Small Business Saturday: Our Favorite Spots to #ShopSmall

Buck the big box Black Friday madness in favor of supporting local businesses
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The upcoming holiday weekend promises a bounty of delicious food, time well spent with family and friends and any number of festive Thanksgiving traditions. If you hope to use the weekend to get a start on holiday shopping, the eighth annual Small Business Saturday on November 24th should jump to the top of your list.

Small Business Saturday, originally created by the U.S. Small Business Association and American Express in 2010 in an effort to support mom and pop shops struggling to recover from the Great Recession, continues to be a great way to support local businesses. And with a plethora of independent shops and businesses in our own backyard, Seattleites don’t have to look far to find something unique for that someone special on their shopping list  while also supporting their favorite local shop.

As we get excited to #ShopSmall this weekend, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Small Business Saturday events below.

West Seattle Junction
Enjoy great deals from businesses in the Junction that are participating in this event, including  holiday wine 6 packs for $99 at Sound & Fog and 10 percent off in-store gift cards at The Escape Artist. West Seattle; intersection of California Avenue SW and SW Alaska Street.

High Post Seattle
Style aficionados will want to swing by the salon’s Fall Fashion Pop-Up featuring local brands including Bowman Designs, Salua and Feral (be sure to  check out their must-have bags). Queen Anne; 117 W Denny Way, Suite m216

Shop Seattle Gems Pop-Up Festival
Shoppers looking for adventure while shopping can join the “Gem Hunt” and pop-up festival planned by Beacon Hill Merchants. Beacon Hill; Plaza Roberto Maestas & Festival Street

AAPI Arts & Crafts Fair
Discover unique finds from 22 artisans and shop owners at the Holiday Asian American & Pacific Islander Arts & Crafts Fair between 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at this event hosted by Hing Hay Coworks. We hear there will be freshly made donuts, too. Seattle Chinatown-International District; 409B Maynard Avenue S

Georgetown Merchants Association
The shops in this cozy yet bustling neighborhood have unique offerings including coffee, chocolate, glass art and cool gifts.

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