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Shop Small This Holiday Season

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How is it possible that December is already here? The holiday season is upon us and while 2020 will for sure go down as the weirdest year to date, the holiday show must go on! The lights, the trees and, of course, the season of giving! In years past, I haven’t been very strategic about my holiday shopping, sometimes waiting until the last minute to find that perfect gift. This year is going to be different! 

2020 has been a difficult year, especially for small retail business owners here in Kansas City. These people work diligently to create unique offerings for the people of our city. And now that the giving season is here, it’s time to show our appreciation. This holiday season, I am making a commitment to shop local. Instead of quickly adding to cart in my Amazon app, I am going to choose special pieces and experiences from the people in our community. I am going to choose quality over quantity and service over fast shipping. 

Where to start, you ask? See my cheat sheet for all my favorite local shops and meet some of the faces behind them! All of the small business owners listed below are women that I have had the pleasure of working with over the years. I respect each and every one of them and they all have amazing taste! Shop small, support local and help me keep our local businesses alive!

Owner: Sarah Jabbour
23 on the Mall
Prairie Village, Kansas 

Sarah Jabbour started Scoobie over seven years ago selling in boutique collectives and private in-home pop ups. She has made a name for herself in our community as one of the go-to places for trendy yet budget-friendly items that look like a million bucks. Almost everything in her new shop is under $100! Offering women’s clothing and accessories from dresses to loungewear, Sarah has it all. She even collaborates with local influencers and designers to bring unique styling and pieces to the shop. Sarah loves fashion and her customers, and it really shows. Check out new arrivals by popping over to or peep her daily stories on instagram for a front row seat to the shop! 

Addie Rose Boutique
Owner: Meagan Doyle
4856 West 135th Street
Leawood, Kansas

Meagan started Addie Rose over 13 years ago. She has proven herself and her store a staple in the KC fashion world by offering fun, contemporary styles at competitive prices followed with amazing customer service. If you know Meagan, then you know that she is genuine, outgoing and does not forget a single name or face. It doesn’t matter if it has been weeks, months or years, whenever I visit her shop I am greeted with a friendly smile. Meagan and her shop girls post their outfits daily on @shopaddierose. Take a peek to find amazing items for all your holiday events or for that one-of-a-kind sweater your best friend needs. Spoiler alert, they will be at a great price too!

Owner: Joni Johnson
2710 West 53rd St.
Fairway, Kansas

CLAIRVAUX made its debut to the Kansas City fashion scene only a few months ago but has already proven to be one of the go-to spots for contemporary designer items that can’t be found anywhere else. While this store hasn’t been open long, the owner has been serving style to the people of KC for years. She has impeccable taste down to each and every little detail and she has curated a shop filled with fashion-forward pieces, accompanied by well-known designer items and a fantastic selection of denim. Pop in to shop for statement pieces to add to your wardrobe and for one-of-a-kind finds for the person in your life who has everything. 

Sierra Winter Jewelry
Owner: Sierra Otto
7017 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri

Sierra Winter Jewelry launched in 2015, and I have been a super fan ever since. Her brand has personality just as she does. Every piece tells a story, making every piece feel special and meaningful. Each new collection she designs is unique while still staying consistent with her overall brand. Dainty gold and silver jewels with a western flair make this the perfect place to shop for the holidays. As a major plus, her online store offers everything she has in her shop and she has even created go-to gift guides that will help you pick out something for all of the people in your life! Check it out at

Abby Wood is a wardrobe stylist and style blogger in Kansas City, and her education in design plus retail experience make her an expert in fit, fabric, style and trends. Her professional experience in fashion began with an apprenticeship with a bridal designer, shifted to creating and showing her  own line, moving up to management and training at a retail level and now professional styling as an independent consultant. Abby loves to help individuals develop and evolve their own sense of style. 

Written by: Abby Wood