How to shop local in Almost Heaven

Across West Virginia, there are small, locally owned businesses with products perfect for anyone. Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or treating yourself, these Almost Heaven retailers have exactly what you’re looking for.

Wild & Wonderful Lifestyle Company

Established in 2016, Wild & Wonderful Lifestyle Company aims to highlight the positive components of West Virginia while also helping to contribute to many great causes in the state. Many of their products benefit causes like river restoration, homeless veteran programs and animal shelters. Wild & Wonderful Lifestyle Company’s products are focused around West Virginia pride and are influenced from their West Virginia roots! The company is based out of Morgantown, and you can take a look at their selection of products by visiting wildwonderfullifestyle.com.

West Virginia Market

West Virginia Market can be found in three different locations around the state – Snowshoe Mountain, Vienna, and Charleston. The market features original works created by West Virginia creatives such as pottery, glassware, jewelry, home goods, soaps, lotions, gourmet foods and books! WV Market aims to promote the beauty of West Virginia life and celebrate its heritage.

Brandy Jefferys

Brandy Jefferys is a painter based out of Huntington who focuses her work on the people, places and things around her – as well as the emotions that they evoke. You can find original, unique prints by visiting  brandyjefferys.com, but she is also available for lessons, workshops, and commissions!

Ella & Company

Nestled away in the mountain town of Thomas is Ella & Company – a unique business specializing in wedding and event planning, vintage event rentals, custom paper goods, interior design, re-purposed and handmade furniture and decor and antiques. Owner Erika Smith believes that Ella “is about seizing the day, bringing big dreams to life, and creating and savoring the most important heirlooms… memories.” Ella is one of the many unique, locally owned businesses on East Avenue in Thomas!

These are just a handful of the many unique shops to choose from when wanting to support local West Virginia businesses. Which Almost Heaven business is your favorite?

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This post was last updated on November 28, 2018