We've complied a guide to all of our favorite places to shop in a simple, easy to navigate form: consider this our "little black book" of go to designers, shops and resources. Happy shopping! Be sure and let them know we sent you.
Hedgehouse furniture Hedgehouse furniture creates American made, hardwood furniture that lets its materials and quality shine through its simple design.
$$-$$$, shop online, custom made in the Midwest from local, sustainably sourced materials
Article Most famous for their affordable take on the perfect leather sofa, Article stocks well-designed furniture for every room of the house, at an attainable price point and in a wide array of upholstery options.
$$, shop online
TableLegs.com While they do, in fact, carry a vast selection of table legs, what we really love is that they are an affordable way to get quality, custom furniture perfectly fit to your space. Order a tabletop, trestle and legs to your specifications with nearly unlimited options, and assemble at home.
$$, shop online, made in Vermont, wood is sustainably harvested
Oja Handcrafted furniture and objects in organic shapes and creative materials-driven forms, that would look equally at home in a gallery.
$$, contact for purchasing info, handmade in California
Elsie Green A company best known for their vintage French furniture, tableware and decor; thanks to their "container preview" you can shop items before they even make their way from the French countryside.
$$, shop online + Concord, CA Boutique, small Northern California business
West of Noble Handmade in Los Angeles, this line of simple-yet-striking furniture with heirloom quality construction, owes its influence to everything from traditional Shaker designs to song lyrics.
$$-$$$, shop online, small Southern California business, handmade from solid wood
Campaign While flat packed furniture is nothing new, Campaign is taking things to the next level by getting upholstered items like chairs and even sofas shipped free to your front door within a week. Even better, assembly takes minutes and you can leave the tools in the box, thanks to their unique system.
$$, shop online, made from American steel, midwestern hardwood, and sustainably-made fabrics
One Forty Three We love this shop for their simple, well-crafted, wall sconces and swing lamps, which look amazing flanking a bed. They also stock furniture and accessories.
$$, shop online, handmade in Southern Nevada, small business
Zeal Living A curated selection of handmade decor from African designers and artisans. We love the ready to hang collections of Juju Hats and beautifully woven baskets in modern color combination.
$$, shop online, handmade, fair trade standards
Melaniea Brantes Designs We have our eye on the beautifully turned vases by woodworker and author Melanie Brantes, a Bay Area native. Shop her selection of handcrafted wood and cork home accessories online or take one of her workshops and learn how to create something special of your own.
$$, shop online, handmade locally in Oakland, JOIN Design member
Shop Summer Camp A beautifully curated shop in Ojai, filled with vintage finds and piece from local and American made designers that reflect the owners' unique vision.
$-$$, shop online or in their Ojai boutique, American made products, small family run business
The California Workshop With dreamy origami-esque linen lamps that diffuse the light beautifully, we love the California Workshop’s lighting for soothing spaces like the bedroom.
$$, shop online, handmade in California, small business
Modern Macrame Owned by Emily Katz, fiber artist and author, Modern Macrame sells handmade macrame home goods. Amongst our favorite pieces are: the wreaths, lamp shades and cot; or you can purchase DIY kits and supplies to craft your own.
$$, shop online, small business, ethically sourced materials, Oeko-Tex certified cotton
Counter Space With a collection of simple, useful, carefully-selected items, Counter Space caters to the modern minimalist.
$$, online + LA showroom, small business
Indego Africa A non profit dedicated to uplifting artisan women in Africa, Indego Africa has an amazing selection of unique baskets and woven bags amongst their broad offerings; also worth noting are the distinctive spotted ceramic vessels.
$$, shop online, non profit, artisans are paid fair wages and all profits are reinvested into vocational training and business education
Triple Seven Home This line of simple, modern lighting includes sculptural chandeliers, graceful lamps and orb sconces.
$$, shop online, small business, handcrafted in Florida, UL listed
Little Paper Planes Little Paper Planes started out selling art online and has since expanded, opening a SF boutique with a great selection of ceramics, jewelry and more alongside affordable artwork and prints.
