One of the things I love most about Maine is how important the local businesses are - it's all about locally sourced, locally made and keeping it local when shopping. Thankfully there are some great products here that I have come to love & lust for. Here are just a few of my current favorites (I am sure I am just hitting the tip of the iceberg here).
These come in many different colors & styles and are made from the ropes that the local fishermen & boaters use here in Maine. I personally love the navy with the pop of pink or white - and there is a little something for everyone. Best of all is that they are one of a kind & affordable!
These tees are on my list for the husband for his next gift, I picked one with the state of Maine on the front, but they have many more styles that you can sport including some pretty clever & funny sayings.
After seeing, and fighting for, this clutch at a local charity event I have fallen head over heels. They are handmade here in Maine and come in all different colors and prints, I have even seen some plaid ones on some fashion blogs which I died over. Best part is the size, although they are thin they are taller than a lot of my clutches allowing me to fit more goodies inside. Plus they can easily dress up or dress down depending on our style for the day.
I have to chuckle as I list these, because as a kid I never thought of my Beans Boots as a fashion frenzied item, I mean they were a necessity growing up here in Maine. Better yet, a household staple. But after NYFW this year they have become a top pick of Vogue editors and have all of a sudden spread across the country. Good thing they did - because they are amazing! Especially for the wet spring season.
Although I haven't tried this brand yet - I am dying to because I have read so many wonderful reviews. Locally made and eco-friendly, this line is supposed to be incredibly soft & cozy. Definitely on my must have list for this summer when the last thing you want to fuss with is undergarments.
Last but not least are these totes. I was introduced to them after drooling over my cousin's tote bag - and after I hunted them down I found that they not only have totes but bags of all sizes and prices. I love that they are made out of actual sails and carry (every pun intended) over the nautical theme throughout most of their designs.
Happy Friday! I hope you have a weekend full of shopping & fun planned.
xo - margaret