There’s a movement afoot to buy local. Not far from Taylor Morrison communities you’re sure to find shops and boutiques that sell locally made items—a boost for entrepreneurs and businesses in town and a delight for folks who want to buy an item with a local connection. This is Part 1 of a series. Be sure to read Part 2 and Part 3.
Made Art Boutique – For folks living in Phoenix, Made is the place to go for one-of-a-kind jewelry, gifts, pottery and more made by more than 100 artists. The boutique has been honored multiple times on Best of Phoenix lists.
SFMade – Cupcakes, jewelry, shoes, paintings and prints, wine, fabrics, you name it—if it’s handcrafted or manufactured locally, SFMade makes it. This handy map is a guide to San Francisco retailers who offer locally made items.
Made in Sacramento – Sacramento’s made local focus is on food. This Sacramento Magazine overview features foodie finds, from a couple who raises chickens the natural way, to a pie master and a gourmet popsicle maker.
Los Angeles County Store – The Sunset Blvd. shop curates locally crafted gift items, artisanal food, housewares, prints, stationery and more, all made in L.A. County.
Local Fare Sauces & Such – If you own a new home in Orange County, Local Fare is the go-to place for locally created goodies for home entertaining with an emphasis on Coastal Living. It’s an online offshoot of a local store, OC Mix in Costa Mesa.
Simply Local – This San Diego shop in North Park showcases all kinds of items from 55 locally owned vendors. You can find just about anything here, from apparel and spices to jewelry and glassware.
Made in Colorado – Gifts, mementos and more, this store features everything Colorado, by Colorado regional artisans and craftspeople. All items depict Colorado itself in one way or another.
You can also learn about locally made shops in Florida and Georgia as well as in Illinois, South Carolina, North Carolina and Texas.