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Meet Susan Korn

Each week, we check in with a different member of Thingtesting's community to ask what brands they've spotted, what they're testing, and take a peek into their recent reviews.

This week's feature is Susan Korn, she's the founder of Susan Alexandra, a New York-based jewelry and accessories brand. Read on to discover the brands she's recently spotted and everything else in her current rotation.

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Hi Susan, please introduce yourself.

I am Susan Korn, founder of Susan Alexandra. We are creators of beautiful objects for your home, body, pets, children and so much more. We are rooted in the belief that beautiful pieces that are made with integrity look and feel better. We challenge ourselves to make everyday objects as fun, joyous and bright as possible.

What design aesthetics are you eyeing at the moment?

Always color, always personal touches. Anything really special and sweet with hidden design elements like an engagement ring I saw recently that popped open revealing engravings of inside jokes.

What are some brands you've recently spotted?

Ceremonia. Beautiful packaging, natural haircare with an emphasis on Latinx hair needs.

Táche. The best nut mylk/dairy milk alternative I have EVER tried. I wish it was a bit cheaper and more readily available but it’s a real treat.

Janie Korn. Magical, beautiful handmade sculptures that also happen to be candles! Made in NYC!

What's a brand you recently tested?

Favorite New York hangout spots?

My store, Susan Alexandra at 33 Orchard Street in NYC! Also my tiny garden plot in the lower east side.

What else is in your current rotation?

Watering my plants, learning to drive again, taking pics of my dog, designing new bags and jewelry, and reading books about fairies.

Who are some spotters in your community that you look to for new things?

Instagram as a whole but I always trust the judgment of Naomi Fry, Chris Black, the women I work with at Susan Alexanra and my mom who sends me 5 New York Times articles a day.