We get the privilege of working with so many small shops. These all have hard working moms behind them who are up until the wee hours of the morning sewing their fingers off to provide for their family and provide you and me with amazing handmade pieces! I wanted to share some our favorite shops with you so that you can pick special pieces for the special people in your lives. And maybe the shop below is already closed for Christmas or the holidays, because they need family time too…so that just means buy something for a friend or family member’s birthday, anniversary, or “just because.”
The one thing I love about small shopping is that I know the person who made the piece that I bought. It’s not being made in a giant factory somewhere or by a slave overseas. It’s cognitive buying.I could go on a rant about knowing who you “employ” to make your clothing, but I’ll save that for another day. Just know that when you shop small, you make a big difference instead of just growing the pockets of some CEO. That doesn’t mean I do it for all my purchases. I simply can’t. But I do what I can.
Okay…here goes! The list of some of my favorites:
Mila Chic Boutique
Sofia and Belle
The Baby Bird Boutique
Little and Luxe
Sweet Peas Stamping
P and the Lion
Brooklyn and Grey
Shop Lulu Bunny
Ashley Rose Clothing
Gracefully Made Co.
Four Feathers Design
Belle and Blush
Hudson & Heart Co.
A Little Dolly
Hug Me Sew
Romper: Shop Lulu Bunny / Paci Clip: Templeton Silver
Vest: Gracious May/ Necklace: Four Feathers Design/ Dress: Rhett Tucker/ Bow: Charlotte’s Webtique
Bow: Gracefully Made Co / Romper: Kainku Handmade/ Boots: Brave Threads
Outfit: Brooklyn and Grey/ Socks: Little Stocking Co./ Purse: Four Feathers Design
Headband: Charlotte’s Webtique/ Cardigan: Mila Chic Boutique/ Romper: The Baby Bird Boutique/ Paci Clip: Templeton Silver/ Shoes: Gracious May
Romper: Sofia and Belle/ Bow: The Itsy Bitsy Bow Co/ Socks: Little Stocking Co/ Shoes: Mini Melissa from Ootza Wootza
Boots: Brave Threads
Blanket: Little and Luxe/ Kitty animal: Hudson Heart and Co.
Romper: The Baby Bird Boutique/ Bow: Gracefully Made Co.
Matching Cardigans: Mila Chic Boutique/ Hallen’s Shirt & Shoes: Gracious May
Bow: Belle and Blush/ Cardigan: Mila Chic Boutique/ Dress: Kainku Handmade/ Shoes: Gracious May
Hat: Woodbean/ Bloomers: Kaiouti Kids
Headband: Melina’s Bowtique/ Leo and Shorties: P and the Lion/ Necklace: A Little Dolly/ Boots: Gracious May
Top: Hug Me Sew/ Shoes: Lili Collection/ Headband: Mia Heartmade/ Doll: Felted Ellie
So, you may have noticed that it’s a lot of little girl shops! I confess, I love shopping for Hallen (and the new one on the way)! But, there are some women’s things in there as well. Some shops even make mommy and me pieces! Other shops from the small shop world community that I love for me and others are:
Pink Blush Maternity (they sell non maternity clothes as well!)
BB Styled Boutique
Cents of Style
***On the list right above, not all are handmade, but are still small shops.
Hoodie: Brooklyn and Grey/ Leggings: Blanqi
Top: Pink Blush Maternity/ Choker: BB Styled Boutique/ Bracelets : Sweet Pea Stamping
Backpack Diaper Bag: Fawn Design/ Pants: Pink Blush Maternity/ Shoes: Zoo Shoo
Tunic: Pink Blush Maternity/ Leggings: Blanqi
Necklace: Sweet Pea Stamping
And there you have it! Have a fun time shopping, and picking out some fun pieces for someone you love…or just for a good present for yourself!