Shop Small Business Saturday, Austin, Texas, Shop Local, Holidays, Christmas

The 2018 Event will be held on December 8th, and details are still in the works. But see below for info from the 2018 event!

Shop Small Saturday
Shop IBIZ Districts for Specials, Sales, and Holiday Cheer

The Austin Independent Business Alliance encourages you to think local before you buy. For Shop Small Saturday, the IBIZ Districts are banning together for a Holiday Shop Hop. So for all of your shopping needs, choose a district or three and complete your holiday shopping by keeping you dollars here in your community!

Featured Businesses:
East End IBIZ District:
Hillside Farmacy (1209 East 11th Street) will have gift cards & are offering 10% off any grocery purchase, including great stocking stuffers coffee, local tea, honey, maple syrup, hot sauce, etc.
Sagra (1050 E 11th St #100) Stop in for a free cider or take the edge off with an all-day happy hour cocktail called the Brown Turkey! They will also be giving away one $50 gift card as they are the perfect “holiday gift.” Bonus: local vendors on the patio with unique wares.
take heart shop – Austin (1111 East 11th St Ste 100)
take heart owner, Nina Gordon, has curated some wonderful artisan gifts for the holidays. Handmade pottery, cashmere, wool and silk scarves, 100% cotton caps, candles, boxed cards and calendars. Along with a nice selection of gift books, teas and handmade chocolate. Imports from Japan and one- of- a- kind vintage pieces round out her selection. Come by and be good to yourself -and others! Open everyday now til New Years. Follow us on FB and instagram @takeheart shop. Located next to the Blue Dahlia (free parking in adjacent lot).
Tiny Taiga (1200 E. 11th St. #106) A choose-your-own-adventure shoppe of healthful, powerful and glowing goodness in a variety of forms and functions for your exploration, for your education, for your individual needs and for all of your many senses.

East Sixth IBIZ District:
Birds Barbershop (1107 E 6th St. ) Gift Card Specials: $50 gift cards for $40, and $25 gift cards for $20.
Buenos Aires Cafe, Este (1201 E 6th St) will be selling their chimi mix and t-shirts currently under production. Open at 12 noon.
Clayworks Studio/Gallery (1209 E 6th St) Handmade clay pottery and gifts
Encore Records (809 E 6th St) It’s Record Store Day and a bonus 10% discount if you show the receipt from another record store or locally owned business from the IBIZ Districts
HELM Boots (900 E 6th Street) Open at noon, 10% off + one free shoe care with purchase
Rio Rita (1308 E 6th St) An amazing Makers Market on the back patio. Bonus: Hot Apple Cider available-terrific with bourbon or on its own, and as always a menu full of delicious cocktails made with our house made infusions.
The Lion’s Nest (1008 E 6th St.) hot tea and cookies for customers. Trunk show featuring Austin artists Ruth Waddy with “”Ruthless Reuse”” – featuring fashionable accessories made from recycled materials – Welcome to Ruth Waddy Designs and Josh Dossett with “”Muddy Josh”” – featuring hand thrown mugs, cups and bowls made in Austin! Custom Ceramics and Artwork by Josh Dossett.

Lo-Burn IBIZ District:
Assistance League of Austin (4901 Burnet Rd) Storewide full of gift options.
416 Bar & Grille (5011 Burnet Rd #150) 416 will be offering their weekday Happy Hour Menu all day during Shop Hop
Bark N Purr Pet Center (4604 Burnet Rd.) Sale on Cat Trees and Free Select Toys!
Bloomers And Frocks (5202 Burnet Rd., inside Gypsies SAntiques) Storewide Sale and Vintage Jewelry Trunk Show
Blue Star Cafeteria (4800 Burnet Ste C 300) 20% off if you mention you are part of Shop Hop
Charlotte’s Fiesta Flowers (4404 Burnet Rd)
Gypsies Antiques (5202 Burnet Road)
Rave On Vintage (1509 N Loop Blvd W) Vintage Home goods and accessories.
Sue Patrick (5222 Burnet Rd.) Specials on gifts for the entire family.
Top Drawer Thrift (4902 Burnet) 50% Off Blue and Orange Tag Clothing and 75% off anything with a yellow tag
Upper Crust Bakery (4508 Burnet) Grab a bite to eat in between shopping, gift certificates, and baked goods.
Uptown Modern (5111 Burnet Rd) Jewelry Sale!
Vin . Taj (5200 Burnet Rd #2) Amazing selection of vintage home goods, perfect for gifts.

