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STUFF is about living a life filled with ARTistry and...
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.

A. Smyth Company • Artist Made Greeting Cards

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

Apple Park • Organic Children's Toys

ART Studio • Artist Made Prints

ArtDepartment • Ceramic Sculpture and Jewelry

Atlantis by Dagmar Paulus • Handcrafted Swarovski Crystal Jewelry

Badge Bomb • Original Art Button Pins

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

Belle & Union • Letterpress and Aritst Designed Cards & Journals

Bethany Lowe Designs • Handcrafted Holiday Decorations

Bloomingville • Creative Tablewear and Decorative Accessories

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

Capri Designs • Artist Designed Handbags & Paper Goods

Julie Cates • Sculptural Folk Art Originals

CHH Quality Products • Dice

Claudia Kussano Designs • Artist Handmade Jewelry

Colleen Attara Studio • Artist Made Prints & Cards

Compendium • Inspirational Books, Stationery and Gifts

Creative Co-op • Designer Inspired Home Decorative Items

Creativity Card Company • Artist Created Greeting Cards and Papergoods

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

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

Lori Eberhardy • Poetry and Hand-painted Mats

Elegant Additions • Handmade Silk Accessories

elle silverworks • Artisan Sterling & Gold Jewelry by Elle Binder

Eusamex • Colorful Silicone Gifts

eye.bobs • Handcrafted Reading G+C15lasses

Flutterbelle • Hand-embellished Baby Burp Cloths and Towels

4 Ordinary Women • Book about Women and Their Personal Journeys

Fuoriserie • Vintage Reproduction Number Tiles, Fans and Mailboxes

Gama Go • Artistically Inspired Humorous Gifts

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

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

Hotcakes Design • Artisan Resin Jewelry

i Pop • Funky Magnets and Push Pins

Initial Reaction • Handcrafted Monogrammed Original Jewelry

Jill Kernodle • Mosaics for Home and Garden

Kevin Kloppenburg • Handmade Paper Pulp Ornaments

KOCO New York • Greeting Cards

La Casa Cotzal • Artist Made Handbags & Clutches

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

Lorraine Oerth • Artist Made Ceramics

Love Bags • Artist Designed Reusable Bags

Lovewild Design • Screen Printed Originals

Lucky Feather • Creative Jewelry

Madison Park Greetings • Artistically Inspired Greeting Cards

Malabar Bay • Creative and Wearable Accessories

Mariclaro • Handmade Reclaimed Car Interior Bags

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

Modelli Creations • Reclaimed Fabric Handbags and Gifts

Momo Bands • Handmade No-Slip Headbands

Mountaineer Books • Artist Focused Books

Beth Mueller • Functional Ceramic Housewares and Gifts

Mustard • Artist Inspired Whimsical Toys

Nina Designs • Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Jewelry

9th Letter Press • Handmade Letterpress Cards & Posters

Oh, Hello Friend • Artist Made Jewelry & Art Prints

Oola • Artist Designed Inspirational Stickers

OrangeCircleStudio • Artist Designed Paper Products, Journals & Books

P. Flynn Design, Inc. • Artist Made Greeting Cards

The Paris Bracelet • Handmade Jewlery

Party Partners • Colorful Party Decorations

Petal Lane • Handcrafted Memory Boards & Magnets

Petit Collage • Handcrafted Wood Toys

Mary K. Porter • Original Pottery and Ceramics

Mark Poulin • Contemporary Enamel Jewelry and Rings for Men

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

Rice • Creatively Designed Cups

Phillip Robl • Fine Art Oil Paintings

Rockflowerpaper • Canvas Totes and Pool Bags

Rook & Crow • Handmade Jewelry

Rosamariposa • Artistically Composed Clothing and Accessories

Sadie Green's • Artist Designed Accessories

Santa Barbara Designs • Artist Designed Gifts and Jewelry

Scratch Off Greetings • Handmade Greeting Cards

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

Sellers Press • Books

Seltzer • Creative Artistic Gifts

E. Crighton Singleton • Original Sketch Prints and Greeting Cards

Stefanie Wolf • Artist Original Jewelry

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

Studio Avo • Giclee Prints from Original Fine Art Paintings

Sugar Post Pottery & Metal • Metal Art

Sugarboo Designs • Artist Made Wall Art from Reclaimed Wood

Sweet Shop USA • Handmade Toffee & Candies

Talisman Designs • Humorous & Useful Kitchen Gadgets

Tamara Hensick Designs • Pewter Sculpture

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

Time Warner Book Group • Books

Tokyo Bay • Watches, Handbags and Wallets

Toni Brou • Mixed Media Original Art & Accessories

tote + able • Creative Flasks and Gifts

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

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

Writefully His • Artist Made Greeting Cards

Yumitori • Keychains and Brilliant Gifts

ZAD • Funky Accessories

Z & L Europe • Artistically Cultivated Clothing and Accessories

Zand Amsterdam • One-of-a-Kind Clothing

Zeichen Press • Letterpress Original Greeting Cards

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.









This is a life journey.

- Casey & Sloane

pursue good...EVERYTHING