There’s something special about things created by artists and crafters from your own town. In Part 3, we complete our series about shops near Taylor Morrison communities that specialize in items made locally. You’ll read about boutiques in Illinois, South Carolina, North Carolina and Texas. Read the rest of the collection in Part 1 and Part 2.
Local Goods Chicago – Have a new home in Chicago? Get to know your city at this shop, which offers locally made gifts and goods. You can also take classes and workshops on creating everything from mixed media art and uniquely yours coffee cups to wall art and screen prints.
Made in Chicago – The City of Chicago and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center got together to promote local manufacturers and their products. A search function enables you to find just what you’re looking for.
Made in Charlotte: Home Goods – Charlotte Magazine provides this overview of three local design workshops and products including handmade and reclaimed wood furniture and lighting fixtures. You’ll also learn about other local products from beer, food and drink and jewelry.
Made in Charlotte: Gifts & More – Pottery, furniture, hand-cut paper maps, iron designs, screenprinting, leather goods, book making and letterpressing. Charlotte Magazine explores the works of local craftsmen.
The Handmaidens – This collective of area artists, designers and crafters collaborate in trunk shows and local shopping events. The women founded and produce Raleigh’s The Handmade Market, a semi-annual shopping event.
Atown – If you’re a local, head out of your home in Austin and discover this world of unique gifts, men’s and women’s clothing, home décor, beauty products, children’s items, pet goods and other sundry locally made things.
Space Montrose – The emphasis of this inspiring shop is handmade in the USA, including a lot of locally sourced pieces. You’ll find art, gifts, cards and plenty of other special items.
Houston Gift Shops – The mix is eclectic and includes an outdoors outfitter, a crafters collective, an art seller offering workshops in hat-making and more, a purveyor of fashion clothing and jewelry, a music shop, a locally-sourced boutique, and a design and lifestyle store.
If you want to find out more about shops near our other communities, check out our articles covering Arizona, California and Colorado as well as Florida and Georgia.