When it comes to online boutiques, Nest is triple-threat of fabulousness. It has an extensive inventory of cute stuff, it features works by up-and-coming designers, and it contributes to a good cause. Nest is actually a nonprofit organization that provides micro-loans to entrepreneurial women in developing countries. To finance those loans, it uses the profits from the online store, which features clothes, jewelry, accessories, and housewares by quirky, little-known designers. Eventually, the site also plans to sell the arts and crafts created by the recipients of its loans. This is a very cool business model, and their products are pretty damn cute too. Here are some of my favorites.
Little Flower Designs Swallow Tea Cup, $30, available here.
Alisha Louise Framed Oval Necklace, $75, available here.
Nature Vs. Future Boat Neck Top, $110, available here.
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Meleana Le’ale’a Purse, $135, available here.
Miss J Designs Sidney Belt, $90, available here.
Nest Tee, $42, available here.