Small Business Saturday!!!

We asked a few of our favorite bloggers to tell us why they support Small Business Saturday (November 24th!) and why you should, too.

Kaelah of honeybeeinthecity
"It's important to support small businesses because for most 'Mom and Pop' shop owners, it's about the experience of selling and interacting with the consumer. Small biz owners are driven by the love of sharing emerging talent, advocating for a better shopping experience and for growing organically as opposed to just being money-hungry in the mass-market game. The experience is always unique so it's more interesting than the robotic and somewhat-anonymous consumerism you see with large chain-retailers."

Favorite Emerging Thoughts item
Dear Creatures Charlotte coat

Diana of ourcitylights
"Shopping locally benefits not only the small business but you the shopper because you're putting money back into your community. Also, you can live in your neighborhood for months and not realize the treasures your area has."

Favorite Emerging Thoughts item
"I really like the bee hair clips. I remember in college they said when women wore bee images, it gave off a visual sense of power. I think that's how Oprah got started, wearing those exact bee clips."

Arabelle of fashionpirate

"Small business owners care personally about the brands they sell, the service is friendly and it's supporting your friends and talented artisans."

Favorite Emerging Thoughts item
"I wear this skirt year round, it's gotten so much life as a layering piece with dresses. I don't wear denim very often but this is great because of the cut and pattern."

Magali of Magalic
"I like buying from small businesses because it's a lovely feeling knowing that something you bought was created by another person just like you. I'm a big advocate of following your passion and I enjoy supporting people that do."

Favorite Emerging Thoughts item 

Meagan of Latterstyle
"Supporting a local business isn't just about helping your local economy, though that's certainly a good thing. I think, on a much broader level, it speaks to heart of what makes America great - that anyone with an idea and drive can work for themselves. That's not jingoism, it's an important American value! I love Emerging Thoughts for its edit of timeless pieces from designers who themselves run a small business."

Favorite Emerging Thoughts item 
Ombre tights

Melissa of bubbyandbean
"As a small business owner myself, I try to show small business support as much as I can throughout the year. But during the holiday season, I shop almost exclusively with small and independent companies because I'm able to give my friends and family unique gifts made with love. Small businesses also return more of each dollar into the local economy and provide more new jobs than large chain stores, so it's a way to help the economy grow. AND shopping small means getting higher quality products and better customer service. Woot!"

Favorite Emerging Thoughts item
"This dress would be the perfect piece to wear to my husband's band's New Year's Eve show!"

Bianca of avantblargh
"This year, I'm starting my resolutions early by supporting small businesses like Emerging Thoughts. With awesome pieces like the Endless Bummer tote, I know I'll be the coolest girl in my hood."

Favorite Emerging Thoughts item

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