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Small Business Gift Ideas

 

This holiday season are you considering shopping small? 2020 has been a crazy year for all of us but has been very precarious for many small businesses. This year your purchasing dollar can go a long way by supporting the makers and artisans in your community. There are so many great choices to shop from. We put this video together at Cuttalossa & Co to inspire you to  get out there ( physically or digitally) and find some great small businesses. Below is our short list of great places to shops and brands in the Philadelphia area:

The One Stop Shop

Philly has some of my favorite small shops and boutiques. Below are a list of my favorite places to pick up a range of things: clothes, home goods, apothecary, super cool knick knacks... you get it:

Cuttalossa & Co- mix of vintage, highly crafted home goods and some amazing candles

Ritual Shoppe- Ana array of amazing jewelry pieces from some of Philly's best jewelry designers along with great home goods, stationary, crystals and more.

Moon and Arrow- a beautifully warm boutique offering an amazing array of jewelry, home goods, vintage and my favorite: little Moon and arrow

Vestige -a great source for independent beauty brands, hand pick vintage and seriously swoon worthy ceramics

Vagabond-  a Philadelphia staple one of the firth places to offer amazing independent clothing brand. I love to see what they curate.

Yowie - all the cool stuff you never knew your home needed

Style Camp- mix of great pieces in the heart of Chestnut hill

Rikumo - so many amazing things from Japan. Minimal and crafted!

Clothing & Accessories

Lobo Mau- slow fashion and major comfort! All made locally!

Arthur & Daughters- Atelier brand featuring sumptuous pieces. If you are a Phoebe Philo fan you will LOVE this.

Lil Girls Apparel- Skater meets baby doll? I love seeing what Brooke Pagano thinks up!

 Riverside Tool and Dye-  Collection of hand painted and hand dyed pieces using natural fibers and small batch dying.

Home and Accessories

Gabrielle Silverlight- abstract and modern vessel. Such a great mix of color & texture.

Honorable Oak-  Wood artist making lovely tings for your kitchen. Love these cutting boards as a gift idea

Forge and Finish- the awesomest group of friends turned design team/ rad small business. I literally wear their stud earring everywhere.

Busstop boutique-  Elena of bus stop is always seeking out amazing collaborations and is an amazing brand curator. 

Shop Soft Co -I love this take on leather. I have been eyeing the leather vessels and love the key chains.

Madalynne Intimates - thoughtfully made lingerie

Llani Shoes- a collection of beautifully crafted shoes and accessories made in India.

Ingrid Johnson-  if you LOVE this earrings I am wearing in the video ( who would not) they are from Ingrid Johnson, check out her awesome wrapped earrings!

 

Video shot by Kyle Corea, music by Wooden Shjips. Video production, editting, styling and acting by Gabrielle Mandel. Special thanks to Shannon Resteck of Cuttalossa for letting us use the space.