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About Buy Local Santa Monica

Buy Local Santa Monica was created by the Santa Monica business community and the City of Santa Monica to support our local businesses and encourage local buying that strengthens our thriving community by raising  awareness about the economic, environmental and community benefits of thinking local first.  View our map of participating Buy Local SM businesses>>>

Buy Local Santa Monica Updates   

  Tis the Season to Buy Local!  Our Buy Local Santa Monica Holiday Gift Guide goes live on Nov. 16th!  This year we're featuring unique/handmade/sustainable gifts + local experience gifts that you can buy in Santa Monica.  If you are a #BuyLocalSM businesses + would like to submit a gift to the holiday guide, click here.  Small Business Saturday (Nov 24th) launches the start of our Buy Local Holiday Events Season  - to see the list of upcoming holiday events in our community:

 Congrats to our #MostLovedSM Businesses of 2018!  The winners and runners-up for 2018 were announced at an awards ceremony at City Hall on May 1, 2018. For a printable version of the Most Loved Businesses of 2018 map, click here.  For more info on the contest + to view the 2018 business winners (and past honoree), click here.   

 Buy Local for our Schools:  Did you know that any purchase you make at a Santa Monica business  directly helps support our schools?  Last year, we collectively raised $16 Million for the  SMMUSD just by buying local! 

SUPPORT Buy Local.  If you are a Santa Monica business, click here to JOIN this free campaign.  If you are a resident, local employees, business owner or frequent local visitor, show your support for  our community by signing the pledge.  If you live in Santa Monica, we'd also be greatful if you could take the Buy Local SM Resident Survey to help inform us of the goods and services you need in town! 

 Bike Local, Buy Local - Eat/shop/play local by bicycle!  It's fun, healthy and good for the environment...and it's easy to do, thanks to all our great bike shops and Breeze Bike Share program.  Join us for  our monthly #BikeLocalSM HandleBar Happy Hour (#HBHH) events (last week of every month - check Events page for details!).  Organized in partnership with SM SPOKE to help showcase our #BuyLocalSM businesses & the joys of #BikeLocalSM

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