National Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated September 15 to October 15, and although many think of it only as a time to drink margaritas and enjoy tacos, it is actually a month set aside to celebrate what the Latino community has contributed to United States culture.
We’ve done all the research for you and found 10 products that will make celebrating Hispanic Heritage month in Texas just a little bit sweeter and very Instagram-worthy.
Chasing Camilla began in 2017 with one simple product, serape-covered Mickey Mouse ears, but has now evolved into a popular serape-inspired clothing line. Check out Chasing Camilla’s serape heart and Frida Poderosa t-shirts – bold and confident, they will be a colorful addition to your wardrobe.
After relocating to Houston from Mexico City, Mariana Barran realized there was very little handmade embroidery available in Texas and began stitching for friends and family. She turned the skill she learned in elementary school into her full-time job when she opened Hibiscus Linens. Find home décor to custom baby clothes in her beautiful shop; and you can even learn the skill yourself in an embroidery class.
Vainilla Arte at La Casa Frida
Hand-painted faces, custom-made clothing and perfectly placed hair are just a few of the features of Vainilla Arte’s handmade dolls. Owner Patty Aguayo creates everything from traditional Mexican folk dolls to popular characters like Selena and Harry Potter. Find her work in San Antonio at La Casa Frida, and make her a regular on your Instagram feed to get an eyeful of her handmade cuteness.
A “Chingona” is a strong, fierce woman and Texas Chingona’s shop blends ferocity with femininity. On their Instagram feed you’ll find every shade of pink combined with handwritten messages of female empowerment—all while evoking both Latina and Texas pride. We love the fun papel picado shirts, the Texas Chingona and the Chiflada shirts.
Stinkin Patches Co.
Michelle Griego’s embroidery hobby turned into a full-fledged shop in 2017 and now her embroidered iron-on patches are a favorite on both Instagram and Etsy. Your jean jacket and tote bag won’t be complete until you have her Dia de los Muertos Hello Kitty patch or her concha and taco patches.
If we could, we would buy one of everything in Somar ATX’s shop. They have it all: irreverent t-shirts, accessories, baby onesies with cute sayings in both English and Spanish. If we had to pick one thing, it would be the Luchador Power Bank. It is a modern take on a Mexican classic—stop worrying about your phone dying and buy one!
Reina Rebelde means “Rebellious Queen” and the makeup line, which can be found at Target, Amazon and online, lives up to its name. Bold colors with hues that match Latina skin tones, the line is not only rich and vibrant, but also has a hint of underlying fierceness. The 4Play Wet Dry Eye Color and Eye Definer will have you looking amazing for fall. Check out the art on her packaging – retro glam and stunning.
Soni Trends is not only home to all the cute mugs, but also cool t-shirts and decals. We love her Frida-inspired “Viva la Vida” mug, but with so many to choose from you could walk away with any of them and look super sassy getting your morning coffee fix.
Miss Sol Creations
Flower crowns are the ultimate accessories no matter the season, and handmade crowns from Miss Sol Creations are a favorite of fashionistas all over Texas. Check her Instagram feed for styling tips and also to find where you can buy them at a pop-up near you.
Granimations by Gabby Ramirez
All of the illustrations by graphic artist Gabby Ramirez are unique and distinctly powerful, but her lovely Frida Khalo enamel pin is what caught our eye. Frida Khalo is the mother of everything Latina and enamel pins are trending right now, which makes this the perfect addition to any accessory collection.
Gabi De la Rosa lives in Houston with her husband and three children. You can usually find her at a great local restaurant or out exploring HTX with her family.