FUN

PURSUE GOOD HEALTH

PURSUE GOOD PLACES

PURSUE GOOD PEOPLE

PURSUE GOOD CAUSES

This is a life journey.

- Casey & Sloane

pursue good...EVERYTHING