Holidays, Neighborhood, Shopping
Nov 20, 2018

Small Business Saturday Is This Weekend! Here’s How To Shop Small

This weekend, during and after the nightmare that is Black Friday, Astoria will be hosting Shop Small Astoria, promoting the small businesses you know and love so well as a (…)

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This weekend, during and after the nightmare that is Black Friday, Astoria will be hosting Shop Small Astoria, promoting the small businesses you know and love so well as a more community-based approach to holiday shopping. (And if you miss this one, they do one in the spring, too!)

From their Facebook event page, here’s how Shop Small Astoria works:

  1. 1. Shop at any of the participating locations 11/23-11/25 and get a passport stamped. (Passports will be available in each location by 11/21.) 

  2. 2. If you get to 5 or more stores you will be entered to win a grand prize worth $450 and if you get to 8 or more stores you get a swag bag filled with tons of goodies 
    and coupons from all participating stores as well as bars and restaurants around Astoria. 

  3. 3. Drop off your completed passport at The Brass Owl, Château Le Woof, The Geekery, Lavender Label, or Lockwood (original) by 11/26.

And here’s who’s participating:

AlterWork Studios

Image may contain: sky and outdoor                                    This multidisciplinary artist space offers all kinds of art and craft classes including sewing, ceramics, and printmaking, as well as classes for kids. And there are always exhibits and events to check out. For Shop Small Astoria, there will be a pop-up shop in the studio.

AlterWork Studios
30-09 35th Ave., Long Island City
917-745-0137
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The Astoria Bookshop

The neighborhood’s favorite independent bookshop is also participating this year, with a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, and on all  kinds of subjects. If you have bookworms to shop for (or are hoping to encourage bookwormliness), there’s sure to be something that will catch the attention of everyone on your list.

The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st St., Astoria
718.278.2665
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Belief

Belief is a skate shop and clothing retailer offering a variety of styles that embody the “New York hustle” with bright, inventive graphics, bold colors, and clean, modern lines. Choose from tees, hoodies, shoes, skate decks, and more.

Belief
2401 29th St., Astoria
917.832.6491
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The Brass Owl

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The Brass Owl‘s eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and shoes makes it a perfect place to find just the right gift for someone who likes things as unique as they are. You’ll find items created by New York-based designers and artists, and even some things you won’t be able to find anywhere else!

The Brass Owl
36-19 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
347.848.0905
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Broadway Silk Store

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The Broadway Silk Store has surprised us in past years with its unexpected jewelry collection, and this year, you can check that out for yourself during Shop Small Astoria. It’s also a fabric and sewing supply store, so if you’re crafty and planning on making your gifts this year, you should check out its sewing goodies, too.

Broadway Silk Store
35-11 Broadway, Astoria
718.728.2519

Château le Woof

No automatic alt text available.Have furry friends to shop for (via their humans, of course)? Château le Woof has all the toys, treats, and clothes for dogs of all sizes, and there’s also a cafe for humans, too, so you can warm up with a coffee beverage or other human-appropriate treat. And yes, there are treats for doggos available in the cafe, too.

Château le Woof Pet Market & Café
31-01 Vernon Blvd., Astoria
718.626.9663
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Disco Paws

No automatic alt text available.Disco Paws also has plenty of great pet supplies and treats, and they also offer all kinds of grooming services to make pups (and cats!) look and feel their best. Browse their selection of toys, clothes, accessories, and treats, and more.

Disco Paws
31-19 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
718.433.9337
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The Geekery

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Got a geek to shop for? Look no further. The Geekery has all kinds of games for pros and beginners alike, including board games, tabletop games, role-playing games, and card games. There are all kinds of other cool things to nerd out about, too

The Geekery HQ
42-11 Broadway, Astoria
718.606.2853
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HiFi Records

HiFi Records has everything a vinylphile could want in terms of both music and equipment. They offer all kinds of music genres, so there’s something for everyone, as well as speakers, players, and more. And you can even get a cup of coffee while you browse.

HiFi Records
23-19 Steinway St., Astoria
718.606.1474
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Inside Astoria

No automatic alt text available.  Inside Astoria has been a staple for gifts for over 10 years, with an emphasis on items for babies and kids. It’s a great place if you want something a little more interesting than your run-of-the-mill plastic stuff.

Inside Astoria
28-07 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
718.956.4000
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Lavender Label

No automatic alt text available.Lavender Label, home of The Little Soap Shop, specializes in handcrafted, handmade soaps and candles, as well as kids’ fashions and accessories, jewelry, and more, so there’s something for everyone on your list.

Lavender Label
29-03 23rd Ave., Astoria
774.255.3915 
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Lockwood

Image may contain: plant and outdoorLockwood Shop is a lifestyle and gift boutique, and the original of the trio of Lockwood stores. Find candles, soaps, ornaments and more. If you need a gift, they probably have it. You can also check out Lockwood Paper for any and all greeting cards and paper goods and Lockwood Style for clothing and accessories.

Lockwood Shop
32-15 33rd St.,  Astoria
718. 626.6030
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LoveDay 31

Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and indoorLoveDay 31 is a great place for cool vintage finds, perfect for someone with a funky sense of style and an appreciation for fashions of the past. Maybe you can pick up something for a holiday party here, too.

LoveDay 31
33-06 31st Ave., Astoria
718.728.4057
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Petals & Roots

Image may contain: table and indoorPetals & Roots is a great place to find floral arrangements if you’re throwing a holiday party or just looking to brighten a room on a dreary winter’s day.

Petals & Roots
31-27 31st St., Astoria
718.267.1700
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QED

Image may contain: outdoorQED will be hosting a holiday craft market this weekend as part of Shop Small Astoria, featuring handmade and unique crafts by local artists, crafters, and makers. There will be gifts and items of all kinds, so grab a ticket while you can.

QED
27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria
347.451.3873
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The Stonework

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Though closing in January, The Stonework will still be participating in Shop Small Astoria this year. Here, you’ll find curated antiques and vintage fashion as well as accessories and more. Stop by to pick up something hip and unexpected.

The Stonework
37-06 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
718.606.0828
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Happy shopping this weekend! Come out and support these great local businesses, and we’ll see you there!

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