This year Shop Small Saturday falls on November 26th. As a small business ourselves, we love to support our local small business community – they are at the core of every thriving neighborhood! Here are some local faves we’ll be visiting for our holiday shopping, cause when you shop small the whole community benefits.
Dava’s Picks: Founder and Chief Creative Officer
- With two SF locations, Fiat Lux is the place to find the most unique handmade jewelry. It’s the culmination of owner Marie McCarthy’s lifelong commitment to both body art (20+ years of tattooing/piercing) and handmade adornment (20+ years of designing jewelry) into a full service-oriented premier piercing and fine jewelry shop.
- Keep local bookstores open! They curate and guide to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Three of my top spots are Stout (architecture & design), Omnivore (cooking) and Christopher’s (something for everyone).
IG: @stoutbooks / @omnivorebooks / @christophersbooks
Andre’s Picks: Associate Creative Director
- I love taking photos and trust all of my print and framing needs with Photoworks SF. From film to digital and metal to canvas, the staff is wonderful and the results are gallery worthy.
Eugenia’s Picks: Creative Project Manager
Haley’s Picks: Creative Project Manager
- Seattle is filled with so many hidden gems. My favorite way to get a little taste of everything is spending Sunday mornings at the Ballard Farmers Market. They offer a large variety from food, to flowers to everything in between all year round, rain or shine.
Caity’s Picks: Creative Project Manager
Suzanne’s Picks: Operations Leader
- Whenever I have a new visitor to SF, they are gifted with an Amos Goldbaum. Line artist and muralist extraordinaire, his detailed renderings of SF are engaging and whimsical.
- I’m a big fan of the messenger bag and Rickshaw Bags are top-notch! Working out of a small warehouse in SF’s Dogpatch neighborhood their products are inspired by urban mobility and constructed from high-quality materials with minimal manufacturing waste.
Elaine’s Picks: Designer
- After a nice hike at John McLaren Park, stop by the Mission Blue cafe for a tasty drink accompanied by local-made pastries. While there, check out their gift shop that focuses on items made by Bay Area artists.
Meb’s Picks: Designer
Zili’s Picks: Designer
- Utsuwa Floral Design is an SF flower boutique specializing in bonsai and Japanese terrarium-style designs. A family-owned business, this store is your spot when searching for spectacular and unique arrangements.
Xiaoxiao’s Picks: Junior Designer
- Cape & Cowl Comics, located in downtown Oakland, has a great selection of new comics, old comics, funko pops, action figures, mystery minis, graphic novels, and anything else a comic fan could want. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and always give good recs.
Sol’s Picks: Design Intern
- I love trying new foods and restaurants, but there are places I can’t help but go back to like Cafe de Casa, which specializes in traditional Brazilian homemade food and coffee. Make sure to try the pão de queijo (cheese bread) with smoked salmon and their açai bowls.
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