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‘Architectural Digest’ Editors Share 15 of Their Favorite Hispanic- and Latinx-Owned Businesses


It’s no secret we love a good shopping spree here at AD and Clever, and if we get to learn about innovative creators and entrepreneurs while we do it, all the more reason to splurge! To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re sharing some of our favorite Hispanic and Latinx-owned businesses to shop for decor, wellness essentials, accessories, and more. From stylish design studios to beauty buys and homeware galore, read on for the full exclusive on a few of the products that we know and love (or have added to our personal wish lists). Happy shopping!

“Lilian Martinez’s work is seen in many homes across AD–a painting in Demi Lovato’s out-of-this-world farm house, one of her blankets brilliantly repurposed as a headboard by Beata Heuman, not to mention a cheerful set of prints at Lorien Ster’s desert oasis–and I’ve been lucky enough to have a piece of my own (the currently sold-out Jungle throw) for many years. Whether she’s creating works of fine art or widely available home goods, her signature style and sense of humor shine.” – Rachel Fletcher, senior commerce editor

Casa Veronica Espiral Vessel

“Mark my words, Casa Veronica will join the lineup of my lamp collection in the future, but until then I will happily settle for any piece of art, like this stunning vessel along with the matching candleholders (I regret not snagging it in Ojo when I had the chance!). The woman fulfilling all your interior design desires through these one-of-a-kind objects is Veronica Ortuño, a first-generation Mexican American creative director based in Elgin, Texas, who you might also recognize as the founder of the creative studio Las Cruxes.” – Sydney Gore, digital design editor

Ceremonia Scalp Masajeador

“This fun little tool really elevates your shampooing experience. Not only does it give you a scalp massage, but the Scalp Masajeador helps to lift product buildup and control flakiness. During the summer, I’m using so much dry shampoo so I don’t look quite so sweaty, and I love to use this product at least once a week to keep my scalp happy and healthy.” – Kelsey Borovinsky, audience development manager

Collectco Jackie Water Tumbler, Set of 2

Collecto is a wedding registry service and homeware retailer that curates the most beautiful glassware from makers all over the world. Founded in 2019 by Federika Longinotti Buitoni, the Venezuelan native’s love of tabletops comes from her grandmother, who was known for hosting glamorous dinner parties in Caracas during the ’60s and ’70s. As I’ve spent more time perfecting the smaller details in my home, I love Collecto’s diverse assortment of glasses, plates, and vases, as I know I can find both delicate and bold glassware for the perfect finishing touch.” – Katherine McLaughlin, associate digital editor

Cuyana Washable Charmeuse Cami

“While they may be most known for their stylish work totes, Cuyana’s washable silks feel like a dream. This cami specifically turned out to be a well-loved staple in my summer wardrobe, since it’s so lightweight, versatile, and catches the light in a really pretty way. Whether I was wearing it with the matching bottoms to sleep or pairing it with some trousers or a skirt to meet up with friends, I was pleasantly surprised by how often I reached for it (and I think you will be too!).” –Audrey Lee, commerce editor

Hedley & Bennett Olive Green Apron

“My boyfriend and I do a lot of cooking at home, and after watching The Bear, it felt like it was finally time to invest in an apron instead of continuing to stain our shirts with chicken fat. These aprons are an essential part of a chef’s kit and for good reason: The fabric gets better with every wash and the thoughtful pockets are perfect for keeping a phone, spoon, or anything else on hand.” – Kelsey Borovinsky, audience development manager

“Loisa’s founders come from mixed Latin backgrounds and named the company as an homage to ‘Loisaida’ (aka the Spanglish name for New York’s Lower East Side). Though it’s hard to choose just one item from all of the brand’s flavor-filled pantry staples and thoughtful cookware offerings, the Flavor Trio is a great place to start your spice journey—featuring Loisa’s Organic Sazón, Adobo, and Sofrito to add some kick to your meals.” – Audrey Lee, commerce editor

Nopalera Cactus Flower Exfoliant

“Taking their inspiration from the beauty of Latinx culture, Nopalera is an elevated brand committed to creating high-quality, celebrated products. If there’s one thing I’m taking with me to a desert island, it’s this exfoliator. With just a quarter-size amount, I look fresh-faced and ready to take on the day. The tangerine scent is delicious, the texture is perfectly granular, and the ingredients are clean—it’s life changing.” – Katarina Kovac, commerce producer