North Drag IBIZ District

Breed & Co. (718 W 29th St) Gifts for the whole family.
Frock On Vintage (3016 Guadalupe St Ste A101) Roll the dice for a chance to get discounts from 10-30% off your purchase.
I Luv Video (2915 Guadalupe St)
Ruby’s BBQ and Catering (512 W 29th St) Any sandwich with a side dish and fountain drink, tea or coffee$ 8.25* or *$9.65 with Brisket or Turkey Sandwich.
Salon O (3110 Guadalupe St.) Give the gift of beauty. Specials on Gift Certificates. Gift Cetrificates: $50 for $40. Gift Certificate for Brazilian Blowouts Reg Price $300 now $150. Gift Certificates for Eyelash Extensions, normally $250 for $100. Gift Certificates for refills for Eyelash Extensions $45.
Spiderhouse Cafe (2908 Fruth St)
Wheatsville Food Co-op (3101 Guadalupe St.)
Sale: 10% OFF fair-trade Andes Knits, ONE DAY ONLY! We’re the only folks to carry these in town, and they’re hugely popular.
Gift: FREE BAG to first 50 people that tell the Guad hosp desk they heard about the ‘shop local day’ through AIBA or show the AIBA ad.
Food: Buy a donut get a FREE fair trade, organic drip coffee ANY SIZE!
Do: Help us decorate our windows! We’re kicking off our annual ‘Make a Flake’ window decorating on 11/28. Fun for kids of ALL ages!
Glam Girls Texas (3110 Guadalupe St.) Glam Girls Texas Boutique purchases get a free gift with purchase. Free fleece leggings ($22 value)

North Loop IBIZ District:
Big Bertha’s Paradise (112 N Loop Blvd E) Tents Outside with special Merchandise just for Shop Hop
Breakaway Records (211 W North Loop Blvd) Record Store Day! Bonus 10% discount (excluding Black Friday Record Store Day releases) to anyone that has a receipt from a local independent business from Friday 11/27/15 or Saturday 11/28/15.
Ermine Vintage (106 E North Loop Blvd.) 20% off throughout the store
Forbidden Fruit (108 E North Loop Blvd) Tarot readings by Adam from 1-4, plus Demo/Sale and Giveaways of the New Sound Activated Toys from Curve. Open until 9pm. There will be sweet treats for everyone and libations for 21 and over.
MonkeyWrench Books (110 E North Loop Blvd) 15% off books and have limited edition Monkeywrench Books coffee mugs for sale
Revival Vintage (100 W N Loop Blvd Ste 1) drinks, snacks, store wide sale (15% off) and free gift wrapping
Room Service Vintage (107 E North Loop Blvd) 20% Off Jewelry
Vulcan Video (100-A North Loop Blvd)$5 movie sale

South First IBIZ District
Clear Point Wellness (2001 S 1st St) Open 12-4. 10 min. chair massages, will have snacks out and will be offering a 10% discount on gift certificates
End of an Ear (2209 S 1st St) Record Store Day! Storewide specials and music.
Morning Star Trading Company (1919 S 1st St) 10% Off Jewelry

Did you know that for every $100 in customer spending at a national chain, the total local economic impact is only $13? The same amount spent with a local merchant yields $45, more than three times the local economic impact! Not only that, local, independent businesses give back to our community by collectively being the largest donors to local nonprofits. From hosting community events to embracing a more sustainable environment, these businesses are part of the core of this fabulous place we call Austin. Lets show them appreciation and support them during the holidays and keep this Austin tradition thriving.


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