Laurentian Small Business Guide: Beauty and Fashion

Businesses are listed alphabetically.

Beauty and Fashion


Laurentian:  Deb Gorman '86, P'22

Description:  Apres all day in these luxurious, alpaca, mohair knitted hats with pom poms! ApresWhere hats are made with the finest quality yarn and real or faux fur pom poms. Fun and fashionable! Follow us on Instagram @Apreswhere.


Laurentian:  Zach Green '00

Description:  We are all in search of what it means to BeAlive, pursuing moments that matter. We believe that inspiration begets action. At BeAlive, we focus on powering a life lived outside so that people can express, engage and achieve.

From athletes to urbanites we provide value in the everyday life of all people. Through innovation, collaboration and experience, we deliver on simplistic goods and services for life’s epic adventures. Our hats, t-shirts, and outerwear pair perfectly with a campfire.

Website:  www.

Laurentian:  Abby Smalley '19

Description:  Customizable fleeces in a variety of colors and patterns. I sew each one by hand and I enjoy working with people to make a fleece that they love and that is unique to them!


Laurentian:  Bitsy Woodhull '14

Description:  Features unique and customizable jewelry. One of the best sellers is the SLU necklace with the St. Lawrence University Shield in sterling silver.


Laurentian:  McKenzie Meservey '15

Description:  Activism wear for social change and justice. We donate 50% of the net proceeds from every order to non-profits, such as The Trevor Project and BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective).


Laurentian:  Cristina Lombardi Romig '95, P'22

Description:  Specializing in private jewelry sales of diamonds, colored stones, and pearls, we also offer estate and antique jewelry, appraising and cataloging of your personal collection, as well as brokering with discretion. Our goal is to provide clients with personalized service, from one-of-a-kind estate pieces, wedding rings, and diamond studs to custom-designed jewelry.


Laurentian:  Ioanna Mantzouridou Onasi '20

Description:  We make 100% handmade clothes and accessories in Greece. We are a slow fashion brand focused on ethical production techniques and aim to create a community of like-minded individuals on a path towards sustainability.


Laurentian:  Erika Tillis '22

Description:  I thrift and upcycle clothes then resell them on Instagram!


Laurentian:  Kathleen Zea '87

Description:  Fighting Words Designs is a purveyor of funny T-shirts and other essential gear for the discerning smart aleck.

Website:  www.

Laurentian:  Ben Cabot '26

Description:  Clothing brand with my own art on the apparel. I sell sweatshirts, tees, and more!

Etsy Shop:  Green Designer Bags

Laurentian:  Helen Riegle '26

Description:  Eco-friendly and animal-friendly handbags. "High style, low impact" designs that capture the flowing lines and silhouettes found in nature. 


Laurentian:  Audra Brown P'24

Description:  We make and sell small batch lotions, soaps, shampoo bars, honeys, and much more!


Laurentian:  Jennifer Stowe '09

Description:  Interlinkting imagination, link by link. Jewelry to help you connect, and express yourself to those around you every day.


Laurentian:  Julia Ballentine Peter '92

Description:  Private Jeweler Est. 2005, Exquisite Fine Jewelry & Custom Work. GIA Gemologist G.G.


Laurentian:  Elizabeth Parker '23

Description:  Accessible accessories for all scarves, ties, wraps, ponchos, and more.


Laurentian:  John Huber '86

Description:  O'Connell's Clothing was established in 1959 and today is recognized as a preeminent purveyor of men's and women's traditional tailored clothing, classic knitwear, outerwear, and casual attire.

Website:  www.

Laurentian:  Ben Woodbury '15

Description:  Moisture wicking robes designed for all day comfort wherever you go. 


Laurentian:  Vanessa Halpert '95

Description:  Women and Men's luxurious clothing and accessories.


Laurentian:  Valeria Maldonado '21

Description:  VM jewelry is a latinx, woman, and student-owned business where I make handmade quality and affordable jewelry.


Laurentian:  Vanessa Sollitto Bruder '80

Description:  VSB Newels has been established since 1994. We do custom design as well as curate a collection of beautiful classic modern and estate jewelry.


Laurentian:  Veronica Luik '05

Description:  Coastal-inspired threads for women and men. Made in America.


Laurentian:  Brenda McFarlane '84

Description:  Natural salves, soaps, shampoos deodorants, toothpastes and more. Inspired by global traditional wisdom.