Small businesses to support black friday in sacramento

Many of these businesses will be open on Black Friday for shoppers, but you can also support them on Small Business Saturday!

Sacramento, California – It’s officially the holiday shopping season! While big box stores may draw the biggest crowds on Black Friday with flashy deals, there are plenty of small, local businesses that can add that special touch to your holiday gifts this year.

Here are some BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) and LGBTQ+ owned businesses, plus Black Friday and Small Business Saturday events you can support this year.

Retail Row on Florin Square

If you want a one-stop-shop for every type of gift you could possibly imagine, look no further! Florin Square Shopping Center in South Sacramento, also known as “Sacramento’s Black Wall Street,” is hosting the Retail Row Presents Black Friday event. You’ll be able to shop for a wide variety of gifts, from clothing to hard-to-find African goods, all from a handful of small black-owned businesses. Apart from shopping, you will also be able to participate in a raffle to win prizes and watch a fashion show featuring local brands! For the best deals, head to the action in the morning for early specials from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Where: Florin Square Shopping Center, 2251 Florin Rd. , Sacramento
  • When: November 25 from 8 am to 8 pm

Bright ideas for furniture and home accents

If you’re looking for a truly unique gift or looking to spice up your home, Brite Ideas Furniture and Home Accents certainly won’t disappoint you. The business—which is LGBTQ+, veteran, and Latino-owned—features products made by artisans from around the world.

Just some of the items you can expect to find include bolga baskets from Africa, motifs made from magazine covers from Vietnam, and rugs made from recycled sari materials from India.

said Chuck Wood, co-owner of the company.

The business operates as part of the FAIR TRADE organization, which helps bring sellers together and gives them access to products made by artisans around the world. The Fair Trade Federation also ensures that artisans receive fair wages and safe and enabling working conditions.

“It’s a win-win because we get all these beautiful products from all over the world,” Wood said. On Black Friday this year, Wood says first-time customers will stand to benefit more with a $5 discount than a $25 purchase. You won’t want to miss anything!

  • Where: 5675 Power Inn Road, Sacramento
  • When: November 25th from 10am-8pm (Black Friday Deal)
  • Regular business hours: Wed-Sun 10am-6pm

Stop into The Hunny Club in Midtown and you’ll be inspired by all the classic, colorful art and designs. The store, which just opened in August, is mostly Latina-owned and all-female owned. Inside, you’ll find custom hats, apparel, tote bags, digital prints, and more, all made and curated by each of the four owners’ personal businesses.

“I’ve been sewing full time as my sole source of income for two years now, and I’ve always been doing pop-up markets. I have a lot of hats in the shop that I’ve re-purposed with really cool pieces that were from The Hunny Club co-owner,” said Brandy Bennett, co-owner of The Hunny Club. Fun art, and if you’re visiting Sacramento, it’s a nice place to get a piece to take home with you for memories.”

While the company doesn’t have any special plans for Black Friday, the owners will host a “Small Biz Market” event with 10 local small business vendors on Saturday.

  • Where: 2309 K St. 103, Sacramento
  • When: November 26 from 11am-4pm (Small Biz Market event)
  • Regular business hours: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm

Follow each of the owners’ personal Instagram accounts below to learn more about their personal business:

Bella Stanko: @yunghippy | Brandi Bennett: @noflightbackv Celeste Perez: @cel_inthecity | Zida Martinez: @souluna916

Kulture, with locations in Midtown Sacramento and Woodland, is Mexican-owned and known for its Mexican imports, such as handmade leather purses, accessories, and framed Lotería tiles.

However, the stores also feature products from local makers that have pop-ups all over California. These items include posters, coffee mugs, and other trinkets.

“We try to support a lot of local brands because we used to do that a lot ourselves and this is where we met a lot of the people behind those brands,” said David Garcia, co-owner of Kulture.

Garcia said his focus on selling Mexican products stemmed from his frequent visits to Mexico.

“Knowing about some of the products and seeing that we could get them, that they were available to us, we thought it was a good opportunity especially in the downtown area, there’s no such thing,” Garcia said. “We love our culture and our elements, and people seem to really want what we can offer and what we can bring from Mexico.”

  • Where: 2331 K St, Sacramento; 526 Main Street, Woodland
  • Regular business hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm

What better gift to give someone during the cold winter months than something warm?

KnittedByDasia is a black-owned online store started by Dasia Stevenson-White in June 2020. They specialize in knitted home essentials and accessories—everything from blankets for you and your pets to produce bags—all handmade.

Stephenson White first started knitting at the age of eight with the help of her mother, but her true passion for knitting came much later.

“When the epidemic hit, many people chose their hobbies just to pass the time and I started knitting again on my own without my mother’s guidance,” said Stephenson White.

Two years later, she’s still running her entire business on her own, which is a trait she’s very proud of.

Stephenson White said, “I know the quality of the work I’m going to do. I know the time, the effort, the passion I’m putting into something.”

Because of the handcrafted quality of each item she sells, Stephenson-White says each product is truly one of a kind.

Right now through November 30, the online store will be offering $10 off a $50 gift card that you can gift to your friends or family (or yourself) so they can pick out the exact product they want from the store!

While the holidays are a great time to show your appreciation for those in your circle, they’re also a great time to practice some self-care and love, too. The Color Bar is a Latino owned hair salon started by Lorena Martinez and her business partner and husband Alfonso Martinez in 2010.

Lorena worked for a public accounting firm in Silicon Valley before making the life-changing decision to pursue a career as a hairdresser.

“I’ve always done hair as a hobby, but this time it was going to be a career so it came with some pressure. I also quit my job in the middle of the 2008 recession, so there was a lot of pressure and guilt,” said Martinez.

Since starting in the industry, Martinez’s work has received many awards.

Although Lorena won’t be open for salon services on Black Friday, her business will be offering deals on hair care products on her website.

The Sacramento Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce has released its 2022 AAPI-owned Holiday Gift Guide. From DIY home and office accessories to baked goods, you’re bound to find just the right gift you need for all your family and friends (while supporting local small businesses)!

See more: Black Wall Street in Sacramento: Exploring the Spirit of Black Entrepreneurship

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