This Monday I am musing about retail. Small retail. Independent retail. I feel the need to spread the word about how essential small business is to the retail culture. Sure, you can buy everything you could ever want with your Amazon Prime account. But really, doesn’t it take all the fun out of the shopping experience when all you have to do to buy something is click a button?
So I am reccommending that you go to your neighborhood corridor and visit those small independents the next time you need some retail therapy. Heck, if you’re travelling, seek out those independent shops! Go to the Ballards, Lower Eastside, and Pearl Districts of the world. Find out where the locals go. You will be inspired and have a fond keepsake of that trip you took to Spain because you bought something special and unique from that funky small shop in Sitges.
So without getting on my soapbox about why we all need to support small retailers, how it would be a much sadder world without them, let me just show you images of some fantastic shops from around the world instead. Ready?
Still House, East Village, New York
Pretty fantastic, right? Please support your small and independent retailers. They are what make shopping so fun! Have a great start to your week! – xo ~ Maggie
Each Wednesday we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?” It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers.
Featured re-souL items:
> Coclico “Tickler” sandal in cuoio leather, made in Spain.
> Aunt’s and Uncle’s “Goody” bag in honey leather, please contact for price and availability.
> Kudeta almond shape toe oxford in fango/taupe leather, made in Italy.
> Kudeta double gore bootie in cuoio leather, made in Italy.
Last Saturday we participated in the Ballard Artwalk and featured the very talented Misha Zadeh of Turquoise Creative.
It was a fun evening of nibbles, drinks, comaraderie, shoes and of course art!
Thanks to all who came and made it a special evening for Misha. Stop by re-souL to see more of Misha’s beautiful illustrations. Her art will be up in the shop until the end of the month.