$-$$, shop online + San Francisco boutique, small business, community involvement through after school arts, residency program and workshops
Parachute Home Our top pick for beautiful, reasonable linen bedding. They carry a range of simple textiles and accessories for bed and bath in a range of classic materials.
$$, shop online + showrooms in Venice, CA and Portland, OR, Designed in Venice & responsibly manufactured, Oeko-Tex certified, naturally dyed
The Citizenry With a modern global aesthetic and a collection of goods from around the globe, the colorful oversized lumbar pillows and fringe throws are amongst our favorite pieces. They also stock furniture and accessories.
$$, shop online, fair trade standards
Loom and Kiln We love them for their rotating selection of vintage Persian and Moroccan rugs, along with unique pillows and bohemian accessories.
$$-$$$, shop online, vintage and handmade
St Frank Textiles Shop beautiful, won’t-find it-anywhere-else, pillows; which are woven by artisans around the world then finished with linen backs and a gold zipper for a added dose of refinement. St Frank also stocks home accessories and art from around the globe.
$$-$$$, shop online + showrooms in SF, NY and Palm Beach, Fair trade certified
Naomi Sutton Textiles Framed hand embroidered or latch hooked textiles give traditional wall art a decidedly tactile makeover.
$$, shop online, handmade in Los Angeles
Shoppe Amber Interiors Interior design firm Amber Interiors has mastered the layered pillow look like no other, so it was no surprise that when they launched an in-house design shop it would have us making a beeline for the pillow selection, which is expertly curated from around the globe.
$$-$$$, shop online and in Calabasas boutique
Caitlin Wilson Designer Caitlin Wilson (originally from SF) created her color and pattern filled line to when she saw a gap in the textile market. Her pieces are made to mix and match, and her standout wallpaper and rugs will make the room.
$$-$$$, shop online + boutiques in SF and Dallas, rugs are hand-knotted and made-to-order in India
Martha Oaks Sonoma based artist Martha Oaks applies her watercolor based patterns to pillows and other textiles to beautiful effect, we’re partial to her Indego Petal designs.
$$, shop online, designed and made in CA
The Blooming Loom This LA based shop has us most impressed with their textural Moroccan rugs turned colorful, generously sized ottomans.
$$, shop online, LA based small business
Heath Ceramics A Bay Area establishment, Heath has crafted its beautiful line of ceramic dishes and accessories since 1959 in its Sausalito factory. They also stock a curated selection housewares and you can visit the factories to see how the vessels are made.
$$, shop online + showrooms in San Francisco and LA, sustainable and locally manufactured in Sausalito and San Francisco
Linen and Spoon This purveyor stocks rustic, beautifully crafted kitchen accessories made from linen and hand carved wood.
$-$$, shop online, handmade in America
Heather Taylor Home While the signature textile line extends to pillows, throws and even scarves, the tablecloths, napkins and tea towels are where this line really shines: bringing stripes, plaids and a bit of sunny color.
$$, shop online, designed in LA and handcrafted in Mexico
Fellow Creators of what just might be the most stylish electric kettle we've ever seen, Fellow also stocks a slightly more low-tech version, alongside everything else you might need to brew the perfect cup.
$$, shop online + showroom in SF, San Francisco based business, BPA free products
Jenny Pennywood Screen printed napkins, tea towels and more by artist Jen Garrido are perfect for bringing a bit of visual interest to the kitchen.
$-$$, shop online, handmade in San Francisco in small batches
Food 52 The selection of kitchen goods in this online shop is unmatched, from attractive food storage to cutting boards you will want to put on display, to all the tools you need to craft your next dish, and just about everything in between.
$$, shop online
Whimsy and Row A line of won't-want-to-take-them-off pieces created from vintage deadstock fabric, Whimsy and Row won us over with their beautifully draped wrap dresses and sleek, impossibly comfortable bodysuits.
$$, shop online + LA boutique, sustainably made in LA using vintage deadstock fabric
Christy Dawn With flowing, vintage-inspired silhouettes rendered in silky, dead-stock fabric, (produced in small batches and released limited edition runs) Christy Dawn dresses are designed for romantics at heart... they even come packaged with a bundle of lavender.
