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>>>
Buy Local Santa Monica Updates
Annual Most Loved Santa Monica Business Contest runs the month of February. The 2017 contest just closed and we're now busy working with our friends @ SAMOHI Stats Class to help tally the final results. The winners will be announced on May 2, 2017 at City Hall. To view previous year's Most Loved SM Winners + Runners Up of 2016 + for more info on the annual contest, click here.
Buy Local Give Local SM: Our businesses are proud to be a part of the community + to give back. For #BuyLocalGiveLocal Week 2016, our businesses + their customers raised over $11,500 for 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 $7.5 Million 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