Conscious Fashion: Fashion Resolution (Part II)
Well, it’s week two of the New Year and hopefully your resolutions are still going strong. If you have yet to make any resolutions or are still looking for ways to change things up for 2012, this fashion resolution is for you: Shop Locally.
There are many advantages of shopping locally. For starters, local stores tend to offer unique items; one of a kind pieces found at local stores make a great addition to any outfit and also make wonderful gifts. Not only are they independent but local stores are great for your wardrobe and they support the community you live in. When shopping at an independent store, $73 stay in your community (that’s $30 more than when you shop at a chain store!). Other benefits of shopping at locally owned stores are the creation of new jobs within the community, enhanced customer service, and reduced environmental impact. To learn more about shopping locally, click here. Other great resources for shopping locally are: Local Lily (dedicated to the AZ readers), Local First, and Rather.
Do you have a favorite independent shop? Leave a comment and share why you love your local store!