Shop Small Challenge
Thanksgiving is a time for people to come together and give thanks for the things that matter most, like family and friends. As small business owners, it’s also time to come up for air and reflect on the year. It’s been the hardest, yet most successful year to date for our business. We would like to take a moment to thank all of the incredible customers and retailers that support us. We. Are. So. Grateful. For. You.
At the same time, it’ll be hard to give thanks without reflecting about this past year and the changes we saw with our country and mourn with those that have lost so much.
So this year, we pledge to SHOP SMALL. Purchasing is powerful and political. Instead of buying from Amazon, national retailers or big box stores, we will support local businesses, small businesses, the design/artist/maker community, and charities, which in turn benefits communities culturally, environmentally, and economically.
The #ShopSmallChallenge was started last year by Seattle-based fruitsuper, who are also managing members of Join Design and owners of Join Shop. They started the list below of exceptional independently-owned neighborhood shops, designers and makers across the country. As the list was shared, it grewn. Feel free to comment with any shops, designers or makers that would you add to the list.
Let's work together this holiday season to spend where it matters.
A collection of pieces donated by artists and designers. 100% of sales to California wildfire relief charities.
Brick & Mortar Shops
WITH Home Supply | 44 E Center St
Home goods store that sells thoughtful and ethical products and hosts workshops
Curated gift shop with American-made products that are functional, fun, and high quality.
Palm + Perkins | 2950 College Ave
Purposeful and ethically made home and lifestyle goods.
SEED Peoples Market | 2937 Bristol St # C101
Curated collection of eco-minded footwear, outdoor gear, home goods and accessories.
Brass Tack | 384 Forest Ave, #1A
Curated shop of authentic and US Made, Fair Trade, and vintage goods.
Alchemy Works | 826 E 3rd St
Creative home decor, accessories & retro clothes offered in an airy, gallery-like space.
Grow | 1650 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
Garden and home goods store focused on furniture and accessories for urban outdoor living.
Julie Donovan Designs | 320 Tejon Place in Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes Estates
Beautiful, curated home decor serving Palos Verdes and surrounding areas
Kin and Kind | 3229 ½ Glendale Blvd
Home goods shop featuring one-of-a-kind accessories, textiles, and home decor, both modern and heirloom.
Plastica | 8405 W 3rd St
Bright boutique filled with unique items including toys, accessories, supplies, and homewares.
Poketo | 374 E 2nd St
Modern shop features a selection of stylish accessories, toys & homewares. Also hosts super fun workshops.
Atomic Garden | 5453 College Avenue
Bringing thoughtfully curated goods that value sustainability, small production and the artisan craft.
Good Stock | 4198 Piedmont Ave
Specializing in accessories and beauty: Good Stock strives to curate a thoughtful collection of things for adornment.
100% handcrafted selection of made in USA stationery, gifts, jewelry and apothecary.
Homestead Apothecary | 486 49th St
Herbs, tinctures and natural-focused gift items.
Home and garden decor, fine tools, accessories and gifts for the well-tended life.
Green Fresh Florals | 3785 Fourth Ave
Elegant shop known for towering arrangements, fine home decor & giftware, and custom event flowers.
Maven | 2946 Adams Ave
Small shop with a bohemian vibe carrying relaxed clothing & accessories, plus ceramics & fragrances.
Acacia | 415 Valencia St
Hip boutique with modern home furnishings & decor, plus skincare products & bath accessories.
Beautiful curation of vintage, lighting, home accessories, and art.
Perch | 654 Chenery St
An inspiring collection of modern, vintage, and beautifully made stationery, jewelry, and home goods.
Super Simple | 2200 15th St
Curated selection of mid century modern and contemporary furniture, lighting, gifts and art.
Veer & Wander | 6 Brady St
Specializes in finding the undiscovered in beauty and helping you discover you.
Workshop Residence | 833 22nd St
Great space featuring collaborations with artists and designers, events and workshops.
Makers Market | 377 Santana Row
Focusing on high quality US made goods that are organic, ethically produced, or sustainable.
Home store, market, and gallery. Filled with vibrant, simple, and fun home goods
Beacon Home | 44882 Tehachapi Pass
Focusing on West Coast designers and craftspeople with an emphasis on celebrating the old and new.
Offbeat family-run shop featuring an eclectic array of high-quality clothing, home decor & gifts.
