18 Apr THE ULTIMATE SHOP LOCAL LIST! HIGHLIGHTS FROM LOOK LOCAL FEST
On March 18th, Style Lush TV hosted the first inaugural Look Local Fest. This event was created as a direct response to our fashion community needs for promotion and awareness in the local retail scene.
We noticed that while many of our local fashion boutiques would love to buy an advertising campaign with us, sometimes effective advertising is a bit of a luxury for growing entrepreneurs. So we decided to throw an event that promotes their business, serves our local brands and hits on many of their primary needs, including promotion and foot traffic.
Look Local Fest was a city backed shopping event that showcased local boutiques and their inventory down the runway. In turn, guests of Look Local Fest had the opportunity to buy their favorite items from the fashion shows immediately at the boutique’s pop up station.
The event took place at the St. Antony Hotel from 5pm-2am and saw as many as 500 guests and shoppers in rotation for the evening. Many vendors reported high sales and successful ROI, while many new patrons to the Downtown scene claimed that “they never knew Downtown hosted such cool events”.
Look Local Fest’s main partner is OPEN DOWNTOWN Pop Up Shops and also includes the support from multiple city departments such as Centro San Antonio, The Arts & Culture Department, Center City Development & Operations Department, our District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino and SA2020. Style Lush TV was very excited to develop an event that not only serves the San Antonio Fashion Community but also supports areas of impact that the SA2020 mission is striving to achieve, including Downtown Development, Economic Competitiveness as well as Arts & Culture innovation.
The event has been deemed “The City’s Chicest Incentive To Shop Local” and is set to happen yet again next year with already many plans to improve and strengthen the event for the vendors.
A high voltage, uniquely curated vintage clothing shop based in SATX. Hit them up!
House of Hybrid is a collective concept of fashion designers in San Antonio, Texas. Each designer works autonomously on their individual style and aesthetic while working together towards producing joint collections throughout the year and to clients, performer, and talent across the US.
Megpie is the owners nickname given to her by her “memaw”. Megpie is an online boutique dedicated to bringing you stuff that’s cute, fun, and southern — at a great price. They are located deep in the heart of Texas and they look forward to encouraging you to pursue your shopping addiction.
Fashion Diva Couture it’s a local showroom that carries the latest celebrity inspired bandage dresses, chic clothing and trendy rompers. Appointment only.
Joyee Boutique is founded and owned by Chantel Avila, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas and available online. They ship across the beautiful U.S.A, as well as Canada!
A.Cherie specializes in women’s custom wedding dresses, full beaded and embroidered gowns along with veils and bridal accessories. A.Cherie’s in house custom wedding dress designer, Ashley, has over six years of experience of working in the fashion industry and takes pride in inspiring you and your special day.
At Blue’s Fashion we value & fashion for all seasons & reasons. Making fashion affordable without losing style.
With over 200 lines of clothing, shoes, & accessories, Hemline prioritizes each of the 20 locations to offer a unique personality and an individual flair.
One of a kind vintage, handpicked with love, by lovers-from deep in the heart Texas. Featuring vintage clothing, accessories, home goods, vinyl and pet goodies.
Lorena Hernandez Monroe started her career in the cosmetic industry over 30 years ago as a makeup artist. Her passion has always been to help women feel beautiful and look beautiful. Lorena’s impeccable eye and unfailing devotion to the perfect balance of intrinsic beauty and the power of makeup has garnered the attention of the beauty, fashion, TV and film world alike.
Chic’tique based out of San Antonio, Texas is an online shop created to cater the modern cool millennial in their quest for style. With this person in mind, Chic’tique houses timeless, chic clothing pieces and accessories handpicked from various marketplaces and contemporary labels. We are constantly keeping an eye for inspiration and the latest trends with the objective of bringing them to you.
Founder, Elsa Fernandez, began her dream of opening a boutique that specialized in plus-size fashion during an entrepreneurship course at Texas State University. Through personal experience, she knows that flattering and trendy plus-size merchandise is not always the easiest to obtain. Eye Candy Boutique is meant to make the specialized shopping process more pleasant without breaking the bank. Elsa spends her time searching for the latest must-have plus-size fashion and statement accessories for everyone to curate a well-rounded collection of products. Eye Candy Boutique is a result of her desire to help women fill their wardrobe with fabulous pieces and feel they are capable of Capturing Eyes at Every Size!
The idea of Fiesta Feet is to provide a brilliantly cute product, for a good price, and return a portion of the proceeds to women in the place it came from. Fiesta Feet is based off this concept, with our first line of shoes coming straight from Mexico. Our owner, Susana Cabrera McKinlay, is Mexican, and has always dreamed of a way to give back to her roots.
Sseko Designs is a fashion brand based in Uganda. Through the sale of beautiful handbags, accessories and leather sandals, we create opportunity and community for women globally. We believe that every woman has a dream. When she has the opportunity to pursue those dreams, we are collectively walking towards a brighter, more just and beautiful world.
J For JMR is a Mexican jewelry brand featuring handcrafted pieces designed and produced at Rancho La Espiga by J For JMR artisans.
Located in San Antonio, but available around the country, Thais Ann Boutique has the products and prices to make any fashionista happy! Owner, Thais Peacher, has a passion for fashion. Not only does she handpick each item sold on her website, she has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to spoil yourself a little or in search of that perfect gift, www.thaisann.com offers unique jewelry at great prices. Sign up to receive Thais Ann Boutique’s newsletter and receive 10% off your first purchase!
Sycamore and Amaranth has been a sparkle in Whitney Kammer’s eye since 2013. Looking for a creative project that also gives back, Whitney came up short and decided to pursue a new way of business and thinking. This line empowers both the company and the consumer to give back and raise awareness. As Audrey Hepburn said so eloquently, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
I believe every artistic creation is from the heart. Geeda.J Fashion is highly creative original and strives to bring out the wearer singular style. The colors used in each of my designs are reflective of my mood and mindset. In days to weeks, I work on various designs and fabric. The shapes of my dresses are created from surroundings or childhood memories. The blending and texture are subtle alterations based on minute-to-minute feelings. Each design piece starts with a sketch as dull and boring then transform into a work of art. The feeling and emotion is projected from the design with vibrant, exciting colors that entertain the senses.
Jo Co Boutique
Jo Co was founded in 2013 and is an online fashion boutique headquartered in San Antonio area offering trendy pieces and styles.