10 Small Fashion and Beauty Businesses You Should Shop
Bigger isn’t always better.
While there’s thousands of big name-brand businesses in the world that rack in an unimaginable amount of money from their customers each year, there’s many smaller lesser-known businesses with products that are just as good who sometimes struggle to get their name out there. Many of these companies have to rely on word-of-mouth advertising, but some of them have been successful in starting to achieve popularity. The best part of shopping from smaller, personal-owned companies is that you’re provided with products made with extra care, solely with the consumer’s best interests in mind. If you’d like to broaden your horizons and shop from companies that are smaller and less known, here are 10 Small Fashion and Beauty Businesses You Should Shop!
Mullein & Sparrow is a little Brooklyn-based, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty line. They seek to nurture the mind, body, and spirit as a pathway to inner and outer beauty, and they do this through bringing the purest and finest botanicals directly to your skin. Their small, independent company consists of creative free spirits who share a love of holistic beauty and wellness. If you’re looking for all natural, handmade skin care that will work wonders and look chic on your dresser, this brand is for you.
2. Waxing Kara
Beekeeper and artist, Kara, makes all natural skin care products in her home studio with the honey she harvests from her own hives. What you put into and onto your body directly affects how you feel and interact with your surroundings, and with this came Kara’s intentions to create products that would nourish the mind, body, and spirit by bringing nature into all aspects of everyday life. One major benefit – honey is a natural preservative, and so many of the products Kara makes don’t expire!
Meow Meow Tweet is more than just a cute name – this Brooklyn-based, vegan apothecary brand designs their products as though they’re concocting modern culinary delights. Not only do they end up with delicious smelling products, they’re also great for your body and skin!
If you’re someone who leans towards a more holistic concept of beauty and are looking for a beauty routine that’s not only good for your skin, but for your body and your environment, Raaw in a Jar is the company for you. This brand makes beauty products from the purest oils, plants, and herbs, and packages them in glass bottles, taking the “raw” aspect to heart.
Julia and Alex, husband and wife co-founders who created Herbivore Botanicals out of their Seattle kitchen, bring you products that are safe, non-toxic, and highly effective. Every ingredient is there for a specific therapeutic reason, meaning almost every ingredient is an “active” ingredient – their result? Pure, highly concentrated, and effective formulas that also are enjoyable to use. So, carve out some much-needed downtime in your hectic routine and allow your skin to be rejuvenated with the help of their products.
Tobi is an online retailer that is pretty unknown, but is slowly starting to gain more popularity. Upon signing up you’ll receive an email code for 50% off your first order, and the site constantly has deals such as free worldwide shipping and 40% off new arrivals. Tobi sells a variety of clothing items, accessories, shoes, and makeup – it’s impossible not to find what you’re looking for on their site!
Oasap is a site that offers products that are inspired by high fashion looks, yet are still affordable. They offer free worldwide shipping, plus they get hundreds of new arrivals in each week, which you can then get for 25% off! They sell a variety of different products, so you’re bound to find something that stands out to you.
3. Pepper Mayo
Pepper Mayo is an Australian retailer that sells a variety of items, but are most known for their bold, flirty dresses and rompers. With an Urban Outfitters feel, they sell clothing pieces for every season, and also carry apartment accessories! If you’re looking for cute products that won’t break the bank, this is the perfect site for you.
Brandy Melville is a brand that embodies the laid-back beachy lifestyle of Californians. Though it was founded 20 years ago, it’s still a lesser-known clothing company, and relies mainly on their website for their business. Their storefronts are starting to expand though, with 11 in California, 6 on the east coast, and 1 in Hawaii.
Missguided is an online fashion site, which, though not very well known, is a must-visit destination for trendy fashion. They carry a variety of different clothing items and also allow you to shop by trend, shop by occasion, or shop collaborations with some popular fashion icons. They offer free shipping when you spend over $50, and also always have sales going on and discount codes.