For the past two years, I have been celebrating Small Business Saturday with a list of small businesses to support. Over the years, it has brought me much joy to be able to shine this light on hardworking individuals who wear many hats and in some cases, ALL the hats, in their small business. 

When you shop from small businesses, you know exactly where you're money is going: into the pockets of an individual creator. As always, I found the businesses on this list by posting a call for submissions on my social media and as long as the business was small (10 employees or under), it's included here! And I am happy that I not only got to connect with the Ready to Stare community on this but that I, too, got to learn about some new small businesses along the way!  I hope that there's a little something for everyone on your list. 

1. Curve Conscious

If you're in Philadelphia, then you've got to head to Curve Conscious this Small Business Saturday! Located at 2719 W. Girard Ave., they are offering 25% off everything store-wide and an extra 5% off if you bring your own bag. They will be open from 10 am - 8 pm on Saturday for all of your plus size gently used and never worn trendy apparel. 

2. Amadora Designs Jewels

Amadora Designs Jewelry is a Canadian-based made-to-size handmade jewelry brand. The jewels are gorgeous but I am personally here for the size representation in their models! You can use code "Lovelips" to get take 25% off everything on their site and they are also offering 15% off liquid matte lipsticks from Sara Bella Makeup with the same code. 

3. ASK Fashion

ASK Fashion is a plus size handmade clothing brand. Designer and owner Amanda Koker does every aspect of design and production herself. Sizing is available up to a size 28. You can use the code "YAYHOLIDAY50" to take 50% off your entire order from ASK Fashion including sale items.

4. Assata Designs

The JUST launched Assata Designs focuses on retro designs in sizes S-XL but for my plus babes, definitely check out the cute purses in the accessory section. Use code "LAUNCHPARTY" gets you 20% off this Small Business Saturday! 

5. Obsessed J Box 


 A mix of statement accessories and apparel, Obsessed J Box boutique is offering 30% off for Saturday only. Grab a pair of leather gloves or a fun clutch.

6. Courtney Noelle

Courtney Noelle is responsible for some of the most luxe size inclusive apparel around. From sequins and fringe to velvet and lace, Courtney Noelle has confident babes sizes S-4X covered! Use code "HolidaySlay" to take 30% off your entire order excluding t-shirts and earrings. 

7. The Plus Bus

The Plus Bus is LA's go-to spot for new and gently used plus size apparel that is on-trend and right in everyone's budget. Located at 2701 Avenue 34, they will be open from 3-7 pm today for Small Business Saturday. Mention "Ready to Stare" and get $10 off your $50 purchase! 

8. Luvsick Vintage

Offering 140 plus size items, LuvsickVintage has you covered for vintage. Items are 30% off through Monday with discounts already taken plus 10% of your order will be donated to support Standing Rock.

9. Skirt & Satchel

Bringing San Francisco minimalism to the Midwest, Skirt & Satchel is Bloomington, Indiana's answer to curated gifts with the ethical shopper in mind. With a focus on luxury goods by indie designers and small batch makers, you can get free shipping all weekend online and special gift sets. Shop in person at their holiday pop-up shop at Fountain Square Mall.  

10. Magnolia Ann

Whether you're a mama, a sorority girl, or just a pumpkin spice latte lover, Magnolia Ann offers the personalized, handmade graphic apparel you need! Tees are available in Small- 4X and this weekend everything is 40% off with discounts already taken. 

11. Ashley & Leigh

 Ashley & Leigh is a black-owned Etsy shop focused on wedding invites, save-the-dates and party invites at an affordable price. A mix of modern and quirky, owner and designer Ashley creates everything herself. Use  code "SmallBiz2016" to take 10% off your order through Monday. 

12. Cat's Closet

 Expert thrifter Cat Polivoda of Cat's Closet scours thrift stores for all the best plus size items so you don't have to! Shop all her items online and get 30% through Sunday with the code "SMALLBIZ" and if you're in the Twin Cities, you can shop tons of in-person deals today including $5 last chance accessories from 11 AM - 6 PM at her at-home showroom

13. Chubby Cartwheels

 A fat babe favorite, Chubby Cartwheels offers handmade customizeable plus size apparel that makes a statement. With bold prints and graphic styles, Chubby Cartwheels offers sizes 1X-5X. Items are 15%-35% off this weekend with discounts already taken! 

 14. InnerTruth Panties

InnerTruth Panties gives you a chance to wear a positive affirmation right on your underwear. Made from super soft cotton, these are made to order and embroidered right in Seattle. Available in sizes S-3X, take 20% off with the code "Ready2Stare16" until November 28. 

15. (re) purpose jewelry


Made with gemstone beads, (re) purposed jewelry is a handmade jewelry company that donates a portion of proceeds to various charities. Bracelets can be made up to 9.5" wrist. For Small Business Saturday, items are 20% off with discounts already taken.


16. Mymilla

Based in the UK, Mymilla is an online lingerie boutique focused on D-K cups shown in an air-brush free zone. With brands such as Freya, Elomi, Curvy Kate and Charnos, you can take 20% off with code "BF20" and for Small Business Saturday, you can get 50% off matching briefs for every bra you buy with code "SBS". Codes are valid through Monday. 

 17. The MommyCon Shoppe


Originally a retailer of specialty baby carriers, The MommyCon Shoppe transformed into the on-site retailer at MommyCon events. On Monday, they are offering 30% off everything with code "CyberMonday" including these badass Smash The Patriarchy tees available up to size 3XL. 



If you're in Chicago, you need to head to one of my favorite plus size boutiques, BLAIRThey are offering up to 80% off online and a special in-person shopping event where you can bring a friend and win a $50 gift card plus get a first look at the new arrivals for the holiday season. 

19. Queen Bees Boutique

Queen Bee's Boutique is Akron, Ohio's premiere plus size consignment shop. At some of the most affordable prices around on your favorite plus brands, Small Business Saturday brings $1 and $2 racks and a free gift for the first 30 shoppers. 

20. Ready to Stare

I gotta give my own small business a little shoutout today of course. You can take 35% off all things Ready to Stare through Monday with code "BlackFriday2016"!

Please show some love to these small businesses today! And don't forget to also check out our Black Friday deals still running through the weekend.