In The Family: Frankly Basic


Having been in business for over 20 years, we have an extensive close-knit Dogeared family of retailers across the country and worldwide who we love working with! One of our stores in the Kansas City area, Frankly Basic, collaborated with One Sparrow Creative to shoot this gorgeous jewelry story. One Sparrow Creative calls Frankly Basic one of her favorite places to shop and also one of the best places to buy jewelry. Check out how they styled some new Dogeared pieces:

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(shop the look:  1. balance spiky spear  2. 100 good wishes beaded necklace  3. karma large sparkle ring)

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The Next Generation


Walking into the room filled with the 12 or so juniors and seniors from the Archer School for Girls, you can immediately feel the energy in the room. We were excited too! We love having the girls back each year for their annual Career Day. We learn just as much from them as we hope they do from us, leaving our staff incredibly refreshed and inspired.

This year, we started by sharing a cool & easy way to make friendship bracelets. We got to see how creative the girls are, each of them totally has their own sense of style. One thing they definitely taught us… this generation is MOTIVATED! So many of them are already tapping into their skill sets and potential career paths: graphic design, artist, accounting…pastry chef!

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The girls get to tour Dogeared, talk to our team and learn about how we design and produce all of our jewelry right here in this building. They design their own card concepts, some even drew their own charms (and wow, were they impressive)!

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Nothing feels quite as good as knowing you’ve touched the lives of the next generation. As the day is coming to a close, one of the girls asks, “Do you ever take on interns?” The entire room of girls chimes in, raising their hands, “Because we all want to work here!”

The Fanicure


We got really into the idea of doing a Broncos/Seahawks “fanicure” for our Super Bowl Super Shop Weekend, so we asked our insanely talented Graphic Design Manager if she thought she could pull it off. Turns out, she could! Kristen hand-painted this unbelievably cool manicure, down to the last neon green, silver glitter detail! We had a ton of fun shooting the campaign and hope you all enjoyed our Fanicure!

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Want your own Fanicure!? Follow Covergirl’s easy how-to steps: Go Seahawks! Go Broncos! 

A Year In The Life…

2013 was a big year for Dogeared. A lot of good karma went out into the world, our commitment to giving back and being a B-Corp had an enormously positive impact in the community, and Team Dogeared is as solid (and sometimes silly) as ever. To celebrate one amazing year and welcome a new one, we captured some of our shining moments to share with the people who make it possible for us to make a difference… and that’s you. Enjoy!

#30DayUSA x Kristen Bell

Actress and environmental advocate, Kristen Bell, spearheaded a social campaign called #30DayUSA in an effort to bring attention to products made in the USA. Dogeared was very excited to be included as one her picks! Being handcrafted in the USA is an essential part of our mission statement, one which we are proud to represent in the ever-evolving industry of fashion.

SUWN visits Dogeared


We were excited and honored to host the inspiring young ladies from Step Up Women’s Network – a nonprofit membership organization igniting women & girls to fulfill their potential. It was a great day filled with fun, inspiration, brainstorming and a little Dogeared history.


Dogeared Co-Founders, Marcia & Merlin, chat with the girls.

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Our staff shares stories about their personal career paths, how they got into the industry & what their day-to-day responsibilities are at Dogeared.


A Dogeared Promise hangs in our “Karma Cafe” reminding us of our B Corp mentality

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Ashley, Director of Marketing, leads the girls in a brainstorming activity. They are asked to create their own Make A Wish concept cards using charms for inspiration. They came up with some great ideas! Pulling from their personal experiences, their background and education. Some of the girls quoted lines from their favorite books and others shared meaningful mantras.

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It was a truly inspiring day. The girls gained a lot of insight into careers and opportunities in the jewelry world, our team realized the impact of sharing their wisdom and experience has on these girls and Dogeared as a company got to fulfill it’s commitment to being a good citizen within the community.