This weekend, November 29, marks the 5th annual Small Business Saturday! This is one of my favorite concepts because it really helps take a break after the terrifying Black Friday and focuses on supporting our local businesses!
We have tons of great spots in Charm City to shop small, find a truly unique treasure and really support our local economy! Check out some of my favorite Baltimore stores:
Trohv: Trohv is one of my favorite shops in the area! It has home goods and furniture, unique gifts, amazing handmade cards, jewelry and much more! Plus, they are right on the Avenue in Hampden – perfect part of a stroll!
Charm City Run: Great one stop shop for all your running and fitness needs! They have a great variety of sneakers, and knowledgeable staff to help you pick the rights ones.
Fells Point Surf Shop: Surfs up, even when your miles from waves! Love this shop, where you can get all the flip flops, great sunglasses and beach brand apparel you need. Also, they just got in a motorized skateboard that is on my Xmas list! Haha
Pandora’s Box: Lovely little accessories shop! They always have fabulous, affordable jewelry, scarves and hostess gifts!
Sound Garden: Vinyl, new/used CDs, new/used DVDs, posted for your basement…they’ve got it all. Such a great hangout where you can really get lost and find some great jams.
Also, while some people can have physical stores, I can’t forget some of my favorite online peoples!
Little Asian Sweatshop: Ok technically she’s in DC, but you have to check out her shop for some adorable hair pieces and pouches! I try to see her every year at Baltimore Comic Con, but she has tons of stuff online in her Etsy store – The Maryland Flag Hair Flower is one of my faves!
The Broken Plate: Juliet truly makes beautiful works of art out of seemingly regular plates! I have two pieces from her and they are truly one of a kind. Each piece is made careful for you – definitely worth checking out for you or a loved one!
Amy Weldon: Do you need the hand-painted hat? Yes. The answer is yes. I work with Amy at the Aquarium but on the side, she makes amazing creations like hand painted hats (like you see on me below) and Toms shoes and more! So awesome.
I hope you get the chance to step out this Saturday (and often!) to support your local businesses. Get to know some of the owners, support your area AND get some cool stuff in the meantime! haha
What are your favorite local small businesses?!