Shop local: Look chic while supporting hometown boutiques

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Fashion comes and goes, but helping thy neighbor is always in good style. The general consensus is that spending your dollars at locally owned, independent businesses results in at least twice as much money being put back into your local economy than shopping at national chains or "big box" retailers.

That’s not to say you should swear them off just think twice about where you spend your hard-earned dollars. Shopping Kansas City's melting pot of local boutiques and local designers also gives you a friend in fashion, someone to call for that last-minute piece you need to complete an outfit or to guide you into something new that gives you a style confidence boost.

 

 

Fun & Flirty

Lulumari top, $45, Gennaio

L.A. Idol capri jeans, $50, Inspire by Tiffany

Wedge sandals, $28, Inspire by Tiffany

Big Buddah handbag, $95, Shopgirls

Necklace, $73, Shopgirls

Ring, $15, Junque Drawer Studio

Girl's Night Out

MM Couture dress, $88, Shopgirls

Jacket, $55, Shopgirls

Long necklace, $59, Scarlett Garnet Studio

Katy Hamilton short necklace, $39, Shopgirls

Kim Cuddy vintage bracelet, $49, Shopgirls

Clutch, $34, Inspire by Tiffany

 

WHERE WE SHOPPED:

Gennaio Boutique, 930 NW Blue Parkway #A, Lee's Summit, Mo.

Inspire by Tiffany, 14933 W. 119th St., Olathe, Kan.

Junque Drawer Studio, 11270 W. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, Kan.

Scarlett Garnet Studio, 504 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Shopgirls, 6245 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, Mo.

 

Stylist: Jennifer Hermon

Photographer: Edmée Hasler-Rodriguez

Model: Lisa C, Seven Management

Hair: Jen Thomas

Makeup: Jolie Carrillo-Allen

Special thanks to The Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College for the shoot location

 

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Boutiques of your locality could indeed supply you with incredible line of clothing and accessories if you bother to explore them. You would find some exclusive items there, they keep on making things according to latest trends sometimes they create their own trend, they might go retro and create retro style clothes and accessories. A Relic from the Past would be quite interesting.

its_me's picture

If your local boutiques could supply you with fashionable clothing then you should consider shopping from them. You could help your local economy and look fashionable too. Local businesses find it hard to run their business, they have to go on facing all sorts of challenges, so if we try we could help them grow.

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Some shoppers do feel that local shops and boutiques would not be able to produce anything exclusive but this is certainly not true. In fact you would find impressive items there, if you are looking for your wedding gown you should try a local boutique that has gowns and accessories for weddings.

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Looking chic doesn't mean only paying attention to your dress style but you should also try to change your hairstyle and to take care of your hair by using different products in order to grow more hair.

Shopping locally would indeed be great for the local economy and not just that you would also be able to shop in a comfortable way. Sometimes you can get unique offers too at the local shops, if you want to buy any product in bulk quantities then local shops would be ideal for that.

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I went to art school and i have some friends that have clothes shops and i sometimes buy from them. I don't really need those things but i like to support them. I finally bought a swing set hardware at SwingforSwingSet.com because i needed one and then i have found out that my former desk mate was making swing designs too. Maybe the next one i will buy from him.

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