Tis’ the Season to get your shop on! And if you’re looking to “Buy Black” this holiday, you’re in luck. All across the city, Chicago’s Black (and brown) Owned retailers are joining forces to create buzzworthy, can’t miss shopping events. What’s better than getting unique finds, while supporting small businesses? Exactly.
Here are 5 Black-Owned Shopping Events for your Holiday Season:
This two-day marketplace features unique handmade products by Chicago artists and creatives. Features handmade crafts, specialty food items and sounds by local DJs, including DJ Duane Powell. Vends & Vibes takes place Dec. 9 and 10 from 12:00 pm- 5pm on Garfield Blvd in Washington Park. More information available at www.vendsandvibes.com.
The Brainchild of Standout Style boutique owner Tamika Price, Brown Boutiques is a collective of Chicago fashion, beauty & lifestyle brands owned by women of color. This weekend, Brown Boutiques kicks off its first event- a holiday expo and day party featuring over 20 local vendors. Shopping, Sounds and Sips- Get into it! For more information, visit here.
Have brunch and shop with vendors including Ain’t She Sweet Cafe’, Kimbark Beverage Shoppe, Always Supporting, Divine Sole Boutique, Urban Intellectuals, and ARTepidemic.
The Chicago Black Retail Society’s Holiday Vendor Day Party takes place at The New Dating Game at 8924 S Stony Island on December 10.
Known for its awesome selection of jewelry and apparel, and its equally dope social events, the Silver Room never disappoints. No doubt the Silver Room will continue its tradition, with its Silver Room Pop Up + Pop Out: Holiday Market this December 16 and 17
Little Black Pearl continues its ongoing mission of supporting the community with its Kwanzaa Pop-Up Marketplace. Local small businesses will be featured. Little Black Pearl is located in Bronzeville. Find our more about the Kwanzaa Marketplace at www.blackpearl.org.