Saturday, November 24, 2012

Move Over Black Friday

Move over, Black Friday, it's Small Business Saturday!  Hopefully you've recovered from the big box shopping adventures in search of electronic gizmos and gadgets that seem to fill the wish lists of many children this year and you're ready to show some love to your favorite small businesses.

American Express launched Small Business Saturday in 2010 to "help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year."  Over 100 million people supported this day by shopping at independently-owned small businesses. This year, Small Business Saturday is expected to be even bigger.

If you're an American Express cardholder, you can get a one time credit of $25 when you spend $25 or more at a participating business.  Register for this special deal and start shopping!

I love the personalized experience of shopping with a small business.  In many cases, you're dealing with the owner of the store every time you shop.  Little notes, special orders, and a friendly hello make the shopping experience so pleasant.

Here's a shout out to some of my favorite small businesses, in addition to those I highlighted in yesterday's Black Friday post.

Purseladytoo is offering free shipping today!

Monkee's of Fredericksburg has 25% off of the entire store including Elizabeth McKay, Lilly Pulitzer, Tory Burch, and more!  Call them at 540-368-2111.

Teresa Horesta Rendi Style has beautiful options for personalized gifts, including many options with a photo.

My friend Ellen is the owner of Chic to Chic.  If you're in Maryland, be sure to visit her stores!  You can find lots of pre-owned designer clothing at amazing prices.  She has an entire section of Lilly and there's always lots of Tory Burch, Tibi, Alice + Olivia and more.  Her selection of handbags and shoes is also TDF.

Sherman Pickey thanks customers for their support with 20% off your purchase today.  Get an extra 5% off your purchase for referring a friend.  They have lots of Elizabeth McKay, including this clutch. P.S.  Be sure to tell Ethan that I sent you!

1 comment:

  1. I just love "Shop Small"! There are some many great family owned shops in NoVa!!!



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