The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Sharon Hitchcock

April 30, 2013
Sharon Hitchcock, UncommonGoods Buyer – Jewelry & Accessories

My hometown is…
Hmmm….well, let’s see, I was born in Manhattan so I guess I am a New Yorker, but I lived in Austin, Texas for 9 years (Hook ‘em Horns!), and have also resided in Seattle, Washington, DC, and London. Now I call Brooklyn home.

I’m on the lookout for… 

Jewelry and accessories that are beautifully made with thought and care. Pieces and collections that use materials in a distinctly different way, and have a strong point of view.

I’m inspired by…
People-watching in NYC.

My guilty pleasure is…
Can I have two guilty pleasures? ’80s music is a definite. And, flea markets! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a good flea market.

An uncommon fact about me…
Although I have never considered myself to be very musically inclined, I have taught myself to play the ukulele, which I think is the happiest of all instruments.

My favorite place to eat in New York City is…
For fancy-pants food I love Balthazar. I always feel French glam when I go there. To get my Mexican food fix, I head to La Esquina.

My style is…
Hard to define! After a phase of wearing all black every day, I now embrace colors and patterns. Anything with stripes has been a recent favorite. I also collect vintage jewelry and try to wear something from my collection each day.

Since working at UncommonGoods I’ve learned…
So much! I truly do learn something new each day. I love the collaborative environment here, and how supportive the team is of different ideas and points of view.

With a pile of stuff in front of me I would make…
(You’re given paperclips, yarn, cheesecloth, markers, and plastic beads.)

I would make a mini, colorful, and fabulous Eiffel Tower sculpture.


  • Reply Katie April 30, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Such a great photo! Thanks for introducing us to the Uncommon Goods team.

  • Reply Allen Saum October 7, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Hi Sharon,

    I think we could be a great fit for your vibe. Please email me and I’ll send you some links and information about Swell.

    Thanks and I hope all is well.

    Best, Allen

  • Reply Cassie October 8, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Hi Allen,

    We’d love to see your designs! You can submit your products here:

    Thank you,
    Cassie | UncommonGoods

  • Reply Tiffany December 6, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Hi guys! Love your site and always look forward to receiving your catalogs. Just submitted my brand for consideration 🙂 Think would be a great fit with a good story. Thanks in advance for taking the time to review


  • Reply Gail Caraway March 12, 2017 at 12:33 am

    I want to introduce you to the handcrafted jewelry that Dawa makes to support her daughter.
    I brought the jewelry back from China with me to help her sell it in the US. I read where you are doing research for new artists and pieces to add to your inventory. Please look at her jewelry on and let me know if you can help

    • Reply Emily G. March 14, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Hi Gail!
      If you submit your designs using this form, our buyers can take a look and let you know if they’re a good fit.

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