After Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday — “a day to celebrate and support” local retailers. It’s being held for the 10th year on Saturday, Nov. 30.
The custom began in 2010 and has grown to be the unofficial kickoff for holiday shopping and indulgence for many local stores and eateries.
Last year, consumers spent a record setting $17.8 million on Small Business Saturday, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
If you’re looking to keep your holiday spending close to home this year, check out these local retailers in Alpharetta that are open for Small Business Saturday.
Some local businesses in Alpharetta participating in Small Business Saturday:
Hours: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Address: 1770 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta
The upscale boutique offers a variety of clothing and home goods. Grab a new outfit for the holiday season or pick up something for someone on your list.
Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Address: 245 Market St., Alpharetta
This women’s clothing boutique originally opened in 2014 in Fort Collins, Colorado. The store moved to its new home in Alpharetta earlier this month. According to the store’s website, it specializes in “unique, quality, affordable” clothing.
Apricot Lane Boutique
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Address: 6655 Town Square #1270, Alpharetta
The locally owned boutique specializes in women’s clothing. They also carry accessories and other gifts to pick up for people on your list this holiday season.
Hours: Noon-12 a.m.
Address: 2855 Marconi Dr #350, Alpharetta
If you’re looking to kick back and relax after shopping, or just want to get out of the house after the holiday, Jekyll Brewing offers locally made brews to enjoy.
Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Address: 1 South Main Street, Alpharetta
Comeback Vinyl has stocked up on new merchandise for the holiday shopping season. You can check out the local record store in historic downtown Alpharetta on both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
Ocean & Acre
Hours: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Address: 6290 Halcyon Way, Suite 620, Alpharetta
If you’re sick of turkey leftovers, check out one of Alpharetta’s local eateries on Small Business Saturday, including the newly opened surf and turf restaurant Ocean & Acre.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Address: 6330 Halcyon Way, Suite 710
If you present $100 or more in recipes from Halcyon businesses — a mixed-used development in Alpharetta — you can claim a box of chocolates from Kilwins.
You can find more local businesses on the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce website.
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