Think Santa Monica First
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>>>
Thank you to everyone who voted for their Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses last month! We will be tabulating the results and announcing the winners on May 3, 2016 at the prestigious Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses 2016 Awards Ceremony + Reception, and marking the release of the Most Loved SM 2016 publication. Stay tuned for more info! For information on our other annual Buy Local Santa Monica campaigns, click on the images below.
To view last year's Most Loved SM Business Winners of 2015 + for more info on the annual contest, click here.
Buy Local Give Local SM: An annual week of giving in September, with over $6,782 (and 60 jars of peanut butter donations) raised in 2015 by participating Buy Local SM businesses in support of local charities. More info>
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 $7.5Million for the SMMUSD just by buying local!
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 Handlebar Happy Hour events (last week of the month, check our Events page for upcoming!) organized in partnership with SM SPOKE to help showcase our BLSM businesses and the joy of bicycling!
SUPPORT Buy Local. Sign the Buy Local Community Pledge. 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 3 minutes to complete the Buy Local SM Resident Survey to help inform us of the goods and services you need in town!
JOIN Buy Local Santa Monica. If your business is located in Santa Monica, you're automatically eligible to be a member of the Buy Local SM campaign. To activate your membership + be added to the business directory, click here (it's FREE!)
Buy Local SM Community Partners