“Inspire your customers to shop small for all” is this year’s Small Business Saturday theme. Holiday shoppers have the fantastic opportunity to support their community while taking advantage of incredible savings for the holidays. Sponsored by American Express, Small Business Saturday happens on Nov. 28, following Black Friday and Thanksgiving. The best Small Business Saturday shopping in New York City can be found in the following list, which includes everything from women’s fashion to children’s toys.
38-27 Bell Blvd.
For on trend women’s fashion items, check out Karma Boutique in Bayside, Queens. Karma’s stylist and owner, Margaret, has sales set aside for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, including special treats for shoppers. Not sure what to buy either for yourself or that picky person on your list? The friendly staff is there to assist you in finding the best holiday gifts and/or outfits for your upcoming holiday party.
Acorn – A Brooklyn Toy Shop
323 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Acorn – A Brooklyn Toy Shop “inspires imagination with hand crafted toys.” Since 2004, the owners have put every effort into providing New Yorkers with heirloom quality products. You can shop online or visit the Brooklyn Toy Shop storefront. This small business is so popular that it has been featured in Vogue, Real Simple and Martha Stewart, among others. Visit Acorn’s Facebook page and website the first weeks of November when the toy shop announces upcoming Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday specials.
Robbie & Co. Men’s Shop
147 W. 35th St.
New York, NY 10001
Robbie & Co. Men’s Shop in Midtown is your “one stop for all your menswear needs.” Schedule your appointment to shop and try on ready-made exclusive collections of suits for weddings, special occasions and business attire. Choose from fine Italian menswear to custom made to measure items. The men’s shop also offers a wide selection of accessories, ties, shirts and sportswear. Visit Robbie & Co.’s event page for upcoming Black Friday and Small Business Saturday specials.
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28 W. 30th St.
New York, NY 10001
Jewelry is a popular go-to gift for that special someone on your list. Ruby Silver began in 1985 in Mexico. The shop was established in order to showcase local Mexican artisans. Now, you can order online or visit the Midtown showroom to choose that special item during your holiday shopping. The design house specializes in raw material for the best crafted high-quality jewelry.
Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store
232 5th Ave.,
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store has holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list, including your beloved pet. This Small Business Saturday, take advantage of huge sales on all your holiday party needs and other unique gift items that even the most finicky will love. Visit the General Store for a nostalgic feel this holiday season, which owner Annie Cantrell believes offers the “best in show.”
Deirdre is a freelance writer from New York, fascinated with topics within her field of study such as beauty, hair and fashion, as well as guilty pleasures like reality TV, relationships, entertainment and dining.