Small business Saturday: DC and New Orleans

Today is Small Business Saturday, a “national holiday” of sorts, established in 2010 to bring visibility to the fact that small businesses are the fuel of the American economy. In the 5 days that start with Thursday of Thanksgiving sales and end with Cyber Monday, Saturday is dedicated to entrepreneurs and small business owners.


As those of you who know me know, I prefer to shop small and shop local to malls and chains. From DC and New Orleans, here are some of  my favorites. (And don’t forget Alchimie Forever, and our Friends & Family 30% promotion – use the code FF2014).

DC edition

The Dandelion Patch for notecards and hostess gifts (and advice on how to write the perfect thank you note).

Politics and Prose for books (and conversation, but that is harder to wrap).

Betsy Fisher for boutique fashion brands and style advice.

Soupergirl for healthy soup and Soupscriptions that keep on giving.

Bellacara for everything beauty related.

New Orleans edition

Sucre – it’s so good I can’t even go there; ordering online is much safer!

Jean Therapy for the best jeans and amazingly soft Defend New Orleans t-shirts.

Mignon Faget for jewelry.

Aidan Gill for men’s grooming gifts.

CeCe Shoe for the shoe-obsessed (and to learn about the most amazing shoe closet ever).


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