i love twitter. i love stumbling on amazing things * people * sites * shops that i never knew existed.
i found enid on twitter. and then i fell in love with the story of enid. lara & tim bobo named enid after lara’s grandmother, enid collins. together with her husband, enid collins created a line of leather handbags with handsculpted brass ornaments, after a stint as ranchers proved unprofitable.
their line, collins of texas, was sold by retail giant neiman marcus and the rest, as they say, is history.
inspired by her style & creativity, lara & tim conceived enid’s namesake. lara explains, “Every aspect of Enid is inspired by its namesake, Enid Collins, and her whimsical, colorful, and completely original design style. Also, Enid was known for her constant efforts to support the starving artists, evidenced in the eclectic art collection she left behind.” and so lara & time strive to fill the shop with “lesser known” artists, designers, and craftspeople who bring enid’s vision into the 21st century.
don’t fear. if you’re not in texas, you can still surround yourself with enid style by shopping online. the online shop carries a wide variety of goods – from home decor to apparel to paper goods to vintage finds. lara also let me know that she’s just added a bunch of fab finds to the sale section!
shipping is extremely reasonable. $8 flat shipping within the contiguous united states means you can stock up!