A Little Ladybug on Top

A strong sense of place helps us appreciate both the nuances of the present and the timeless character of where we are: Dose celebrates that quality in championing Midwest artisans and creative minds. And we’re lucky to share Chicagoan Stuart Dyer Mesires, founder of Doser Ladybug Vintage, with her native Philadelphia.

Stuart, in coral, chatting with a shopper at Dose Market

Mesires is featured in the debut issue of Gray’s Lane, a new online magazine dedicated to “the abundance of creativity and talent” in the Philadelphia area. Read more about her childhood love of vintage finds, “a love of the history that surrounded them and the stories that they told,” along with her impressive experience with some of fashion’s best-known names.