1. Evolve Boutique
22806 US 281 N, Ste. 105, (210) 549-5001, evolveboutique.co
Online shopping increasingly lures us away from the time-consuming process of picking through the racks, offering oh-so-convenient e-blasts and social media updates about new trends and big sales. Too bad none of that supports an independent business or the local economy (well, maybe our UPS guy). Enter Evolve – a locally owned boutique that’s totally on trend, completely online, and talks to its customers regularly through Facebook and e-mails. Check the sweet mint chevron shift they’re currently offering for an example of the buyers’ style. If you don’t like to shop online, Evolve’s brick-and-mortar outpost is located on 281 North. Added bonus — Evolve is committed to good deeds and regularly hosts fundraisers for local causes (like the one for the children of Fox News anchor Karen Martinez, who recently passed away from breast cancer). Beat that, internet.
2. Dirt Cheap Distro
600 E Amber Place, facebook.com/DirtCheapDistro
3. Bless Your Heart Giftique
18771 FM 2252, (210) 651-1000, byhsa.blogspot.com