Small Business Saturday will be this Saturday (Nov. 25). This annual tradition was originally founded by American Express to encourage people to shop at small businesses rather than just chain stores during the holiday season.
After Black Friday, which will send millions flocking to malls, online franchises, and name brand stores, it’s important to remember Denver small businesses need some love as well.
By shopping at a Denver owned and operated business, you’ll help support a local entrepreneur’s dream. You also increase your chances of finding special, one of a kind items that you’d never find in name brand stores.
There are tons of great opportunities for Small Business Saturday in Denver. From adorable boutiques to hand-crafted beer, you can support your city this Saturday while checking off every name on your Christmas shopping list.
Below is a list of the top ten, hidden gem, small businesses that deserve your patronage.
Top 10 Shops for Small Business Saturday in Denver
Location: 1320 27th St., Suite G, Denver, CO 80205
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm (by appointment only); Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm (walk-ins welcome)
The Low Down: This custom jeweler creates and sells handmade, one of a kind jewelry. They also specialize in making unique engagement rings and wedding rings if you’re ready to pop the question this holiday season. Plus you can even have your own personal jewelry designer to help you bring your vision to life.
Location: 270 Saint Paul St., Denver, Colorado 80206
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 6 pm
The Low Down: Find the perfect gift for your husband, family member or friend at this high-end men’s wear shop. You can find suits, sport coats, trousers, tuxedos, denim, shirts, outerwear, shoes, and accessories all for a reasonable price. Plus this store sells all types of brands ranging from world-renowned designers to up and coming contemporary labels.
Location: 4280 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm
The Low Down: BookBar combines a bookstore with a bar, making it the perfect gift for that friend that enjoys sitting down with a good book and a glass of merlot. This adorable shop is also known as a gathering space for the community and offers a locally sourced menu, which includes small bites, desserts, coffee, tea, beer, and wine.
Location: 1740 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
The Low Down: Corvus is a roastery and cafe, which offers a choice of espresso drinks and more. They’re known for their rare and fine coffees, that are always quality. So if you’re looking for something to get that coffee connoisseur friend, then check out their selection of coffee from all over the world, each with a unique flavor.
Location: 1308 E 17th Ave., Denver, CO 80218
Hours: Coffeehouse open daily 6 am – 8 pm | Beer Hall open daily 3 pm – midnight | Bike Shop open daily 10 am – 7pm
The Low Down: By combining a bike shop, beer hall, and coffeehouse, this extraordinary cafe was born. If you have a friend that enjoys any of these three activities, this would be the ideal gift spot for them. The bike shop offers bike sales, parts, and service. The beer hall supplies a variety of Colorado crafted beer. Then the coffeehouse provides a selection of craft coffee and beverages, along with local food options.
Location: 1900 Grant St., Denver CO 80203
Hours: Monday – Friday: 5 am – 10 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 8 am – 5 pm
The Low Down: Looking for a present for your active friend? Sign them up for a membership at Gym Uptown and give them the option of top of the line classes, equipment, and personal trainers at this Denver born gym. After signing up, they will also have access to a delicious smoothie bar, supplements, a locker room with showers, free weights, and more. This gym is also inclusive and proudly accepts members of the LGBT community.
Cherry Creek Location: 171 Detroit St., Denver, CO 80206
Hours: Monday – Sat: 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
The Low Down: Stop in at one of the five locations and find an adorable dress, top, jeans, or jacket for your fashionable friend without breaking the bank. Most boutiques are known for being a little pricey, but Inspyre ensures everything in the store is under $100. You could even grab yourself a nice dress or necklace for that upcoming holiday party.
Location: 2616 E. 3rd Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 8 pm
The Low Down: Masters Gallery combines an array of traditional and contemporary artwork, as well as sculptures. The collection includes both regional and international artists. The gallery also provides specialized custom framing and complementary installations. This would be the place to shop for your artsy friend that can appreciate a unique piece of art.
Cherry Creek Location: 2628 E. 3rd Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Hours: Monday: 11 am – 6 pm; Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
The Low Down: Looking for a practical gift to give away this season? Spinster Sisters offers more than 30 different “flavors” of moisturizing handmade soap, along with their full line of shaving products, moisturizing lotions, salves, soaks, scrubs, and more. You’ll find everything from face cleansers to beard oils in this one of a kind shop.
Location: 231 Clayton St., Denver, CO 80206
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm
The Low Down: Because your pet is family too, it’s important to show them some love with a winter sweater or maybe a new toy. This adorable pet bakery and shop provides all natural, organic, and unique treats for your four legged friend (dogs and cats). They also offer one of a kind apparel, beds, toys, and more.