Saturday, November 24, 2018
Shop Local in Shreveport: Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday has been around since about 2010 when American Express first offered their cardholders a small cash incentive to shop locally after the Black Friday extravaganza.
Here, in Shreveport, there are many unique local shopping options.
If you head downtown, there are lots of options, from shops to restaurants:
Downtown Shreveport POP UP Shops at Artspace Shreveport - 710 Texas Street
Hippie Baby- 450 Clyde Fant Parkway
Appli-Ks- 450 Clyde Fant Parkway
Robinson Film Center- 617 Texas Street
Epic Aquaria- 725 Milam
The Agora Borealis- 421 Lake Street
Norsworthy Gallery- 214 Texas Street
Lena's Shoe Gallery- 501 Milam Street
Other downtown businesses offering Small Business Saturday specials include: Martha's Hallmark, On Time Fashion, Bon Temps Coffee Bar, Nicky’s Mexican Restaurant, and Fully Stacked.
Here's a list of some of my favorite shops and restaurants for truly unique gifts:
King Hardware: you can get everything from home decor to a Yeti here, and if you're looking for gifts with a true Louisiana flavor, this is the shop for you.
Sweet Tee Shreveport: cool nostalgic clothing and other gifts with a local twist.
The Enchanted Garden on Line Avenue is a great shop crammed full with unique gift ideas from ornaments, clothing, candles, and home decor. It's a great place to find exactly what you didn't realize you needed!
Lewis Gifts is offering store wide discounts today and is a Shreveport classic.
Kings Antiques and More (formerly Kings Ransom) next to Strawns is a fun place to spend the afternoon browsing for not only antiques but unique handmade gifts and even great collectible books!
And nearby is the terrific Shreveport Trading Company in the old Sooto Records building; this is another favorite of mine for antiques, costume jewelry, glassware, and other oddities.
If you like antiques, be sure to check out Timeline Antiques on Line. I never leave there empty handed.
At Brewniverse you can create your own beer advent calendar!
Don't forget about our local craft breweries, too. There you can find cool swag for the beer lover or foodie in your life and certainly gift certificates are always welcome!
Obviously my tastes tend to be rather narrow so be sure to check out Cobalt Chronicles for more local shopping haunts. As much as I love cyber-Monday for its convenience, I truly do love shopping local and believe in supporting our local businesses.