Owner and curator Carrie Caillouette worked as a merchant for several years at a premium home furnishings brand before realizing her lifelong dream of starting her own boutique. Inspired by her passion for collecting and gift giving and a love of the road, she has curated a unique and edited assortment of items. Half Hitch Goods was born out of her passion for heirloom quality products and the importance of spreading the power behind the gift giving process. Gifting is one of the most ceremonious, honorable, and selfless practices in most cultures all over the world, which should be celebrated and studied.
The mission of Half Hitch Goods is to offer the best quality heirloom gift assortment and promote thoughtful gift giving, including impeccable presentation. Half Hitch Goods seeks to build connection between people through this process. The secret to great gifting is finding personal things that have meaningful product stories, which make them significant. Carrie and her husband (and high school sweetheart) Britton, are documenting these product stories as they travel in her old Volkswagen Vanagon "Doka" to visit artist's studios and learn about their makers. The "Doka" now doubles as a roving store on wheels called the "Rolling Shoppe" which can be found around (usually) the San Francisco Bay Area on an event basis.
Carrie and Britton live in San Francisco's Barbary Coast neighborhood with their large Irish Wolfhound Mix "Mason." Britton is a film director and he is responsible for all of the lifestyle photography for Half Hitch Goods. He is well known for his documentary-style approach to filmmaking which he applies to the Half Hitch Goods style of photography that is presented on the Journal.
In their spare time they love walking the dog, cooking, entertaining, collecting, antiquing, traveling, gardening and spending time with family and friends. They believe meaning comes from the stories they find along the way, or "the journey is the destination". That is why Half Hitch Goods is founded with the goal of offering thoughtful goods for good people.