This week, I want to share with you another of my KC local shopping spots. For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you will know that I am always going to Bella Patina in the Kansas City West Bottoms each month for First Fridays Weekends. Not only is it my absolute favorite spot for First Fridays shopping, it is also my favorite place to find unique home decor and clothing in the city overall.
If you have never been, the West Bottoms area of Kansas City is a district of old warehouses that have been transformed into multi-level galleries that house art, home decor, clothing, cafes, and more. An axe-throwing spot and a few restaurants and bars have even popped up more recently in the area. Each month, the city hosts ‘First Fridays’ celebrations on the first calendar Friday of that month. The West Bottoms come to life from that Friday through Sunday opening their doors to shoppers and lining the streets with live music and food trucks.
I absolutely love wandering the streets and shops throughout the weekend because you never know what you will find. Bella Patina is my favorite because it is three stories of local vendors that change their stock up each month. The pieces are always unique but are also affordable! I have found anything from a great dress to a kitchen island there over the years.
As we head into fall, we are approaching the holidays that give me all the feels: Halloween through Christmas! September’s First Friday Weekend will be this weekend (the 6th-8th) and will start to include some great seasonal pieces that you won’t want to miss. Only one place in the city to get something as cool as these upcycled gas can Jack-O-Lanterns!