Primaried Studio X Fooshoo Ceramic Mug

“While I haven’t had the pleasure of shopping at this design destination in person, Primaried Studio still ranks high on my list of favorite design stores. Their vintage furniture selection is next level, and someday I hope to be in the position to make a BIG purchase there when I eventually visit. The founder Jonathan Sanchez-Obias is a first-generation Filipino and Cuban American who was born and raised in Miami. Last year, he collaborated with Fooshoo on an exclusive collection of ceramics that are glazed to perfection. I simply can’t resist a mug, it’s functional art!” – Sydney Gore, digital design editor

Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm

“I’m always a tad skeptical whenever a celeb comes out with a new makeup or skincare line, but Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty is really living up to its name. The brand’s Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm in Nearly Neutral is that perfect enhanced natural lip color that isn’t overly sticky and wears beautifully before it’s time to reapply. And while I haven’t tried the brand’s best-selling liquid blush yet, seeing it in action recently while a friend was getting ready for a party might just be enough to make me pull the trigger.” – Audrey Lee, commerce editor

rrres Vase Handwoven with Palm

“What I would consider one of Oaxaca City’s coolest design studios! All of their products use traditional crafting techniques and are made in Latin America. The studio works directly with local artisans to produce pieces that combine the diversity of Latin American Heritage. The Palm series is a wholesome collection of handwoven standing baskets made of 100% palm.” – Andrea Lewis, assistant to the global editorial director

Tata Harper Clarifying Mask

“The Tata Harper Clarifying Mask is hands-down the best mask I’ve ever used! Out of all the masks I’ve tried, it is my most prized possession. While the product is rather pricey, a small container lasts me a few months (and personally, it’s too strong for me to use more than once a week). This salicylic and lactic acid mask is made from 40 natural farm-grown ingredients and targets blemishes with AHA super fruits. It also contains quartz sand micro-crystals that help to exfoliate when I wash it off, while soothing super seeds counteract redness and raw honey provides hydration. I need to invest in another container of this, as it literally clears my clogged pores—my biggest pet peeve—overnight.” – Livia Caligor, content operations associate

Tata Harper Water Lock Moisturizer

“If you’ve been thinking of investing in some great clean beauty items, you’ll want to check out Tata Harper. While I’ve tried a handful of the brand’s products, I have to admit that my skin care routine doesn’t feel complete without dabbing on a bit of the restorative eye cream in the morning and at night. The water lock moisturizer is also a winner in my eyes (coming from someone with dry, sensitive skin), since it features skin-quenching peptides, hyaluronic acid, and a very lovely scent.” – Audrey Lee, commerce editor

“Founded on National Indie Bookstore Day in 2019 by African American and Puerto Rican venture activist Noëlle Santos, the Lit. Bar is currently the only brick-and-mortar bookstore (as well as a wine bar and literary venue) in the Bronx. The venue serves as a community gathering spot that hosts readings and discussions, as well as a wine bar that connects local readers. My all-time favorite book would have to be Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong. A fusion of Asian American history, cultural criticism, and personal essays, the text dives into a deep examination of racial consciousness in America. It’s relentlessly gripping, provocative, humorous, and vulnerable—no text has ever more aptly conveyed the universal complexities of the Asian American experience through a personal narrative.” – Livia Caligor, content operations associate

Utilitario Mexicano Palm Bag

“Mexico City–based decor brand Utilitario Mexicano produces deeply practical home goods that I can’t get enough of. They stock classic enamel goods, simple cookware at reasonable prices, and charming items like a chicken-shaped egg basket that make me believe that I really can have the pastoral life of my dreams, even from the tiny kitchen of my Brooklyn apartment.” – Rachel Fletcher, senior commerce editor

Xaquixe Vaso chico (set of 6)- Mango

“Rooted in sustainability, Xaquixe has proved to be a pioneer in design, as they are partially operating their furnaces with cooking oil recycled from hotels and restaurants. Pushing their efforts even further, 95% of their glasses are assembled from recycled glass! Xaquixe has their focus on celebrating Latinx culture and has proven that sustainable design can still be wondrous and colorful!” – Andrea Lewis, assistant to the global editorial director





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