With Thanksgiving plans already set in motion, now is the time to begin the joyful task of holiday shopping. But instead of just walking into a department store attempting to find this year’s hottest toy (questionably ranked by whomever…), only to discover that the person whom you had opened the door for on your way in has scooped up the last one, you should indulge yourself in Small Business Saturday. Only a little over a mile of walking distance from the most exceptional apartments in New Haven, CT, small businesses are offering a plethora of fantastic deals!

Just to list a few hotspots…

  1. Therapy – A high-fashion women’s clothing store for low prices! Get any woman in your life a piece of fashion she won’t want to return. Therapy features a stylish variety of tops, bottoms, dresses, rompers and accessories.
    Location: 1022 CHAPEL STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT 06511
    Website: http://www.therapystyle.com/
  2. Idiom – Always on the hunt for that impossible-to-shop-for stylista? The hunt is over! Shop at Idiom, a boutique that “offers and eclectic collection of quality apparel, accessories and artisan jewelry that appeals to any woman that appreciates style.”
    Location: 1014 CHAPEL ST, NEW HAVEN, CT 06510-2402
    Website: http://www.idiomboutique.com/
  3. Peter Indorf – Peter Indorf offers the finest selection of custom-made jewelry at closeout prices. Shop here to purchase a piece that they will actually want to wear every day.
    Location: 1022 CHAPEL ST, STE B, NEW HAVEN, CT 06510-2412
    Website: http://www.peterindorf.com/
  4. Raggs, Fashions for Men – Finally it’s “cool” for men to dress fashionably. Good riddance to the era of baggy jeans and backward hats! Shop at Raggs to outfit any contemporary man in your life (husband, boyfriend, boss or brother) in the latest clothing styles of the season.
    Location: 1020 CHAPEL ST, STE 1, NEW HAVEN, CT 06510-2442
    Website: http://raggsnewhaven.com/
  5. Agabhumi – Primarily known for its “best of Bali” vibe, “Agabhumi features trend- setting fashion, jewelry and accessories.” Shop here to get that jaw-dropping statement piece you’ve been riffling through major stores to find.
    Location: 1020 CHAPEL ST, NEW HAVEN, CT 06510-2442
    Website: http://agabhumi.com/

With these five options, and a large variety of more, craft a personable and memorable holiday shopping experience this season by starting your trip off supporting New Haven’s small business sector, then finishing with a slice of THE BEST pizza in America at Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana.