Black Friday brings out the best deals from all the major retailers, but Small Business Saturday is when the lovers-of-all-things-local come out to shop. From grabbing an ube latte at Hood Famous Cafe + Bar to kickstart your shopping adventure to strolling through Occidental Square for a Pioneer Square retail event, you can make your entire Saturday a local experience.
Fun facts from Small Business Saturday last year:
- American Express shared that there was a record-high spending of $19.8 billion for Small Business Saturday across the country.
- 50% of shoppers reported they found local shops + its deals through social media recommendations.
- 56% of shoppers made online-only purchases from small businesses.
To help you sort out your Saturday retail plans, we’ve compiled a list of local businesses participating in Small Business Saturday.
📍 4228 Stone Way N.
⏰ 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
🛍️ Billed as a spot for “thirsty nerds,” the unbeleafable tea shop features blends named after video games, sci-fi hits, and literary classics. It’s offering 20% off single origin teas all day.
📍 4547 California Ave. SW.
⏰ 12-8 p.m.
🛍️ There are tons of great outfits, accessories, and handbags to choose from at this stylish West Seattle women’s boutique, which is giving away a $20 gift card for every $75 spent by using the code “Shop Small.” Psst: There’s also a cool speakeasy in the back serving up cocktails and New Orleans-influenced dishes.
📍 1205 E. Pike St.
⏰ 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
🛍️ The trendy clothing store includes some sharp threads, like this Clyde the Sasquatch tee, and supports LGBTQ+ designers. All weekend long, everything in the shop will be 20% off with discounts on mug gift packs as well.
📍 2407 E. Union St.
⏰ 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
🛍️ Aiming to support female-led brands, this Central District collective has a wide variety of art, apparel, and lifestyle products. On Saturday, it’s hosting a pop-up for three local artisans and will offer mending for any items brought in with a $20 donation.
📍 4517 California Ave. SW.
⏰ 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
🛍️ Get your motor running. There’s currently a 10% discount on all electric bikes in the shop through Nov. 29, and 20% off accessories in stock (which bumps up to 25% if you purchase them with a bike).
📍 900 E. Pine St.
⏰ 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
🛍️ Looking for a lil’ something soothing? This modern apothecary specializes in medicinal herbs, body products, and even some artisanal foods. Mention the “Intentionalist Offer” and you can get 10% off all CBD products, including bath soaks.
📍 Downtown + Olde Burien
⏰ 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
🛍️ The town of Burien is going all out for Small Business Saturday with a whole extravaganza planned across its shops, bakeries, and boutiques. Kids can get a free photo taken with Santa in Town Square and there’s a BINGO card challenge where shoppers can win prizes.
📍 600 S. Jackson St.
⏰ 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
🛍️ Anyone looking for some super adorable stationary may want to check out this quaint shop located in Japantown (though it sells other gift-worthy items, too). Look for discounts on food pun stickers and washi tape decorated with Asian snacks.
Pro tip: Intentionalist — which supports local + diverse small businesses — has a searchable map with other Small Business Saturday offers.