About this store
Peggy Noland began her academic career studying religious studies at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, but soon changed her mind to pursue a decidedly different discipline: fashion. For the last four years and counting, the self-taught designer sells her avant garde but playful line of clothing in her boutique, Peggy Noland Kansas City, located in the heart of Kansas City's Crossroads art district. Her store's environment is worth the trip alone, as visitors will find themselves engulfed in a giant cheeseburger, on a bed of poly-fill clouds or amidst hand-carved giant green hands with hot pink fingernails, depending on that month's installation. Pitch awarded Peggy a Mastermind Award in 2006, and she's a recipient of a Lighton International Artist Exchange Program grant. Although Noland is a fixture in her city's art scene, her clothing is also widely recognized outside of the Kansas City scope. National publications including The New York Times, Spin, Rolling Stone, Nylon, Missbehave, Lucky and XLR8R and international publications like Japanese Elle, British Elle, WWD, WGSN and Dazed and Confused have featured Noland's pieces. Her work was published in three national titles and seen on Sesame Street and 90210. Noland has had pop-up shops in Berlin and New York and she was invited to participate at the National Textile Museum of Washington DC's first fashion event. Additionally, Noland showed her latest collection during New York Fashion Week while exhibiting at New York's The Hole gallery. She maintains her largest clientele in Moscow and Tokyo via her retail website, peggynoland.com, and dresses a number of musicians - including Beth Ditto of the Gossip, Fischerspooner, Peaches, CSS, SSION and Tilly and the Wall. Currently, Noland teaches at The Kansas City Art Institute.