“Small Business Saturday” is a national annual initiative to help raise awareness to independently owned businesses. This year, we encourage you to “shop small” during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.
Forest Park Southeast along with the Grove entertainment/consumer district offers many unique and wonderful gifts that you simply can’t find at your local, overcrowded mall. Stop by one of our many independently owned restaurants for a gift certificate to give to that special someone on your list. We also have numerous retail shops to explore as well. Who says you have to buy from a massive chain store? Get your friends and family something new and fresh this year.
This year’s winners of the Neighborhood Business of the Year for the 17th ward, The Little Blaque Dress offers unique clothing, shoes and accessories all at budget friendly prices. Their “Blaque Friday” sale is from 7am-11am offering up to 20% off store-wide. All jewelry, including the styles from “Basketball Wives” and “Love & Hip Hop”, dresses, shoes and even SPANX shapewear will be on sale.
Stop by No Coast Skateboards for the “Occupy No Coast” Black Friday Sale. They are offering “Deals for the 99%”. Pro Decks will be 10% off and Daily Doubles for 20% on select pro models plus all Vox Shoes are on sale for $30. No Coast also offers tons of gift ideas such as recycled skateboard jewelry from Maple XO, DVD’s, clothes, hats, and sunglasses.
Recently featured in Essence magazine, The Nappy Kitchen salon offers hair care products for natural hair along with super fun and cute hair accessories. Customers can purchase individual items such as their “Super Moisturizing Braids & Twist Shampoo” and their “Brown Sugar Body Scrub”. They also have great hair care gifts available and on sale starting at $45.
Randy’s Recycled Cycles offers refurbished bikes that won’t break your Holiday budget. They offer a variety of bikes for children and adults. Prices range from $100-$1,800 for adult bicycles and $40-80 for children’s bicycles.