Shop Indie for the Holidays – Your Favorites

I know most of you, if not all of you, are thinking about what to get your loved ones for the Holidays and if you’re anything like me, you will NOT be in the stores come black Friday morning fighting over some retail sweater that will end up under everyone’s tree.

In this time of giving, I’d like to support small businesses, local boutiques, and online stores. If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer, jewelry for yourself, or a closet staple for your guy these shops are what’s happening in the streets.  So in no particular order, these are a few of my favorite Indie shops and yours that you should look out for this chrismahanukwanzakah !

What are you some of your favorite Indie Shops?

Rachel Stewart Jewelry

Junk Prints

Peace Images

Bon Bon Vie


Cre8tive Class

Dope Only

Marcus Books 

Free Your Mane (my favorite product line)

Hair Candy: Ododo Originals

I think I am in love with Etsy (online store) because I come across the cutest boutiques and it’s putting a hole in my pockets.  I thought that Ododo Originals had the cutest hair accesories.  Who wouldn’t want a flower to accentuate all those curls.  These flowers are special because they are handcrafted with beautiful beads that will match any of your outfits.  The lady is from Minnesota and she seems to be a very creative gal.

Flower Trio - Beaded Flower Bobby Pins - Ododo Originals
Flower Trio - Beaded Flower Bobby Pins - Ododo Originals
Pewter Belle - Beaded Flower Hair Clip - Ododo Originals
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Afro Chic’s Pic: 16 Stone Vintage

If you are a vintage lover like me, your heart will melt when you see this vintage online store.  “16 Stone Vintage” is the perfect little vintage boutique out of Brooklyn with very selective day dress, gowns, accessories, purses and more.  I love how the natural sistah are reprented so elegantly and not to mention the prices are pretty affordable to be so stylish.  I’m not sure who the owner is yet, but when i find out there will surely be an interview.  Here are a few photos from the website that I liked. make sure you visit

(vintage clip that you can win!!!!)
Vintage Black V Back Formal Dress with Metal Zipper
Vintage Rare Jos A. Bank Green Print Back Buttoned Dress
Vintage Beaded Fomal Black Handbag