I’m sure you get asked for shopping tips all the time. What do you tell friends about how to track down special and authentic items when they’re traveling?
"Find vendors who demonstrate knowledge. Good vintage dealers, for example, will have rich product knowledge. They’ll be able to tell you about this history of the craft their selling and how to know the age of the piece, the origin, etc. Similarly, the best contemporary groups can teach you about technique and materials and often demonstrate the process. Within that, buy what you love!"