Last year, I started a tradition that I hope to continue to carry out: I wrote about 11 businesses to support on Small Business Saturday. I was told that people discovered some new businesses in the process. And helping small business grow and flourish is one of my passions. It's not about competition; I want us all to win.
When you shop small, you are supporting individuals many of whom are artists and innovators working to create social change through their products and others who are just talented as hell and need your support. Small Business Saturday isn't about doorbusters; it's about investing your buying power in the businesses most invested in you.
There is a plus size focus to this list but there's a little something for everyone on your list!
1. Bluestockings Boutique
Promotions: 20% Off from 11/27-11/30 with the coupon code "THANKS"
2. Buxom Modern Plus Boutique
Promotions: 30% Off from 11/25-11/30 with the coupon code "SHOPSMALL30
3. Chubby Cartwheels
Promotions: Select items are 15-40% Off for 11/27 ONLY (so show your support a day early)!
Item to Watch: A Chubby Cartwheels sale is rare so it's hard for me to contain my excitement. The famous velvet Natalie dress
is 15% off and available in three different colors.
4. Copper Union
Promotions: Everything in the online store is 25% off on 11/27 and there will be a surprise sale on Monday. They are also offering free ground shipping on orders of $100+ with the coupon code CUHOLIDAY through December 12th.
Item to Watch: The copper metallic Alexa Jumper
is a work of art!
5. Courtney Noelle
Promotions: 30% off your entire order with the code "HOLIDAYFUN" through 11/29
Item to Watch: They recently just expanded their size range up to include 4X which is so exciting. I really love everything but the Lynn dress
is calling my name in blue!
6. Curvy Girl Lingerie
Promotions: 15% off and a free pair of black plus size pantiies with the code "BLK15" on 11/127 and KIXIES Thigh Highs on sale for $14.
Item to Watch: KIXES thigh highs
of course. They fit up to a 35" inch thigh circumference and they actually stay up!
Promotions: 50% off the entire site with the code "PROCEED" from 11/25-11/29
Item to Watch: I've wanted the Rap - Lies = Hip Hop tee for the longest.
8. Feminine Funk
Promotions: 30% off everything 11/26-11/30 with the code "THANKFUL"
Item to Watch: I have the Beyonce Knows Best sweatshirt
and I wear the hell out of it.
9. Glorifying Obesity
Promotions: 20% off everything with the code "BF20"
Item to Watch: EVERYTHING! But really.
10. GLOSS RAGS
Promotions: 20% off everything with the code "BLACKPRIDE" on 11/27 and 15% off everything with the code "SHOPSMALL" on 11/28
Item to Watch: The Stay Woke Coaches Jacket
is definitely a must-have.
Promotions: 50% off everything with the code "GOLDMINE" from 11/27-11/30
Item to Watch: JAKIMAC is the best around when it comes to leather harnesses but I've got my eye on the Kingly Leather Crown
Promotions: 50% off everything with the code "BLACK15" on 11/27 ONLY. If you are in Atlanta, you can shop the sale in person at their showroom.
Item to Watch: This is an amazing sale for Jibri because it includes the new Holiday items like the reversible sequin pencil skirt
which is totally killer.
Promotions: Every single item is on sale. There's clutch, prints and and poster print sets available for bundles as well.
Item to Watch: I NEED the "Crushin'" clutch
14. Liesl Binx
Promotions: 25% off all items with the code "SMALLBIZ" from 11/27-11/30
Item to Watch: The asymmetrical wrap dress
is perfect for the holidays.
Promotions: 40-50% off all items from 11/27-11/30; no codes needed.
Item to Watch: There's so much good vintage in sizes XS-XXXL!
16. Pop Up Plus
Promotions: 50% off all items with the code "GIVING50" from 11/27-11/30
Item to Watch: A lot of items are already sold out since this is such a good deal but the champagne taste capelet
is my personal favorite and it's still in stock!
17. Proud Mary Fashion
Promotions: 30% off all items on 11/27 with the code "BLACKFRIDAY"; Free Shipping on 11/28 with the code "FREESHIP"
Item to Watch: You already know I'm gonna say the Bettie Bodysuit
! It's my go-to!
Promotions: 50% off all sale items
with the code "FRIDAYFRIDAY"
Item to Watch: This is a great deal and there's a lot on my list including this sequin bodycon dress
19. Snash Jewelry
Promotions: 35% off all items with the code "SNASH35" 11/26-11/29
Promotions: 40% off the entire store; no codes needed from 11/27-11/30
21. Ready To Stare
Promotions: 25% off all black items on 11/27; 20% your entire order on 11/28-11/29 with the code "SMALLBIZ" and free shipping on all orders (international and domestic) on 11/30 with the code "FREESHIP"
Item to Watch: Well I'm biased but if it was me, I would use the sales on the Holiday collection
NOW GO FORTH AND SHOP!