South Florida Local Products for Women by Local Women
We love thinking back on how far we have come over the years as women business owners, so there’s nothing we love more than women supporting women, especially when they are local women-owned businesses here in South Florida during Women's History Month. Whenever we come across a brand that sparks our attention it’s always a huge plus when we find out they are owned by local, passionate women looking to make a difference in the world. If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to truly go after what you want in life no matter what it looks like. Start your own business, go back to school, become a parent, take up a new hobby or workout; get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself, which is exactly what these South Florida women have done.
My Posh Planner
Let’s start with My Posh Planner because we love ourselves a planner and have a lot to say about this company. Started by Boca Raton local, Portia Smith DeJean, as a true passion project that manifested itself into reality, Portia uncovered a lot about us as a society after summer 2020. Areas such as a fractured health care system, socio-economic/racial injustice uncovered on top of a global pandemic can really spark a need for change and planning for the future. Insert My Posh Planner, which incorporates a budget, monthly manifestation journal, birthday and anniversary tracker, and more while showcasing various ethnicities and holidays.
Not only is this a planner, but it also has the functionality of several different journals as well. After journaling A LOT this year, we are totally on board for this section of the planner as well. It’s great for people looking to start the year, month, week, or even day off right and stay on course so they are held accountable for their written words. We can’t wait to whip out our colored pens and stickers and get to planning!
Protect My Shoes
You have certainly seen us write and post on social media about Protect My Shoes because quite frankly, we are obsessed and couldn’t live without it. Local lady and friend, Olivia Hollaus created Protect My Shoes for women who simply want to protect their shoes. Olivia is quite the go-getter launching this business when she was pregnant with her second child, but as most women-entrepreneurs do, she did it and did it well.
So, what exactly is her business model? Protect My Shoes is a game-changer in your closet. We’re all guilty of stacking our shoes on top of each other, which results in them eventually becoming ruined or smushed, but not with Protect My Shoes. Olivia knew what she was doing when she created this business as she was experiencing the same problems with her shoes - being tired of squashed-up shoes in your suitcase, carry-on, and gym bag so she created a (patent-pending) line of fashionably functional shoe stuffers is the solution to keeping your shoes looking new for a long time to come. GENIUS!
The House of Perna
How could we write an article about local women business owners without featuring the one and only, Amanda Perna, Founder and CEO, and Head Fashion Designer at The House of Perna? Amanda has become a face around Delray Beach and South Florida you can’t not recognize because of her electric personality, which also matches her strong work ethic and amazing vision for the future of the fashion industry. During the start of the pandemic, Amanda and her team were one of the first local businesses to take matters into their own hands and create an abundance of face masks that are not only safe but will also match her show-stopping clothing and handbags. They also have matching options for you and your kiddies! How cute is that?
The handbags from House of Perna are probably our favorite part of her business. She is the first to make the “straw beach bag” look into something more, something South Florida women turn to when they’re on and off the beach. We have at least 3 of these and love switching them out to go with our House of Perna outfits. Give it up for one of our favorite local women, Amanda Perna!
313 NE 3RD ST Delray Beach, FL 33444
Hubs & Hers
Another brand and amazing woman we have to feature in an article like this, Lindsey Farina, the Creator of Hubs & Hers, one of our favorite apparel companies head-quartered right here in South Florida. We have been following this company for years and are so proud to see how far they have come since day one. Lindsey had a vision, “a his & hers line created by a husband & wife” and it has taken off tremendously over the years and we couldn’t be happier for her. As a new mom, she recently pivoted the company to also target moms, dads, and even the little ones!
3269 SW 14th Place Boynton Beach, FL 33426