Friends, did you know it’s “Women’s Small Business Month” in October? Wellp. it is. I’m a HUGE proponent of woman-owned ANYTHING because in general, us women are kind of bad asses. I know I’m a lil late to the game but #Life.
Here are FIVE of my favorite women-owned businesses that I love to support. Happy Friday my friends!
- Quaintrelle Boutique, Pasadena, MD
This boutique is home of THE CUTEST, comfy casual attire. Laura is a great friend of mine, and she has the best style. She just opened a boutique locally but has been online for nearly 2 years. My picks: this top, this proposal, and these shoes.
- Mango & Main, Annapolis, MD.
Mango & Main is a recent find of mine but I love that their goods are fair-trade and by artisans. My Picks: this peplum top, this beautiful clutch, and these fantastic kids masks.
- Here. A Pop Up Shop, Annapolis, MD.
My friends who know me, know how much I sing the praises of HERE. It is the most adorable pop-up shop, that comes around seasonally. They have fantastic pieces from local artisans that make fantastic gifts. My picks: this wreath, these candles, this grocery tote bag.
- Sarah Marie Design Studio –
Okay, I haven’t run consistently in months, but this gear is top-notch for fitness-minded friends (it was super popular among my SRTT friends) and makes a great gift. My picks: this tank, this wine glass, this tee.
- Whimsicality – Arnold, MD
I love all the adorable things at Whimsicality. It can be super overwhelming (to me at least) when you go in because they have so many things – but I go there for gifts and accessories. My picks: Kim Hovell anything (a local artist to Annapolis), Scout + Swig Tumblers, and pretty much any Scout bag you could ever want.
So if you’re starting to consider your holiday shopping, consider shopping small this holiday season. Having watched my good friend grow her business so much over the past two years (litterally, she talked about opening this thing up one of the first times we ever hung out after a PTA meeting and now she just opened a store front!), shopping small is so so important in these challenging times.