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Nov 28, 2014 >> Small Business Saturday is (almost!) here


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above: WE’RE SHOPPING SMALL AT MERZ APOTHECARY FOR THE MAIN STREET MAKEOVER ON SATURDAY, NOV 29

All this week, we’re celebrating Small Business Saturday. Smack dab in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is a chance to shop small at the businesses around town that make the retail landscape exciting, refreshing and unique. Can you say “Holiday Present Shopping?!”

While we featured five beauty businesses that we love to #ShopSmall at—you can check out the story here—the city is full of independent retailers whose stylish DNA is focused on great service, cool stuff and a warm welcome. 

And American Express, who is celebrating their fifth year with exciting Small Business Saturday programming, is making it even more fun with citywide activations on Saturday, November 29th to bring retailers and shoppers together. Plus, it’s a perfect excuse to get up off that couch and work off those Turkey Day calories.

While there is a full menu of #SmallBizSat offerings, here are two of the events around town that we’re especially excited about:

Main Street Makeover in Lincoln Square
Interior Designer Adam Zollinger is refreshing the charming Lincoln Square—you may recognize Merz Apothecary which was featured in our #ShopSmall story!—with holiday displays and more. Plus, we hear a tree lighting and carolers will be making things extra festive starting at 5PM.

Etsy Trunk Show
Love Etsy? We do too. Meet some of the local Etsy sellers—and their goods!—at a trunk show hosted by Wicker Park’s One Strange Bird. It’s time to get your gift on starting at 10AM.

For a full list of all Small Business Saturday activations, click here.

PHOTO: TIM MUSHO