I know that today is still Black Friday, but I’m hitting publish on this a little early so you can plan your strategy for Small Business Saturday. I’m passionate about supporting small business, and – I might be biased – Boston is chock-full of really amazing ones.
I could wax poetic about each of these businesses. Instead, I gave as short of a description as I could but implore you to check them out for yourselves. You’ll immediately see why they’re each so special and worthy of your support.
Brick & Mortar
A Ruby // go-to essentials for every woman’s closet // Copley Place at 100 Huntington Ave, Boston and 680 Legacy Place, Dedham
Ball & Buck // menswear boutique focused on american made products // 144-B Newbury Street, Boston
Crompton Collective // think Brimfield plus artisans all under one roof // 138 Green Street, Worcester
December Thieves // well curated boutique of emerging brands // 88 Charles Street, Boston
deWolfe // artisan leather goods // 177 Newbury Street, Boston
Flock // clothing and gifts with a boho flair // 274 Shawmut Avenue, Boston
Follain // clean beauty // Boston locations are 53 Dartmouth Street and 65 Charles Street
Hudson // furniture & home accents in an eclectic mix of styles // 12 Union Park Street, Boston
Niche // urban garden supply shop – plants + everything you need to care for them // 619 Tremont Street, Boston and 286 Broadway, Cambridge
Olives & Grace // small-batch food products & bespoke gift items // 623 Tremont St, Boston
Seed to Stem // botanicals, natural objects, and curiosities // 138 Green Street #1, Worcester
Shake the Tree // stylish clothing and eclectic gift boutique // 67 Salem St, Boston
TownPool // the best of Nantucket in a Boston pop-up // 899 Boylston Street, Boston
Apotheker’s Kitchen // honey-sweetened chocolate and treats
Brass Clothing // capsule clothing at its best
Nectar & Green // organic pressed almond milk
Organic Bath Co // clean organic skin products
Paridaez // minimalistic women’s apparel line for work to work-out
Sh*t That I Knit // high-quality knitwear
If you live outside of the metro Boston area, it may not be feasible for you to check out these business in person, but many have online retail that you can shop. I also encourage you to go out into your own community and support businesses there. Artisan holiday fairs and bazaars are great places to discover new-to-you businesses to support.
Huzzah to community and a double huzzah for supporting each other this Small Business Saturday (…and always).