10 Small Businesses We Love To Shop At

Don’t get us wrong, we love Target and Urban Outfitters as much as the next girl, but we have a soft spot for small, women-owned businesses who are hustling hard and creating pretty things. So, if you’re inclined to shop small like us, we’re excited to share with you some of our favorite small businesses and beautiful brands.

Gunn & Swain

Nobody does summer better than Gunn & Swain. Its handcrafted Mexican blankets are a beach staple, and it has the coolest vintage and unique home finds.

Heidi Merrick

We’re obsessed with this LA-based designer and her knack for California minimalism. Bonus, her storefront is probably one of the prettiest places you’ll ever visit.

Bohème Goods

Based in Vancouver, we can’t get enough of Sarah and her beautifully curated shop. Luckily for us, she ships worldwide, and we’ve scored some of our favorite vintage finds and home goods from her shop.

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Courtney + The Babes

One of our favs for botanical beauty and wellness goodies! We especially love supporting businesses, like this one, where the owner handmakes everything!


It’s a rare day when you find us NOT wearing something from DÔEN. The ethereal tops and dresses are everyday staples.


If you’re ever in San Diego, be sure to hit up one of Samantha’s favorite local spots. Luckily for everyone else, you can shop the beautifully curated home goods and fashion finds online.


If we could live in OZMA jumpsuits every day, we 100 percent would. The designs and fit are so pretty, and everything is designed and produced responsibly in California.

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Beatrice Valenzuela

We love everything this designer and artist makes, but if we had to play favorites, her shoes are some of the best on the market.

Apiece Apart

With its effortlessly refined and elevated basics, combined with its inspiring brand message for empowering women, we can’t get enough.

Encourage Vintage

All of the dreamy pastels and vintage treasures your heart desires. The shop owner, Emily Scott, has a serious eye for Pinterest-worthy vintage finds.

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram