How To Support Local Businesses With Your Holiday Shopping

By: Aaron B. Cohen | November 23, 2021

Ah, Black Friday. Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving marks a fleeting moment of massive sales and shop-til-you-drop mobs at the mall. But if you’re looking to support your community, Small Business Saturday provides the means to contribute to the shops that give Metro Detroit character. This year, avoid the chaos, and head over to one of these locally curated retail establishments for your holiday gifts.

LeafMe Plant Boutique

LeafMe, Hamtramck’s premier plant provider, has everything you need to transform a home into an indoor garden oasis. Take advantage of their extensive selection of plants, along with a wide array of accessories, incense, and even their own special fertilizer formula. Best of all, for one day only, everything in the store will be marked 30% off sale prices. Give a gift that adds life and color to your loved one’s home.

Dee Dee’s Fine Vintage

Opened just this month, Dee Dee’s Fine Vintage in Clawson is a one-stop-shop for all things furniture restoration. Their small but mighty team transforms old and antique pieces into one-of-a-kind works of art and sells products to do the work yourself at home. The store also features custom throw pillows, two Michigan-made candle brands, and greeting cards made from recycled materials. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece or just a few smaller gifts for the family, Dee Dee’s ensures that each and every product is locally sourced and made with heart. On Small Business Saturday, Dee Dee’s plans to curate the ultimate shopping experience, complete with food, drinks, and extended hours.

Lost and Found Vintage

Downtown Royal Oak’s Lost and Found Vintage has established itself as one of Metro Detroit’s elite vintage boutiques. Inside, you’ll find items ranging from decades-old cowboy boots to rare concert t-shirts to bell-bottomed Levi denim. If you have unique pieces you’re hoping to unload, they also buy used clothing on the spot. Check out Lost and Found on Small Business Saturday for 10% off everything in the store.

4th Street Boutique

4th Street Boutique in Rochester is a local favorite for functional, forward-thinking women’s fashion. In addition to a city-wide commitment to Small Business Saturday, 4th Street will be giving away free shop local tote bags with any purchase of $25 or more. This is a great spot to find the perfect article of clothing or accessory for yourself or a loved one just in time for the holidays.

Caruso Caruso

Denim lovers can always count on Caruso Caruso in downtown Birmingham to deliver the moment’s hottest styles for all shapes and sizes. Find the perfect pair of jeans, a vintage washed t-shirt sporting your favorite team, or the comfiest pair of sweats you’ve ever tried on. On Small Business Saturday, they’ll be offering up 20% off everything in the store with a purchase exceeding $50. This is the perfect opportunity to score that designer brand denim that will last for years to come.