Shop Local: Small Business Saturday

It's tradition, on Thanksgiving Thursday, to give thanks for what you have. And it's tradition, on #BlackFriday, to go out and buy more of it.  

This Small Business Saturday, once the dust has settled and the relatives have cleared, we invite you to give thanks once more — this time for the awesome creatives, makers, and babes who make our local economy what it is. To support you in that endeavor, we've rounded up 25 incredible, worthy small businesses that we believe deserve your hard-earned dollars this holiday season. 

Shop local, support Austin women, and be merry.

Byron & Blue interior

Byron & Bluebyronandblueshop.com, 908 E. 5th St. #106

Bath and body goods, home goods, blankets, jewelry, and clothing — Byron & Blue's curated selection of independently created items is sure to include something that appeals to you or that gift recipient you're still on the hunt for. 

Aro, shop-aro.com, 906 E. 5th St. #106

The brick and mortar complement to Aro's virtual storefront, browsing the shop's independently designed jewelry is as good an excuse to get out the gift-shopping as any. Likely, the perfect hidden treasure for that perfect person awaits. 

Trash Vintage, shoptrash.com

Two birds, one stone. Shop Trash Vintage on Small Business Saturday to both shop local and to support sustainable fashion — or rather, trash (vintage) that's been recycled.

Can I Live? tee

Eythink, eythink.com

You know you could've used a "Can I live?" tee during this year's turkey tango with critical relatives. Next year, you'll be prepared, thanks to Eythink. The designer also has an awesome selection of small gifts available for purchase, including a "Male Tears" koozie. 

Realm, shop-realm.com

Shop Realm for creative expression you can wear on your sleeve or carry in your handbag. Straight from the cranium of the line's one-woman designer and maker, each piece is the result of a playful process combining hand sketching, embroidery, and/or wordplay.

Meridab, instagram.com/meridabboutique

Sweater weather is finally here and Meridab delivers. This Austin-based, online boutique carefully curates vintage pieces with an eye toward color, print and personal style. 

Desert Flower Designers, instagram.com/desertflowerdesigners

Desert Flower Designers uses parts and pieces of nature, and even vintage jewelry, to create eccentric designs ranging from necklaces to hand pieces to head pieces. 

Sunlit Fire Jewelry, sunlitfire.com

For the babe in your life who can't acquire enough crystals and gems, Sunlit Fire Jewelry captures the angular, light-refracting qualities of those beautiful stones. And with studs starting at $12, it's an affordable gift option as well.  

Fibrous ATX, fibrousatx.com

If your space already has its fair share of woven goods  — and honestly, you can never have too many — Fibrous ATX also offers workshops where you can learn to create your own woven necklaces.

Zanny Adornments, instagram.com/zannyadornments

Deep colors, rich stones, and bold designs — Zanny Adornments offers inimitable, one-of-a-kind pieces for inimitable, one-of-a-kind shoppers. 

SomarATX, somaratx.com

For women who identify as Xicana, for women who love Selena, for women who wear their culture loud and proud on their tees, Somar ATX exists to dress you. 

Rosa Rebelled

Rosa Rebelled, rosarebelled.com

You know that favorite tee you have that's so soft you could crawl up inside it and live forever? Rosa Rebelled made that tee into a pair of upcycled panties that are every bit as adorable as they are comfy. 

New Bohemia, instagram.com/newbohemiavintage, 4631 Airport Boulevard

The Austin vintage gem was part of the great South Congress exodus of recent years but — lucky you — has since opened a new locale stocked full of quality vintage on Airport Boulevard.  

Olive + M, oliveandm.com

Tread a loved one — or yourself — to wonderful smelling, soft-feeling, great-for-you body and face oils made using locally sourced olive oil. 

Red Planet Pottery

Red Planet Pottery, redplanetpottery.com

Red Planet Pottery elevates the oft-gifted coffee mug to something of an art piece, with vessels taking the shape of cacti, female forms, and clasped hands. 

Consuela, consuelastyle.com, 912 Congress Ave.

Locally owned Consuela can't be beat for variety with their wide selection of totes, handbags, clutches, beach bags, gym bags, backpacks, and bag accessories.

Fox & Brie, foxandbrie.com

Shop menswear "in homage of the gentlemen" online or find bow ties, bandanas, and bows (for men, women, and pets) at one of Fox & Brie's local stockists. 

Dylan Wylde, dylanwylde.com, 2324 S. Lamar Blvd. Unit B

A one-stop-shop if there ever was one, this South Lamar storefront offers accessories, home goods, shoes, and clothing for the local lady. They also ship nationwide, if you're an out-of-town babe.

Pscyhe Jewelry, ninaberenato.com, 1720 Barton Springs Road

Shop graphic, sculptural jewels online or stop by Psyche Jewelry's airstream on Barton Springs Road to purchase quality, handmade pieces and support a local maker. 

Luella, etsy.com/shop/shopluellatx

Pins are in, plus you know you need to signal that you're an "Introvert" from the safety of your lapel or that you're a proud card carrying member of the "Big Booty Club."

Discover LOLA, discoverlola.com

Give or get a membership to this online clothing boutique to give or get access to trendy tops, bottoms, and dresses, free shipping, and additional savings.

Dear Valentine Candles, etsy.com/shop/dearvalentinecandles

Candles are always a great gift idea, made even better when concocted with soy by a local babe. Plus, who doesn't want their home to smell like "Frida Kahlua"?

Sunfern Studio, thesunfernstudio.com

Art isn't always meant to hang on walls. Sunfern Studio's vibrant and colorful pieces can be worn, adorned, hung, or used as home decor.

Hey Murphy, heymurphy.com

Hey Murphy uses clean lines and geometric shapes to hand craft jewelry on a small scale that ensures the quality of each and every piece. 

Hauntwell Apparel, hauntwell.com

Each piece of Hauntwell Apparel comes hand-printed with a sigil, or a magical symbol "designed using the letters of a specific intent or key phrase, meant to remind of a goal, provide protection or increase personal power."

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