small business saturday + holiday guides

Happy belated Thanksgiving guys! I hope those of you in the U.S. who celebrated had a wonderful time with your family or your friends (chosen family, obv). If you haven’t yet, please consider donating to those who spent their Thanksgivings fighting for our rights against the Dakota Access Pipeline here.

Now, I don’t know about you guys but I am stoked that we made it past Thanksgiving and Christmas season is finally upon us. I hate when companies start throwing Christmas ads at us the moment everyone takes their Halloween costumes off, so I wanted to wait to share places to get your holiday shopping on.

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Today is officially Small Business Saturday, which exists as a counterpart to the huge corporate shopping conglomerates “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” madness. I find it super important to #shoplocal and put money back into your community to help your fellow peers support their families, and also to help the neighborhood flourish (especially since a lot of my friends own businesses in Philly)! Here are a handful of places I suggest you check out, for your holiday needs not only on this Saturday, but the rest of the season:

CLOTHING:

• TOILE ATELIER
1333 Frankford Avenue

• RITUAL RITUAL
819 N 2nd Street

• STICKS + STONES
(online)

• MOON + ARROW
754 S 4th Street

ONCE WORN CONSIGNMENT
906 N 2nd Street

• BUS STOP BOUTIQUE
727 S 4th Street

• LAPSTONE & HAMMER
1106 Chestnut Street

• KIN BOUTIQUE
1014 Pine Street

VINTAGE:

• MEADOWSWEET MERCANTILE 
47 N 2nd Street

• MADE AND MAKER 
2021 Frankford Avenue

• CACTUS COLLECTIVE
439 S 4th Street

• SMAK PARLOUR
219 Market Street

HOME & GOODS:

• YOWIE
716 S 4th Street

• OMOI ZAKKA SHOP
1608 Pine Street

• URBAN JUNGLE
1526 E Passyunk Avenue

• CITY PLANTER
814 N 4th Street

• SUPER SIGNS
813 Latona Street

• JINXED
Multiple Locations

• RIKUMO
1216 Walnut Street

DINING:

• SPUNTINO
701 N 2nd Street

• BLACKBIRD PIZZERIA
507 S 6th Street/614 N 2nd St

• HIBISCUS CAFE
4907 Catherine Street

• CAKE LIFE BAKE SHOP
1306 Frankford Avenue

• PURE SWEETS&CO
1706 Locust Street

• KILIMANDJARO
4317 Chestnut Street

• SOY CAFE
630 N 2nd Street

ARTS & MUSIC:

• PINK SLIME GALLERY
454 E Girard Avenue

• SIT AND SPIN RECORDS
2243 S Lambert Street

• CREEP RECORDS
1050 N Hancock Street #76

• R&D VINYL
716 S 4th Street

• ULISES BOOKSHOP
31 E Columbia Ave

• MOLLY’S BOOKS & RECORDS
1010 S 19th Street

PETS:

• AMELIE’S BARK SHOP
1544 E Passyunk Avenue

• STREET TAILS ANIMAL RESCUE
1030 N 2nd Street #401

 

If you know of a local Philadelphia business that you’d like to see featured on this list, let me know! I’d love to add more and help support the community! Also, my 2016 Holiday Gift Guides just went live, and I’d love for you to check them out! They’ll be located in the top bar on my website for the rest of the season, to help with your holiday shopping for the hard to shop for (like the traveler, the dude, and the free spirit in your life).

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3 Comments

  1. Ashley November 26, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    These look like some amazing stores! Love being able to support small businesses <3

  2. celeste November 29, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Thanks for putting this together. Next time I’m in Philli I’ll be sure to look back on this list, looks like you found some gems.

    Warmly,
    Celeste
    ohhelloceleste.com

  3. Anna Rathgeber December 3, 2016 / 5:31 am

    I love that you added Pets to your list. And I am totally going to order something from Moon + Arrow, I love the statement necklaces!

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