Hunters & Collectors
Chris and Nike Balken, Collector Store
Husband and wife Chris and Nike Balken had spent their careers surrounded by culture - film and music for Chris, and fashion and styling for Nike - before they combined their love of beautiful things to launch Collector Store.
If you’ve paid a visit to Collector Store already, you’ll no doubt remember your first few moments within its harmonious space. However, If you’ve yet to lose yourself exploring the store for the entirety of your lunch break, the concept is built on discovery.
Amongst the store’s collection of men’s and women’s fashion, accessories and homewares, there’s a sense of timeless design mixed with quirky playfulness. Tactile beauty and attention to detail are a common thread across the product range, inviting you to examine each product more closely as you forget about the world outside.
The Collector team create incisive collections of clothing, textiles, ceramics, art, accessories and wellness products on the simple basis of quality, design and provenance. It’s a modern mix of unknown gems and better-known brands that’s often fun, and always delightful.
We chatted to Chris and Nike about a few of the labels in-store that are worth collecting:
Collector Store is located on Shipwright Walk.