Welcome to the Kabine! (pronounced kah-been-uh)
We are Kim Hayes and shop dog Meri, proprietresses of The Kabine.
The shop just happens to be located in an Airstream. Why an Airstream? I fell in love with its design, that it is made for travel and the freedom it inspires.
Our Tiny Shiny Trailers
The Kabine, A Tiny Shiny Shop™, in a 2004 Airstream Safari.
In December 2019 we found the perfect Airstream to move forward and opened the doors in August 2020.
A Tiny Shiny Space™ the original shop a
1965 Airstream Safari purchased in 2004.
There were a lot of bumps on the road that slowed our dream, but it only made the vision stronger.
We hit the road full time in 2016 and now we have a residency at AO & Co. in Tower Grove, St. Louis.
When you step inside you will discover Slow Stationery + Travel Goods
Why stationery? I love the tradition of sending postcards when on the road. I, also, loved going to the local stationery shop and 5 & 10 stores as a child. From those treasured moments The Kabine was born to offer you goods that assist in unplugging more, to connect in meaningful ways and are ready for travel.
All our stationery and travel goods are thoughtfully curated and based on our motto -
Find inspiration in travel, relationships, music, laughter and tenacity.
We believe less is more. You will discover the best we can find from Japan, Germany, vintage items and goods discovered on our travels. Other items are created in the Kabine Studio.
Many goods are unique to The Kabine!
We invite you to explore The Kabine. Nothing beats the real thing!
Thank you for supporting Tiny.
Kim + Meri
“There is a lot of slow space, but not wasted space." Mr. Rogers.
All our offerings consider the impact they have or will have on the environment.
We like to say The Kabine is our happy place. Inspiration flows in the Airstream and we take that opportunity by using the space to design and create some of our goods.
The Kabine celebrates life on the road, curiosity and slow goods.
Found something on the road in the Kabine saw something @thekabine but not online? Let us know and we are happy to make a special listing for you.
Need a gift, a treat for yourself or not sure, just ask. We would love to help.
Our wrapping is inspired by Japanese packaging. We offer reusable or recyclable items to prepare a simple beautiful presentation.
The Kabine strives to offer goods and experiences with high value. What is high value?
To us it means the following:
What people are saying about The Kabine!
"This is by far the coolest little shop on Earth! The owner and her four legged greeting system always have the best inventory. Can’t wait to visit again." Millie
"Love the typewriter! I skipped getting a nice meal in CWE to come right back to Sainte Genevieve to try it out. The key action is fantastic..." Maureen
"I loved the book...I trust your curation." Meredith
"A very special experience!" Ann
"World's best camper...ever." Emily
"...best-ever paper art shop in a tiny trailer!" Janice
"Thank you for reintroducing me to something I didn't even realize I missed!" David
"My heart is pounding. I love everything in here." Julie
We look forward to seeing you on the road --- !
Tuesday + Thursday 12-6
Watch for bonus days
Located outside AO & Co.
1641 Tower Grove Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
The Kabine® est. 2016