Ever since I was a kid, I've been fascinated by the power of stories, particularly the ones about ordinary people whose lives are interrupted by some extraordinary challenge, revealing an ability to overcome an enormous, unforeseen obstacle.
When I came up with the name Conspiracy, I decided that the idea behind it would be to bring people together for a common purpose. Not a criminal purpose, as the word suggests, but perhaps a radical purpose in the context of today's mass-produced consumer culture. I faced challenges before I ultimately realized that this common purpose is to tell stories. Conspiracy operates with the belief that finding your style can give you the foundation to tell your own story.
Here at Conspiracy, you won't find every product from every brand or designer. But you will find a thoughtful selection of high quality garments and accessories — and the stories behind them — that will each fit into your life in a unique way, and accompany you on your journey to tell your own story.
Sales and customer service are traditions in my family going back at least five generations. On my father's side, our family history begins in 1897, when my great-great-grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from Europe in search of his story. With his horse-drawn wagon, he began selling fruits and vegetables to customers around the city of Boston. Now 122 years later, our family holds the oldest active produce sales license in the country.
My cousin and I joined the ranks of our family business right out of college, and over the years we grew and modernized the company as our fathers did before us. I started by taking away everyone's sales slips, and replacing them with computers. Nine years into my career, I still felt like there was something missing from my story. It had always felt like a rough draft. So in 2017, I followed in the footsteps of my great-great-grandfather. Like him, I moved to a different city in search of my story. For me, that city was New York.
I've always been inspired by the infinite ways that technology brings people together. With the world becoming more interconnected every day, I feel that it's more important than ever to highlight everyone's individual stories.
That's exactly what Conspiracy aims to do. The act of creating something tells a story — whether it be in fashion, music, art, literature or any other form — and so does the thing that's created. In our case, that's a product. The story of a product begins with an idea, and then it becomes part of yours.