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Creepy but Cool


Kansas City's premiere boutique for the strange and unusual

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Creepy but Cool


Kansas City's premiere boutique for the strange and unusual

WELCOME TO THE PARLOR

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Noir Arts & Oddities is a creepy but cool boutique filled with curiosities of all sorts. Our aesthetic is an eclectic blend of moody Victorian charm and macabre curiosity with a modern twist. Our parlor is a curated yet comfortable space; filled with truly unusual antiques, oddities, home décor, vintage and local art. We scour the globe to bring in new treasures each week that will spark curiosity, learning and conversation around the odd and unusual sides of history, science and art. Noir specializes in memento mori / mourning antiques, funerary antiques, taxidermy, medical antiques, natural science specimens, scientific antiques, and incredible art from local and national artists.  
 


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The Owner


The Owner



Noir is more than just an antique store, it’s a community.
— Pamela Smith, Owner and Curator

Pam Smith is the owner and curator of Noir Arts and Oddities, an art, antique, oddities, and lifestyle boutique in Kansas City, MO. Noir specializes in the wonderfully weird and creepy side of antiques as well as dark and unusual art. From quack medical devices, hair art, and coffins, you can likely find it in our parlor. Noir is a passion project that took Pam out of her boring corporate career in IT and into a fantastical world of wonder a little over 4 years ago. She's never looked back. Pam has always had a passion for history and science. She longed for a life where she could learn about what interested her, not what someone thought she should be taught. At an early age, Pam had a fascination with the darker parts of our world and her collecting habits were a reflection of that.

 She started collecting old photos and happened to acquire a post-mortem of a girl named Lizzy. At the time she didn't know that Lizzy was no longer living; she believed she was just sleeping (like Sleeping Beauty). Upon her realization that Lizzy was indeed dead, she plunged herself into the never-ending rabbit hole of the obscure history that was hiding just beyond the veil of our normal world. Ever since, Pam has scoured antique stores, flea markets, and auctions looking for the macabre and unusual artifacts of our not so distant past. Pam created Noir to embody her thirst for knowledge. Along with her son, Zane, and the amazing Noir staff, they take great pleasure in rescuing odd artifacts and sharing their stories with their customers. They like to think of Noir as a walk-in Cabinet of Curiosities where you can explore and learn but the best part is that you can purchase a piece of history to start your own obsession.  

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The Staff


The Staff


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ZANE

PICKER, ADMIN, MUSCLE

Being the son of the owner has it's ups and downs but Zane loves working at the parlor.  He's your average stressed out high school student who is still trying to figure out where the universe wants him to be.  Zane is a jack of all trades around the parlor, often doing the heavy lifting or anything that requires climbing a ladder.  While most teenagers choose to not spend their spare time with their parents, Zane actually enjoys going picking with his mom when he can.  He is an aspiring artist, loves his 4 betta fish and of course video games.

 

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Jeff

SALES, ART, RESTORATION

Born in the eldritch hallows of Independence, Missouri, Jeff left these auspicious beginnings to study painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. After 14 years in San Francisco making paintings and working as a set designer/ art director, he returned to Kansas City in 2010. Jeff’s hobbies and skills include: painting, sculpture, antique comic character collectibles, vintage toy restoration, with a long standing interest in free range cat farming, occult phenomena, unsolved mysteries, insect training and abnormal anatomy.