Kanibal Home Celebrates the Launch of New Fashion Collection with a Saturday Party at Parlay Studios

As the Montgomery Street boutique Kanibal Home approaches its two-year anniversary, it is branching out by introducing the new limited-edition Rose Cottage by Kanibal Home capsule collection. The line will feature affordable ($10 to $200) one-of-a-kind upcycled items, and owner Kristen Scalia is celebrating by throwing a big launch party this Saturday at Parlay Studios.

“The shop started out as an online business specializing in refurbished vintage items — giving new life to something old — and we’re happy to continue our focus on one-of-a-kind merchandise through this new endeavor,” Scalia says of the collection.

The Rose Cottage collection features stripped and revamped vintage garments that have been given new life with modern cuts and innovative finishings. It was created in partnership with designer Caitlin Makary (who has designed for Nautica and Nicole Miller, among other companies), branding developer Jade Kuei and photographer Melanie McLean.

Scalia says Rose Cottage aims to be handmade clothing that is “less about DIY and more polished,” adding that it “combines a distinct tribal feel with slight menswear influences.” It will be exclusively sold in-store at Kanibal Home beginning Saturday, April 9, the same day the line gets its formal launch with a bash at Parlay Studios.

The Saturday event should be a blow-out, with food from Satis Bistro, booze, live music by Argon 40, Shayfer James, Wyldlife and The Rakehells, and even a Kanibal Home pop-up shop featuring goods from Hunter New York, Finch, Mumbot, Mathmatiks, Rubella Jewelry and others. Best of all, it’s free (as is the unofficial after-party at Lucky 7 Tavern).


Rose Cottage by Kanibal Home Party; Saturday, April 9 at 7 pm; Parlay Studios, 161 2nd St.

Jon Whiten

co-founded the Jersey City Independent. He is currently the Deputy Director of New Jersey Policy Perspective.