Lore | 2952 Welton St
Homegoods shop that creates stories through their selected goods and workshops.
Contemporary boutique offering unique and affordable gifts, homewares, personal accessories and women’s apparel.
Retail store focusing on handmade, small batch, locally sourced homewares and also hosts workshops.
Yore | 381 Main St
Small modern shop offering sustainable, practical, and beautifully designed goods.
oomph | 21 West Putnam Ave
American-made furniture and unique home furnishings that are both modern and classic.
M!x Design Store | 29 Whitfield St
Showroom with affordable gifts and design.
Pimlico Interiors | 215 Elm Street
Arango |5864 Sunset Dr
Sleek, whimsical modern furniture & decor items, from artsy kitchen gadgets to space-age chairs.
Sailor’s Siren | 217 1st St
Coastal shop with a focus on American— particularly Southern—quality goods for entertaining, living, and decor.
Scout + Arrow | 1986 Hosea L Williams Dr NE
Focusing on appreciating thoughtful, handmade objects and the process and people behind them.
Hygge | 600 E Broughton St
Offering a thoughtful curation of ethical and sustainable goods for the home, body and mind.
Owens & Co. | 1152 Nuuanu Ave
Hip gift shop with a curated stock of gifts, housewares, personal care items, books, toys & more.
Independent Goods | 330 Walnut Ave
Retail shop focused on American made handmade goods, sourced carefully and thoughtfully.
Neighborly | 2003 W Montrose Ave
Store for home goods with midcentury-modern style, including pieces by Midwestern designers.
STITCH | 1937 N Damen Ave
High-end store showcasing stylish home furniture & accents, as well as fashion accessories & gifts.
Blacksmith + Co | 122 Center St
Handmade and organic fashion, accessories and jewelry.
Haus Love | 5901 N College Ave
Interior design firm & lifestyle boutique.
Sunday Shop | 2025 Magazine St
Interior home good shop with one-of-a-kind pieces and thoughtful wares for a beautiful and easy home.
Fitz & Bennett Home | 43 Silver St
Shop for affordable and unique gifts and home goods.
Curated shop with an array of elements for the home, sourced from travels throughout the country and beyond.
Olives & Grace | 623 Tremont Street
Well made, beautifully designed gifts, made with integrity and style.
Kestrel | 22 Masonic St
Home goods store specializing in handmade craft + design.
Room 68 | 377 Commercial St
Showroom featuring contemporary design and fine art, with a focus on emerging American-based artists and designers.
Magpie | 416 Highland Ave
Compact shop specializing in local, handmade crafts, including jewelry, cards, stationery & gifts.
Kitchen wares boutique for foodies and cooks.
Seed to Stem | 138 Green St #1
Carefully curated lifestyle and plant boutique.
fleurdetroit | 1507 S Telegraph Rd
Objects for the home and garden as well as refined gardening implements, hand tied bouquets, and cut delights.
Nora | 4240 Cass Ave
Gift shop featuring thoughtfully designed housewares, personal accessories, jewelry, and more.
Rail & Anchor | 502 S. Washington St
Store with curated selection of homewares, art, and eclectic accessories.
Sojourn | 12908 Red Arrow Hwy
Shop selling vintage goods and beautifully designed pieces.
Golden Age Design | 4157 W Broadway Ave
Midcentury modern furniture and handcrafted home accessories.
Pharmacie | 2743 Lyndale Ave S
Retail shop featuring men’s apparel, furniture, gifts, and goods.
Russell + Hazel | 219 N 2nd St #106
Stationery store for home, work, and school.
Golden & Pine | 633 E 63rd St
Homegoods shop with a curated selection of ethical, nature inspired, casual products.
Lifestyle boutique focused on handmade and innovative design products sourced from independent artists and designers.
Viburum Design | 202 Nassau St
Floral shop with decor, gifts, and fresh flowers
Fort Orange General Store | 412 Broadway
Neighborhood shop with beautiful, handmade home goods and gifts with an emphasis on quality and great design.
The Primary Essentials | 372 Atlantic Ave
Buzzy boutique showcasing home products by local designers & artisans, including candles & quilts.
Chic houseware store featuring handcrafted items in simple designs in snug, minimalist digs.
Shook + Co | 125 Dikeman street
Showroom to the shared workshop next door, representing local designers and craftspeople.
