Ever since Anomaly closed its doors back in 2011, I knew I wasn't done as a shop owner.
I continued to grow my accessories collection, learned to screen print and continued to push and evolve as an artist. Then, I met Varick. That dude never stops concepting or creating. Whether it's designing for full-time clients, making insane illustrations for freelace jobs or helping organizations with their branding and marketing needs, he's a badass. Long before we ever became a package deal though, we were both doing things to push Jacksonville forward. Then, as we got closer, I knew I met someone who would challenge me as much as I challenged him. We dreamt about how awesome it would be to do a shop together practically since we started dating. We would each bring our creative assets to the table and see what a melding of the minds could develop. This city inspires us to create more to make a better city, which then makes the city better. It's cyclical.
Last fall when the opportunity arose to open a pop-up (temporary) shop in Brooklyn Station, Varick and I jumped at the chance to try out Wolf & Cub in a brick and mortar location. The response was awesome and we had a blast carrying all kinds of cool stuff made by some super talented Jacksonville makers! We loved the opportunity to be in that space but knew it wasn't the right location for us. So, after the pop-up wrapped up in February, we didn't really know what was next. We were both committed to our full time jobs and knew that when the time was right, the opportunity would present itself.
Well now, with our forces combined, that opportunity HAS NOW PRESENTED ITSELF! We are so so so excited to announce that Wolf & Cub has found a home at the Historic Elks Building in Downtown Jacksonville! We chose Downtown JAX because it's exciting times for the urban core but one thing is missing... great retail! Where can you go to pick up a last minute gift or a last minute outfit right in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville? Wolf & Cub will be that place—a unique marketplace stocking everything from designer denim to finely curated art and screen printed posters (locally designed and printed, of course!) to fresh flowers and letterpress cards. Not only will you find the coolest stuff, but Wolf & Cub will be a creative space to hold workshops for classes, design meet-ups, community conversations, live music, art exhibitions and much more!
The Wolf is my spirit animal and it gives me an appetite for freedom and living life powerfully, guided by instincts. When a wolf manifests its presence as a guide in your life, it could be a call to live your life more freely, to bring the intensity of passion in your everyday endeavors. As I'm sitting here writing this, it's a grey Sunday morning and I've just woken up to my first day of working for myself again. It's absolutely freeing (although bittersweet because I will miss my Cummer crew so much) and the bottom line is... life it too short. Do what you love. We're about to. Get ready for Wolf & Cub!
We will keep you posted on details about the opening party, lines we'll be stocking, etc... and you just get ready for some serious awesomeness coming Downtown in just a few weeks! #findyourspiritanimal