As we rapidly approach the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping week ahead, I'm here to remind you not to forget about "the little guy." While Small Business Saturday is not limited to Thanksgiving Week Shopping, it's more important now than ever to #ShopSmall and support your favorite local businesses.
I saw something really powerful on Instagram the other day that was such a great reminder of the impact of supporting small businesses. Supporting Small Businesses doesn't mean only shopping Small Business. Whatever your financial situation this year, know that you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to support local businesses.
Here are some other ways to support small businesses this Holiday Season:
*Share the small businesses with friends either by word of mouth or with your social media following
*Purchase a gift card
*Shop online - especially if it's a local coffee shop or restaurant offering online ordering. Storefronts who are currently closed and offering online shopping will appreciate this too.
*Leave a positive review for them by way of Yelp/Google Reviews/etc.
*Send them a Thank-You note or card
*Follow and engage with them on Instagram and other social media sites
*Tag them in your posts on Instagram
I'm sure, like me, you also have local boutiques, shops, businesses and the like that are near and dear to your heart. While I have listed some of my favorites below in the hopes that it may spark some inspiration within you, don't forget about your favorite local shops. This is by NO means a comprehensive list, as I mentioned, just some of my faves. Show your local small businesses some extra support and love during a season and a year when they need it more than ever.
Specialty: Vintage Clothing and Accessories
Online Shopping Available? Yes! Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/trouvemoivintage
Storefront: N/A (Based in Austin, Texas)
Specialty: Vintage Clothing and Accessories
Online Shopping Available? Yes - limited. Link: https://poshmark.com/closet/buttonandzip
*Located in Antique Trove in Roseville, CA (236 Harding Blvd Roseville CA 95678)
*Antique Trove is best to shop Button and Zip Vintage.
Storefront: Antique Trove, 236 Harding Blvd Roseville CA 95678
Specialty: Cozy Sets and Separates.
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://themayfairgroupllc.com/pages/mayfair-merch
Specialty: Tie-dye sets and separates. (Including custom orders!)
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://klemtiedye.com/ Storefront?: N/A
Speciality: Luxury Loungewear
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://bybruno.co/
Specialty: "Somebody's" (Mama, Auntie, Daughter, Son) Tees
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.collectivelymindful.com/
Specialty: Elevated, classic sets.
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://danzyus.com/
Specialty: On-trend jewelry made to LAST! (No tarnishing, rusting, etc.)
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://nadiandlo.com/
Storefront? Visit her at Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles every Sunday (COVID restrictions in effect - check before visiting)
Specialty: British Cult Indie Jewellery E-Boutique
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.julychild.co.uk/collections/new
Speciality: Upcycled jewelry made from 100% authentic repurposed designer buttons and charms
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://oldsoulvintagejewelry.com/
Specialty: Hand-crafted bracelets featuring words of affirmation; Customizable designs available, too!
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://littlewordsproject.com/
Specialty: Handmade crafts for learning or fun
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.happicrafts.com/collections/all
Specialty: Tarot, Reiki, Channeling, Meditation
Online Shopping? Yes! (Tarot Card Deck + Online Courses) Link: https://jessicastoneco.com/
Storefront? No, but she will host private sessions.
Specialty: Non-profit founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla. Shop to support economic empowerment for women in underserved communities.
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.thelittlemarket.com/
Storefront? Yes, 1010 N Swarthmore Ave ste 5-102, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
LOCAL SACRAMENTO SHOPS TO SUPPORT
Specialty: Consigned and new boutique apparel and accessories
Online Shopping? Yes! (Consignment clothing not listed online) Link: https://www.mothholeconsignment.com/
Storefront: 11787 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Specialty: Women's consignment shop stocking designer and high-end labels in both classic and on-trend styles.
Online Shopping? Yes! (Better selection in-store) Link: https://shoparticleconsignment.com/
Storefront: 706 56th St Ste 100, Sacramento, CA 95819
Specialty: A collection of vintage and new.
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.shopcuffs.com/
Storefront: 2523 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Specialty: On-trend apparel and accessories for your closet and home.
Online Shopping? Yes! Link: https://www.rireboutique.com/
Storefront: 2522 J St Midtown Sacramento, CA and 3330 Broadway in Oak Park, CA
Specialty: Contemporary and vintage clothing for men and women
Online Shopping? Yes! (Select items reserved for Depop) Link: https://www.depop.com/freestyleclothing/
Storefront: 5271 Sunrise Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (best location in my opinion). Other locations in Roseville, Folsom and Midtown.
FOOD AND DRINK
Specialty: Coffee and pastries. Remote work hotspot!