I am a big time believer in small business owners. Even more so of small business owners that make it big time! Whether someone has a small Etsy shop, a booth at a craft fair, or they have a full on brand complete with social media presence, I LOVE shopping with independent business owners. Especially if they are run by BOSS WOMEN! WOoo!
Someday I would love to have my own small business and be my own LADY BOSS. I have ideas that stem from boutiques to food trucks and even a themed bed & breakfast. ❤ ❤ ❤
Here are some of my absolute favorite businesses to support at the moment, made by and run by women:
Oui Fresh – run by Elsie & Emma, the lovely sisters of A Beautiful Mess, this side business of theirs has natural lip sticks and glosses, oils, tees, and sunnies. I have a purse, a handful of tees, and pair of sunnies – CLEARLY I’m a big fan!
Luella – Based out of Austin, TX (my old city and first LOVE!) cute and sassy feminist t-shirts and pins.
Little Arrow Studio – the CUTEST accessory shop in town, straight out of Portland (my FAV place to visit!)
Daisy Natives – another cutesy tee and pin shop from Austin with a cool social media following. #girlssupportgirls
Valfre – LA based women’s fashion company founded by Mexican-born artist Ilse Valfré.
Teleport Shoes – very small LA shoe brand run all by Mel, the lady herself. I own the pair of pink bolt booties and working with her on my order was a delight. Plus they have super unique shoes that you can NOT find anywhere else!
That’s all for my round-up at the moment, but if I find anything else that I want to share I’ll spread the word!