Guide to Shopping Small and Local on Saturday 

Black Friday is upon us, but it doesn’t have to be. Why not take the day off, lounge around in your pajamas all day, sip coffee, read some books and all the while spend time with family and friends? And instead of buying all of your holiday gifts this year from the big box stores, try Small Business Saturday this year.

Upon moving to Milwaukee 3 years ago, I became instantly engulfed in the the local business community here. Milwaukee is full of them. Literally brimming to the top with them. And they are all amazing in their own ways. I’m talking, coffee roasters, candle pourers, jewelry makers, artists, craft brewers, and the list of artisans goes on and on. That’s really the only reason one should need to go out and shop local this Saturday.

Even more so, shopping local does so much good for the local economy and for the environment. The stats have been piling up over the years and it’s evident, shopping local is better than the big box stores. Here are some links to stats and facts incase you’re not 100% sold.

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So here is the stock list of my favorite local Milwaukee shops and spots to hit this Saturday:

Enjoy your Black Friday off and I’ll see you on Saturday for Small Business Saturday!

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