5 amazing spots to shop local this Small Business Saturday

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K&J's Elegant Pastries
Autumn Thomas serving up deliciousness at K&J’s Elegant Pastries (Bham Now)

Most of you know the Saturday after Thanksgiving as the day of the Iron Bowl, but did you know it’s also Small Business Saturday? This is your chance to put your money into our local community by supporting small businesses. We chatted with the Chamber team at the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) for their recommendations. Here’s what they told us.

1. K & J’s Elegant Pastries

Chef Kristal Bryant of K & J's Elegant Pastries
Chef Kristal Bryant was nominated for Small Business Retailer of the year by the BBA. (BBA)

K & J’s Elegant Pastries is a local favorite bakery conveniently located at Uptown next to Eugene’s Hot Chicken.

Whether you’re looking for gorgeous baked goods or their famous Kollosal Milkshakes, this shop is one your sweet tooth is sure to remember.

2. So So Spiffy

So So Spiffy
So So Spiffy has such pretty things. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Love high quality interior design with minimal effort? Want your home to put its best foot forward before you put it on the market? You have to check out So So Spiffy.

Staging: 94% of the homes they stage sell the first week they’re listed. Their goal: max price on minimal timeline.

Shopping Shindig: You’ll get access to So So Spiffy’s curated collection of rugs, sofas, chairs, dining tables, accessories, art and more at up to 60% off.

Whether your vibe is vintage, new, eclectic or something else, you’re sure to find something to satisfy.

Own a small business? Join the BBA at their Chamber level today.

3. Retail Lounge

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Retail Lounge builds brands. (Retail Lounge)

Retail Lounge aims to be the go-to spot for Birmingham’s entrepreneurial community for three things:

  • apparel branding, printing and embroidery for small businesses and corporations
  • high quality custom fashion by apparel brands
  • local retail and online space for apparel entrepreneurs

Whether you want to shop from them or work with them, they’ve got opportunities.

4. Birmingham Health: Center for Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Don’t let pain ruin your holidays. Schedule a consult with Dr. Alex Casey at Birmingham Health: Center for Chiropractic and Acupuncture.

A former football player, Dr. Casey is one of the few chiropractors with advanced proficiency in acupuncture and manipulation under anesthesia. He is also a recent graduate of BBA’s “Supplier Scale” program, a six-month program in partnership with Prosper and Jefferson County focused on supporting second-stage companies through their growth.

If you’re looking for a non-surgical, non-narcotic approach to healthcare and pain management, he’s your guy.

5. Tanology

Tanology
Tanology takes care of so many beauty needs. (Tanology / Facebook)

Look your best in those holiday photos with a little help from Tanology. They’re your one-stop shop for all things beauty, with a side of fun.

Whether it’s spray tanning, lashes, waxing, facials and more, they’ve got you covered.

How the BBA helps small businesses grow, Small Business Saturday + the rest of the year

Chamber investors get to network and make great connections together through BBA events and programs. (BBA)

Powered by the Birmingham Business Alliance, the Chamber is a great way for small businesses across the city to plug in:

  • Cost: $599 per year
  • What you get: Access to the BBA’s events, networking opportunities, an opportunity to share your business’ news releases and first access to the information the BBA shares with their investors.
  • Learn more

“Small businesses are the backbone of our communities and serve as key contributors to our local economies by supplying essential products, services, and employment opportunities.

To ensure their continued success and longevity, small business owners should also intentionally engage and connect with their communities. Whether it’s hosting events, creating volunteer opportunities, or fostering daily positive interactions with patrons, the power of community is essential for the growth of a business.

By becoming part of an organization like the BBA, business owners can collaborate to make the connections they need to succeed.”

Erika Dix – Partner, Chamber Engagement, Birmingham Business Alliance

If you’re a local small business owner, join the BBA at their Chamber level to build your network, share your voice and boost your business through the next year.

Shop local this Small Business Saturday—November 26.

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