Where to Shop on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday has become increasingly popular over the years, and for an excellent reason. It is a great way to highlight local businesses that are making huge impacts on our economy. Did you know that 54% of our economy is run by small businesses¹?

Why Shop Small?

There are many reasons to shop small, from supporting local artisans and experts to keeping the neighborhood unique. Here are a few more reasons:

  • Creates a healthier economy
  • Tax money stays local
  • One-of-a-kind pieces or services
  • Higher quality goods
  • Larger positive impact on family’s who run the businesses

My Favorite Small Businesses

For fashion, I have a few favorite New York City boutiques that are perfect for finding any holiday gifts and to shop on small business Saturday. However, the one that is my absolute favorite is Lexie located on 19th East 9th Street Between Fifth avenue and University. I love the hand selected and curated items that the shop carries. Plus the boutique’s luxurious atmosphere, from the chandelier to fur carpet, makes me want to browse for hours.

Lexie NY 19 East 9th Street, NY NY Shop Small Business Saturday
Lexie, 19 E 9th Street NY, NY

For spas treatments, check out Higher DOSE! It is an NYC local infrared spa that infuses the healing, meditative, and detox properties of infrared with music. Each individual season is $45 and there is a deal going on this weekend!

For toddlers, I am really loving these cute headbands and matching leggings from New York base designer van der Harten Kids. At an affordable price, they will make your little one look like a superstar. You can shop online through Esty, making it convenient for anyone to support this small business.

Leggings and headband set by van der Harten kids on Etsy

For workouts, check out IMAXShift where you can take a spin class in front of an IMAX theater. Located in Dumbo at 127 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.  You can easily walk outside after class and find a plethora of cute cafes to unwind.

For Drinks, take a look at The Last Word. It is a speakeasy located behind a hardware store in Astoria-Ditmars. The small business is known for their delicious crafted cocktails and cool ambiance.

Where will you be shopping this Small Business Saturday? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. All I do is blog about restaurants and bars so when I saw you had a speakeasy I was excited. I love that it sounds like it’s in a unique space behind the hardware store. Although I may not be able to check it out RIGHT NOW, you can bet I’m adding it to my list of places to visit when I may my way out there. Great post, I’ll definitely be back to see more of what you have here =]

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