Shop clothing, accessories + more from 6 local stores in Birmingham

NEED all the clothes from basic. Photo by Jett Walker Photography via @abasicshop on Instagram

Birmingham is full of locally owned, small retail shops that need our support now more than ever. If you’re looking to refresh your closet for spring consider shopping small and local here in Birmingham.

You may not be able to pop into their storefronts, but there are still so many ways to show your support. Here are 6 of our favorite shops that we pulled from our local business database featuring nearly 400 Birmingham businesses, plus how to shop them all online and get them delivered to your doorstep.

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PHOTOS: See this Birmingham family’s living room transformation

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This is the perfect sectional for quarantine movie nights! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

One Birmingham family got the living room of their dreams—designed, delivered and decorated all from the team at La-Z-Boy of Greystone. See before and after photos, plus find out how you can transform your space with La-Z-Boy’s free in-home design services.

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Support The Pizitz Food Hall and get dinner, drinks + dessert curbside

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With temps in the high 70’s this weekend, a big glass of iced tea from Piper & Leaf is not a want… It’s a NEED. Photo via @ThePizitz on Instagram

The Pizitz Food Hall is one of Birmingham’s best when it comes to social spots, local eats and delicious drinks. You might not be able to hang there now, but you can still show them support by ordering curbside pick up. Here are the stalls still operating + how to get all your food hall favorites safely.

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Going stir crazy? Here’s how to be productive + stay busy at home in Birmingham

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Ignite Cycle knows how to keep people moving—even during a quarantine situation. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

We know life is a little crazy right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to go stir crazy at home. Here are some activities to keep you busy and productive including virtual dance parties, live streams with local bands and free book delivery in Birmingham.

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Help Birmingham service industry workers and tip online

Support Birmingham service industry workers like the wonderful team at Queen’s Park! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Supporting the Birmingham service industry just got SO much easier. Now, after you finish a meal or make yourself a drink at home, you can send service industry workers a tip online. Find out more about the service and how to add your info if you work in the Birmingham service industry. 

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How the Bham Now team is surviving social distancing

Are we surprised that Matthew, our Bham Now videographer, took this ~v artsy~ photo of his workspace? No, we’re not. And we love it. (Especially the lil Bham Now man making an appearance!)

Anyone else in need of a little pick-me-up? Here’s how the Bham Now team is surviving (and possibly thriving) during social distancing in Birmingham.

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5 best spring break road trips from Birmingham. Win $250 gas card!

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Such a dreamy view from Chattanooga’s Sunset Rock. Photo by Jeremy Rasnic Photo via Chattanooga Fun on Facebook

Spring break is almost here which (hopefully) means relaxation, exploration and FUN are all in your future. No matter where your compass is pointing, we’re sure you’ll have a blast. But just to be safe, we’ve gathered this trusty guide full of places to go, things to see and lots to do.

Want to win a $250 gas card to help get to where you’re going? Sign up for our newsletter to be entered into our Spring Break Giveaway, and keep reading for all the deets. Happy spring breakin’, Birmingham!

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12 of the most Instagrammable places in Birmingham

One of our favorite Instagram icons—Electra in downtown Birmingham. Photo by @dyoungblood71 on Instagram.

We’re all about keepin’ a fresh feed on Insta, and Birmingham makes it so easy. With its stunning murals, award-winning restaurants and bars, historic landmarks and more, Birmingham is shaping up to be a pretty Instagrammable city. Here are 12 of the most Insta-worthy spots in the ‘Ham.

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3 ways to shop Pantone’s 2020 color of the year right here in Birmingham

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La-Z-Boy’s ahead of the trend—Their iconic blue looks just like the color of the year! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Got the winter blues, Birmingham? Make the most of it with Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, Classic Blue. Here’s what to know about the color of the year, plus how to shop the trend locally in Birmingham.

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6 places to get ramen in Birmingham, including Bamboo on 2nd

How good does this bowl of ramen look from Pho Pho in The Pizitz Food Hall?! Photo via The Pizitz on Facebook

Ramen: the ultimate noodle soup, my personal comfort food and the cure to any rainy day blues. Here are 6 places to find a warm bowl of ramen in Birmingham, plus our top menu picks from each.

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Rosé, rumba and romance. Join the Lonely Hearts Club at The Pizitz on Feb. 14

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Calling all lonely hearts—you won’t be lonely for long at The Pizitz’s Lonely Hearts Club. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The Pizitz Food Hall will transform into The Lonely Hearts Club on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 from 7-11PM and you don’t want to miss it. Get all the deets here.

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Ashley Mac’s strawberry cake has your name on it. Win one + steak dinner for 2

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Ashley McMakin with her family icing a strawberry cake for Birmingham Home and Garden Magazine. Photo courtesy of Ashley Mac’s

Ditch the store-bought sweets this Valentine’s Day and opt for a local Birmingham treat instead. Here are a few of our favorites from Ashley Mac’s, plus more info on how you could win a Valentine’s steak dinner and strawberry cake for two!

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Calling all wine-spillers, pet owners + parents! Get your stain-free sofa in Birmingham

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Curt Morris, owner of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham, and his pup Parker hanging out at their Greystone location. Oh, and don’t worry about Parker sitting on the showroom couch—it’s iClean fabric. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Calling all wine-spillers, pet owners and parents! What if I told you there was a fabric that resisted tough stains, was as comfy (and stylish) as your softest throw AND can be found right here in Birmingham? Well, it does, it is and you can. It’s La-Z-Boy’s iClean fabric, and it’s a game-changer.

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