Sept. 2, 2019
Souvenear, a provider of kiosks offering souvenirs designed and made in the cities where they are sold, will expand into Sacramento and Las Vegas this fall, giving the retailer a presence in six airports from coast to coast, according to a press release.
Souvenear plans to launch in Sacramento International Airport by September and in Las Vegas McCarran International Airport by October. Like an indie craft fair in a box, Souvenear curates an eclectic collection of art prints and originals, t-shirts and apparel, handmade jewelry, gourmet food items and other travel-sized mementos ranging in price from $5 to $50.
Founded and launched by Tiffany King and Suzanne Southard in 2014, Souvenear has grown from one machine at Kansas City International Airport to 19 machines in Oakland, California, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Newark and San Francisco.
To help fund expansion, Southard and King launched a campaign on the crowd funding platform Wefunder that offers future equity in Souvenear to investors who contribute $250 or more. Souvenear has raised over $30,000 so far with 40 investors.