After Black Friday, Support Small Business Saturday

After getting their fill on turkey, many holiday shoppers wake up early to fill their shopping carts with holiday deals. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, but discounts can also be found at a lesser-known shopping occasion — one that puts your dollars right back into your local neighborhood.

The retail scene around your 1500 Locust apartment is booming, and many shops are independently owned, some for decades. With the rise of Amazon and other online retails, family-owned shops face steep challenges, which can be lessened with your support of Small Business Saturday.

So sleep in on Black Friday and bring your holiday shopping lists to these local shops:


Joseph Fox Book Shop: The independent book seller has been meeting the literary needs of locals since 1951. Located four blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, Joseph Fox features an enormous collection of used titles, from fiction to fantasy, including many rare finds.


Omoi Zakka Shop: Find everything from stationery to perfume at this quirky boutique three blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment. Among the best sellers are a line of Philly-focused gifts, great holiday finds for the out-of-town family members.


Rittenhouse Pets: If you’re looking to fill a stocking for your four-legged friend, swing by Rittenhouse Pets, six blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment. From bones to toys and everything in between, you can find your pets’ favorites here.


Egan Day: Explore unique pieces of jewelry at Egan Day, one block from your 1500 Locust apartment. Pick up some handcrafted earrings or a necklace to wow your loved one this holiday season, or find the perfect engagement ring if you’re planning a holiday proposal.


Happily Ever After: Forget the big-box toy stores and head to Happily Ever After, six blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, to get suited for the kids on your holiday shopping lists. From vintage toys to those that take advantage of the latest tech advances, Happily Ever After will bring out your inner child as you toy test.


Joseph Fox Book Shop

1724 Sansom St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



Omoi Zakka Shop

1608 Pine St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



Rittenhouse Pets

135 S. 20th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



Egan Day

260 S. 16th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102



Happily Ever After

1010 Pine St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107