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10 Latinx-Owned Businesses to Watch

Updated: Dec 27, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month is a month of celebrating culture and supporting the Hispanic community. As a proud Mexican, woman-owned business, MORE is ecstatic to share some of our favorite shops to support both during and every day outside of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Paula Mendoza Jewelry

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Travel to Columbia with Paula Mendoza. Beyoncé is a fan, she wore her jewels in her “XO” music video. Serena Williams and Kylie Jenner are also fans and featured on Instagram. This sparked interest from Net-a-Porter who now carries her latest collection. Everything her brand creates from the gold to the emeralds is sourced sustainably and ethically from Columbia. Her inspiration lies in her home country and she strives to celebrate the gems in life with her jewels. Find her Website here.

Cisco Home

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Who isn’t looking for a new cozy place to lounge? Cisco Pinedo has curated eco-friendly furnishings and accessories for your home for the last 30 years. They were featured in the latest Architectural Digest in Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's sustainable LA farmhouse. You can find his furniture at upscale home stores across the country. Look on their website to find the store nearest to you.

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Chris’s Ice Cream

This Ice cream shop is known to have the best carne asada tacos in Indianapolis. Do yourself a favor and get cheese in between the corn tortillas when you order. This beloved family-owned restaurant is sure to become a favorite for a quick casual lunch or dinner. Find them on Facebook for their menu and hours.

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Santos by Mónica

This dreamy cactus leather handbag line was designed by Puerto Rican Mónica Santos Gil. Her business is focuses on quality and sustainability. Her personal goal is to challenge fast fashion and create a new option for the modern, fashionable consumer. Find her latest collection on her website.

The Chingona Box

This brand capitalizes on the trend of subscription-based boxes to treat yourself on the regular. Also, The Chingona Box is all about supporting Latinx-owned businesses! They do the work for you curating home, fashion and personal care items all from Latinx- owned businesses to your doorstep. Find their website here.

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YaVe Tequila

"YaVe" phonetically spells out llave, which translates to "the key" in Spanish. Joe Cruz Jr. is from Harlem and he set out to create a luxury tequila, what he considers to be "the key" to the perfect margarita. The packaging is pretty enough for any bar cart! Their mango flavor is award-winning. Find their website here.

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Paola Vilas

Heirloom quality jewels that are museum-worthy. These pieces are intricate showstoppers that resemble tiny sculptures. Most pieces have a surreal twist inspired by the human form. Paola’s goal is to create jewelry that sparks conversation and connection amongst strangers. Her Instagram feed is a work of art itself.

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Designing Chica

Susana Sanchez-Young’s art prints and wall hangings communicate her opinions on current events. She also comments on her perception of the culture. Look to her work for a timely refresh to your gallery wall. Find her pieces here.

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Gutty’s Comedy Club

Founded by Steve Riviera and Dennis Tooley, Gutty’s Comedy club brings clean stand-up comedy to everyone! Consider your next family fun night planned. Check out their website to find their upcoming shows. They have locations in Indiana and Minnesota but also live stream their shows every Friday and Saturday night so you and your family can enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

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Luna Magic Beauty

This sister-owned beauty brand aims to create a new attitude towards makeup. their line capitalizes on Caribbean and Latin American influences. Their "beauty with a vibe" is intended for all people of the world. Their makeup can be found at select Walmart and Target locations. Look on their Instagram for more information.

Here is a collection of more lists of Latino- owned businesses if you want to explore further with the LA Times, Good House Keeping, Buzzfeed, The Thrillist, and NBC News.

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