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11 Southern Small Businesses to Support Today

#ShopSmall with Fabulous Finds from these Great Brands
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We take the whole #ShopSmall thing pretty seriously here at WOM.  Being a part of a small business ourselves, we understand the power of supportive customers and fans, and we appreciate having the opportunity to curate, edit and share some of our favorite finds.  As an ode to fellow southern small businesses, I wanted to share a few here today to a) encourage southern small businesses to keep rocking and b) shoot a little love everyone’s way.

Running a small business and being an entrepreneur ain’t a walk in the park, and that’s why customers’ support can serve as rays of sunshine even on the hardest, darkest days.  To inspire you to #ShopSmall now and throughout the holiday season, I’ve rounded up eleven of my favorite southern small businesses.  I’m always on the lookout for brands to know, whether that’s through inspiring missions and values, must-have goods or simply great aesthetics and branding.  If you’ve got a few up your sleeve, leave them in the comments below!  Cheers, Kat

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Ever Alice Studio

Ever Alice Studio

Based in Nashville, Ever Alice Studio offers elegant and elevated jewelry. Founder Sarah Teague shows us how beautiful neutrals and understated details can be, using materials such as bone, wood, semi-precious stones and pavé diamonds. The brand also expertly curates a collection of small gifts and accessories.

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VIA @EVERALICESTUDIO
Sapelo Skin Care

Sapelo Skin Care

The Sapelo Skin Care system was inspired by Southern salt marshes and created in Savannah, Georgia. The luxury line helps rejuvenate skin with a healing blend of bioactive ingredients and indigenous Southern plant and marine botanicals found in nature. MKR included their fantastic Renewing Serum in her recent binge-worthy beauty buys, and I had the pleasure of meeting the brilliant ladies behind the brand yesterday (!).

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VIA @SAPELOSKINCARE
Well+Wonder

Well+Wonder

This southern-curated, web-based art collective was started by a young art broker from Louisville. Mollie Creasons' roots and art studies inspired her to make it easy for people to experience and collect art. Through her beautiful site, finding a painting or piece of art is super simple (and fun). I'm always on the hunt for more local talent, and this is a wonderful way to do just that.

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VIA @WELLANDWONDER
Lettermade

Lettermade

Lettermade reminds us how thoughtful details like monogrammed linens truly make a tablescape shine. We're thrilled to carry some of the Winter Park, Florida-based brand's beautiful designs in the shop, which can be seen here.

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VIA @SHOPLETTERMADE
Empire State Finery

Empire State Finery

Founded by Paige Booker and Alice Trahant, Empire State Finery uses organic materials and found treasures to create inspiring jewelry with an incredible focus on quality and details. This Atlanta-based brand is a go-to for statement pieces and everyday flair.

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VIA @EMPIRESTATEFINERY
Ceri Hoover

Ceri Hoover

Originally from Outer Banks, Ceri Hoover started her brand in 2013 in Nashville. Her premium leather accessories are "simple, but never plain" and the quality of each design is obvious. Ceri Hoover accessories can be found in over 150 boutiques across the United States, in Anthropologie, and at cerihoover.com.

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VIA @CERI_HOOVER
Hayden Reis

Hayden Reis

We partnered with Florida brand Hayden Reis to create this exclusive tote bag, and we're still some of the brand's biggest fans! Made of durable sailcloth, these fashionable, yet functional carryalls are the perfect companion for just about anything planned.

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Hampden Clothing

Hampden Clothing

Located on King Street in Charleston, Hampden Clothing sets the bar high for other clothing boutiques. With an impressive designer clothing lineup, it's hard not to be inspired to take a more fashion-forward approach to life after visiting the store. Its online store lets out-of-town customers get their fix (and has great sales periodically!). Oh, and it's been recognized as one of the top boutiques by Vogue and Marie Claire. #casual

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VIA @HAMPDENCLOTHING
One Love Organics

One Love Organics

We've talked about One Love Organics a whole lot here on WOM; it's one of our absolute favorite all-natural skincare brands. Based in St. Simon's Island, Georgia, OLO is devoted to creating effective, organic beauty products, and has garnered the attention of beauty buffs all around the globe.

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VIA @ONELOVEORGANICS
Handmade Studio TN

Handmade Studio TN

Handmade Studio TN handcrafts modern, functional ceramics in their Nashville studio. Each unique, understated piece is available for sale online, and custom order, rentals, wholesale or a wedding registry inquiries are always welcome.

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VIA @HANDMADESTUDIOTN
Emily McCarthy Shoppe

Emily McCarthy Shoppe

Emily McCarthy knows her stuff when it comes to entertaining, gifts and paper. Her retail business, both online and now with a flagship store in downtown Savannah are truly must-visits (literally, I went yesterday!). Just don't be surprised if it'll make you want to decorate your whole world in Greek keys and Celtic trellises!

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VIA @EMILYMCCARTHYSHOPPE
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  • Linda / 09.19.2016

    Check out dotproducts.com

    A young southern woman entrepreneur making a difference w stylish products directed at helping young people learn to give back through their purchases.

    Love you site. Found it today through style blueprint

  • Tiffany Considine / 09.19.2016

    It is no wonder to me that Sapelo Skin Care made this list. I have been using their products for quite some time-and I love them. Everyone focuses on what they put in there bodies and fail to give the same careful consideration to what they put on their body. I look at ingredients and I really think this company has figured it out! I would love to see them add a body moisturizer.

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