MINNA | 421 Warren St
Shop that works with Mexican, Guatemalan, and Uruguayan designers to create unique home textiles and goods.
Meta44 | 1 US-44
Carefully curated store that sells furniture, objects and art.
Gansett Lane Home | 6 S Etna Ave
Coastal home store with relaxed style for the home and garden.
Bishop Collective | 143 Ludlow St
Curated collection of ethically sourced women’s apparel, accessories, and home goods.
Cursive | 87 E 42nd St
Gift and stationery shop that also sells accessories, letterpress cards, and jewelry.
Michele Varian | 27 Howard St
Boutique for designer of chic pillows & linens, plus jewelry, tableware & other home goods.
Still House | 117 E 7th St
Gallery-style space with contemporary glass, ceramics & jewelry from local & international artists.
PaperSkyscraper | 330 East Blvd
A Charlotte institution for more than 25 years, offering a lovely selection of gifts, books, and stationery.
Fourth Home | 2158 Tremont Center
Curated home decor and furniture for the design enthusiast.
Whispers Home | 936 Larriwood Avenue
Perch’d | 14 NW 9th St
Homegoods store situated in a shipping container with unique modern accessories, goods, and gifts.
Plenty Mercantile | 807 N Broadway Ave
Lifestyle shop selling stylish goods with a strong sense of origin, process, and authenticity.
Bend Modern | 910 NW Harriman St
Gallery of mid-century modern furniture, accessories, and vintage treasures.
Homegoods shop featuring goods from around the world, from rugs to houseplants.
Heritage Dry Goods | 861 Willamette St
Modern day general store that focuses on American-made apparel, jewelry, and goods.
Finnesterre | 194 Laneda Ave
Home decor shop with a thoughtful selection of beautiful goods and items.
Beam & Anchor | 2710 N. Interstate Avenue
Carefully curated retail store. Creative space. Local makers.
Upscale home furnishings showroom employing natural materials in a contemporary, organic aesthetic.
Gallery offering monthly visual exhibitions of contemporary art, plus gifts, books and accessories.
Hip, design-focused shop featuring clothing, bags & jewelry, along with home accents.
Sunny store offering a host of unusual home decor products, blankets, utensils & more in airy digs.
Modern and colorful shop that sells home goods, furniture, and gifts in a sunny Scandinavian style.
Ceramic supplies, production facilities and related gifts.
Gift boutique offering stylish home accessories, bath & body products, jewelry & baby gear.
Home and lifestyle shop focused on curating bold and colorful goods made by independent artists and designers.
PerLora | 2220 E Carson St
An exciting showroom filled with furniture and home accessories from independent designers and artists.
Stock Culinary Goods | 756 Hope St
Kitchen supply shop with beautiful goods that fuel cooking and entertaining.
The Commons | 701 E Bay St #106
Hidden storefront selling American-made, handcrafted home goods and decor.
Hey Rooster General Store | 1711 21st Ave S
Southern focused gift store with home goods, jewelry, apothecary, and foodie items.
Redo Home + Design | 2930 Sidco Drive
Furniture boutique and interior design collective
Modern general store offering a wide variety of gifts, goods, and products.
Dylan Wylde | 2324 S Lamar Blvd Ste B
Modern boutique offering beautifully curated women’s fashion, accessories, and home goods.
Funky boutique with a whimsical feel stocking home furnishings & gifts from around the world.
Small shop selling handmade jewelry, accessories, and goods from independent makers.
Gifted | 212 Carroll St #110
Hand selected apothecary, stationery, jewelry and gifts for the home
Salt Lake City
Thoughtfully curated lifestyle boutique.
Local, urban merchant with fashionable apparel for men & women, plus shoes, jewelry & accessories.
Gift and wares shop featuring only American-made quality goods.
Spruce Home + Design | 243 W Bute St
Showroom containing impeccably curated selection of beautiful and useful goods for the home.
Gift shop featuring unique, authentic good design that supports local businesses and organizations.
102 3rd Ave S
Contemporary art, furniture, and gift gallery.
Material Wit | 123 North Beach Rd Suite B
A jewelry showroom with modern homewares that match in aesthetics and ethics.
Local, minimalist brick-&-mortar with a studio producing handcrafted, fashion-forward jewelry.
