We Parkites love to support our local community and state, which is why many of us forego chain outlets and national franchises and choose instead to shop local. However, it’s sometimes hard to find the time and resources to drive to a brick and mortar store. Well good news for “live local” minded individuals, many Utah based products are conveniently available online. From shoes, to honey, to skin products, small businesses are selling their products directly through the world-wide web. For our summer/fall issue, we wanted to highlight two unique Utah based businesses that have a fantastic online presence.

HIP HOP 50’S SHOP

For 15 years, owner Heidi Rosier has been designing 1950’s outfits for both children and adults. Heidi started the Hip Hop 50’s Shop thinking it would be a seasonal endeavor, but it has become a year-round adventure. From Poodle Skirts to retro Letterman Sweaters, Heidi and her team hand-design quality fifties apparel. Check out her product line at HipHop50sShop.com, where express delivery is available.

MOUNTAIN TOWN OLIVE OIL CO.

The mission at Mountain Town Olive Co. is to provide the planet’s best olive oils and vinegars to make your cooking amazing. Jessica McCleary opened her noteworthy store on historic Main Street in 2008. She enjoys encouraging creative combinations and recipe experiments. Visit her website at mountaintownoliveoil.com and you will and gift baskets, pairing boxes and individual bottles.

Let us know what local treasures you find online and send us your pictures @MountainExpressMag