Shop Local KC opens new store at Leawood’s Ranch Mart

Online retailer Shop Local KC has opened its second physical location in Leawood’s Ranch Mart North mall. Above, owner Katie Mabry displaying local signs. Photo credit Nikki Lansford.

Local online retailer Shop Local KC, which specializes in selling products from local artists and makers, has opened its second physical location, this time in the newly renovated Ranch Mart mall in Leawood.

Or exactly? Located at 3510 W. 95th St. – on the north side of 95th St. – the store is adjacent to the lobby of nbkc bank, with which Shop Local KC shares a building.

  • Owner Katie Mabry said the bank reached out in January to discuss a potential partnership between the two companies.

What they say : “People don’t go to banks much these days because so much is digital,” Mabry said. “They own this building and have all this space, so they wanted to try something new where they could help another business.”

The details: Shop Local KC, which held a soft launch at the Ranch Mart in late July, sells a variety of local artisan items including jewelry, KC-centric decor, art, clothing and flowers.

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Angel Daniels, sales assistant at Shop Local KC in Leawood, showing off her Ipomoea Organics candle.

Key quote: “It’s all local gifts and fresh flowers,” Mabry said. “We make the flowers ourselves. We get the flowers from the local farmers and then we also get them from the downtown wholesalers, so we support all the locals with our flowers too.

Additional services: In addition to the new retail space, Shop Local KC’s Leawood location plans to use the space to host events and classes, like learning to arrange flowers.

  • “It’s a perfect place to host events on the patio,” Mabry said. “We used to do pop-ups in our stores where we have like a food truck and where the makers come in.”
  • She also plans to rent out the store for private shopping events or special occasions, such as bachelorette parties.
  • For those not interested in in-person shopping, Shop Local KC also offers a local delivery service option that will deliver its wares to your front door.
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Local floral arrangements are available at Shop Local KC in Leawood.

Background: Although opening a new store in Leawood wasn’t always planned, Mabry said she’s thrilled to be back in a town she once called home.

  • “I grew up in Leawood and my parents still live just down the street,” Mabry said. “I was cycling [to Ranch Mart] and spend my pocket money at that dollhouse store across the street.
  • Its downtown location at 3630 Main Street also recently celebrated its first anniversary.

What are Shop Local KC’s hours of operation?

  • Shop Local KC in Leawood is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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