It’s no secret that consumer spending throughout the country has been down, on account of COVID-19. However, some retailers are reporting record sales numbers in May and June. We reached out to several local retailers to learn more.Continue reading “Sales on the rise for local retailers in the midst of COVID-19”
Spending so much time indoors means finally having enough time to notice all of the areas inside and outside of your home that need a bit of fixing. If you’re not equipped to DIY your home improvements, here are some local Birmingham businesses you can call for a helping hand with Google ratings of 4 stars or more!Continue reading “Local deals from Pella + more home services in Birmingham to get your home in shape”
Downtown Birmingham is continuing to develop and the city is on the upswing! If you’ve driven past the corner of 2nd Ave North and 19th Street North, you’ve probably noticed a few shipping containers hanging out on the sidewalk.
That cute little corner is called Upswing and you’re going to want to check it out before it’s gone!Continue reading “Upswing brings retail back into Downtown Birmingham, including 5 local shops”
Nations Boutique, a women’s clothing store, is celebrating the grand opening of its second location in Downtown Homewood’s main retail corridor at 2856-B 18th Street South next door to Cookie Fix. Read more on their mission + see photos inside their brand new space.Continue reading “Nations Boutique adds second location to Downtown Homewood. See photos inside”
Looking to step up your hostess game? Need a unique gift idea? Want to impress your next houseguest? You’re in luck! The newest boutique addition to Mountain Brook opens today, and you’re not going to want to miss it.Continue reading “Illuminated brings luxury candles from all over the world to Birmingham (PHOTOS)”
As brick and mortar retailers try to reinvent themselves to offer customers experiences that include entertainment, Brookwood Village Mall may be undergoing a significant redevelopment in the near future. Continue reading “Birmingham retailers, including Brookwood Village, reinvent themselves to offer shoppers new experiences”
For some parents it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, but the beginning of a new school year! And with just two weeks until the school bell rings, Alabama is once again giving parents and teachers a break from paying sales tax on back-to-school items.
Another old historic Avondale building is being renovated, restored and redesigned. Not many of us were around in the 1930’s or 40s. If you were, you might have filled up at the Gulf gas station at 400 41st St. Then it became the Painted Shovel Mercantile antique shop. Now a new exciting urban retail/office center is in the works.
Hoover and football
Before I moved to Birmingham I thought of Hoover, AL as just the high school football stronghold of the state, maybe because of that TV show from a few years ago. Hoover is a thriving suburb of Birmingham, a small city with momentum that is continuing to see a surge of new housing, business centers and retail development.
If you’re like me, you overspent during the holiday season on gifts, entertaining and this year, in my case, on a Colorado ski trip for New Years. If your budget is a little stretched, but you still want to scratch that shopping itch, consider these great thrift stores and consignment stores in the Birmingham area.
Seems like some local fashionistas and amazing decorators also search through these thrift stores for one for a kind treasures. Continue reading “Birmingham thrift & consignment stores have cool treasures, support worthwhile nonprofits”
When it comes to successful business stories, one of the biggest trends for 2018 is improving company culture. Just ask the Birmingham-based apparel brand Aviate.
To this young and enthusiastic team, capitalizing on creativity and energy translates to rapid business growth.
Maybe you’ve seen the mysterious letters D.VK.D. painted on the old lavender colored building on 12th Street and 1st Avenue South. Continue reading “A mystery re-imagine planned for an old Birmingham building”
There’s something more going on this Saturday other than the big game! It’s Small Business Saturday! With the rallying cry of Shop Small!, the event was first introduced Nov. 27, 2010, by American Express, in partnership, with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as a counter event to Black Friday and Cyber Monday events. Continue reading “Shop small, shop local this Saturday in downtown Birmingham”
Aldi, German owned discount grocer, is opening its second Birmingham store. The new store on 280 will be the ninth one in the metro area. Bham Now shares some great Aldi shopping “hacks” just in time for holiday shopping.
I am sure by now, you all have seen the BHM baseball caps in retailers around town, but did you know that the company who came up with the idea is located right here in Birmingham and that it has expanded internationally?
The product line, baseball cap with airport codes stitched on them, promotes a sense of pride in one’s community, which is one of the founding principles behind why owner Ben Lancaster decided to open Aviate in 2015. And since its opening, the Homewood, Alabama-based company has garnered a loyal following.