This Saturday, head to the DC region’s “shop small” headquarters for Small Business Saturday on November 28th. More than 30 independent Alexandria boutiques will offer special promotions, such as merchandise discounts, gifts with purchase, complimentary services, treats, and/or festive activities for shoppers to enjoy.
Last year, Alexandria, Virginia was selected as one of three cities, alongside San Francisco and New York, for the “Shop Small” street banner program, encouraging shoppers to “Find Something Extraordinary” this holiday season. The street lamp banners appear along King Street and Mount Vernon Avenue, the city’s two largest retail corridors, where 80% of the retailers and restaurants are independently or regionally owned. Holiday shoppers will be rewarded for their “shop local” loyalty.
Also on this Small Business Saturday, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will once again be handing out shopping bags containing maps, coupons, prizes, and special treats for small business Saturday shoppers. On November 28, Chamber staff will be by Market Square between 9am and noon and then will move to Del Ray in front of Pork Barrel BBQ around 12:15-1:15 PM.