Always Think Big and Shop Small
Small Business Saturday came and went this year and it was quite a success for many small businesses around the country – a record high $17.8 billion to be exact.
That is wonderful news for all our friends who run small biz commerce, but this doesn’t have to be a one day event. Plus, many of us prefer to to avoid shopping right after a holiday. We can continue to support local makers, artisans and creatives by purchasing the meaningful gifts they sell rather than the mass produced drivel many people wrap up and dish off to their family and friends year after year.
If you’re still looking for unique gifts, here is a list of all the small biz shops I love and will continue to support this holiday season:
1. Burro on Abbot Kinney – burrogoods.com
Burro carries an eclectic, thoughtful selection of everything you need to live a well-styled California life.
2. Guild on Abbot Kinney – guildla.com
Women’s fashion boutique and home to some favorite brands from around the world, like Freda Salvador and X Karla.
3. Tumbleweed & Dandelion on Abbot Kinney – tumbleweedanddandelion.com
For the past two decades, Tumbleweed & Dandelion has provided Southern California and clients from around the world with custom home furnishings and goods all handmade in America.
4. Ya Living – www.yaliving.com
Ya living collaborates with some of the most talented and skilled artisans and designers across the globe. Using the printing, dying and embroidery techniques they have developed and perfected over centuries, they create products that have a contemporary sensibility and exotic appeal.
5. Maison Bettina Duncan – maisonbettinaduncan.com
Maison Bettina Duncan jewelry is designed by Bettina and her team in Los Angeles using all natural gemstones sourced from around the world.
Also, while you’re getting your last minute shopping done, pop in some headphones and click here to check out my November Spotify Playlist.