Hi, my honeys! Every year, I get excited for Small Business Saturday because I have so many talented friends with local shops and who are local makers here in Cleveland, Ohio! I try to support their businesses as often as I can, but I like to give some small businesses a special shoutout in honor of Small Business Saturday! This is a huge occasion for many local shops and vendors, and for many of them it's their biggest sales of the year!
I could go on and on about how important local companies are to our communities, but I will simply say this: small businesses are a huge part of the cities they're in. When small businesses succeed, so does the city as a whole, and quite frankly, it's awesome being able to shop local because you're directly supporting the people who live in your community.
I'll get off my soapbox now to share with you 10 items from 10 different local businesses here in Cleveland, Ohio! You're able to shop all of these online, but I do encourage you to stop by their brick and mortar stores if they have one to meet these people in real life! They're incredible and worthy of supporting! Check out some awesome items I've found from local vendors!
1) Lithic Design Herkimer Diamond Cage Necklace Kaley is an incredibly talented jewelry maker and her company, Lithic Design, features handcrafted artisan jewelry made with gemstones and metal. You have to see all of her
stunning pieces on her website; I promise you will be wowed! Everyone loves jewelry for Christmas, and the Herkimer Diamond Cage Necklace is the staple piece that goes with anything and is perfect for any lady on your list! Kaley, the shop owner, is also a dear friend of mine, and I have been admiring her beautiful work for quite some time!
Rachael is a talented designer, and I just adore her lifestyle brand Shore Society featuring nautical designs with a local twist! This sweatshirt is perfect for any boater, fisher, or Lake Erie lover on your list! The retail price is $45, and she's most likely running a special, so check her website for all the details and sign up for her newsletter while you're there so you get the skinny on any new releases! Rachael of Shore Society is also a friend, and she is the sweetest person with the cutest house, too!
I absolutely adore Kathy and Karen, the two sisters behind The Salvage Boutique! They have the cutest shop in Lakewood, Ohio that is filled with home decor delights and little gifts for anyone on your list! I met them years ago at the Cleveland Flea when I purchased my vintage TV bar that they upcycled! When they sold me the bar, I quickly realized how passionate they were about their business and how important they are to our community! They always come through with adorable holiday decor, and this lantern is no exception! It's battery operated, and although it doesn't give off heat, it gives you that beautiful ambiance of a fire!
Y'all, can I just say I'm obsessed with Fetch and Co., the people who work there, and the message behind their company. They have clothing for women of all sizes, and their motto is "thick or thin thighs, we have your size"! Lol! I just love them! They have a charitable initiative as well called the Peace Project where they donate to a new charity every month using a percentage of sales of their Peace Project tees! I also love this skirt! Yep, I own it, and it's not only super flattering but a very versatile staple piece for your wardrobe! I can think of a zillion other outfits to make out of this skirt, and I feel the same way about a ton of their other items! Whatever your size, go check them out for some great clothing pieces!
I picked up one of these cuties a few weeks ago at their amazing shop, and I even decorated mine with ornaments! These are such cute holiday plants, and while you're there, you'll fall in love with their entire shop filled with plants! I could go on forever about how great plants are for you, but truly, they purify the air, they boost your mood, and they just add so much to the decor of your home! The people at Urban Planting are kind and passionate, and they're so willing to help a newbie plant mom or dad get started! Each plant they sell also comes with plant care instructions on it, so you will be fully prepare to take care of your plant! They're running a 15% off sale on all of their plants today, so go go go!
Emily's shop is so much fun! She has all kinds of Cleveland themed apparel as well as other cities too! I have this sweater and it's so dang cozy, it's not even funny! I am 5'4, 135 lbs, and I wear a size small if that helps you! This sweater is on sale right now for $55, marked down from $65, and they quality is outstanding! In fact, the quality on all of her pieces is top notch! I highly recommend her shop, and she has all kinds of good deals running on popular items right now, so take advantage!
Boy, do I miss the days I could light fragranced candles in my home! I get migraines, so I have to only use all natural stuff like essential oils and stovetop potpourri, but truly they have some of my favorite scented candles! I love that they offer this glass candle jar in several scents, and it's the perfect gift for any Clevelander! I love giving candles as hostess gifts, too, for anyone hosting a holiday party! It's a sweet gesture, and it's a crowd favorite!
CLE Clothing Co. has been a long-time favorite of mine! Their clothing is high quality, they have a huge range of designs, and they truly are one of the best Cleveland apparel companies! I love this sweatshirt so much because it breaks the mold of traditional city apparel, and it adds a feminine touch to what usually is more masculine clothing. I love the shorter length of this sweatshirt too, so you can easily add a shirt underneath for a more layered look! I have nothing but good things to say about every piece I own from CLE Clothing Co. (which is a lot!). Stop by their East 4th location today, or pop onto their website to shop all of their Cleveland goodies!
There's just something about this bag that really appeals to me. Maybe it's the shape, the color of the leather, or that little green detail, but I'm fully obsessed! Blair has a an eye for classic handbag design, and all of her pieces are high quality! Her style is functional luxury, and that's totally on brand for me, too! I don't mind splurging every now and again on items I know will last me a long time! This is definitely on my wish list for sure! Select styles on her site are 15% off right now, so hurry and snatch up something cute!
Wow, I don't know what else to say other than I ADORE Caitlin from Camo and Caviar! Her and I have become friends this year, and I've truly admired her eye for picking amazing pieces that every woman wants to wear! She's especially good at finding statement pieces for her online boutique, and this sequin bomber jacket is one of those pieces! You could rock it for Christmas or New Years, and I like that it can dress up a more casual look! You have to check out the entire Camo and Caviar website for so many cute finds, and she's running a sale too!