Pryde's is where I grew up. It is the the only job I've ever known, and I cannot ever imagine a better one. I have the opportunity to ENCOUNTER people every day. You will usually find me around somewhere sweeping the creaky hardwood floors, making coffee, generally enjoying my co-workers and opening boxes of our newest daily arrivals.
In 1968 my parents, John and Connie were sitting at the breakfast table, talking and dreaming of an independent future. They both conceived an idea of opening a store not unlike Emory Bird Thayer, which was in downtown Kansas City and was a magical place. I often feel I have walked through Emory Birds as it was affectionately known in my dreams from my parents recounted fond memories. They decided to open a wonderful store brimming with treasures and call it Pryde’s, [after my Mother Connie's middle name], in the heart of historic Westport where our pioneer forefathers outfitted their wagons before heading West. They were bold and courageous to “pioneer “ in an off-the-beaten-path neighborhood. They had four children at St. Elizabeths school and 1,000 dollars in the bank. Talk about terrifying! I salute them! Even back then, I fell in love with cooking, and I put a set of copper cookware in layaway when I was eight years old and in third grade! Several decades, a husband and six children later, I'm still using those same beautiful and lustrous sauciers and stock pots. Quality endures.
At Pryde's, we always have believed in high quality when it comes to kitchen tools and housewares, and we always will because they yield high-quality results. Time and time again, the shared joy of cooking and sharing meals connect us to each other.
That's why our Pryde's family is so excited to bring you our new-and-improved online store. We've gone way beyond giving these digital walls a fresh coat of paint. We've rebuilt them to create a rewarding shopping experience that will give you your Pryde's fix 24/7.
Easy navigation. As you know, Pryde's carries loads of the latest kitchen gadgets and equipment. You can easily look up items by brand and category. And we're always adding new products. If you can't find a specific piece in this digital space, give us a call. Surely we have it within our abundant 10,000-square-foot store!
Wishlist. Of course, we're known for our wedding gift registry. Now with our new online store, we've added a wish-list feature so you can share items you want for birthdays, holidays, housewarmings and other special occasions. I know our Pryde's Fiesta Fans will especially love wish-lists so their nearest and dearest will know exactly what colors to get! There's a simple Wishlist signup and sign in on the homepage. You can share the link to your wish-list through email or on social media. For nearly five decades, our dedicated staff believes in helping you find solid basics to build a nurturing kitchen for your family and friends. A meeting place if to you will, to gather and enjoy each other. Our curated Pryde's picks, the best of the best, creme de la creme, cherry-on-top finds. We switch these up once in a while but not to often because they are tried and true.
This blog. We want to regularly share good news — like this online store! — and products, events, recipes and tips from the Hardware Store for Cooks.
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