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WHY YOU SHOULD SHOP SMALL

August 5, 2018

Lately over the past year, I've really been being more thoughtful about where and what I shop for. Living in Boston, I'm pretty blessed to be living in such a thriving market.  

 

As a fellow local shop (online, but its there nonetheless :) ), why wouldn't I want to help my fellow small business grinding peeps, as well? 

 

 

Not only that, but as a designer, one of the biggest reasons why my client's hire me is to source from places that they wouldn't know themselves. I mean, I'm pretty sure everyone can go down to their local Restoration Hardware and get the same cookie cutter (but also beautiful) home as they have seen in the magazines. Buying from antique shops, Etsy shops, or some small online stores are some of my favorite places to source for clients. It adds a new dimension to the space and also is able to tell a story. "Oh, you see that rug over there? Yeah the girl lives in California, but she goes back and forth to Morocco to hand select each rug that they carry." I mean come on guys, how cool is that?!

 

“They’re authentic, they’re original, and they care.”

- Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria

 

 

And now for some of the reasons that you should also be shopping small!

 

Giving back

 

Supporting fellow small businesses

 

Cultivating a community

 

Create local jobs

 

Creating uniqueness

 

You get better customer service

 

They bring meaning to the customers and owners

 

 

Want to know my favorite places to shop small? Check them out below!

 

PILLOWS

 

A Naber Design

 

Kaekoo 

FURNITURE

 

Blaksand

 

 

Kalon Studios

RUGS

 

Rug and Weave

 

 The Southern Loom

ARTWORK

 

Teddy and Wool

 

Lauren Williams Art

 

xx

 

-Han

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Hi I'm Hannah, the founder and interior designer for Lawless.

Thanks so much for stopping by the studio and blog! It has been a labor of love over the past couple of years and its been very exciting to see it grow. With my love of design, health and wellness, fashion, traveling, and the great outdoors, its always fun sharing my thoughts. For any partnerships, or If you would like to submit a request, please email us at info@lawless-design.com. Thanks!

xx Han

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