Think of Small Business Saturday as your post-Black Friday palette cleanser.
Perhaps this was the year you really did need a newer, bigger, fancier TV. Perhaps you bought into the hype big companies spend oodles of advertising dollars on… and perhaps you found yourself in line with the masses either late on Thanksgiving or at an unholy hour Friday, blearily staring at the mountain of cheap-ass socks and door-buster pajama pants in your shopping cart.
Ufff. There’s little like slowly realizing you’ve fallen right into that crowded, frenzied trap to suck the spirit of the holidays dry.
But fear not, Tacomans. Our dear city is flush with local shopping alternatives! Here we take a look at seven options to patronize on Small Business Saturday, all conveniently located on 6th Avenue.
Proudly carrying local art and “Tacoma things,” The Nearsighted Narwhal is your best bet to find a unique gem.
“This is THE COOLEST store in ALL of Tacoma! I mean that sincerely,” big fan Jessica wrote when reviewing this store. “For heaven’s sake, they still have ZINES! OMG! The art, the t-shirts, the things you won’t find anywhere else and all your friends will want them too… This is THE place for amazing gifts!”
In honor of Small Business Saturday 2017, Crescent Moon Gifts is going all-out. The deals include all markdown items BOGO free, free reusable shopping totes with goodies from the store to the first 25 customers that make a purchase, and 20% off all of their regularly priced merchandise.
What exactly can you expect to find there? Just a “magical oasis away from the stress of busy everyday life.” No big deal.
We’re talking tea, sage, dragons, fairies, and a fine selection of crystal balls.
Don’t let the name fool you, local folk. Ruston Mercantile is on 6th Ave. Along with selling vintage decor, custom furniture, and gifts, this shop features “local vendors who bring in their handmade items weekly.”
On Small Business Saturday the place Juleen describes as “filled with treasures and knowledge” is promising giveaways for customers.