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Wants & Desires | Everything from Kaufmann Mercantile

Nov 8th, 2013 | Categories: Jake Gallagher, Wants & Desires | by Jake Gallagher


Kaufmann Mercantile’s online site is a prime example of online retail at its finest. Arriving on the site feels about as close to entering a physical shop as a website can get, and from there the experience only builds. In a world of convoluted webshops that are far more flash than function, Kaufmann Mercantile hits the sweet spot, providing a clean, easy to navigate layout that makes for an ideal backdrop to their collection of exquisite essentials.

Kaufmann boasts that they only select one percent of all the products they review, but don’t mistake that for snobbery, for it’s this highly selective approach that makes Kaufmann’s site so remarkable. What began as eight products has now grown to six hundred items across ten categories, covering everything from barware to camping gear. The diverse assortment would make Dieter Rams proud, providing items that are as beautiful as they are practical. While you could easily lose more than a few hours down the Kaufmann Mercantile rabbit hole, we decided to give you all a starting point with some of our favorite items available on the site right now. -JG


Hermetus Bottle Opener and Resealer


Llama Wool Beanie Hats


Canvas & Leather Holdall Bag


Flythrough Copper Bird Feeder


Garden Tote



Tube Wringer


Texas Smoking Bags


French Wool Slippers


EDC Steel Folding Scissors


Handmade Carved Oak Rope Swing


Elkskin Suede Gloves


El Casco Chrome Desk Stapler

Comments: 6

6 Comments to “Wants & Desires | Everything from Kaufmann Mercantile”

  1. Rick
    on Nov 8th, 2013
    @ 10:39 AM


    I’ve really been enjoying your ACL pieces.

    Kaufmann is great. It’s like a one word Christmas list.


  2. Ted Harrington
    on Nov 8th, 2013
    @ 10:46 AM


  3. Francois Royer Mireault
    on Nov 8th, 2013
    @ 12:22 PM

    As usual, great piece. I love what KM is doing too.

  4. Towson
    on Nov 8th, 2013
    @ 3:52 PM

    What’s the writing subject process now on this site? Is gallagher writing Wax-Wane posts on ACL or is Williams choosing content?

  5. Matthew Pike
    on Nov 8th, 2013
    @ 3:53 PM

    Looks like they’re making some attractive choice, will be checking the site out.

  6. Sebastian Kaufmann
    on Nov 12th, 2013
    @ 7:01 PM

    Jake, Thanks for the awesome write up! Much appreciated.

    Sebastian @ Kaufmann Mercantile