A CAREER MERCHANT. DRIVEN BY ARTFUL QUALITY + TIMELESS STYLE.
We believe in creating meaningful product experiences.
When a shopper picks up a freshly-folded sweater from a table, or adds the perfect throw pillow to her online basket, we think it matters. With a bit of intention and the swipe of a card, that product has become a part of her wardrobe, her home, her life.
Today's consumer has plenty of shopping options. Considerations such as backstory, maker, quality, and lasting appeal are increasingly important as shoppers choose where, how, and why to spend their dollars.
At The Merchant Home, we deliver thoughtful, effective solutions for brands, makers, and product businesses.
We turn bright ideas into physical products, direct inspiring consumer experiences, curate and buy for brand launches, scout for the newest and best, and collaborate with a worldwide network to bring new products to life.
Our clients stand above the rest through inventive product assortments and initiatives- intriguing, enticing, and engaging their customer for the long-term.
Some call this emerging movement "Slow Retail".
We call it good business.
Founded and led by Alexandra Sklar, a veteran merchant and product strategist, The Merchant Home has a foundation built on driving product vision, merchandising strategy, and financial growth at major international retailers.
After cultivating her point of view on timeless style, thoughtful product strategy, and growing businesses through creative innovation, Alexandra brings her years as an industry tastemaker to her new venture, The Merchant Home.
With buying background in both fashion and home decor, Alexandra's deep product experience includes apparel, accessories, beauty, home decor, textiles, garden, and furniture. She's a frequent collaborator and steadfast supporter of the artisan-made, handmade, and Made-in-America movements.
A global traveler and adventurer, her sourcing community runs deep, and she brings a partner network of over 1300 artists, makers, and vendors with her to The Merchant Home.
Prior to falling in love with the possibilities of the retail experience, Alexandra received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her B.A. from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.
She has been an invited lecturer on merchandising, retail, and product strategy at the Lundquist College of Business and the Wharton School of Business.