The holiday season is upon us, and even though large gatherings with friends and family is relatively out for this year, many are still shopping up a storm to send some love to those they care about. One of the best ways to find gifts and help the community at the same time is to stay local and shop at small businesses, and Philadelphians will be able to do that this weekend on East Passyunk.
The South Philly neighborhood is home to more than 150 independently-owned shops and restaurants, and many of its establishments will be taking part in Small Business Saturday with an array of discounts, specials and more. The event takes place on Nov. 28th and will last during participating store hours.
“Every year East Passyunk Avenue offers holiday shoppers some of the most unique, and memorable gifting in the city,” said Adam Leiter, Executive Director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District in a statement. “This year it’s even more imperative to show support for these independent businesses by shopping locally so they can be here tomorrow.”
It’s no secret that 2020 has hit businesses hard, and to combat the struggles that the economy is facing, support from residents is nothing short of imperative. There are a few highlighted businesses providing specials and more that everyone can benefit from this upcoming Small Business Saturday.
A Novel Idea
The book store will be offering specials not just on Small Business Saturday, but for three days starting this Friday, Nov. 27. Shoppers can check out an array of different specials including 10% off of the entire store and an extra 40% off of select items as well. Additionally, those who spend $50 will take home a free t-shirt or pin, and those who spend $100, will receive a free A.N.I. tote bag.
1726 E. Passyunk Ave., anovelideaphilly.com
Good Buy Supply
Philadelphia’s first-ever sustainable retail shop is not only offering specials but will be opening for the first time on Small Business Saturday with a sneak peak of its bulk soaps for refill, and other plastic-free home goods.
1737 E. Passyunk Ave. goodbuysupply.co
Metro Mens Clothing
According to a release, this stylish men’s haberdasher is prominently located just across from the Singing Fountain and for Small Business Saturday will offer 20% off the entire store — packed with new winter arrivals including Philly sports themed items. (Offer excludes sale merchandise).
1600 E. Passyunk Ave., metromensclothing.com
This boutique comes from Nicole Rae Styer who curates a collection of one-of-a-kind designs, as well as vintage and other textiles to peruse through. The shop will offer a socially distance sale, both on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and additional discounts via online shopping if you wish to still stay inside while looking for some gifts for loved ones or yourself.
1822 E. Passyunk Ave., facebook.com
Occasionette, one of the city’s largest retailers of independent cards and gifts has a plethora of curated items that work for any occasion. The shop will be offering candles, tea towels, jewelry, bar wares, candies, notebooks, journals, photo frames and much more for Philadelphians to peruse through on Small Business Saturday.
1825 E. Passyunk Ave., occasionette.com
The Utopia Collective
This Saturday, the lifestyle boutique will discount all pillows (both in-store and online) a full 25% and will also give out 10%-off cards for a future in-store purchase for anyone who makes a purchase on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday. To add to the discounts, shoppers will be delighted to see that all items in the store are already under $100.
1914 E. Passyunk Ave. theutopiacollective.com
”We’re encouraging people to shop small and avoid the mall, since it’s so easy to find something special on East Passyunk,” added Leiter in his statement. “Whether it’s new clothes, surprising stocking stuffers, or even gift certificate from one of our great shops or restaurants, there’s always something that will be the perfect fit.”
The release states that this Small Business Saturday is a day for locals and those from surrounding counties looking for a dynamic retail experience, to come and show support for small, local businesses, and wrap up that holiday gift list. For more information about Small Business Saturday or a complete list of business along East Passyunk Avenue, go to visiteastpassyunk.com or follow EPABID.