Small Business Saturday 2021 in Indianapolis: Where, how to shop

Holiday shopping season is around the corner, and local businesses are gearing up to greet shoppers.

This year’s sales are once again crucial as small business face a second year of survival during the pandemic. Supply chain issues and logistical bottlenecks are plaguing both big box retailers and local businesses. And in one survey by American Express, 78% of business owners said holiday sales will impact their ability to stay in business in 2022. 

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With “Small Business Saturday,” communities push to support local shops during the busy holiday season. The movement predates the pandemic, with American Express helping launch it in 2010. It’s on the Saturday after Black Friday, so this year it falls on Saturday, Nov. 27.

If you’re looking to shop local and support independent businesses this year, here’s what you need to

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After a difficult year for businesses everywhere, shopping at local mom and pop shops is more important now than ever. If you are looking for a reason to shop beyond Black Friday, Small Business Saturday has finally arrived and is the perfect time to show some love to your favorite local stores. Plus, it is a great way to get some gift shopping done ahead of the holidays.

To help you make the most of Small Business Saturday, Meaghan Murphy, a lifestyle expert and the editor-in-chief of Woman’s Day, kicked off Hoda & Jenna’s “Ho-Ho-Holiday Shopping” to share seven small businesses across the country to support.

Keep reading to shop mugs, jewelry, nail polish and more.

Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2021 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

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Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41


FILE – Designer Virgil Abloh walks backstage prior to his Off-White ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Abloh, a leading fashion executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, has died after a private battle with cancer. He was 41. Abloh’s death was announced Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 by LVMH Louis Vuitton and the Off White label, the brand he founded. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File )


Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer. He was 41.

Abloh’s death was announced Sunday by the luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) and Abloh’s own Off-White label, which he founded in 2013. Abloh was the artistic director for Louis Vuitton’s menswear, but his ubiquitous, consumer-friendly

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These Are 6 Beauty Products I’m Shopping During Black Friday

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I both dread and eagerly await Black Friday sales. While the shopping event is one of the busiest times of the year for my job, it also poses the perfect opportunity to stock up on all the products I’ve been wanting to try for less. With all my favorite retailers offering some of their best discounts ever — believe me when I say they are not to be missed — narrowing down my shopping list has never been harder.

After careful consideration, I’ve decided six skincare, haircare, and makeup products will be making their way into my checkout cart from Dermelect, Peace Out Skincare, Avene, Kosas, Rene Furterer, and Kjaer Weis. These brands are often included in

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How to Beat the Elements in Norway? Shop.

Surrounded by mountains and fjords on Norway’s west coast, Bergen is among the rainiest cities in Europe. But locals will tell you that what’s worse than the rain is the wind.

“It’s the umbrella’s graveyard,” said Karine Trellevik Lunde, a fashion designer who moved to Bergen 12 years ago from Norway’s east coast, where the climate is colder but less windy.

Dressing fashionably in the gusting rain can prove challenging, Ms. Lunde said, so she eventually teamed up with Ros-Mari Tobiassen Gaundal, a fellow Bergen transplant with a business background, to start the outerwear brand BRGN.

“We both were struggling to find clothes that could protect us from the Bergen weather without looking very sporty,” she said.

The first BRGN collection was ready in 2016, and it was quickly picked up by independent shops across Norway. Ms. Lunde said their idea was to create rainwear that doesn’t look like

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Iowa’s COVID-induced support for shopping local shows staying power

While Des Moines metro shop owners hope to greet throngs of customers on Small Business Saturday this weekend, some say they’re even happier to see consumers embracing shopping local year-round.

Many central Iowa consumers began prioritizing local shopping to help neighborhood businesses survive the pandemic, but the habit has stuck, small business owners said.

“It hit most people that these stores aren’t going to be able to survive unless we can find some way to show them some support,” said Kelsey Mihalovich, owner of Hinge on 5th, a women’s boutique in Valley Junction that sells apparel and home décor.

Iowans’ increased focus on shopping local this holiday season was borne out by results of a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll conducted Nov. 7-10. In this second holiday season since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, 55% of Iowans say they’re patronizing local stores more for their shopping than

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Small Business Saturday: 18 great local places to start your holiday shopping | WIVT

BINGHAMTON, NY – Before you hit Amazon and the big box stores, start your holiday shopping at home.

