Although I’ve lived in Los Angeles for most of my life, there are so many places that I haven’t been to and things that I haven’t done.
But today, being the good big sister that I am, I happily agreed to help my little sis tend the booth where her accessories company, Endless Couture, was showcasing its hand-painted earrings and bangles.
Once I arrived at the show, I saw that I had stumbled into one of L.A.’s treasures—the Made in America, Unique LA’s Spring Show.
Held at the California Market Center, the show features designers of every sort sporting hand-crafted jewelry, chic clothing, and even dog collars!
Interspersed amongst these designers are chefs and bakers of all things delicious, including
A small bakery that makes some delicious brownies. And interspersed among these culinary artisans is a mish-mash of other entrepreneurs, each welcoming you into their makeshift storefronts.
What’s great about each of these vendors is that they are local to LA--hence the name, Unique L.A.
Here are a few finds that I think are just delightful:
Greeting cards inked with original, quirky text:
(I bought one for my mom for Mother’s Day.)
Dainty, classic dresses with a modern twist:
(They’re not in my budget for this month, but maybe next month…)
Cute, handmade purses and bags made by Rochelle:
(She’s designing a special order leather work bag for me, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!)
Creativity at its best with Endless Couture:
(My sister is one of the most stylish, creative people that I know.)
Her dyed hair, masterfully crafted clothing ensembles, original penned songs, and her hand-painted jewelry designs all reflect this creativity.
On top of this, she’s a great saleswoman, which is why I left with two pairs of her designs—one for me, and one for a friend.)
If you’re in LA this Mother’s Day and want to do something fun that’s good for the local economy, shop
Ten percent of the profits go to a local non-profit!