$$, shop online, designed and sustainably made in LA using vintage deadstock fabric
Sezane This Parisian label brings chic French style stateside with shipping to the US, and its seasonal "capsules" feature details like a flirty bow back sweaters, perfectly tailored jackets and silky blouses.
$$, shop online + NY boutique, sustainably produced
Aritzia While this Canada based clothing boutique is no longer considered under the radar (they just built a beautiful two story outpost at the Westfield mall) they still are one of our favorites for their sleek outerwear and fashion forward basics like jumpsuits.
$$, shop online + boutiques in SF and around the US
Kamperett I fell in love with the hand painted silk dresses when I discovered Bay Area brand Kamperette at a "secret" sample sale. Every piece from their collection is beautifully crafted and deceptively simple, putting the focus on the unique sihloettes, luxe fabrics and expert tailoring of the piecess.
$$$, shop online + select stockists, designed and made in SF
Freda Salvador Unofficially know as the shoes all the cool girls are wearing, local brand Freda has won over fans like Gigi Hadid. Boasting a line of modern, well-constructed boots and shoes in finishes such as calf hair and woven leather, it's no wonder.
$$-$$$, shop online + SF and LA boutiques, locally designed in Sausalito and sustainably handmade in Spain
Future Glory SF based handbag designer and creator of the original ring handle bag, Future Glory is always pushing its designs further; as is the case with the just launched hand painted artist edition in their signature silhouette.
$$, shop online, designed and handcrafted in San Fransisco, supports local charities
Secret Catalogue Never heard of it? That's ok, it's a secret, sort of. Sign up online to receive the quarterly catalog via snail mail, along with an early access code to shop the wares created by indie designers, many of them made specifically for its pages.
$$, shop online, supports small businesses and designers
Sweet and Spark Sweet and Spark is the online shopping equivalent of having a friend with an incredible knack for picking up amazing, vintage jewelry at the local flea, who will show you how to style it without looking costume-y to boot.
$$, shop online, San Francisco based small, family run business
Prime Cut Bags Crafting their line from one-of-a-kind hides means each individual creation is unique, but the real standouts are the colorfully-dyed sheepskins turned handcut patchwork bags.
$$, shop online, designed and produced in Portland, hides are byproduct of agricultural industry
BRYR Clogs If you are anything like me, when you picture clogs, it brings to mind a *ahem* rather dowdy shoe. In the case of BRYR that couldn't be further from the truth, with soles crafted from soil wood and a range of stylish uppers, they will have you channeling California in the 70's in the coolest possible way.
$$, shop online + SF studio, handmade to order in San Francisco, using American leather
Margaret Elizabeth While we will always adore Margaret Elizabeth's classic stacking bracelets (I wore them for my wedding) we also love when they mix things up a bit with their semi-precious stone and gold-filled pieces, as is the case with their tassel-accented, stud earrings. Whoever said you can't improve on a good thing?
$$-$$$, shop online + SF boutique, designed in San Francisco and handcrafted in India
Of A Kind If you enjoy discovering up-and-coming designers and brands, Of A Kind is a dream: one part editorial, one part retail they showcase talented designers offering exclusives and limited edition pieces, all while giving you a behind the seams peek with their in-depth editorial stories.
$-$$$, shop online, supports small businesses
Away While it's not often we find ourselves getting excited about luggage, Away's offerings are everything we've been looking for: hard shelled luggage that rolls easily and turns on a dime in a range of hard-to-choose-just-one colors. Oh, and it will charge your phone- all without costing half your rent.
$$, shop online + showrooms in LA, SF, Austin and NY
Noble Carriage When we’re searching for a truly special piece, either for a new arrival or our own little one, Noble Carriage is the first place we look. Amongst our favorites are the adorable heirloom knits from Misha and Puff and dolls from Hazel Village.
$$-$$$, shop online, all clothing is organic and sustainably made
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