Welcome to Future: a vintage studio and collective. Located in a Kansas City Crossroads alley, Future is a vintage clothing and white brick wall lover's dream. Future opened its doors in November of 2014, and in the few times I've been in, I've wanted to stay and hang out all day. The shop itself isn't the only inviting aspect of the shop, however. Owner, Lane Leavens, is just that kind of "cool" person - the kind of person that you don't mind admitting that you received a "You have less than twenty dollars in your bank account" email the other day and therefore can't purchase a rad CobraCult necklace - kind of cool.
"The idea for the shop came from a desire to have a studio space to be able to show the vintage and run my online business [Etsy]. I have a website in the works," Lane informed me, "I curate the vintage clothing and then around it, I bring in small-batch creators and emerging artists, and showcase their wears while promoting community through art by way of skill shares and exhibits." A portion of the small-batch creators Lane features are: Moon Rivers Naturals, The Wild Unknown, Amber Eye Ceramics, Convivial Production, Native Line, Brass Tacks KC, and Cobra Cult.
Lane sells a large scale of different clothing in both Future, her up-and-coming website, and her Etsy shop. Items range from worn-in Levis and denim jackets to 1960s Prairie Dresses and suede oxfords: every piece one of a kind.
In the future, when you're in need of a unique gift or just craving a classic pair of 501s, be sure to check out Future!
Until next time!
PS: be sure to check out Future's website, Instagram (@shopfuture), Twitter (@fromourfuture), Facebook page (from our future), and Pinterest (@shopfuture)!