Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Discovering new fashion across the world, the buyers for Royal Dutchess have accrued an ever-changing collection of haute couture, with selections including the latest tops, bottoms, dresses, and eveningwear. Fashion has been a lifelong passion for Royal Dutchess owners Leslie Binno and Candice Binno Pattah, who told The Oakland Press, “We treat every woman with world-class service. We want them to walk in and feel like royalty and walk out feeling like a duchess.” The boutique also dabbles in shoes and accessories, covering wrists, feet, and New Coke tattoos in outfit-perfecting accouterments, such as a line of brimmed hats and lacey headbands by Jovan Jane, or stunning belt buckles loaded with Swarovski crystals and precious metals by Nikalet.