Small Business Saturday: Local Design Shops We Love

Hudson_Grace In celebration of Small Business Saturday, we asked our editors to share their favorite design and lifestyle shops around the country. If any of these are in your neck of the woods, we urge you to get outside this weekend and start your holiday shopping locally. Please share your favorite home décor and lifestyle shops in the comments, too! 01 "The Find has the best curated selection of vintage accessories and small furniture. From Lucite and chrome chairs from the '60s to burlwood boxes from the turn of the century, there's literally something for everyone and the inventory changes almost daily." -- Liz Lynch, Associate Editor, Domaine The Find 1819 W. Grand St., Chicago, IL,  60622 (312) 226-8557 9 Highwood Ave., Highland, IL, 60040 (847) 266-1700 02 "When I was in college in Pittsburgh, PA I used to love to wander around the Shadyside neighborhood on a lazy Sunday. My favorite spot was Toad Flax. Not only do they boast beautiful flowers and plants, but their decor is top notch as well." -- Peter Dolkas, Market Editor, Domaine Toad Flax 5500 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232 (412) 621-2500 03 "Not only do they have a fantastic selection of local and international wines, and a very affordable wine-of-the-month club, but tucked in the back they also house a small tasting bar, tended by an incredibly knowledgeable staff. The carefully curated selection of wine paraphernalia (hand-blown glasses, cooling rods, and artisanal chocolates) also makes this a great stop for picking up a last minute hostess gift." -- Nicky Deam, Market Editor, Who What Wear El Vino 1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 (310) 396-9705 "This quintessential Eastside lifestyle boutique is full of coveted RTW clothing -- Isabel Marant, Rag & Bone -- along with beautiful handmade pottery, unique jewelry from local designers, pillows, textiles, candles, and everything in between. Have a coffee next door at LaMill, after you shop!" -- Lexy Lebsack, Editor, Byrdie Lake 1618 1/2 Silverlake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (323) 664-6522 04 "I'm obsessed with independent bookstores, and Warwick's in my hometown of La Jolla is always one of my favorites. The staff is ridiculously knowledgable about the best books on the market and the store itself is charming and a delight to browse. I always end up buying a ton of books -- and lots of pretty wrapping paper and cards too." -- Hillary Kerr, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Clique Media, Inc. Warwick's 7812 Girard Ave, San Diego, CA 92037 (858) 454-0347 05 "Amidst the old beat poet hangouts of San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood is a hidden gem. Eden & Eden curates their collection of tabletop items, art, lighting and more on a constant basis. So, every time you pop in is a new experience." --  Peter Dolkas, Market Editor, Domaine Eden and Eden 560 Jackson St., San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 983-0490 "Opened by two alums from Williams-Sonoma and Restoration Hardware, Hudson Grace in Presidio Heights has a stunning collection of tabletop items, from the perfect white dinnerware to linen napkins in every color imaginable. It's my favorite place to shop for hostess gifts." -- Julia Millay Walsh, Home Decor Editor, Domaine Hudson Grace (pictured) 3350 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA (415) 440-7400 "This lifestyle shop has an incredible selection of everything from hand-woven pillows to an ultra-curated library of coffee table books. Plus, they have an adorable mini greenhouse out back with plants for sale. They just opened a location in Venice, too." -- Kat Collings, Associate Editor, Who What Wear General Store 4035 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122 (415) 682-0600 1801 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 751-6393 06 "Jenni Kayne is one of my favorite LA clothing designers and overall lifestyle experts. Now you can shop a curated selection of her home decor picks in her Montecito store, Jenni Kayne Home." -- Katherine Power, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Clique Media, Inc. Jenni Kayne Home Montecito 525 San Ysidro Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 07 "Aspen Boutique is always on my list to visit when I go home to Kansas. It has the coziest environment full of clothing and unique lifestyle trinkets." -- Michelle Scanga, Fashion Assistant, Who What Wear Aspen Boutique 4724 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67208   Photography: Silvana Difranco for Rue