A neighborhood staple. Shop flowers, gifts, workshops and more.
DIGS | 2002 NW Market St
Modern furniture, decor & accessories displayed in a hip, stylish showroom with a kids' section.
Cool, cozy shop featuring locally made classic menswear such as rain jackets, denim & flannels.
Homestead | 501 E Pine St
Showroom featuring a wide array of one-of-a-kind antique & vintage rugs, furniture & home goods.
American-made housewares, jewelry, and stationery from over 60 independent designers and makers.
Inviting store selling handcrafted jewelry, handbags, home decor & gifts in a cozy & bright space.
Prism | 5208 Ballard Ave NW
Lofty, mod boutique featuring an eclectic range of his-&-hers apparel, housewares, jewelry & gifts.
Apothecary offering culinary & medicinal herbs, spices & artisanal foods, plus body & home products.
Velouria | 145 S King St
Airy boutique offering small-production, independently made women's clothing, jewelry & accessories.
Verde & Co | 400 Fairview Ave N #103
Floral shop offering custom arrangements, plants, gifts, cards and workshops.
Compass Rose | 3815 N 26th St
Spacious shop featuring quirky home furnishings, jewelry, books, clothes & toys from local artisans.
JOIN Shop Foundry | 1111 Abadie St
American-made housewares, jewelry, stationery and gourmet foods from over 30 independent designers and makers.
Modern oasis for artisanal pantry items, plus a curated array of barware, linens, cookbooks & more.
Tabletop DC | 1608 20th St NW
Cool boutique stocking a carefully curated selection of modern home decor, kitchen items & gifts.
Featuring everyday lifestyle goods and accessories: a thoughtful collection of useful, durable and stylish wares.
Designers, Makers, & Studios
Tasting journals for the food obsessed.
Delicate handmade jewelry and accessories.
Modern statement jewelry made from leather and metals.
Furniture, accessories and sculptural objects experimenting with raw materials and converging forms.
Porcelain dinnerware and home accents featuring distinct forms and designs..
Contemporary ceramic pieces for the home, using modern techniques to create unusual clean forms and colors.
Delightfully illustrated art prints, cards, and other stationery.
Culinary totes for entertaining and living a sustainable life.
Letterpress prints and maps.
Affordable, handmade, modern jewelry.
Contemporary furniture, lighting, simple homewares products, and minimalist jewelry made in Portland, OR.
Small batch casual chic clothing, handmade for the every woman. Sustainably made in Seattle.
Canvas totes, backpacks, bags, and accessories made in Seattle.
Objects and pottery, studying materials, process, and storytelling.
Letterpress studio based in Seattle that designs delightful and witty greeting cards.
Furniture and homewares, made to be functional and long lasting.
Classic American lighting and home accessories, inspired by the sleek craftsmanship of the midcentury era.
Hand-painted porcelain tabletop wares for the modern home.
Sculptural everyday objects and jewelry that explore materials and form.
Boldly patterned and expressive textile home decor and objects, handmade in San Diego.
Experimental furniture and objects exploring the boundaries of cork.
Stained glass artist specializing in colorful, geometric designs.
Natural and soothing skincare and beauty, using organic ingredients.
Ceramic homewares and jewelry.
Powder-coated furniture and home accessories, inspired by California.
Food+drink inspired small-batch soaps and natural skin care made in San Francisco.
Original furniture and accessories that contribute to a simpler, pared back lifestyle designed and made in Seattle.
Iconic home goods with unique material combinations, minimalist design and excellent function.
Beautiful and sustainable furniture, lighting, and goods that are made to last, built in Portland.
Specializing in handcrafted, modern & beautiful bags, accessories and housewares.
Elevated everyday objects; Seattle designed, American crafted.
Designers and builders of thoughtful and well crafted furniture, lighting and goods that are made to last.
A design and production studio responsibly creating staple pieces for wear and use.
Minimalistic, classic, and modern wool felt, leather and canvas bags, accessories, gifts, tech and home goods.
Environmentally and socially conscious line of products, both practical and fun.
Modern ‘farmhouse futuristic’ functional pieces using traditional and sustainable craft methods made in North Carolina.
Transformed everyday objects like brooms and brushes using color, form, and material, made in San Francisco.
Mid-century inspired furniture, practicing American craftsmanship, clean lines, and modern form.
