A New York Love Story

Hey Beautiful! Welcome to Bodeguita,

an NYC-based Blog & Brand all about "Live. Work. Create." right from the City that Never Sleeps. Bodeguita stems from a personal self-help journey I embarked on in 2020 in my never-ending quest to bring clarity into my life & my work, to help me focus on doing the things I actually love and learn to "accept me & be me". 2020 was an awakening year for a lot of people, myself included.  In my ongoing journey, I came up with the idea to create a collective project. I turned my experiences (good and bad) into blog posts, stories that hopefully can not just inform but ignite a call-to-action in others. My experiences are what drives my creativity. Creating things I love is a way for me to combine my life experiences with my passion for New York and my creative side.

Bodeguita NYC | About Us - Designs by Irene

But I don't want to be just another brand selling things online. I want my designs (be it prints, digital downloads, custom-made apparel pieces, or else) to mean something, to have an impact, however small that may be. This is why I only focus on a few limited editions at a time that spring from how I experience what's happening around me. Hopefully, you can feel the love behind each item I create and be happy in knowing that a portion of the proceeds of each item sold will be donated to a local non-profit helping New York City be the best she can be. (* more details on each product page)  After all, a Bodega is where you find all the basic essentials you need to survive your day-to-day. So, think of Bodeguita as a hodgepodge of everything that is real life & work in the City with its highs & lows and all that implies. Want to learn the full story of Bodeguita? Let's explore how SHE came to be and what's her connection to the city. I promise it's a TRUE LOVE story -- THE STORY OF BODEGUITA

XOXO, Irene

THE LATEST FROM THE BLOG

CREATING WITH CAUSE

Creating With Cause

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 5 Boroughs Heart with White Print
    The 5 Borough Heart | White Letters | Display View | Bodeguita NYC Black Hoodie | Designs Made with Happiness in NYC
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  • The New York City Cotton Tee with Black Print
    New York City Heart | Display View | Bodeguita NYC White T-shirt | Designs Made with Happiness in NYC
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  • New York City Forever Prism Colors Tee
    New York City Forever | Display View | Bodeguita NYC Prism Colors T-shirt | Designs Made with Happiness in NYC
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  • NYC Red Heart Balloons Embroidery Cotton Tee
    NYC Red Heart Balloons | Embroidery | Display View | Bodeguita NYC Navy T-shirt | Designs Made with Happiness in NYC
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  • Take Me to NY Long Sleeve Tee with Black Print
    Take Me to NYC | Display View | Bodeguita NYC Gray Long Sleeve | Designs Made with Happiness in NYC
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WHAT DOES BODEGUITA STAND FOR

Made in New York City

Each design comes to life right here in the heart of Manhattan as a way to connect with fellow NYers & New York-Lovers. I only create designs in small batches and pair them with the work of local non-profits.

Less Waste + Smaller Footprint

Did you know that by only making what we actually sell/use, we can decrease waste by up to 75%? Made-to-order designs can help us balance commerce & the environment.

Inclusive Community

At Bodeguita there is no room for hate. This is an inclusive community that believes in supporting and loving each other. It's never too late to choose Love over Hate!