The super rad illustrator Becky Simpson of Chipper Things whittled up this jazzy number just in time for us to highlight some of what is so important about supporting your local businesses. As one, I know I'm partial, but the stats back it up -- every dollar goes twice as far when you shop small! Want to up your city's economy? Buy your books from the Mom and Pop bookstore that's always threatening to go out of business. Looking for vintage furniture? There are some top-notch resources in OKC that save you the shipping of going through eBay or Chairish. Same story for art, apothecary goods, clothing, stationery, jewelry, handbags, candles, and just about every other dang thing else.
This coming Friday is Black Friday, sure, but did you know that Saturday is nationally hailed as Small Business Saturday?? Surprise! It is! What do you need -- for yourself, or as a gift, or otherwise -- that could delight more than just you, friend?
Every day this week, I'll share a guide with some of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE products in the city. I get no kickbacks from this, but just love these folks and think we'd all be better off if you put your dollars to good use this holiday shopping season.