Thoughtfully designed goods for you and your home, adding beauty and delight.
Contemporary jewelry using simple shapes and mixed materials.
Industrial and substantial mixed-material jewelry using metals, semi-precious stones that are textural and architectural.
Delicate everyday jewelry collections, art, and stationery with a simple, yet bold and whimsical aesthetic.
Functionally clever and sustainable pet goods.
Objects designed to improve the little moments in the everyday.
Seattle-based design studio offering a furniture, lighting and wares that embody an ethos of beauty, quality and style.
A collection of fine art paper goods and lifestyle products.
A fashion collection focused on timeless silhouettes, colorful patterns, and distinct details.
Multi-faceted design studio in Brooklyn focusing on exploration and play, making lighting, furniture, and small objects.
Thoughtful, quality products for the modern nomad, using quality materials like leather, canvas, and brass.
Hand-made, small batch everyday leather objects and accessories centered around old-school craftsmanship.
Furniture and home goods driven by simplicity, quality, and materiality.
Bold, geometric jewelry, made for everyday comfort.
Hand turned wood and cork modern heirloom pieces for the home, made in Oakland.
Craft-inspired technology goods that are beautifully minimalistic and purposefully designed
Humorous and witty textiles, stationery, and prints inspired by food.
Objects and accessories, collaborating with artists to bring art to daily life.
Timeless, thoughtful, and experimental objects and furniture, based on sculptural simplicity and enduring quality.
Handcrafted modern heirlooms-ceramic products for the kitchen, home, and life, made in Portland.
Women-run illustrated paper goods studio based in Seattle, with fun, bright, and sustainable cards.
Limited edition prints for the home, in collaboration with artists, for affordable art for the home.
Handcrafted modern jewelry, using unusual materials, like lambskin leather and mohair, made in Seattle.
Modern and hand braided jewelry that are versatile and bohemian.
Everyday wares and furniture for the home, embracing both the unassuming and ornamental aspects of design.
High quality, natural line of long-wearing unisex fragrances.
Experimental art objects, exploring material and form.
Textile wares and art, knitted and woven, studying color, composition, and texture.
Hand-poured and small batch candles, made in Phoenix, using containers for reuse after burning.
Inspired, everyday products for the home, like stylish linens and candles.
Beautiful objects, furniture and home accessories focused on play and joy.
Delicate porcelain and hand painted pieces for the home, made in Portland.
Whimsical and playful ceramic wares to bring delight to the everyday.
Minimal and elegant hand printed stationery and prints.
Cast and forged jewelry and accessories, inspired by traditional craft practices and metalsmithing techniques.
Contemporary furniture using local materials and quality craftsmanship.
Furniture, objects, and interiors made in D.C., using interesting forms to create sculptural and functional pieces.
Small batch and hand crafted wooden goods for the home and kitchen, mixing simple modern designs and nostalgia.
Hand thrown, earthy ceramics for the slow kitchen.
Workshops seeking to combine art, craft, textiles, Native American arts, foraging and herbal medicines.
Craft jewelry collection and home goods for chic drifters and modern dreamers.
Tabletop and home goods with a nod to vintage, and a respect for modernity, eco-kindness and functionality.
Simple, functional, environmentally responsive design with a focus on material integrity.
Handcrafted, small batch, and beautiful bath and body products using premium ingredients.
Unique storied objects exploring the intersections of art, industry, craft and design as sculptural and utilitarian pieces.
Modern hand dyed, knotted and woven fiber jewelry, committed to sustainability.
Lifestyle shop offering a fresh selection of home decor, textiles, jewelry, accessories, natural beauty products, stationery, and art.
American-made goods, clothing, and accessories, advocating for stronger social responsibility among retailers.
Vintage & modern cookbooks & kitchen supplies.
Modern shop that focuses on natural goods for the home.
Shop with modern, fun, and stylishly designed items for the home.
Curated assortment of heirloom gifts.
Curated shop of quality objects from designers all over the world, with a focus on minimalism and functionality.
Minimal and modern selection based on relationships with designers and building an inspired community.
Modern selection of small batch handmade jewelry, clothing, apothecary items, and curated accessories.
Online boutique offering premium gardening accessories and supplies for the modern gardener.
Textiles, soft goods, and modern home items.
Online boutique with a selection of beautiful home goods.