Here’s a list of some great small and local businesses that will have great gifts for everyone in your life.

For the Fashion Lover:

Mable D. Orr: For the lover of clothing old and new, Mable D. Orr located at 118 Washington Ave has everything you need to start the season in style.

The shop has all 5 star reviews on Google.

Tesorina Boutique: While your downtown, head to Chenango Street to check out Tesorina Boutique, which carries trendy styles and accessories, as well as beauty products and home goods.

The shop has a 4.6 Google rating with many reviews praising the attentive staff.

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On Small Business Saturday, shop women-owned stores in New England

All pandemic long, women who own small businesses have hustled to make ends meet and see their dreams realized.

And Saturday, Nov. 27 will provide an opportunity to support them wherever you live, as shopping for the holiday season gets underway with the 12th annual Small Business Saturday.

Backed by American Express beginning in 2010, Small Business Saturday always occurs on the weekend after Thanksgiving. The idea is to get people to “shop small” or “shop local,” a contrast to doing business at big box stores owned by large corporations, which many do the frenzied day before, on Black Friday.

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Women business ownership in the U.S. is on the rise, according to Census data, but it still lags that of men. For women of color specifically, the likelihood of owning a business is even less, due to structural racism and

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North Korea is banning leather coats to prevent its people from imitating Kim Jong Un’s fashion style: report

Kim Jong Un standing at a lectern, wearing a leather jacket.

Kim Jong Un has been spotted wearing leather jackets on multiple occasions. He is pictured here giving a speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for a hospital in Pyongyang in March last year.Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

  • North Korea is banning an unlikely fashion item — leather trench coats.

  • This is because North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn’t want his fashion style to be imitated, per a report from Radio Free Asia.

  • Kim was seen sporting leather trench coats on several occasions, including appearances on state television.

North Korea is imposing a ban on leather trench coats to stop ordinary citizens from copying their Supreme Leader’s style, according to Radio Free Asia.

According to the outlet, there has been a blanket ban on young men wearing leather trench coats, with police trawling the streets to seize the jackets from citizens and sellers alike. Citing an unnamed source from within

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29 Best Beauty Products To Buy From Amazon’s Black Friday Sale

Mark A. Carlson

Of all the things to be grateful for this year, near the top of the list has to be Amazon’s Black Friday sale. This year, the beauty products alone are enough to make me run to my purse and pull out my credit card. Whether you’re trying to get some early Holiday shopping in, or you just want some goodies to reward yourself for…well, you don’t really need a reason do you? The fact is, Amazon has slashed the prices on hundreds of must-have items which makes this the best time of year to stock up on new and old favorites.

If you don’t feel like spending the next few days scrolling through pages of discounted items, I figured I’d do the hard part for you. Behold, the best deals, and products that are on sale right now on Amazon. Whether your hair needs hydration or repair, you’re ready to

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Probiotic Cosmetics Market is projected to total US$ 594.7 Mn By 2031, as the Demand for Facial Care Products Increases: FMI

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Exciting new Dallas pop-up boutiques and markets for holiday shopping

Mark A. Carlson

With Black Friday upon us and the calendar-turn to December nearly here, it’s time to make a holiday shopping plan — a plan that goes beyond the boring, online point and click. Here to make shopping season a bit more special are pop-up boutiques and markets. Some last a weekend, a month, or throughout next spring. The list likely will grow as more are announced, but these are some of the best new “shopportunities” to get plans started. Want some other great store ideas? Check out or latest Where to Shop column.

Sarah Flint at NorthPark Center

New York-based luxury footwear designer Sarah Flint will open a temporary store at NorthPark Center on level one, between Aesop and Lacoste, starting November 24. Shoes and accessories are hand-crafted in Italy and feature innovative, comfort-driven design that count celebrities like Cindy Crawford and Lady Gaga as fans, the brand says.

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Best Black Friday deals to shop in Canada in 2021 (Photos via Everlane & Best Buy Canada)

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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Black Friday 2021 has officially arrived. 

Whether you’re in the market for a new TV or laptop, winter wardrobe, or you want to treat yourself to a beach vacation in the new year, this year’s Black Friday deals do not disappoint. 

