Small Business Saturday – 4 Local Shops to Visit & Why!

by | Nov 26, 2022

Holiday window at Andover Collection on Small Business Saturday

8 Big Reasons to Shop Local

The Buzz on Small Business Saturday in Andover & North Andover. With 8 Big Reasons to Shop Andover Collection, North Andover’s The Village Studio & Share the Love Consignment. As well as, Andover’s Elsie’s Pantry.

Small Business Saturday in Andover & North Andover

Small Business Saturday is an annual, nation-wide event encouraging local shopping. Here at, we support local shopping year-round. And this issue of /THE BUZZ spotlights four local businesses. With video 🎥 and two reasons to stop by each shop today!

🎄1. Shop Andover Collection

Shop Main Street’s Andover Collection today to pick up Holiday Ornaments showing your Andover pride. Choose from the new Sparkle Ball Ornaments. With either the Phillips Academy or Andover logo. There is also a new pewter Phillips Academy Snowflake Ornament with white snowflakes and Phillips Academy Seal under glass. As well as, the popular Entering Andover Marble Ornament.

Holiday Ornaments

Andover and Phillips Academy Holiday Ornaments at Andover Collection

Another reason to shop Andover Collection is to donate to Winter Walk, an organization raising funds for the homeless. This holiday season marks the third year Andover Collection is donating clothing with the help of generous customers. Purchase a $10 clothing item for $5, with all items donated to the Winter Walk Organization. For more information, visit the Andover Collection blog.

Donate to Winter Walk Organization

Collecting Winter Walk Donations for the Homeless at Andover Collection


☃️2. Shop North Andover’s The Village Studio

Shop North Andover’s The Village Studio on Small Business Saturday for their Holiday Event. Kids will love the Cocoa, Cookies, Face Painting, Balloon Twisters, and Games. While everyone will love the Carolers and Food Samplers. Plus, Santa makes a visit and poses for free photos.

Holiday at The Village Studio

Holiday Event at North Andover's The Village Studio

Shop The Village Studio for locally, handmade goods for Christmas and Hanukkah. The handmade gift shop showcases the beautiful and unique work of over 140 New England artisans. And, also, offers Custom Services. Such as, Memory Quilts, Draperies, Cushions, and more. Whether you need a $10 Teacher Gift or a $100 gift for a Special Loved One, you will find it at The Village Studio. Choose from Jewelry, Pottery, Personal Care, Accessories, Baby Gifts, and so much more. Including Ornaments in all price ranges and mediums. For example, Fused-Glass, Hand-Sewn, Felted, Wood, Ceramic, and more. As well as, a large selection of Cardinal merchandise for everyone missing a loved one. New items arrive daily, so visit The Village Studio Handmade Gift Shop often this holiday season.

The Village Studio Handmade Gift Shop (2 minute video)


🎅🏼4. Shop North Andover’s Share the Love Consignment

If you want to look your best this season without spending a lot of money, you must shop North Andover’s Share the Love Consignment. Because everything you could ever be looking for is at Share the Love Consignment this holiday season. And that includes Winter Coats. Dresses in all sizes. Holiday Bags. Footwear — Boots, Tall Boots, Booties, Pumps, Shoes, and Flats. Pants for work and everyday. Jeans in a wide variety of styles and sizes.  Plus, a small Home Decor and Giftware section at the shop’s back. And a wide selection of Jewelry at affordable prices. So, be sure to shop Share the Love Consignment this holiday season. And see, for yourself, why the North Andover shop was voted the Best of the Eagle Tribune for the Merrimack Valley.

Best Merrimack Valley Consigment Shop (3 minute video)

One reason Share the Love Consignment was voted the Best Consignment Shop in the Merrimack Valley is Customer Service. The shop even offers In-House Stylist Sessions with Image Consultant Anastasiya Tsvetikova of Style Impress. Watch the below video to see recent college graduate Lindsey Reitano get a Personal Stylist Session, resulting in an Interview Outfit (she landed the job🎉!) and Date-Night Outfit. All with Clothing, Jewelry, Bags, and Footwear from inside the shop. Lindsey was happy to get tips for selecting Multifunctional Pieces to keep her wardrobe Small and Cost-Effective. All while showing offer her Creative Side.

Personal Stylist Session (5 minute video)

🎁1. Shop Andover’s Elsie’s Pantry

Shop Andover’s Elsie’s Pantry Holiday Pop-Up Shops. The Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Shop features Andover’s Melanie Leigh of Sweet South Sewing & Kitchen. You’ve seen her Lovely Aprons at Elsie’s Pantry. But did you know that your favorite Specialty Food Shop and Gift Shop also carries her Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits. Stop in Saturday to see what other goodies Melanie has on display!

Sweet South Kitchen Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Sweet South Sewing and Kitchen Holiday Popup at Andover's Elsie's Pantry with Dog Treats

Andover’s Elsie’s Pantry is your North of Boston source for Holiday Gift Baskets. Owner Linda Conners-McCarthy personally curates the items that go into each basket. And with 80 percent of the items in her Specialty Food & Gift Shop being locally made, purchasing an Elsie’s Pantry Holiday Gift Basket supports a lot of local businesses.

Holiday Gift Baskets at Elsie’s Pantry (2-Minute Video)

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