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Today is Small Business Saturday, a retail holiday sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a day for the little guys — the mom-and-pop shops, the small boutiques, and the independent brands — and there’s no better way to support them than with your wallets.
Some of our favorite local stores across the country have great e-commerce sites, and many of them are also running sales today (albeit smaller than the ones happening over at the big brands). It’s a lot to sort through, but one easy way to scope out a bunch of them at once is through Garmentory, a vast-but-curated e-comm shop that acts as a middleman to some of the best indie brands and stores out there.
If you’re looking to shop brands like that this weekend, we’d suggest heading to Garmentory for the best deals — the site is hosting an up-to-70%-off sale across a crazy amount of brands, including Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Building Block, Kowtow, Black Crane, Ilana Kohn, LOQ, and more. If you’re after a specific item, or want to shop from a certain designer, it’s the easiest way to price-compare, since a lot of different boutiques will carry the same products. Here, we’ve broken down what you can expect to find from some of our favorite labels. But if you’d prefer to get right to it, you can head straight to the sale here.
LOQ: In a time when so much of what’s out there looks the same, LOQ shoes still look different — the signature square heels haven’t even been knocked off yet. For the best deals, check out the brand’s boots and pumps. The Lazaro ankle boots are marked down in a few colors (this pair is now $293, from $366), and these Luna mules in cream with a cylindrical heel are $281 (from $350).
Building Block: If you’re looking for a well-made bag that’s also kind of funky, Building Block (and VeroVerto — more on that later) is still one of your best bets. Search through the brand page for the best deals, which includes the Mini Bucket Bag shown all the way above for $232 (from $425) and this sling set for $236 (from $295).
Kowtow: The environmentally conscious New Zealand-based brand makes comfy basics that you could wear casually on a weekend or to work, like these Composition Pants that are marked down to $68 (from $166) and this chunky navy crewneck sweater that now’s $148 (from $228). Sustainability is built into Kowtow’s DNA, but the price point is still relatively affordable compared to some of its peers.
Baserange: Baserange is also a sustainable brand that makes clothes and intimates — the latter of which are great for lounging around the house in and are what’s worth stocking up on today. It is indeed a fact that underwear is more comfortable when made up of a lot of fabric, which goes for this high-waisted pair that’s on sale for $40. This cozy seamless scoop-neck bra is also a great buy at $48.
VeroVerto: This bag brand has been a thing in its home base of LA for years, but somehow we haven’t quite yet hit peak saturation. If you’re feeling wild, the Deco Belt in black is on sale for $272 (from $340), but if not, you can’t go wrong with this mini crossbody for $173 (from $276).
Wood & Faulk: Wood & Faulk is all about travel bags — think waxed canvas duffels and carpenter bags that you can carry a ton of stuff in. They make great gifts and the quality can’t be beat. If you don’t have a need for anything that heavy-duty, the Fawn Leather Slouch Tote, which is great for everyday, is marked down to $176 (from $220).
The Palatines: This brand makes all kinds of shoes — from flats to heeled boots — but the real standouts are the simple slides, like the red sandals above for $243 (from $260). Both this black pair and this tan pair are on sale for $140 (from $275), and the mule version in the same color red are on sale for $292 (from $325).
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