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Shop Local Santa Monica Video Travel + Tourism in partnership with Buy Local Santa Monica:  Check out this great video created to promote Small Business Saturday and our small local businesses in Santa Monica!


Holiday Shopping in Santa Monica

SM Daily Press:  From electronics and jewelry to apparel and toys, holiday gift hunting can get crazy.

Through the trend setting stores on Main street, to the high end boutiques on Montana. All the way through the rural streets of Pico heading your way to the iconic Third St Promenade in Downtown, there is plenty of shopping in Santa Monica.

“Even as Black Friday has stretched into a long weekend of promotions, the day itself continues to dominate. In Holiday 2015, Black Friday had the highest sales revenue..." (read more)





Small Business Saturday returns Nov. 28

SM Daily Press:  Thanksgiving is the day set aside to be grateful for what we have and the days after Thanksgiving are set aside to get more stuff that you can be thankful for next year. The shopping frenzy now begins on Thanksgiving itself, moves through Black Friday and includes the online blitz known as Cyber Monday. With thousands of dollars to be spent over a handful of days, local retailers are hoping to capitalize on the season with participation in Small Business Saturday.

Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday rose to prominence in 2010 thanks to a national promotion campaign by American Express. The intent is to motivate shoppers to keep their dollars within their communities and support community based merchants.

According to Santa Monica’s Buy Local program, when residents and fellow businesses choose to shop local as much as 70 cents of each dollar stays in the community.  Read full article > > >


Coming Up: Shop Local Saturday and Santa Monica Next's Last Event of 2015!

SM Next:  Shopping time is here and it’s important to remember the benefits of buying local. Keeping your shopping nearby means less driving and stress. It also means supporting local businesses, schools, and city services. So, instead of driving to distant outlet mall, hop on a bike, a bus, or talk a walk to your neighborhood commercial district when shopping for gifts this year.  Read more > > >


Santa Monica Celebrates Small Business Saturday  

Santa Monica Lookout:  If you shop in Santa Monica this Black Friday weekend, as much as 70 percent of the money you spend, will stay in the community and help grow the local economy, according to “Buy Local Santa Monica” campaign officials.

With this in mind, Santa Monica city officials and business representatives are encouraging residents to participate in the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on November 29, the day after big, nationwide retail stores cash in on “Black Friday.”

Conceived by the American Express Corporation on November 27, 2010, Small Business Saturday was created as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which promotes large corporate stores and online shopping sites respectively.

By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to support and shop at local Mom and Pop stores.  Read more > > >