Uncommon goods

Discover these hot items designed or crafted by Capital Region residents

1. Blackbird Letterpress
Old-fashioned letterpress printers are the tools Kathryn Hunter uses to make stunning wedding invitations and more funky wares, like die-cut animal cards and 3-D campers.

2. Coastal Heritage
Bodacious bow ties are inspired by the Southern lifestyle and feature fun patterns—from tattersall to classic gingham—for gameday and beyond.

3. Soap Rox
Respiratory therapist Roxane Jewell’s natural soaps are great for allergy sufferers, but olive oil and other feel-good ingredients in them are a treat for whatever skin you’re in.

4. Bocage Bee & Honey
How sweet it is—all this shop’s honeys are pure, raw and locally sourced, with varieties named for the areas from which they’re harvested.

5. Jeaux’s Boys
Four fun-loving brothers honor their mother Jo with their tasty Cajun Tailgate BBQ Sauce, which features a vinegar base, secret spices and a sweet finish.

6. Martinez Custom Clothier
From the perfect suit to all the accessories, Manuel Martinez and his team tailor each piece with service and style that win over customers from around the world.

7. Fireside Antiques
This respected family dealer now also offers the beauty of antiques in finishes and sizes to fit a modern home, with made-to-order pieces crafted in-house.

8. The Gilded Lily
Known worldwide for making Bella’s bridal comb for a Twilight movie, the designers here also create a host of other custom pearl jewelry styles.

9. Chic Metal by Shanna
Shanna Lavin combines a passion for unusual art with a DIY spirit to create rustic metal trays, table runners and other distinctive decorative pieces.

10. Undulating Contours
Programming analyst Chris Fandz uses a machine he built himself to create eye-catching wood smartphone docks that double as valet stations.