Think Big, Shop Small: Take to the Stores for Small Business Saturday 2014

Benefit your community while you shop this holiday season by supporting your local small businesses!

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November 29 is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate your local businesses and the friends and families that run them.  Shopping small doesn't just help the little guy - it invests in the community and makes it even greater.  While you start your shopping this holiday season, give your loved ones something unique and know that you are part of the small business movement, which began in 2010 as a way to recover after the shopping extravaganza that takes place at major businesses on Black Friday.  American Express has teamed up with local businesses to help market and advertise their goods and services.  For a hyperlocal list of the small businesses near you, click here. Here is a roundup of some of the best local businesses that you can support this month in advance of the holidays!

  • Breathe
    116 E Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    This shop sells everything spiritual, religious, and whimsical, including jewelry, home décor, clothes, books, incense, and statues.  Meditation classes are also offered weekly, and are open to all.
  • Paper Doll Vintage Boutique
    23 Main St, Sayville, NY 11782
    Feed your inner pinup with a wide variety of retro clothes for women, and lots of classy vintage accessories!
  • Amity Harbor Sports
    149 Merrick Rd., Amityville, NY 11701
    Make this family-owned store your one-stop shopping location for baseball, softball, and hockey equipment.
  • The Comic Book Depot
    2847 Jerusalem Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793
    The Comic Book Depot exists to serve all of your comic needs, including different editions of comic books, action figures, and card decks.  They also host Magic card events and other fandom events to meet like-minded fans of your favorite books, games, and shows.
  • Books and Books
    130 Main St, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
    If classic and modern literature is more your thing, Books and Books is your spot for a wide variety of reads in a small, cozy setting.  This bookstore also has special editions, more unusual books, and books by local authors.
  • Somewhere in Time Antiques
    162 Main St, Northport, NY 11768
    Antiques doesn’t always mean duty old stuff – here, this antique shop is a treasure trove, filled with classy vintage hats and clothes, designer shoes, handbags, silver, crystal, and fine china.
  • Fanny Cakes
    127 Smithtown Blvd Suite 10, Nesconset, NY 11767
    At Fanny Cakes, immerse your senses in one-of-a-kind cupcake couture with gourmet desserts including mouthwatering cake pops in various flavors.  You can also throw a party for a sweet tooth and decorate your own cupcakes!
  • Embroidery Plus by Yolanda
    25 Eaton Place​, Deer Park, NY 11729
    The sky is the limit at Embroidery Plus, where you can get your name, initials, or anything you like embroidered on clothes, accessories, bags, and more!
  • Long Island Floor Supply
    175 Baldwin Rd, Hempstead, NY 11550
    Give back to the community by ordering your flooring materials and supplies through Long Island Floor Supply, a small independent distributor.
  • Cracker Jack Auto Parts
    690 Jerusalem Ave, Uniondale, NY 11553
    Get the big name auto parts without going to a big name store, and get great customer service from knowledgeable professionals!
  • Rocky Point Jewelers
    29 Rocky Point Yaphank Rd, Rocky Point, NY 11778
    The Bongiovanni family provides excellent customer service whether you are looking to purchase Pandora jewelry or an engagement ring as you prepare to take the plunge.