Shopping

Where to Shop on Small Business Saturday in Boston, 2017

From the South End to Somerville, here are a dozen local shops and boutiques to scope out this year.


Photo courtesy of Olives & Grace

Olives & Grace

Every year, the South End’s Olives & Grace throws a party to celebrate the supporters of Small Business Saturday. Shoppers can peruse the store’s selection of small-batch products alongside plenty of “goodness, grace, and grateful hugs,” according to shop owner Sofi Madison.

Doors open: 10 a.m. on 11/25

623 Tremont St., Boston, 617-236-4536, olivesandgrace.com.

SoWa Small Business Saturday

At SoWA’s Small Business Saturday extravaganza, you’ll have the opportunity to shop more than 200 independently owned businesses. In addition to discounts, the market is hosting a scavenger hunt of sorts, and a few lucky participants could win a $50 gift certificate for brunch at Gaslight or a $100 gift certificate for dinner at Cinquecento.

Doors open: 12 p.m. on 11/25

Standout deals: 15 percent off purchases from Ash & Rose, 25 to 50 percent off stock merchandise at Diseno, and more

450 Harrison Ave., Boston, sowaboston.com.

Flock

We’ve voted Flock as a Best Women’s Accessories winner in the past, and for good reason.Their jewelry, scarves, hats, bags, belts, and other outfit-completers are truly eye candy.

Doors open: 11 a.m. 11/25

274 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-391-0222, flockboston.com.

Lekker Home

You can call off your hunt for the best in Scandanavian-designed products in the city. Lekker Home boasts a vast selection of sleek furniture and home goods. The store released a snazzy gift guide this year, too.

Doors open: 11 a.m. 11/25

1313 Washington St., Boston, 617-542-6464, lekkerhome.com.

Vivant Vintage

If you’re setting out to buy one-of-a-kind gifts this year, the vintage clothing, antiques, and oddities at Vivant Vintage in Allston are worth a look. A Small Business Saturday event promises treats and “surprises.”

Doors open: 12 p.m. 11/25

318 Lincoln St., Allston, 857-228-8565, vivantvintage.com.

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Ball and Buck

This Newbury Street retailer specializes in gear for the modern sportsman. Plus, a trip to the store feels like entering a gentlemanly hunter’s lodge—it’s filled with Americana and taxidermy, of course.

Doors open: 10 a.m. on 11/25

Standout deals: 30 percent off merchandise in-store and online

144-B Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-1776, ballandbuck.com.

December Thieves

The artfully displayed items in Lana Barakat’s globally inspired shop practically beckon you to empty your wallet. From clothing to tabletop accessories, the gift boutique likely has something for every type of person on your list.

Doors open: 10 a.m. 11/25

88 Charles St., Boston, 857-239-9149, decemberthieves.com.

Boston General Store

This high-quality home goods purveyor spawned from a love for well-made products. Keep an eye out for the shop’s Wilsam New England Field Guide, which juxtaposes hand-drawn maps of the region with prose, interviews, and historical anecdotes.

Doors open: 11 a.m. 11/25

305 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-232-0103, bostongeneralstore.com.

Greentail Table

This eye-catching store in Newton stocks moderately priced, high-quality dinnerware and hostess gifts handpicked by owner Linda de Valpine, who believes good design should be accessible to everyone.

Doors open: 10 a.m. 11/25

Standout deals: Giveaways as long as supplies last, a drawing for two raffle prizes, and treats

343 Watertown St., Newton, 617-244-3510, greentailtable.com.

Loyal Supply Co.

For the design-minded gift giver (and receiver) this Union Square shop offers colorful, minimalist goods for the home and office. The owners also handcraft leather products in a downstairs studio.

Doors open: 10 a.m. 11/25

21 Union Square, Somerville, 617-996-6930, loyalsupplyco.com.

Kodomo

At Kodomo, the children’s clothes for sale are curated for their playfulness, meaning you’ll find anything from sequin-studded masks to tiger print baby leggings on the shelves. The place is described as selling “out-of-the-ordinary clothes made by out-of-the-ordinary brands.”

Doors open: 10 a.m. on 11/25

579 Tremont St., Boston, 617-936-3808, kodomoboston.com.

Patch NYC

This longtime eclectic home decor and accessories shop opened a location in the South End six years ago. Since then, it’s been delighting Bostonians with its original art and unique collections.

Doors open: 12 p.m. on 11/25

46 Waltham St., Boston, 617-426-0592, patchnyc.com.