Buying Locally on Black Friday

By: Denise Wong
By: Denise Wong

A lot of people are already planning out which stores they're going to hit on Black Friday. But local stores say shoppers shouldn't limit their options to just the big chain stores. Buying local on Black Friday has its benefits, as well.
-------------

At Savvy Boutique, owner Amy Robinson is gearing up for Black Friday. When the doors open that day at 9:00am...

"We're going to offering some hot apple cider and we're going to be doing 10-percent off the entire store all day long," says Robinson.

Her family business is just a small store at the Summit. But she and her daughter are hoping shoppers will venture beyond the bigger name stores and take a glance into theirs this weekend.

"I know that a lot of the big box stores will be doing big discounts, but what a lot of people don't know and will hopefully realize is local stores are also needing your support and are doing discounts," says Angela Robinson, the store manager.

And some local shops are opening just as early as those larger ones.

Silver and Blue Outfitters at Meadowood Mall has its sale starting at midnight on Black Friday.

"We've got a whole bunch of sales going on," says Ali Rogers, who works at Silver and Blue Outfitters. "We're giving up to $4,000 away in prizes."

But those local bargains aren't limited to the malls. You just have to know where to look.

At Reno Envy in downtown Reno, all Reno Envy products will be 20-percent off starting on Black Friday. That deal will last through the weekend, which includes Small Business Saturday.

That's the day Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval proclaimed in order to reinforce the impact small businesses have on communities.

"It's a great idea. It's a great day," says Scott Dunseath, owner of Reno Envy. "Everyone thinks about Black Friday and they rush the big stores. Small business is the backbone of our economy, so I think it's real important to make mention of it, to call it out and to encourage people to shop locally and in small businesses."

The owner of Savvy Boutique couldn't agree more.

"We give back to taxes, to schools," says Amy Robinson, owner of Savvy Boutique. "And 50 percent of your dollar stays here, when you shop local."


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 180452231 - kolotv.com/a?a=180452231
Gray Television, Inc.