LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)—Traditional, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, but while you’re out getting deals on gifts either for yourself or others, don’t forget about supporting your local vendors on Small Business Saturday.
For the seventh year, Small Business Saturday will take place, encouraging people to patronize the businesses in their communities.
“This is just to remind people to come back to your local shops, shops with us. We have things that are unique that you can’t find anywhere else.” Said Annie Taylor.
Taylor is the owner and operator of a floral shop in Scott. She said not only can you find unique items when shopping locally, but you get an exceptional customer service experience.
“If you shop local,” said Taylor, “we know most of our customers by name. We’re going to go out of our way to get what and to specialize it to you, you might not get that at a big store.”
Brandon Green is the owner of 7 Stitches, a clothing boutique in downtown Lafayette.
Green said customers gain more personal experience when shopping locally. “They know the person behind the product. Like I said, with the customizable experience, everybody comes in with a different taste or unique style they are catered to.”
Probably one of the most beneficial elements about shopping local is that your money stays in the community.
“We want you to come out and support us so we can stay here and support your softball team and your school.” Said Taylor.
After Back Friday, and Before Cyber Monday, if you’re going to shop, check out a few local businesses in your area.