small business saturday + faves you should be supporting

This post was originally run in November 2016, but I’ve updated it fresh this year just for you!

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I don’t know about you guys, but does it feel like this year went by ridiculously fast? We’re already back in Christmas season y’all! The real Christmas season, now that we’ve officially passed Thanksgiving and Halloween. With the holiday season comes the shopping season.

I’m sure everyone knows about the madness of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” (especially because nearly every blogger is promoting the sales right now), but did you know today is Small Business Saturday? SBS exists as a counterpart to the corporate conglomerates, basically as a way to #shoplocal and put money back into your community. The money goes straight to your peers, supporting their families and helping neighborhood businesses flourish. A lot of my friends own businesses in Philadelphia, so this is particularly important to me.

To help you out with your shopping today, I’ve put together (with the help of some friends) a list of places that I suggest you check out, not only for your holiday needs but through the rest of the season!

CLOTHING:

• TOILE ATELIER
1333 Frankford Avenue

• RITUAL RITUAL
819 N 2nd Street

• STICKS + STONES
(online)

• KIN BOUTIQUE
1014 Pine Street

• LOST + FOUND
133 N 3rd Street

• 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

• SOUTH FELLINI
1507 E Passyunk Avenue

• DOWNERSS BOUTIQUE
2026 Frankford Ave

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

• MINNOW LANE
2029 Frankford Avenue

• JINXED
Multiple Locations

• RIKUMO
1216 Walnut Street

• OCCASIONETTE
1825 E Passyunk Avenue

• ART STAR
623 N 2nd Street

DINING:

• SPUNTINO
701 N 2nd Street

• THE KETTLE BLACK
631 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

LOVE & HONEY FRIED CHICKEN
1100 N Front Street

• SOY CAFE
630 N 2nd Street

GRATEFUL PLATE MEAL DELIVERY
(online)

• RIVERWARDS PRODUCE
2200 E Norris Street

PLANTS:

• URBAN JUNGLE
1526 E Passyunk Avenue

• CITY PLANTER
814 N 4th Street

• FIELD
2032 Frankford Avenue

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

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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! I’ve also added a button to the top menu bar so you can find my gift guides as they start to roll out. I may continue to just do that instead of featuring them on my blog, unless people would prefer them as full posts? Let me know in the comments.

Did I miss a business you love??
Let me know below!

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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