Wednesday, November 27, 2013

#ShopSmall and Sparkle Big

#SHOPSMALL: Beats and Bohos has big plans for your holiday shopping.
This holiday season, you're gonna want to #ShopSmall, but SPARKLE BIG. Think outside the box (as in big box stores) and support your local and friendly small businesses in your area. As you're digesting your Thanksgiving meal, you're going to want make your battle plan for your impending holiday gift giving, so this season, please pledge to #ShopSmall, and support your peeps.

This Black Friday, seek out GREEN. Search for eco-friendly businesses and product options while you "get your shop on." How about some clever up-cycled record bowls for your cousin who loves all things vinyl? Uncommon Goods sells a few, and there are probably a few Etsy-ians who are busy spinning old Cheap Trick and Herb Albert albums into the perfect vehicle for your Auntie Ethel's famous onion dip. Topping my personal Xmas wishlist is this "Clean Coffee" travel bag made from recycled coffee bean bags and leather by designer Alfonso Velasquez.  I adore the shape and the clean modern lines- this chic and savvy green bean deserves an extra buzz. Also,  a little local shout-out to Seattle Sundries, for making the perfect stocking stuffer, a "Happy Hands" Lotion Bar Sampler Gift Set(available on Amazon) offering up a handful of cute tins of solid lotions, utilizing my favorite beauty ingredients: beeswax and shea butter. Eco. Friendly. And awesome. 

Speaking of awesome and BLACK FRIDAY, and local, we've got a BIG, BLACK sale a brewin' for Beats and Bohos. This Friday, November 29th, step right up to our Escalating Sale! The more you buy, the more you're going to save. Store wide, it's 10% off when you buy any item. However when you buy two items, you get 15% off, three items are 20% off, up to 25% off. You can do some serious damage to that holiday shopping list, save a pile of moolah, AND feel good about supporting small businesses, all in one fell swoop. Talk about elevation- this is Black Friday shopping at its peak. 

Get FIRST DIBS on our best holiday sparklers this Saturday at Beats and Bohos.
Nipping at the heels of viernes negro, is Small Business Saturday, the American Express way of supporting the little people that make this country great: small business and shop owners. You can take the pledge to #ShopSmall here. Beats and Bohos are hosting a very special trunk show that day, so you can #ShopSmall and sparkle big! We're pulling out our most special holiday vintage for a sneak peek and first dibs to the creme de la cream of Seattle vintage. 

Special vintage pieces ranging from the 1930s to the late 1980s will be presented, including the launch of Beats and Bohos own Black Label vintage. It's the best of the best- and specially curated for your holiday social season.  If it's sparkly and phenomenal- we'll have it. I'll personally be offering up some of my favorite holiday sparklers, including my some fantastic sequin tops, sparkling lurex and velvety dresses. I will be also milling about, sipping a hot bevy, and offering up my opinion to any who listen about whether or not tartan plaid makes your butt look big. (And, for the record: NO.) For more details on the event, click here

Oh, and I LOVE what Trove Vintage is doing for Black Friday and Small Biz Saturday- they will be linking up with Ballard Food Bank, and offering a discount to all their shoppers who donate goods. You can read their fine print here. You just can't go wrong with shopping vintage in a gorgeous shop for worthy cause!

PLEASE take a moment to enter my Shabby Apple dress giveaway. The contest ends this Friday, and I will be announcing the winner in a special post on Saturday, November 30th. Be sure to LIKE Shabby Apple on Facebook and follow them on Instagram to be eligible to win. Contest open to US residents only.


Patti said...

We don't do gifts, but I am inspired to Shop Small! I avoid the BBox stores as much as possible. xox

Beryl said...

Glad to hear that Tartan doesn't mess up the rear view. I like your black label idea. Have you gone to the Goodwill's special sale of fancy clothes yet? It's pretty cool!

Flattering50 said...

Love shopping small businesses for special gifts that don't scream "mass production!" And green gifts are even better. Thanks for the gift ideas and Happy Thanksgiving.

SeƱora Allnut said...

hurrah for ShopSmall!, we're also going to celebrate our BlackFriday locally, enjoying some offers at our favorite little shops!
glad you're sharing this!
besos & comercio local

No Fear of Fashion said...

I think Small business Saturday is a great invention. Just saw the advertising / marketing strategy of that (American Express was behind it, weren't they?)