November 28, 2020

shop small (and black) this holiday.

shop small holiday

aliya wanek garment washed sweatshirt

2020 has been something, hasn’t it? quite honestly, i hadn’t planned on taking this long of a break from the blog, but then again, i wasn’t doing traditional outfit posts. and between covid, the election, & racial tensions, i was focusing my attention elsewhere. one thing that didn’t waver is my commitment to shopping small.

the holidays look very different this year, and it’s even more important to support small businesses during this crucial season. it could literally be a make-or-break time for some of the shops and services you know and love. so here’s a list of some of my favorites both local and more far flung (black owned marked with a *).

knocknock virtual holiday fair

also, my friend selene (who launched re:store in san francisco last year) has now started a new venture called in san francisco, 50% of small businesses have already closed due to covid and more won’t make it through the holiday. knocknock has been working with shops to teach them to livestream and connect with customers at home. on cyber monday, they are doing a virtual holiday fair featuring over 20 local stores (including my faves mcmullen and le point). each shop will be offering special promotions and live raffles, plus  a free goodie bag for the first 100 shoppers. register for the event here.

have a lovely weekend and happy shopping!

amber richele* (as seen here and here): 25% off select items with code BLACKFRIDAY
amour vert (2110 chestnut, 437 hayes, also in berkeley and stanford): 25% off sitewide
(2149 union): 30% off clothing, footwear, jewelry, and accessories with code SAVE30
aurate, up to 25% off everything with code GETSTUFFED
cloth + paper* (stationery & planners): 30% off your purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY30 + free gift with a purchase of $100 or more
cuyana (294 geary (2nd floor) at powell and marin country mart), 15% off best sellers
diarrablu:* 20% off everything (except face masks) with code THANKYOU20
hanifa*: 35% off everything
heidi says (2426 fillmore between washington & jackson): 40% off select merchandise with code THANKS40, 25% off sale with code EXTRA25
kim + ono (729 grant bet. sacramento and clay, as seen here): 15% off up to $300 with code LOVEYOU, 20% off over $300 with code LOVETHEM, 25% off over $500 with code LOVEALL
le point (301 valencia at 14th): 30% off purchases over $50 with code TURKEY20
margaret elizabeth (2230 chestnut): 20% off up to $100 with code 20, 25% off up to $250 with code 25, 30% off $250+ with code 30
mejuri: 10% off one piece, 15% off 2 pieces, 20% off 3 or more pieces
mcmullen* (2257 broadway, oakland and town & country village, palo alto): 15% off sale with code BLACKFRIDAY15
modern citizen: free shipping and an exclusive gift with a purchase of $125+
oma the label:* 20% off your purchase with code OMABFSALE
pavilion (3187 16th street and 260 magnolia ave, larkspur): 20% off almost everything (exclusions apply) with code THANKYOU20
picnic (1818 polk near washington): 20% off with code BLACK2020
post script (2413 california near fillmore): 30% off with code SUPERCYBERSMALL and free gift with purchases $100+
sarah flint: $50 off one pair, $100 off two pairs, $150 off 3 pairs with code SARAHFLINT-BMSM
soko:* 25% off your purchase with code GIVESOKO25
stevie howell: 20% off sitewide with code THANK YOU
sweet and spark (2412 fillmore near washington): 20% off sitewide
taylor jay*: up to 40% off with code BLK2020
true and co: 20% off with code BIGDEAL20

some of my favorite local shops & black owned brands:

aliya wanek* (clothing, sweatshirts as seen above, sweaters)
alys grace, 3490 sacramento at laurel
the bar code, 3600 sacramento at locust
dish, 541 hayes between octavia and laguna
esqueleto, 482a 49th street, oakland
hero shop, marin country mart, larkspur
klur* (skincare)
lit brooklyn* (candles)
love and luxe, 1169 valencia
mcbride sisters* (wine)
metier, 546 laguna at hayes
mie* (clothing)
relove vintage*: 1815 polk between washington & jackson