You’ve probably heard it before. Shopping small is good because it helps support and sustain local economies. And, who wouldn’t want to do that, right? I have a few favorite small merchants I’ve been shopping for years. But, I don’t remain loyal just because they’re small. I continue to shop with them because it’s also convenient.
Many of my favorite small businesses have online stores that make it super easy to shop. Don’t want to deal with traffic or brave the holiday crowds? No problem. That well-curated selection of unique items and gifts you can only find at a small boutique is just a click away. What can I say? I’m especially fond of shopping small when I can do it from the comfort of my home this holiday season.
Here’s a cool example. I’d been searching for a blush sweater with a little pizazz. You know I like pieces with a little flair. Instead of hopping from store to store, I decided to shop online. I was beyond thrilled when I found my dream sweater at PinkBlush, a small online boutique that aims to style women through all phases of life. And, I mean all phases of life. The store carries modern styles in sizes small to 3X to maternity fits. And, there’s more. The price point at PinkBlush is quite affordable too.
After an extended session of adding and removing and adding items to my cart, I was finally ready to check out. Naturally, I chose PayPal at checkout because it makes the process easier. I don’t have to find my purse nor enter my credit card number. Actually, since activating PayPal One Touch, I don’t even have to remember my PayPal login information nor fill out my billing information when I shop. Furthermore, I can shop with confidence because even though small boutiques like PinkBlush don’t offer free return shipping, PayPal will refund the cost of returning an item (up to $30 for 12 orders a year) that doesn’t work out. Win-win situation!
I’ve been wearing the sweater I found at PinkBlush in this post. This cozy sweater is the exact color I’d been searching for, and its crisscross accent sleeves are just my kind of flair.
Pieces like my PinkBlush sweater make looking chic so effortless. I simply wear it with jeans and booties, and I’m ready to slay the day.
Location: Fiddlehead Fern Cafe, St. Louis
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