There are countless benefits to shopping local—from environmental to economic, so instead of joining the mob for Black Friday, why not support your local artisans instead? It will be much more fulfilling than getting stampeded in a big-box store at 6 a.m.…
For those looking to shop local, Cherry Creek North is encouraging visitors to browse its 260 retailers (70 percent of which are small businesses), including art galleries, food and drink, fashion boutiques, spas, and salons. There is something for everyone, so read on to find the spots you want to hit on Saturday, Nov. 24. In addition, the Small Business Saturday headquarters at 2nd and Fillmore Streets is giving away multiple $100 Cherry Creek North gift cards. Come to the headquarters with proof of purchase from any CCN retailer and you will be entered.
Learn some beauty hacks
Aveda salon is hosting a holiday event at the VIDA salon from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Nov. 23 to the 25, and beauty lovers won’t want to miss it. In addition to savings on purchases, Aveda is offering complimentary “mini services” such as makeup touch-ups, massages, hand treatments, and hair tutorials. Pop in to view new holiday gift sets, learn a few tricks, and enjoy snacks and wine.
Hot off the runway
If high fashion is your gig, check out Garbarini, a high-end boutique on Detroit Street. “We will make sure if you wear a dress to an event, you will be the only woman wearing that dress, from our store,” the store declares. If you’re in need of a new cocktail dress, this is the place.
When it comes to finding outdoorsy pieces that will actually keep you warm this winter, look no further: The Fall Line carries Patagonia, Ugg, Sno Skins, SmartWool, and more. On Nov. 24, The Fall Line is offering 20 percent off one regular-priced item, 50 percent off all Baggallini handbags, and 40 percent off Habitat Clothing.
While you’re out and about, stop for lunch at Cherry Cricket. The place is known for its delicious burgers, but it has vegetarian options as well. For Small Business Saturday, the restaurant will select 10 random people to receive a Cricket gift card for a future visit.
You spend a third of your life sleeping…so you might as well make sure you have quality bedding. Visit The Brass Bed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and experience some of the world’s finest linens, including Yves Delorme of Paris, Libeco of Belgium, and the Brass Bed’s own luxurious brand. Yves Delorme’s Classics in White are 25 percent off on Small Business Saturday.
Lash extensions, Microblading, tanning, makeup application… Live Love Lash on East 3rd avenue has a variety of beauty treatments and spa services. On Nov. 24, pick up a $100 gift card for just $80, or get 20 percent off retail in store.
Accessible and high-quality
Denver Darling Boutique specializes in classic, feminine styles that last, including wardrobe staples like coats, sweaters, and party dresses. To celebrate Small Business Saturday, Denver Darling is offering a host of discounts. Visit Cherry Creek North’s website for a complete list of discounts.
Add Southern Roots Boutique to your shopping list if you love timeless pieces in beautiful, natural shades, as well as humorous home pieces. A towel that says “Bless this mess”? Yes. And if you’re one of the first 20 customers on Nov. 24 and spend more than $100, you will receive a special gift bag filled with goodies.
Dance the night away
Whether it’s ballet, breakdancing, or musical theater, Cherry Creek Dance has all the attire and footwear a dancer needs, as well as classes for all ages. CCD is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 24.
Get into the spirit
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 24, Yuletide Carolers will be performing at the Fillmore Plaza and throughout Cherry Creek North. Click here for a complete list of dates and times.
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