Sara Greene
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January 10, 2020

Your Polished Place Small Business Picks

Small businesses are really suffering during this time. It is so important to shop small (when you can) to help keep these businesses open and able to pay their own employees! I have rounded up 6 of my favorite small businesses for you below. These are some of my favorite places to shop and I hope you love them too. Most of these awesome small businesses are also offering special discounts or donating their sale proceeds to medical professionals during this time. That just makes them even more great!

 Mint Condition 

Mint Condition is a family-owned and operated women’s designer consignment boutique, located in Old Town Alexandria. Owned by two sister- in-laws, the well- curated shop is warm and welcoming!  Mint Condition is also still taking consignment items if you ship directly to them!So, if you are cleaning out your closet during this time at home, consider consigning with them. They are the best consignment store I have ever worked with. 

Red Barn Mercantile

Another Old Town Alexandria favorite, which is owned by Amy Rutherford. She sells everything from home furnishings to puzzles to children’s toys and gifts. You can order online, do virtual custom furniture appointments,and curbside pickups if you are local. 


Hazen & Co

Handmade jewelry and accessories from Dallas, Texas. The owner Taylor has been making jewelry since age 9! Taylor is dedicated to exquisitely handcrafting playful and feminine accessories that embody both timelessness elegance and modern sensibility. You will love every item!

Candles Off Main

An online community for luxury home fragrance based in Annapolis,Maryland. Candles Off Main helps you find the best fragrance match for your home or for the perfect gift. They have an amazing selection and are offering free shipping and free hand sanitizer with $50 purchase. 


Pearly Gates Designs

The MOST beautiful hand painted watercolors. Carrie is based Texas, and does custom watercolor crests, monograms, wedding suites, and invitations. Her prints are very affordable and look great in any room of your home!

Pink Reef 

Handmade in Northern Virginia! Janice makes the most unique earrings with dreamy florals, hand tooled brass, gems and mother of pearl.Right now her site is 20% off, and she is donating 50% of all sales to INOVA Health staff (nurses, doctors, food service staff, residents). Wow!

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