Wind down after the mega sales of Black Friday with a relaxed day of browsing and buying in Delaware’s downtown shopping districts. Small Business Saturday is the time independent retailers shine with shoppers heading to their charming downtown shops. With many within a short walk of one another, supporting local businesses is easy, and there’s another major perk – all of it is tax-free!
Begin planning your Small Business Saturday here!
In Greenville, you can visit the town’s top retailers at four shopping areas – One Greenville Crossing, Two Greenville Crossing, Greenville Center and Powder Mill Square. Start off with a hot cup of coffee from Brew Haha! And find everything on your list from fine jewelry at A.R. Morris, to evening wear at L Boutique to the top gear for your favorite runner at the Delaware Running Company. Grab your holiday greeting cards and wrapping paper at Whimsy. Finish of the day with a tasty brew and delicious meal at Pizza by Elizabeths.
Main Street is a hub of independent retailers, creating a one-stop-shop, offering everything you need in one place. Home décor and cute knick-knacks are waiting at Grassroots while the perfect something for the music lover in your life is waiting at Rainbow Records which carries everything vinyl. Grab some lunch or dinner at a Main Street staple like Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery or Home Grown Café.
In this quaint downtown area, you’ll come across truly unique finds. For knitters, the perfect colors and textures await at the Yarn Maven on West Commerce Street and cute trinkets and pieces for the hard to shop for will be waiting at Smyrna Cards and Gifts. Fill up on yummy bites at Lemon Leaf Café and cap off the day with a cocktail at Painted Stave Distilling.
Loockerman Street is downtown Dover’s top shopping destination where you’ll treat your loved ones (or yourself) to upscale, trendy finds at boutiques like My Roots, Bel Boutique, The Loocke or Blu Vintage. Tina’s Timeless Threads will have the right clothes and accessories for the vintage-lover and for the hard to shop for, Forney’s too is bound to have an unexpected yet fitting find. Take a break from shopping at 33 West which serves up great American fare along with a lineup of craft brews.
Make a stop on Walnut Street where you’ll run into unique shops where you’ll come across hidden treasures at stops like Milford Antiques & Friends and Gaelic gifts at the Irish Rose. For women’s clothing and accessories head to nearby Front Street to the specialty stores Blooming Boutique or Hidden Gem Boutique. Docle Bakery & Coffee Shop makes a great stop for a snack and pick-me-up.
Rare finds abound on Lewes’ Second Street at shops like Biblion Used Books, Lewes Mercantile Antique Gallery and the Vintage Underground. Find fashionable frocks and more at Blooming Boutique, Aquamarine or Twila Farrell Clothing and Accessories. In addition to shopping and the beach, Lewes is also known for its culinary delights so treat yourself to one of its hottest spots like Agave, Nectar or Striper Bites.
Rehoboth Avenue is the main drag of this family favorite beach town, and also home to some of the area’s top independent retailers. This road and the surrounding blocks are home to women’s clothing shops like Sharee’s Fashions, Sunshine Octopus and Lei Lula. Stock up on gifts for furry friends at stops like Yarn & Bone and Critter Beach.
The open air, European-inspired Penny Lane just off the Avenue is where you’ll find the perfect kids’ gifts at Fun for All! Eclectic gifts can be found at Electric Fish, Gifts of Serenity and Peace Frogs. Café Papillon has what you need to get you through the day with coffee, espresso, crepes and baked goods.
Head to Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach for great shopping on Small Business Saturday. Beach goers’ favorite shops are open year-round and top clothing retailers like Lizzy’s Resort Wear and Palms at Bethany have the grownups covered while you can find gifts for the kids at Kite Tails & Toys and Tidepool Toys & Games. Head to Bethany Beach Books to pick up the latest bestseller or sign up for the gift that keeps on giving - the “Book Drop” which sends you (or your chosen recipient) a new book every month.