Molly Sims, Ali Fedotowsky and Padma Lakshmi Support Small Businesses - Do You?

05/01/2013 at 02:57 PM ET

OpenSky small businessCourtesy OpenSky

You know that feeling of discovering an amazing, one-of-a-kind boutique on your travels and telling everyone you know about it?

That feeling can be a little hard to replicate on the Internet, but Molly Sims, Ali Fedotowsky and Padma Lakshmi are doing their best, supporting their favorite small businesses on social retail site

Among Sims’s favorite independent shops on the site include Indie Lee body scrubs and Fiona Paxton jewelry (you can see her wearing the line’s earrings in the pic above). “She’s seriously talented!” Sims tells PEOPLE. “I’ve been catching her designs in all the fashion mags lately and knew I had to get my hands on some of her pieces.”

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Fedotowsky loves her Lush Jewelry “Teardrop” bracelet, which is handmade in San Diego with responsibly sourced materials; she also loves pieces by T+J Designs and Privileged Jewelry.

And Lakshmi treats herself to sweets from a little N.Y.C.-based shop. “When I give in to my sweet tooth, I reach for these sea-salted caramels from Chocolat Moderne,” she shares. “These lovely, handcrafted chocolates combine lush, dark sweetness with a touch of salt in the best possible way.”

If you love to support small businesses like your favorite stars, visit OpenSky’s latest endeavor, Small Business Breakthrough, to vote to foster some deserving up-and-coming companies. And tell us: What’s your favorite small business in your town?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Accessories , Celebs , Jewelry , Shopping
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