Why You Should Shop Locally Owned Stores For Holiday Gifts & BeyondFriday, January 01, 2016
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It Will Feed the Local Economy
By buying locally, you are keeping your community strong. Your dollar bills will stay in the neighborhood, and help the entire area thrive. Moreover, local stores tend to buy locally themselves. When they purchase items from other local vendors, it creates a circular effect that benefits the whole community.
Availability of Unique and Different Items
When you buy from a chain store, it’s likely that whatever you purchase is mass produced and you will see that item everywhere. For example, you may have just purchased a new dress for the company party at a well-known, nationally distributed department store in the mall. You arrive at your event destination, and, sure enough, there are two women who are wearing the exact same outfit as you. Smaller boutiques and stores that carry specialty and hand-made items will provide you with apparel and other items that cannot be found anywhere else. These one-of-a-kind articles will define your personality, and you won't have to share the limelight with someone else.
Better Working Conditions
Better Knowledge of Consumer Needs
Take the time to stroll through your own area, and peruse the shops and boutiques that the dedicated entrepreneurs in your city own. You will be surprised and delighted at the selections, pricing, and service-oriented atmospheres that you will encounter.
Wishing you all a very happy day and a wonderful 2016!