Want to Support Small Businesses? Discover and Shop These 3 Emerging Fashion Brands

It may seem like an odd time to pick up a new pair of shoes or a cushy cashmere cardi, but it’s actually a better time than ever to shop from small businesses and boutique brands. Many of these fledgling companies are worried about going under because people aren’t getting out and shopping like they used to. Even if you don’t have any extra spending money at the moment, following your favorite local boutique on Instagram or sharing your love with a comment or IG Story post can go a long way toward supporting these small businesses. And while we’ve been hearing a ton about bigger brands’ efforts to contribute to COVID-19 relief, the little guys are doing their part too, with many of them donating a portion of sales to relief funds or pivoting production to sewing together masks, gowns and scrubs.

So go ahead and pick yourself up a new bikini for that rescheduled bachelorette party or shout your appreciation for the scented candles that are also providing meals to those in need from the rooftops Twitter. As for me, here are the 15 small businesses I’ll be helping out the best I can during this weird time.

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EMERGING FASHION DESIGNER

Inspiring samll bussiness owners who partnered with COVETI

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COUNTRIES SHIPPING FROM

From Costa Rica to South Korea and everything else in between directly to your

This is one of the most fun jewelry lines I’ve come across in a long time. Every single piece can be worn multiple ways, interlocking with or unclipping from other items to create a super-versatile and totally customizable personal collection. Necklace become belts which can also become bracelet charms. With Crisobela, the world is your pearl-adorned, gold-beaded oyster. (Of course, there are also some easy-to-follow guides on the website with tips and tricks to help you get started playing jewelry designer.)
I already have a difficult time not spending all my money on linen slip dresses from this Foberini brand, and now I feel even more vindicated snapping up another gorgeous piece. Foberini began as a line of simple, ‘Ukrainian-inspired dresses but has since evolved to include skirts, blouses, gowns and pants in a variety of stunning colors and one-of-a-kind embroidery. Even better, they’re all made using sustainable practices. And while they may not be easy on the wallet, each piece is incredibly flattering, easy to care for (yes, seriously) and perfect for hot summer days and nights.
Each summer I like to treat myself to a new bathing suit, and this year I’m pretty sure that suit will come from Verdelimon. I stumbled upon the Colombian designer Instagram earlier this year and instantly fell in love with the variety of unexpected colors, cool textures, wide range of cuts and styles, that deliver a slightly retro vibe.  Beyond vacation-ready swimwear and fun resort pieces inspired by the Colombian energy, there are new iterations of classic Colombian mochila bags and styles incorporating Colombian traditional weaving techniques. With sustainable and ethical production in Colombia the brand support and empower the local community. There are sexy bra-like tops and cheeky bottoms as well as super-classic one-pieces, high-waisted bottoms and full-coverage bandeaus.