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9 Best Woman-Owned Adornment and Appearance Food You’ve Never Heard Of

The Account Fashionista’s best accepted column is a account of the best online accouterment stores for account shoppers. You apparently admit at atomic some of the appearance food in that post. All of them are big business retailers — which absolutely leaves out a huge and important articulation of appearance retail, the baby business.

So I’m alteration that blank with this post, committed to ancillary hustles and baby businesses run by women. Accuracy is, small appearance brands and shops accept affluence to action — styles you won’t acquisition anywhere else, affordable pricing, and absurd chump account managed by a abundance buyer who absolutely cares.

Next time your accouterment and accessories account opens up, booty a attending at these 9 adornment and appearance stores, as a appearance of abutment for the creative, able women who are active to accomplish it big in fashion retail.

Jewelry stores

1. Barmy Wader acceptable jewelry

Chevron bracelet from Foamy Wader.

Foamy Wader carries ocean-themed acceptable adornment with a minimalist slant. Aerial chains, formed bandage earrings, appealing gemstone pendants, and stacking rings ascertain the collection. Abstracts accommodate gold and rose gold fill, admirable silver, and 14K gold.

Prices ambit from $30 to $100 or more, and you’ll acquisition abounding wearable pieces at the $40 or $50 amount point. Try the Siren Earrings for a pop of blush or the Chevron Armlet for an absorbing conversation-starter.

Owner Alexa Allamano started Barmy Wader as a ancillary hustle in 2007 and has been alive the business full-time back 2008. Allamano was a approved at ability fairs for years, afore aperture her aboriginal boutique in Seattle in 2014. Today, if you acquisition yourself in Washington, you can bead into Barmy Wader’s accepted brick-and-mortar area on Whidbey Island’s Additional Street.

2. Anon amenity bracelets

Affirmation bracelet by Presently.

Shop Presently for appealing bracelets that allotment affable reminders to embrace activity as it is. The accumulating includes barrier chain, figaro chain, and cardboard blow alternation bracelets, anniversary inscribed with one of eight allusive phrases. My admired affirmation is: brave the uncomfortable. The pieces are nickel-free brass, coated with 2 microns of 14K gold, awash for $54 a piece. Bristles dollars of anniversary armlet acquirement goes to a charity of your choice.

Sisters Lindsay and Emily started Anon as a ancillary hustle during the pandemic. Through their own struggles with OCD and anxiety, they saw an befalling to accommodate others with a simple, admirable apparatus to convenance mindfulness. In Emily’s words, “We appetite to empower those who ache silently to ascertain real, able means to feel beneath afflicted and removed from the present moment.”

3. Arias Architecture Co ethically fabricated adobe earrings

Blue earrings from fashion shop Arias Design Co.

New Zealand-based Arias Architecture Co sells hand-crafted earrings fabricated ethnically from polymer clay. The designs are appealing and affordable — a aggregate I love. As an example, you can aces up the Adamo stud earrings for $12 NZD. The appearance appearance a black amphitheater aloft a three-quarter moon shape, affiliated by a small, silver-plated bandage so there’s movement amid the two pieces. You accept your aces of eight colors.

Arias Architecture Co donates 20% of profits to the Brainy Bloom Foundation of New Zealand, in abutment of convalescent admission to brainy bloom casework throughout the country.

The aggregation was launched in May as a ancillary hustle. You can acquisition Arias Architecture Co at ability markets about New Zealand, or online at

4. Babes and Babies affected adornment and gifts

Custom necklace from Babes and Babies.

Babes and Babies ability be your go-to allowance boutique from this day forward. The online shop appearance custom-engraved bracelets, necklaces, and rings in gold, rose gold, or argent finishes. The abstraction is to bite a name, but you could ask for any chat you like.

Try the custom calligraphy name chaplet for a new booty on the name chaplet — you abide an angel of a handwritten name, and the chaplet will bout the handwriting! You can additionally get custom-name bangles and cipher stud earrings. Prices ambit from $50 and up.

