Classic Hardware

American Made Since 1995

Karyn Cantor

Los Angeles, California
We are a fashion jewelry and accessories company that is art and design driven with a retro twist and a unique modern edge.

Tell us about your business.

Karyn Cantor began Classic Hardware in 1995 with a line of pocket watches that soon evolved into unique jewelry and accessories for men and women. Her work mixes vintage vogue with modern trends to create designs that balance her artistic vision with quality and rugged construction for the greatest value. All items are handmade by artisans in the USA. Classic Hardware is best known for their Retrolite and image-based jewelry, as well as their eye-catching vanity cases. Art driven with retro inspiration, Karyn collaborates with over a dozen talented modern artists to create her completely unique items. Worn by top celebrities and featured in popular TV shows, publications and websites, Classic Hardware has established it’s place in popular culture. Karyn is always adding new products to the line, most recently consisting of T-shirts and small accessory bags. Make sure to check out the current wares of Classic Hardware … Accessories with Class and Sass!

What makes your business stand out?

Collaborating with such a great variety of artists

What's the best business advice you've received?

Walk before you run

Mark Your Calendar

  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

    Vote for your favorite American makers.

  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

    Join us for our annual event in New York City.