Shop Small Saturday is the one day each year that Americans stick a large middle finger in the faces of places like Wal-Mart, Macy's and Starbucks -- just to name a few. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is all about those little local gems. It's the boutiques run by your best friend's mom or the restaurants that only use local ingredients or the coffee shops that support and host local musicians.
Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of John Henderson There has to be a better way.
Carly Nance, co-founder of The Citizenry, a home décor start-up in Dallas, is one of the creators of the first-year event Shop Small Holiday Market.
The Citizenry teamed up with Unbranded, a pop-up retail and event space, to create this event for local vendors and businesses -- mainly online only -- to showcase their work. "We just wanted to create a time for the Dallas creative community to come together and create an exceptional shopping experience for one day."More »