Where to Do Your Small Business Shopping in Washington D.C.
November 26, 2021
Black Friday is the biggest and the craziest shopping day of the year, but with inventories low this year at most big box stores, you might have more luck at some of our local shops. Small Business Saturday is the shopping day after Black Friday and doing your shopping at small businesses can have a big impact on local communities. By keeping your money local, you’re not only helping local business thrive, you’re keeping our community vibrant and helping our planet by using less gas and logistics. The benefits are all around! Plus, everyone knows when you shop small, you usually get more unique gifts. Washington D.C. is committed to supporting small businesses and this website is great if you’re looking for stores you can support within our community. If you’re on the hunt for gifts this holiday season, here are our choices for local stores you can check out on Small Business Saturday here in Washington D.C. Red Barn Mercantile – Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, about 20 minutes from your RESA apartment, Red Barn Mercantile is a family-run boutique specializing in home furnishings, linens, gifts, and home decor. With gifts for kids, adults, and even pets, Red Barn has something for everyone. December is the best time of year to visit, as their store is decked out with dozens of different style ornaments. Labyrinth – If it’s not the food or the gifts that brings your family around the table this time of year, then it’s probably the games! Games and puzzles are a big part of the holiday season, and sometimes the most simple of gift can bring a family together for a fun time. Here in Washington D.C. we actually have our very own game and puzzle store. You can find just about any game board or puzzle in this local small business. Whether it’s a simple puzzle for toddlers or a complicated game of Dungeons and Dragons, Labyrinth is fun for the whole family. They’ve made shopping easy this holiday season by creating this gift guide for your game shopping needs. Red Barn Mercantile 1117 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Labyrinth 645 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC 20003