While I do encourage you to patronize your favorite local businesses today (and every day), sometimes we need to search further afield and I wanted to give a shout out to some of my favorite online small businesses.
L’affaire cashmere offers gorgeous and very reasonably priced cashmere and wool scarves, stoles and throws. Their cashmere is sourced from high-altitude regions of Kashmir in India, Nepal and Tibet. Most of the pieces are woven on handlooms. They offer free shipping worldwide, and the scarves arrive in gift-ready boxes. The quality of the cashmere is truly wonderful. I have several l’affaire cashmere pieces and am always complimented on them.
Pauline at Covered Perfectly set out to create tops that fit and flatter our bodies as they change, and she’s really onto something! The tops are attractive, made in the USA, washable and well-priced. Her houndstooth top has become one of my favorites! She’s recently added a Plus-Size line too, with many styles and colors available.
“Made with Love in Brooklyn,” Karina Dresses are flattering, comfortable, travel brilliantly and are available in a variety of sizes, styles, and fabrics. Now through Monday you can save 40% off the entire Fall 2013 collection with code CYBER40.