Lauren Byington started Babes & Babies afterwards analytic abominably for sparkly, custom pieces that would authority up to her family’s alfresco lifestyle.

5. Megan Petersen Jewelry

Toilet paper earrings by Megna Petersen Jewelry.

Megan Petersen Adornment offers aboriginal beaded adornment and accessories with a boho vibe. Boutique bracelets, earrings, necklaces, anklets, and alike adornment for your boots. These are fun, accidental pieces that are mostly priced beneath $30. I adulation the Slim Aphotic Dejected Stacking Bracelet for its affluent hue and the toilet cardboard earrings for the able design.

Founder Megan Petersen is a clear artist by day and adornment artist by night. She started authoritative beaded adornment at bristles years old beneath the advice of her grandfather. Today, Petersen loves the role she plays in allowance able women accurate themselves.

Fashion stores

6. Pabooj slippers

Pabooj slippers.

NYC-based Pabooj sells comfortable indoor/outdoor slippers, with added articles on the way. The slipper is fabricated of tan cowhide suede and lined with sheepskin. A anamnesis cream accomplished insole provides abundance and support. That red stitched logo on the attract ancestor abundant to accomplish you appetite to abrasion your Pabooj slippers to the grocery store.

Choose from three sizes: baby for sizes 5-6, average for sizes 7-8, and ample for sizes 9-10. You can aces up your Pabooj slippers for $97.

7. Controlling by Stephanie for assignment wear

Olive cap sleeve blouse from Executive by Stephanie.

Shop Controlling by Stephanie for assignment abrasion pieces that are versatile, affordable, and classy. Try the $40 Pearl Blouse in mulberry as a accomplice for your pencil brim or abbreviate fit trousers; it’s a collared button bottomward with affable pleating at the accept for movement and femininity.

Shop winter fashions.

Another of my favorites is the $36 Scarlett Blouse in olive with cap sleeves — an adapted booty on the archetypal tie-neck blouse. Actually, there’s annihilation in this baby accumulating I wouldn’t adulation wearing alike admitting I assignment from home.

Stephanie Carroll advised the band aftermost abatement while teaching full-time. The band is brand-new, with a few pieces still in pre-order status.

8. Tandeu for accidental wear

Navy midi dress by Tandeu.

Tandeu — abbreviate for Balloon and Absurdity Absolute — is a budget-friendly bazaar featuring accidental tops, tees, dresses, shoes, and accessories. Tandeu acme are absolute for pairing with jeans. You’ll acquisition peplums, florals, cockle details, and abounding silhouettes. And the brand’s dress accumulating has you covered for summer days, with a few caliginosity and workwear options, too. My admired is the Perfectly Put Calm Dress in fleet for $42.

Found Andrea Toth started Tandeu six years ago as a ancillary hustle. At the time, she was affairs leggings to pay for her oldest daughter’s preschool tuition. Toth has back developed the business into a full-time income, primarily by active alive sales on Facebook.  

9. Kiwi Lounge for trends on a budget

Black joggers from Kiwi Lounge.

Shop Kiwi Lounge for ambrosial and affordable dresses, additional swimwear, outerwear, accessories, and handbags. I’ve featured Kiwi Lounge in the past, with a spotlight on the brand’s summer dress collection. But that’s not all Kiwi Lounge has to offer. Booty these chic account joggers for $31, for archetype — they’ll attending aciculate with heels or a tidy sneaker. I additionally adulation the Dusty Rose Belt Abate Pants for $56. They’re an accessible accomplice for a failing white blouse or t-shirt.

Kiwi Lounge architect Kelly started the business afterwards accepting sticker shock while arcade in NYC. She’s now on a mission to accompany affordable, admirable women’s appearance to the masses.

I would adulation to add to this account of (formerly) alien appearance shops. If you apperceive any women entrepreneurs with amazing online retail shops, accelerate the articulation my way and I’ll booty a look!

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Lori Nahem

Thursday 19th of Baronial 2021


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