Our Founder

Shereen Hamed is a world traveler and fashion influencer currently residing in Shenzhen, China. Shereen’s love of travel and fashion along with her admiration and respect for various cultures inspired her to create Shop Without Borders. As the owner and curator of Shop Without Borders, Shereen scours the world for eclectic clothing, accessories, furniture, and decorative objects. Her passion of finding "unique and handmade things" has led her to European flea markets and Moroccan antique fairs, unearthing hidden quirky gems that have a storied past. Shereen says that distinctive is key when shopping for items so whether finding hand-embroidered clutches made by Palestinian villagers or wallets repurposed from Turkish Kilim rugs, Shereen selects artistic and aesthetic items that tell the history of beloved cultures. 

Originally from Palestine, Shereen grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and Miami, Florida. After graduating from Louisiana State University with her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design, Shereen then went on to pursue her master’s degree in Public Administration. Upon graduating, she took her career in a different direction for some time working a 9 to 5. In 2014, she decided she wanted to travel and quit her cubicle lifestyle. She sold everything and left America to shop and explore the world.

Shereen strives to find the most unique items. She has travelled to 32 countries on the quest for one of a kind items.

While her favorite places to vacation have been Bali, Florence, and Hanoi, Shereen continues to travel where she can immerse herself in new destinations. With her found objects, she aim to give insight on various cultures. Shereen hopes that customers will truly feel that they can “shop without borders” by accessing amazing rare finds from across the world. Take this opportunity to add culture to your wardrobe. These exciting collections of unique handmade pieces are sure to impress!

Feel free to email us any questions or product requests at info@shopwithoutborders.com.