Amano started from Chile when our family lived there for 8 years. We made our own line of handknit sweaters there and sold them in the US. When we moved back to this area we eventually opened our first store next to our current location in 1998. It was a success from day one and we have continued to thrive thanks to the support of our many regular customers and the influx of new ones. We moved next door into our new digs in 2005. It remains a family business owned by Jeffrey and Veronica McCandless.

See slide show captions for details of our history.

Our first Amano in Chile
knitter in Chile
Veronica in a nice sweater
Eastern Market selling sweaters
Carolina working on new store.
renovating 7030 Carroll Ave.
Hand painted sign
old amano interior
antique counter
building the new Amano
store at night
our neighborhood
renovating 7030 Carroll Ave.

A family affair we completely created a unique retail environment