To beat the in-person crowds and save hundreds on tech, home and living, travel deals, fashion, beauty and more, scroll down to shop the best Black Friday deals available in Canada.

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MAC Cosmetics Black Friday Sale Details Have Arrived – Here’s What You Need To Know

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Makeup lovers can rejoice this Black Friday with huge savings from MAC Cosmetics. The brand, known for its ultra-inclusive shade range and highly pigmented lipsticks, has an exclusive Black Friday offer you don’t want to miss. 

When Is MAC’s Black Friday Sale?

MAC has gone above and beyond to provide savings not only for Black Friday, but also four additional days (including Cyber Monday.) The sale officially starts on November 25 and ends on November 30. That means you have five days to shop the brand’s highly-coveted products before it’s too late. (It’s the perfect time to purchase those last minute holiday gifts or treat yourself to the eyeliner of your dreams, btw.)

How Much Is MAC’s Black Friday Sale?

Are you ready for this? Shoppers will receive 40% off face and foundation products and 30% off other products sitewide. So, essentially everything at MAC Cosmetics is at least 30%

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Tapping Indigenous Talent in Colombia to Create Modern Fashion

Mark A. Carlson

On the world stage, Colombian fashion has become well known for its sophisticated use of hand-wrought ancestral techniques, from weaving and embroidery to beading. It is not uncommon to see a brightly colored Mochila bag — a staple accessory for most Colombians — or a typical palm straw hat on international catwalks or being worn by A-list celebrities.

With its Spanish Colonial mansions draped in bougainvillea and its centuries-old cobblestone streets, the walled city of Cartagena, on the country’s Caribbean coast, is an enchanting place to shop for a range of high-quality handmade accessories crafted by Colombia’s many artisan communities.

“While we still have a great tradition of artisans carrying on heritage handicrafts, we also have an amazing new school of designers incorporating these techniques into more modern designs,” said Cristina Consuegra, co-founder of Galavanta, a local travel company that curates personalized shopping experiences from high-end boutiques to family-owned

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The Dedham Exchange is a century-old gift shop readers still love

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Readers Weigh In

“We work hard in the shop and then all the money that we earned goes back out into the community.”

Readers named The Dedham Exchange, a non-profit, artisan gift shop, as one of the best stores in the Greater Boston area.

To call the Dedham Exchange an old standby of the Greater Boston area would undersell what it means to its devoted customer base. The artisan gift shop, which has been in Dedham since 1914, and has stood the test of time serving the community that keeps it thriving. 

Ahead of the holiday season, we asked readers to reflect on the local businesses they most love and several of our readers named the Dedham Exchange as one of their favorites. Their finely-crafted gifts bring customers to the store, but for some readers, its the mission of the place that keeps them coming back. 

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How Global Warming is Impacting Our Beauty Products

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When Nancy Gagnon, a formulator at the Designer Beauty Lab in Santa Ana, California, ventured out into a summer heat wave wearing a full face of makeup, the final look wasn’t quite what she was going for: “Half of my brows melted off, leaving me looking like some character from a sci-fi movie,” she recalls.

Carrying out real-world tests of cosmetics from competitor brands like this is a key part of product research for Gagnon. It’s not the only time she has come across makeup that is no match for the hot spells which regularly scorch her city—and she’s not alone.

As extreme climate events sweep the globe, melting makeup, evaporating eau de cologne, and stylers that liquefy in sunlight have become commonplace. Many of our products just aren’t built for the record temperatures we’ve seen this summer and last summer, this winter, and the winter before.

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Gainesville shops prepare for small Business Saturday, local support

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Just two streets over from her childhood home in southeast Gainesville, Keisha McArthur runs Diva Kouture Boutique, a women’s fashion shop filled with bright pink walls, hand-selected clothing and colorful accessories.

It is one of the only fashion shops available in that part of town, according to the 47-year-old business owner, and it meets a need for women of all shapes and skin colors who want a unique outfit that won’t accidentally twin with something from a national chain at the mall.

But McArthur’s success is not just in boosting her customers’ confidence. As a Black female entrepreneur, her business inspires girls and women of color and fills a niche in the community that larger, more distant stores do not.

“One of my biggest goals was not only have my own boutique, but I would definitely love to open my business where I came from,” McArthur said. “And the significance

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