Indian Springs Christmas Shoppe

Join us on Thursday, December 3rd from 3pm-7pm to shop around for art and Christmas decor for yourself and loved ones. We will have artists that create jewelry, pottery, woodworking, leather, wall art, soaps, candles, & more! This is your one stop shop for locally made art this holiday season, so don’t miss out. This event is free to the public and we can’t wait to meet you at the Indian Springs Town Hall!

205 By Design

Bison Ridge Leather Company

Cathy Jo Wheeler Art

Infinite Soaps

Lindsey Kelly Pottery

Obsessions Jewelry

South and Main

*Parking is in the field to the left of the town hall building!

Junior League of Birmingham’s Virtual Market Noel

The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) is bringing a sleigh full of holiday cheer during its first virtual Market Noel, taking place Nov. 17-22, 2020. As a result of COVID-19 safety precautions, shopping will occur through a virtual marketplace and all special events will be held virtually. With the purchase of a $15 General Admission ticket, patrons have access to the Market Noel virtual marketplace Tuesday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 22. The online market features more than 50 stores from across the nation. With items including home decor, clothing and accessories, gift and holiday items, food and much more, there is something for everyone. The virtual marketplace allows customers to shop their favorite stores from the comfort and safety of their own home while still supporting the Junior League’s mission.

Market Noel will consist of various virtual events throughout the week of Nov. 16-22, including Preview Noel, JLB hearts Birmingham, Jingle and Flamingle Fiesta Pack, Brunch with the Big Guy and Market Noel 2020 Flamingle & Flock. For the best way to experience Market Noel’s holiday party packs, you can purchase a $250 Ho! Ho! Trio ticket and receive both the Jingle & Flamingle Fiesta and Brunch with the Big Guy party packs and receive a free Preview Noel ticket. 

The JLB is also excited to announce a new Market Noel feature this year – complete and mini “The Elf Made Me Do It” kits! These 24 and 7-day kits have everything parents (and the elf!) need for a very merry and mischievous December for your kids!

Other ways to participate in this year’s festivities include entry into the Drink up Grinches, Diamond Drop sponsored by Diamond’s Direct, Cigar Drop and Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers Party Package Chance contests. More information on Market Noel’s special events can be found at https://www.marketnoel.net/pages/special-events

Proceeds from Market Noel go directly back into the community through the JLB’s 40 community projects benefiting women and children in need in Birmingham. In 2019, over $218,000 was raised from the event; these funds helped provide 84 packs of diapers to the JLB Diaper Bank, prepare 84 meals to elderly persons in Jefferson County through Meals on Wheels and allow over 84 provisional members to receive leadership training through the JLB’s annual provisional retreat. 

For more information about Market Noel or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.marketnoel.net/.

Ready for sweater weather? 5 Birmingham boutiques to find the perfect fall sweater

When you lock eyes with your dream fall sweater… literally. Photo via basic. on Facebook

The best time to wear a *fall* sweater is all the time. We’ve rounded up 5 local spots to find the perfect autumn knits in Birmingham. Spoiler alert: Things are about to get cozy.

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5 antique + consignment shops to visit in Birmingham

Shop small and sustainable at antique shops around Birmingham. Photo via Urban Suburban Antiques on Facebook

One of my favorite weekend activities is antiquing or thrifting. Spending hours rummaging through booths to find those hidden gems is so fun to me. Not only is shopping second hand sustainable, but you can also usually find a good bargain. Thankfully, Birmingham has tons of great antique spots and consignment shops—here are 5 to visit this weekend!

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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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7 gifts to buy at the Diamonds Direct earring event in Birmingham, from $232-$2025

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Get a glistening gift at the Diamonds Direct earring event! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Diamonds Direct is having the sale of the season this weekend, December 13-15 in Birmingham. Here are 7 gifts to buy at the earring event from $232-$2025 that will make the woman in your life sparkle.

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3 new local shops just opened in Brookwood Village including Darnell’s Fun Stuff and White Flowers. More coming soon

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Brookwood Village (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

There’s lots going on at Brookwood Village just over the mountain in Homewood. As one of the longest-standing Birmingham shopping destinations over the last 45 years, it’s been a permanent fixture for retail in the area. Find out how it’s evolving, what’s new, and what’s coming soon.

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Nations Boutique adds second location to Downtown Homewood. See photos inside

Nation’s Boutique has a new home on Homewood. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

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.

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10 unique and Birmingham local gift ideas for Mother’s Day

We are swooning over this brown paper and fresh flower magic. Photo via Wild Honey Flower Truck

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we don’t want you heading home empty-handed. Here are 10 Birmingham local Mother’s Day gift ideas that we know she’ll love including local favorites like Wild Honey Flower Truck and Dreamers Supply Co.

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Win VIP tickets to the Pop Up at The Pizitz April 26—Exclusive shopping from local boutiques, drinks, music, freebies and more!

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A Friday night with food, female entrepreneurs, friends and more? Count me in. The Pop Up at The Pizitz is happening April 27-28, and we’re giving away one pair of VIP tickets for preview night Friday, April 26. Keep reading to find out how to win!

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Birmingham retailers, including Brookwood Village, reinvent themselves to offer shoppers new experiences

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Malls are offering shoppers entertainment experiences to get them engaged in their retail spaces.

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”

Save money July 20-22 on school supplies during Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax holiday

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Michelle Black, a nurse at Moody Jr. High and High School and Leah Gilbert, an 8th grader at Odenville Middle School shopping for school supplies at Target in Fultondale. Photos by Kara Kennedy for Bham Now

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.

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