Discover the designers of tomorrow, today.

Big Lives curates exceptional retail experiences to connect on-the-rise designers with customers who care.

THE THING ABOUT RETAIL

In-real-life is still the most powerful way to connect customers with the heart of a brand. Our ephemeral events are about discovery: they showcase the best of emerging design in remarkable spaces, lasting anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days.

SAM ALSTON, FOUNDER

“Making a purchase is about something bigger than consumption, it’s about memory and connection.”

TRANSFORMING EMERGING DESIGN

Big Lives grows onlookers into evangelists. We craft moments that cultivate deep relationships and inspire potential customers to become a part of your story.

Nicole Saldana

Opening Ceremony veteran turned entrepreneur delivers the second season of her eponymous collection with Spring-Summer 2018. Her styles are named after her girlfriends, representing a collection as diverse as her loved ones.
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Christine Alcalay

Christine grew up with a sewing needle in her hand, immigrating to NYC from Vietnam at the age of 3. Designing clothes became her first love as she worked by her mother's side in factories. Having attended Parsons and interned with Christian Lacroix in Paris, Alcalay opened her Park Slope studio/shop in 2002 with an ultra-feminine, timeless sensibility.
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Marianne Fassler

Marianne Fassler runs her creative workspace in Johannesburg, South Africa. The collection is hand-cut, hand-beaded, hand-dyed, and crafted in-house in a sustainable and ethical way. The collection is brought to the US exclusively through Big Lives.
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Big Lives events are an intersection of curated design, storytelling, and unmatched service.

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