Here in the US , we recently had an important and contentious Presidential election. But we as consumers vote everyday with our dollars.
I try to #shopsmall and locally when I can, and also to buy second hand, as it is good way to recycle , and /or up-cycle. Most second hand shops are small businesses, often owned by women. At a point when large corporations are changing the retail landscape , we can champion small shops, on-line and in the brick and mortar stores.
I did some polyvore sets and combined them into a shopping inspiration guide, to inspire shopping small, local, and secondhand. Remember that Ebay, and Etsy, while large corporations do support small individual sellers, as does shoptiques.com . You can see from the sets that the look is still festive, and dare I say Glam.