who we are
Kandid has been around since 2012, and under current ownership since 2018. It has always been 100% female-owned, the current owners being Claire Binford (22) and Audrey Binford (18). We solely operate online and with occasional pop-up locations, mainly in Cincinnati, OH. At Kandid, we believe in doing the right things for our customers over anything. The most important aspect of Kandid are the relationships that we build through the shopping experience. A benefit of shopping small is knowing that your communications, issues, and inquiries with Kandid are all handled by our owners who put our customers at the core of everything we do.
We at Kandid have a heart for social responsibility, specifically enabling others to use our business as a catalyst to give back to causes they are passionate about. Through individuals or organizations, we offer exclusive sales (either pop-up or online) in which we donate 10% of all sales to a charity of choice. If you are interested in participating, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because 90% of our buying is done through our vendors online (some at market) there is a certain degree of uncertainty when it comes to quality. We know our vendors and manufacturers well, but if we receive inventory that is not up to standard, we will absorb the cost and never sell the item. We will never offer pre-sales or put something live on the site before inspecting it in person. The biggest importance of shopping with us is the trust that comes with purchasing from Kandid, which is something we do not take lightly.