Today I met with my friend Andrea for coffee and to talk business. We both own small businesses and things are tough in these economic times. Because we can relate to one another's struggles we decided the two of us should be each other's mentor types. One thing we discussed was getting our own stuff in more stores throughout the country. So I figured why not start a kick ass list of cool shops around the country, or globe. If each of you made a comment here saying your favorite stores in your hood who specialize in handcrafted work, well we would have an awesome list in no time.
These is this awesome little shop in Seattle called Schmancy :)
A great place for cards is Nancy
A great place for jewelry is Fancy
A great place for affordable art, prints, gifts and goodies is Bluebottle Art Gallery
A cool shop in Ballard that I really love going into is Veloria
There is 5. Who's gonna add? I would love to know about stores in Vancouver, Minneapolis, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, NYC, well and a million other places.