Photo Caption: Heaven Hair Gallery Salon (Keene, NH) on Plaid Friday
2023 Shop Indie Local Week
We loved seeing your images, events, and press releases promoting this year’s Shop Indie Local Week — celebrating Indie Locals (locally owned and independent businesses) and the Local Economy movement.
The nation saw record sales from Thanksgiving to Cider Monday — how did the week go in your community?
How was Shop Indie Local Week for Indie Locals in your community?
- Not sure? Go ahead and ask at least one business owner this week.
“[Plaid Friday] was a crazy busy, but awesome day! There was excitement in the air and we served free hot cocoa, mulled cider and Benjee’s Cookies. Everyone loved the cookies! We had a great day and our customers were amazing!
~ April Reynolds, Norm’s Ski & Bike Shop (Keene, NH)
What is your local media reporting?
- Search your local media’s websites for “Plaid Friday” or “Small Business Saturday.” What are they reporting?
Plaid Friday pushes for residents to keep their holiday shopping local: Monadnock Ledger (NH)
What national statistics from the week are giving you pause (due to their potential impact on Indie Locals in your community)?
- Read the National Retail Federation’s Thanksgiving Holiday press release and note any trends related to the Local Economy movement.
Thank you for your commitment to our movement. Please take a moment to share your answers with us and we’ll add them to this blog post.
About 2023 Shop Indie Local Week
Independent businesses and community members will celebrate Plaid Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. This year’s event falls on Friday, November 24, 2023. Wear plaid on Friday to show your support for our local economy and commitment to buying local this holiday season.
November 26 is Artists Sunday, an art shopping movement of over 4,500 artists and organizations coming together to encourage consumers to shop with their favorite local artists and makers during the holiday season. Think of it as Plaid Friday but for the arts.
Instead of Cyber Monday, a day when online merchants offer special deals, we invite you to Cider Monday. On November 27, stop in for free cider from participating Cider Monday businesses. Also, if you choose to shop online, choose local too!
A global generosity movement, Giving Tuesday on November 28 encourages you to give any way you can. Organizers share, “Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.”