Shop [Small] Until You Drop!
With the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to do a little shopping! With deals and promotions for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday all around Baltimore, you will be sure to get all the perfect gifts for you friends and family! Also, don’t forget to Shop Small!
You’re Lucky to be in Baltimore!
You are in the perfect place to kick-start your black Friday! Baltimore is in the center of many different malls that together hold all of the shops and stores you could imagine, including some small businesses. Here are a couple nearby malls to get your shopping spree in motion:
Harborplace Mall: This one is right in the inner harbor. It’s shopping with a view!
Towson Town Center: Located just under half an hour from Union Wharf, Towson Town Center is a shopping lovers dream, filled with high-end department stores and boutiques alike.
Arundel Mills Mall: Also just under 30 minutes away, south of the city, you’ll find Arundel Mills, filled with outlet stores so you can really get the best bang for your buck!
Mall in Columbia : A bit farther at 40 minutes away in Columbia, you’ll find an assortment of luxury stores here. Check out the Christmas Tree made entirely of Poinsettias!
White Marsh Mall: Only 20 minutes away, you’ll find your typical mall stores here, with an Ikea across the street—be sure to dine at the café for their signature meatballs post-Thanksgiving.
Small Business Saturday
It’s Important to Shop Small!
Small business Saturday began in 2011 in order to support local businesses, and therefore local communities, all over America. When you visit local businesses, you are able to purchase handmade items, meet families that run stores or services, and connect with your community. Supporting your local businesses not only allows you to purchase items from the people in your own area, but also allows you to give back. It is estimated that for every dollar given to a small business, approximately .67 of that dollar stays in the community.
This year, shop small in Baltimore! Every penny you spend at a small Baltimore business will leave you happy and you’ll be contributing to a good cause. All it takes is a trip to your local bookstore, a family-owned candy shop, or taking a yoga class at the studio on the corner. Who knows what wonderful things you’ll be able to find.
We all have that one small shop that we love. Whether it is a plant shop, or a local grocery store, we want to see it thrive. Share your favorite places with your friends and family and spread the word on how to shop small!
Tis the Season to Celebrate Shopping!
Whether you’re out to Celebrate Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, here are some places all around Baltimore where you can start. Happy shopping!
Black Friday Block Party: On Friday, Nov. 29, come down to Harbor East for their third annual Black Friday Block Party. With live music, complementary hot chocolate, and activities for the kids, you can start off your holiday shopping in style!
Lush Cosmetics Private Shopping Events: On Nov. 29, escape the holiday frenzy with an extra hour of relaxed shopping at Lush Cosmetics. They’ll dim the lights and lower the music to ensure the most chill shopping experience.
Antique Exchange Interiors: They know how stressful Black Friday Shopping can be, so they’re offering their black Friday sales all week long! Stop by from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6.
Shop Small Art Crawl: On Saturday, November 30, stop by The Mill Centre in Hampden to shop unique artistic gifts from over 20 local artists.
Poppy & Stella: They offering sales for both black Friday AND business Saturday. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to purchase your next pair of stylish kicks!
Sellabration: Just steps outside your home at Union Wharf, Fells Point is showing their support for Small Business Saturday with their Shopsmall Sellabration! Stop by for crazy deals, giveaways, and a perfect opportunity for holiday shopping at over 45 retailers and businesses.
MiY Home: Join this home goods store for a relaxed Friday. That’s right, no lines, no fighting over deals, just a celebration around a newly decorated tree!
Cross Street Holiday Market: This is the perfect place to support your local businesses! Come meet your local makers and the rest of the Baltimore Community!
Bazaart: If you’re looking for the perfect gifts for your art-loving friends and family, or simply are just curious about what the American Visionary Art Museum looks like inside, this is the perfect event for you! Shop small folks!
Christmas Village: Get yourself in the holiday spirit at the Christmas Village and Market. Enjoy the beautifully decorated West Shore Park. All of this between your Black Friday and Small Business Shopping!
Wherever you celebrate Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, we hope you choose to shop small in Baltimore.