October 27, 2021
YES SHE MAY offers a digital platform that showcases women-owned businesses

Between the global pandemic, supply-chain issues, and product shortages, world travelers have been unable to connect with cultures, people and products from other countries. YES SHE MAY, an online boutique, offers a gateway for these explorers, and just in time for the holiday shopping season. This platform showcases and supports women-owned businesses all over the globe; from clothing and make-up to blankets and home furnishings, YES SHE MAY has curated a diverse store dedicated to elevating and supporting women entrepreneurs.

Merchandise includes: Italy’s fine leather handbags by Alexandra De Curtis, all designed to weigh no more than a cup of cappuccino; Shanghai’s premium silk sleepwear by Sola Seta, designed to shape a unique point of view through bold mixed prints; Morocco’s hand-tailored leather puff ottomans by Milsouls; and Mia Peru’s alpaca cardigans, made to support mothers and communities in the Peruvian Andes.

Launched in June 2020 by Mei Xu, international businesswoman and a Forbes 50 over 50 visionary, YES SHE MAY includes many of the women she’s met during her travels as the founder of Chesapeake Bay Candle. She is thrilled to now shine a light on these trailblazing women designers and share their unique creations with friends and families.

“I became inspired by the way these products were conceptualized, designed, produced and displayed,” said Xu. “I just wanted to have more of those products around me, and I also wanted to share them with my friends.”

When the COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a halt, retail stores began to shut down, and sales plunged; many women-owned businesses were disrupted.

“This was when I recognized the opportunity to help independent women-owned businesses I met and pounce on my dream to share more unique and well-designed products that aren’t available here in the United States,” continued Xu.

Since its launch in the midst of the pandemic, YES SHE MAY has partnered with approximately  one hundred brands from more than 25 countries and five continents. As the start-up continually discovers new talent and brands, it invites you to give the gift of giving—support women-owned businesses by shopping at YES SHE MAY.

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