Recently, I met a wonderful Ukrainian family. They have been in New Orleans for a few short years, but have already touched many people with their story, and have been fortunate enough to help several family members seek asylum in the U.S. It’s far from an ideal situation, difficult to make ends meet while waiting for their work visas, and they live together in tight quarters. 

At times, retail therapy can act as a simple action to take to maintain an illusion of control. No, adding things to the cart is not going to curtail the fighting, but if it’s a step forward, it’s money well spent!  Check out the products I’ve found to help Ukrainian relief efforts or hone in on whatever cause you care about and shop away!  

Shopping with a Purpose

Image: Clockwise 

Ukrainian Flags, Pennant Shop & Brad&Dellwen
Bracelet, Shop at the New Orleans Collection
Phone Case, Vida
Bangles, Roxanne Assoulin
T-Shirt, Doing Good Merch
Candle, The Good Shop  

Local: 

Historic New Orleans Collection: This shop supports local artists as well as those in need around the world. Check out their cute upcycled textile bracelet benefitting the Ukraine.  

The Good Shop: Burn a Peace candle made in New Orleans. 

Doing Good Merch: Plenty of T-shirt design options from this maker to show support  

Feet First: Call store for details 

Pennant Shop and Brad & Dellwen: Fly a Ukrainian flag to show solidarity and remind others to remember the cause 

On the Web: 

Vida: This site has pretty, sustainable products designed by and/or benefitting Ukrainian relief 

Roxie Assoulin: Bangle bracelets with 100% proceeds benefitting Ukraine relief 

Estee Lauder: The brand’s foundation will donate up to $1 million dollars of the proceeds from various products like the Advanced Night Repair Cream. 

Etsy: Plenty of Etsy sellers are out there fighting the good fight. Type in Ukraine at the top and check out all of the options. 

Events this Week: 

Mignon Faget has dropped their Neutral Ground collection and it’s super chic! The small hoop is my favorite and perfect for every day. And remember, it is made in NOLA! 

Look out for a Shop Talk interview on @stcharlesavenuemag this Friday around lunchtime with the newly opened brick and mortar shop owner, Lauren from Hola Guava. 

Head to the DePetra Trunk Show this week at Angelique Boutique for some fun, funky jewelry. Friday, 12-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Do you have a product, brand or event happening you think we should feature? Please, send an email to shoptalk@myneworleans.com.