"Small Business Saturday Shine"
Word is spreading - tomorrow is "Small Business Saturday," encouraging people to skip the mall and hit up those cute, locally-owned boutiques and shops for their holiday shopping.
The thing I've always loved about smaller, locally-owned shops is making friends with the cashiers, managers, etc. Nine times out of ten (especially true here in the "317") they know someone you know. They also can give good tips and discounts!
This month, I told you about the leopard print explosion (visit www.fashionwrapup.com to view). This gorgeous faux leopard cape (with purple fabric lining - love the contrast) is available at Broad Ripple's Niche Boutique (915 Broad Ripple Ave - $64).
If you want original jewelry, look no further than Silver in the City (434 Mass Ave/downtown). This drool-worthy faceted Labradorite pendant ($65) is stunning and the perfect "statement piece" (as my readers know already, I like my jewelry colorful, big, and eye-catching).
Finally, I must give a nod to my new favorite vintage store, Harloh's (A Paige from the Past). Located at 630 Virginia Avenue in Fountain Square, I walked in the other weekend to the sounds of some wonderful 60s doo-wop and wall-to-wall vintage clothing. They offer a mix of designer vintage (I spied some gorgeous vintage Prada pumps and a delicious Gucci denim skirt). They also have a fabulous wall of vintage brooches!
Fashion fiends, let me hear from you - what are your favorite small shops to find those unique items that make YOU stand out?