Shop Small, Support Big

Kim Bode talks about small businesses in the 8THIRTYFOUR office

Support your community this Saturday, November 24th, by shopping small for Small Business Saturday.
The team at 8THIRTYFOUR has taken all the work out of Small Business Saturday by highlighting some of our favorite businesses to get you ready to shop small. Be sure to watch the video and see each team member’s favorite small biz.

The Paper Studio

Ya’ll know we love handwritten notes, and The Paper Studio on Monroe Center just gets us. Stop in and pick up cards, stationery, notebooks, art, or sign up for one of their amazing classes.
On Small Business Saturday, they will giving away a product with every $40 purchase, offering holiday cards at a discount, and collaborating with neighboring retailers on Monroe Center for additional goodies.

Rustic City Living

If you have ever been to the 8THIRTYFOUR office, chances are you’ve seen our amazing wall featuring reclaimed wood, built by our friends at Rustic City Living.
Get to know these amazing best friends who specialize in farmhouse chic with custom woodworking solutions, signage, art, and more. Their retail location off of Plainfield is chock full of goodies and they will be paying the sales tax on all orders and gift wrap it to boot!

Schuil Coffee Co.

Did you really think we would have a list that didn’t include coffee? You are going to need that caffeine to fuel all your shopping on Small Business Saturday, so stop in and grab a latte, holiday blend, tea, or some sweet gear.
If you spend $40, you’ll even get a free tote to carry all of your goodies on Saturday.

Rebel Reclaimed

Avoid this adorable boutique at all costs if you are on a budget, it is impossible to not spend money buying unique and sassy gifts. They have everything from jewelry to books to cards to art to home decor – if you want to be the most popular person at a holiday party, then visit Eastown and stock up.
On November 24th 10% of all sales will be donated to Grand Rapids Pride Center, because they are just that wonderful.
These are just a few of the many fabulous retailers in our fair city, be sure to check out the likes of Gina’s Boutique, Kula Yoga, Books & Mortar and more.
What are your favorite local shops? Be sure to tag them and use the hashtags #shopsmall #smallbusinesssaturday to spread the small movement.

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