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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

This coming Saturday, November 26, is officially Small Business Saturday. The annual event was initially started by American Express in 2010 as a marketing initiative to encourage people to shop at local businesses instead of big box stores. The hashtag #shopsmall trends every year as the public flows into the streets to shop at their favorite local shops helping support hundreds of thousands of small businesses across the country. We couldn’t let this day approach without giving a well deserved shout out to some of our favorite design stores across Texas. So make sure you start your holiday shopping here!

Photo courtesy of Garza Marfa

In case visiting Marfa for their world class art and unique boutique hotels isn’t enough, add them to your shopping list to check out Garza Marfa. Their assortment of leather goods, ceramics and textiles is the reason why they continue to be one of the main shopping destinations for this avant garde west Texas town.

Photo courtesy of Forth + Nomad

Forth + Nomad is a Houston staple located in The Heights in an area that boasts stores like Warby Parker and Aesop. This architectural storefront carries brands from all over the world along with a list of local brands that round out their selection of ceramics, beauty products, clothing and books. Their shop houses a coffee shop for that much needed pick me up along with a custom candle shop. It is a one stop shop for all things home.

Photo courtesy of Neighborhood

Neighborhood is a triple threat by being a local source for all things Gus* Modern, a carrier of Blu Dot Furniture, along with featuring the unique works of both local and national artists. With an array of artisanal goods, impressive art, lighting and furniture, Neighborhood delivers the goods.

Photo courtesy of circa20c

Circa20c offers quality, vintage mid-century modern furniture as well as modern day contemporary pieces by notable brands like Knoll, Thayer Coggin, Herman Miller, and Hove Mobler. Some of the designers they carry include Hans Wegner, Mies van der Rohe and Axel Larsson. The furniture speaks for itself with luxe mid century pieces that can anchor any space. Although they represent artists from around the world, one of their two stores is located in the heart of Dallas.

Photo courtesy of Arteriors

We love Arteriors lighting and furnishings and have used them in numerous projects. But if you are a true Arteriors lover, then you know about their outlet centers located on Inwood and most recently Plano. This is where you can find a treasure trove of home accessories, mirrors, lighting and seating that arrive directly from their showroom. The search is just as fun as the finds.

In between your Target run and pit stop at the local mall, swing by some of these design stores for Small Business Saturday. Your support goes a long way. Let us know what you find!

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