About us

SWANK is a meticulously curated lifestyle shop and design studio located in the heart of Hamilton, NY and is owned by husband and wife team, Alexis + Erika Perez.

Our History

We began by fixing and painting vintage furniture and accessories and selling them locally at the Madison-Bouckville Antique Show. We opened our first 400 square foot retail shop in April 2007 before expanding to a premier corner storefront location in 2010 and have expanded and grown each year since. We are now the proud owners of a 4000 square foot brick + mortar, design studio and online shop, which we continue to run together, along with our team of amazing professionals who make us look good!

Our Shop

We scour the map for home furnishings, rugs and curiosities, personal care items, jewelry and accessories to showcase in both our brick + mortar and online shops. Handcrafted pillows, pottery, cutting boards and custom furniture are just some of our home décor offerings. From furniture to rugs to lighting to textiles to accessories, we’ve curated quite the collection for your home! A mix of industrial, transitional and modern farmhouse decks our shop and this eclectic mix is big hit with both our clients and customers.

A few things of note:

Our Candle Bar features all sorts of soy and wax candles, matches, snuffers, incense and accessories to enhance your at-home experience and gift giving needs. Letterpress cards, notepads, journals and handmade paper prints and wall art also grace the shop.

NOSH Gourmet Food Emporium (inside SWANK) features small batch and from scratch specialty foods and tableware staples. Cool and creamy dips, savory and dessert cheese balls, tasty BBQ, tomato and finishing sauces, olive oils, infused balsamic vinegars, local honey and syrups, hot sauces, mustards, drink mixes (our Bloody Mary Mixes are to die for!), pickled goods, sweet and savory jams and jellies, and artisanal Himalayan salts and salt slabs are just some of our awesome gourmet offerings. We also stock dish towels, bar ware, dishes, glasses, placemats, napkins, paper table runners and place cards, cookbooks and serving pieces to create and complete your dining and entertaining experience.

Our Men's Shop (inside SWANK) features premium body washes and scrubs, shaving essentials and beard oils, lotions and hand repair creams from Duke Cannon, Olivina Men and Fine Accoutrements – just to name a few. We also offer a beautiful collection of fine leather goods including travel bags and accessories, journals, dopp bags, padfolios, wallets and more. Hide rugs, custom furniture, bar books, cookbooks and MANtiques have also been cleverly curated for the men in your life.

Our Soap Bar features all sorts of delightful soaps, lotions, perfumes and personal care items. Some of our most popular offerings in the personal care lineup are goat milk soaps, lotions, handwashes and cuticle creams from Beekman 1802, perfumes and lotions from Tokyo Milk, soaps, lotions and handwashes from Joanna Gaines’ line, Magnolia Home and perfumes, soaps and lotions from Panier des Sens.

The shop changes often - with found objects being added every week, and we host a series of signature events throughout the year. Subscribe to our newsletter HERE to stay up to date on our latest arrivals, events and exclusive offers.

Our Design + Decorating Services

Whether your wish is to create an entirely new look or enhance an existing space, our goal is to collaborate with you to design a space especially for you and the way you live and to assist you in completely designing your dream space from start to finish. From cabinetry to countertops, furniture to flooring, fabrics to finishes, artwork, lighting, accessories, window treatments, paint, and everything in between – we’re here to help! We work closely with reputable architects, builders, trades, vendors and to-the-trade suppliers to ensure that the end product meets and exceeds your expectations. From one-room redesigns to remodels and new construction, we are experienced in a variety of residential project types.

Our Event Curation Services

It’s ALL in the details! Our signature style fuses fashion, visual design, vintage inspiration and just a hint of eclectic into one-of-a-kind wedding creations. We work with you to build and shape your dream wedding from start to finish. The end result is a combination of beautifully detailed environments, fabulous florals, linens, table settings and expert planning – leaving you overwhelmed with happiness and joy that your vision for your special day has come to life perfectly and your family and guests feeling as though every detail has been well thought out to meet their needs. Note: We offer full coordination and event styling only. Learn more here

Our Philosophy

Our brand philosophy is simple: to exercise our talents and abilities to curate a lifestyle shop and design experience that exceeds expectations and to do so with a smile and a positive attitude.

Our objective has always been to present a diverse array of home goods and décor in a variety of styles and price points. We’re in business because we love what we do. Our clients and customers make it a pleasure and we feel truly blessed to live and do business in a community we simply love and adore.

We’ve had the privilege of working with and for some of the most amazing clients and made lifelong friends in the process. We also enjoy the creativity that our business affords us. We couldn’t be more grateful for the fact that no two days are ever the same – they fly by doing what we love! What do we enjoy most about our clients and customers? Their diversity. We meet people from all walks of life, from all over the country and all over the world. Hearing about where they’re from, what they do and what brings them to the area brings us great joy!

Follow along with us on INSTAGRAM to see what we’re up to next and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

Erika

Founder, President, Chief Buyer
+ Principal Designer

Alexis

Founder, Shop Manager
+ Assistant Buyer

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CONNECT

We are based in Hamilton, NY with completed projects in CT, DE, and NYC. We travel! If you wish to chat about our work, our shop or our events, please reach out and send us a line!

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