Small Business Saturday 2016. Despite the name, KC's #ShopSmall movement is huge. Local makers and retailers will be out in full force this Saturday to help you attack your shopping list and keep the money in KC.
Jump to your spot:
DOWNTOWN / CROSSROADS
📍1819 McGee St, KCMO
We love this little shop for bringing art and chocolate together. Each piece of handcrafted chocolate is carefully airbrushed creating a variety of colors and flavors that range from Venezuelan Spice to Lavender Carmel. The chocolates can be purchased individually or in 4, 9, 16, 21, and 48-piece customizable collections that make for the perfect holiday gift. It’s local, it’s creative, it’s delicious, it’s chocolate. What’s not to love?
📍500 Southwest Blvd, KCMO
Hammerpress blends urban, old fashioned and art into a one of a kind experience and has a mix of antique magazines, typewriters, modern screen printing, holiday cards, posters and notepads. The designers at Hammerpress are quintessentially local and have designed for Boulevard, The 18th Street Fashion Show and others. This weekend, print products are 30% off.
Birdie's Panties Swim Boutique
Bob Jones Shoes
Tail Waggin' PetStop
📍1706 Baltimore Ave, KCMO
Yes, it's a restaurant. It's also a grocery store. But The Sundry features so much local goodness it's hard to not include it on this list. Check out all the local food from greats like Glace, Crane Brewing, Wood+Salt, and Shatto, take a class on cooking, and grab a meal from the kitchen (the specials rotate daily).
📍1803 Baltimore Ave, KCMO
This irreverent shop bills itself as "The Greatest Store in the Universe." And it probably is. Started in Iowa, Raygun gives the Midwest some love with hilarious and snarky t-shirts ("This Is My Shopping At Hy-Vee Shirt" and "I lived in Kansas City before it was cool") and unique gifts featuring our regional pride.
📍2616 Guinotte Ave
Billing itself as a modern general store, Urban Provisions carries a rotating selection of locally made products. Grab a little bit of everything: they carry candles, purses, cocktail supplies, jewelry, decorations, and much much more. If it's made in KC, it's here.
📍2618 Guinotte Avenue, KCMO
This holiday season, go for something different and give the gift of amazing locally butchered meats. You could pick up anything from chorizo sausage to a whole duck, from farm fresh eggs to lamb bacon. And it's all locally sourced and humanely raised.
West Bottoms Antique Stores
PLAZA / WESTPORT / 39TH
Mid Coast Modern
Country Club Plaza
📍419 W 47th St, KCMO
A staple of the local clothing scene over the past few years, Charlie Hustle finally has permanent digs on the Country Club Plaza. Get a luxurious t-shirt supporting your favorite city (the KC-in-a-heart shirt is massively popular these days), your favorite sports team, or even your favorite KC barbecue joint.
📍4056 Broadway Blvd, KCMO
Bunker's a great time, whether you're shopping or just visiting. Since 1997, it's carried the most interesting, quirky and stylish gear in KC - one of the few places where you can update your wardrobe and get gag gifts for the entire office in one trip.
Baldwin Men's Shop & Standard Style Boutique
Country Club Plaza
📍451 W 47th St, KCMO
Standard Style is a first rate women's boutique with designs from Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, Baldwin Denim and many others. Baldwin Men's Shop features the local Baldwin clothing line most known for its knock out dry denim and iconic KC hats.
Standard Style: StandardStyle.com/stores
KC Urban Potters
📍3900 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO
Mash Handmade is a whimsical little shop in Westport run by a mother daughter team. The shop specializes in handmade goods for the home, however it also carries a large variety of jewelry, art, clothing and children’s toys as well. The shop works with over 30 artists, mostly local, to bring a unique and constantly changing collection of work under one roof.
Clint's Comic Books
📍3941 Main St, KCMO
One of the last great comic book stores, Clint's has been bringing comics, collectibles, and more to KC since 1967. Set aside a few hours to visit this mainstay of Midtown; it's overflowing with goodies from DC to Marvel, from Star Wars to the Walking Dead.
📍1800 West 39th St, KCMO
Used books piled high. A basement of old paperbacks and a shoe chair. A recently renovated attic full of vinyl records and a performance space. Prospero's has been a West 39th Street staple for decades, and for good reason. The 100-year-old building houses thousands of books and a truly unique artistic experience.
WALDO / BROOKSIDE
Waldo's "Shop Small Saturday Crawl"
The Waldo “Shop Small Saturday Crawl” is a must on Saturday. The event goes from 10-2 on the 26th, but shops will have specials all weekend. Pick up a “passport” to carry from shop to shop and, at the end of the crawl, qualified passport carriers will get $10 free Waldo bucks and other prizes. Win or lose, you’ll win.
Season + Square
Underdog Wine Co.
📍327 E 55th St, KCMO
Formerly Frankly Basic, Twill is a KC local women's boutique with lots of top brands and a whole bunch of personality. This is the kind of place you might end up if you are looking for a really special piece to wrap this Christmas. At Twill, its quality over quantity and that's what make them really special.
Hand & Land
📍11527 Ash St
Founders Nicole and Jessica curate their Park Place shop by requiring that all their products be free of the TOXIC TEN, or chemical ingredients that could have negative health effects. You’ll find KC brands like Hammerpress, Ocean & Sea and MADI Apparel at Hand & Land, along with a slew of others.
Made in KC
📍North KC, Prairie Village, Crown Center, Plaza, Overland Park
Started as a conduit for local makers and artists, Made In KC now features goods from over 100 vendors. Stop by one of their many locations and pick up soaps, coffee, candles, shirts, wallets, socks, or even tea for your loved ones.
General Store & Co.
Rainy Day Books
Nickel & Suede
Ampersand Design Studio
Sandlot Leather Goods
The Sandlot team could really use support this year as they're rebuilding from a little accident (a car smashed through their store). Their products, crafted from top notch leather, are some of the most iconic in KC.