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Supporting Small Costa Mesa Businesses: Best Places to Shop Online

January 24th, 2018

A few blog posts ago we talked about the places to shop for home furnishing goods near Baker Block. As much as we love going out and about to places like The Camp, we can all agree that sometimes we get a little lazy. It can be argued that in today’s world, the best way to shop is online. Additionally, some of the best online stores are from small independent businesses. That in mind, one thing that Baker Block is all about is community. We believe in supporting businesses of all kinds, especially those that are independently run in Costa Mesa. Whether you are browsing, looking for inspiration, or really trying to shop, here are some of the best independent online stores from Costa Mesa locals to shop from.


Online Shop #1: Nickel Designs

If you are in the mood to personalize your decor then definitely get yourself an entertaining welcoming matt from Nickel Designs. Fun and clever, each doormat is custom made to your liking. From quotes to images, whatever greeting you wish your guests to see on your doormat, Nickel Designs can make it. As mentioned in their bio on Etsy, “Your doorstep is the first impression people get of your home, and we want you to be able to show some personality before guests get inside!” You already live in a gorgeous and unique building. So head on over to Nickel Designs and leave an equally unique impression right at your doorstep.


Online Shop #2: Flourish Leather Co.

In addition to properly furnishing your new Baker Block home, we believe it is important to decorate yourself as well. Of all the online jewelry stores from Costa Mesa locals, our favorite is Flourish Leather Co. Their signature piece is hand braided leather bracelets. They have been around since 2011 and since then, their store has expanded to sell a ton of different high-quality leather products. From earrings, key chains, wallets, and even guitar straps, there is definitely something for everyone to decorate themselves with.


Online Shop #3: Hide Play Seek

For all you Baker Block residents living with a little one, this is the online shop for you. Founded by Melissa Mugar, Hide Play Seek is an online store selling children’s eyewear. ¬†Seeing as how we live in sunny Southern California, this little accessory is an essential and they are beyond adorable. Melissa¬†initially began her children’s accessory line as a fundraiser to adopt her beautiful daughter Jacqueline. Her business has grown significantly and for every pair purchased, one pair is donated to an underprivileged child. So, whether it is a niece, daughter, or son, getting a pair of Hide Play Seek sunglasses will do wonders for both your little one and someone else’s.


We are aware that it is very convenient to shop on places like Amazon or Ebay. However, there is something very rewarding about shopping from online stores led by hard-working individuals. That said, the next time you are looking for home decor or a fun gift, check out the following shops. They are truly the best spots from the internet to decorate you, your new home, and life at Baker Block.