Small Business Saturday: #ShopDC

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On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers, business owners, and organizations come together to Shop Small in their respective cities and towns. It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Small businesses can exist in a variety of forms, from corner stores to food trucks to online shops. They can have a handful of employees or be up to 150 employees strong. The DC Fray is actually one of them!

In honor of Small Business Saturday, here are a few of the places (by neighborhood) and holiday markets we’re hitting up this Saturday to show our support:

U Street

Home Rule – Colorful, compact shop stuffed to the gills with funky housewares for the kitchen & bathroom.

Salt & Sundry – Modern oasis for artisanal pantry items, plus a curated array of barware, linens, cookbooks & more.

Little Leaf – Hip, compact shop specializing in succulents & other plants as well as paper goods & gifts.

Cherry Blossom Creative & Workshop is proudly located at the Atlantic Plumbing Building in Shaw.

Typecase Industries – the leading full-service design and letterpress print shop.

Salt & Sundry

H Street

Maketto– Food and fashion marketplace featuring java, street food & fashion from cool labels.

Shopkeepers –  a neighborhood space and boutique, sought to inspire and share timeless, considerate products.


SW Waterfront

Harper Macaw – Makers of fine chocolate that restores and protects rainforests near our cacao sources in Brazil.

Hudson & Crane – This industrial-cool home store offers hip furniture & accessories, plus cocktail paraphernalia.

Politics and Prose – Spacious independent bookseller featuring a large selection & a steady lineup of author events.

Harper Macaw

Georgetown – Georgetown is awash in small local businesses, check out the full list here.

DuPont Circle

ShopMade in DC – Shop, eat and drink local with SHOP MADE IN DC this year on Small Business Saturday. They have over 40 MADE IN DC small businesses under one roof.

Eastern Market

The Holly Days – Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS) is proud to celebrate small and local businesses featuring local makers and vendors.

Eastern Market


DC Brau presents: Made In DC Holiday Marketplace – enjoy live music, food trucks, DC Brau beer, while you shop for great local made products like Langdon Wood Barrel Aged Maple Syrup.


Join the movement this Nov 25 by shopping small!





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