Allegra & Luca is an affordable boho brand we recently discovered (yep, again on Instagram!) based in Litchfield County. They carry items for babies, kids, and fully grown adults. 😉 All items are proudly made in the USA and Mexico. Find out more about the brand from owner, Allegra Kashmer, and allow us to show you a couple of very cute items they sell! Everything you see here, and more, can be purchased through their website www.allegraandluca.com.
Please state your name, where you live, and when your company Allegra & Luca was born 🙂
I’m Allegra Kashmer and my husband Tad Floridis and my 2 sons, Luca (6 years) and Teddy (15 months), live in Salisbury, CT. We moved here full time from NYC four years ago and Allegra & Luca was founded then (2012).
What was the inspiration to start Allegra & Luca?
We love living amidst the beautiful farms of Litchfield County and feel incredibly lucky to call this home. The aesthetic is really a complete contrast from the design work I do and the artisans I work with. But, the contrast is what I love and what keeps the designing part fun. I grew up in NYC but spent a lot of time in the Caribbean and Mexico as a child and I’ve always loved those colors, sun-drenched fabrics, and bright embroideries.
Tell us what you love about Allegra & Luca?
I worked in product development for mass brands (Target, Babies R Us, Carter’s, etc.) for 15 years before going out on my own. That time was invaluable and it’s what pushes me to make sure that my brand is affordable. My customers don’t have to pay a fortune to get a unique item, one that feels like they found it on a special vacation. And the best part of my job is getting to see all of the adorable, happy photos from my little customers.
And our standard question: where is your favorite place to eat in LC?!
We eat out a lot and have several spots we love so it’s really hard to pick just one, but I’ll have to say The Woodlands in Lakeville remains a favorite.
True Story: When we do our fashion shoots I always beg Lora to go first….she is definitely the chief blogel of our duo (model/blogger = blogel). Anyway, Lora hit this excellent jumping pose during her “turn”…
Aaaand here’s mine…
Have a good and silly day!
Lora and Bev xo
Photos by Lora & Bev shot in New Milford