I really love shopping local. Sure, the occasional Target trip or Starbucks run can be convenient — but whatâs even more memorable to me is the unique experience you get supporting local shops in your community.
I think weâve all experienced a personal connection when we support a local shop in our community instead of heading to a nearby chain store.
But if you havenât yet, check out these reasons why keeping it local really is the best — and get ready to make a change in your daily shopping habits!
1. Customers Matter
At one of my favorite local boutiques in my area, the owner personalizes the shopping experience for her customers.
Sheâll choose clothing, accessories, and other fashion finds customers usually wouldnât try for themselves.
While this isnât the ânormâ experience with all local businesses, I think we all can agree that when youâre shopping with a local business, you feel like a real person — not just a receipt.
2. All the Feels
When you support a local shop in your area, youâre making a direct impact on a neighborâs life and livelihood. Itâs like a great big hug for their business!
Do some good for your âhood and keep it local. Shopping therapy never felt so good!Â
3. So Many Admirers
Local shops are loaded with unique products that will add to your individual style and help you shine more awesomely!
Who doesnât love more compliments?!
4. No Hanger Here
A delicious way to support local entrepreneurs in your area is to dine on local grub from restauranteurs in your neck of the woods. Â
Good, fresh (and often good for you) food?! Sign me up anytime!
5. Cheers for Local
Supporting local restaurants is fun — but supporting local bars is funnerâŠ or something like that.
Basically, what weâre saying is drink local. If alcohol isnât your thing, check out local coffee shops in the area. Local libations, FTW!
Ready to Make Keeping It Local a Daily Thing?
Check out SHIFT10 — a non-profit initiative created by Scott’s Marketplace to encourage shoppers to keep it local.
Make the pledge to shift 10% of your everyday spending to local businesses in your âhood on the regular — and you’ll see why shopping local truly is the best!Â