Thanksgiving week is here, your stockings might already be hung with care and the time to get your holiday shopping on is now. With the biggest shopping days of the year in full swing, we want to remind our Bend followers and friends to support local this holiday season. Rather than getting caught in the crowds at major retailers on Black Friday, take your shopping to locally-owned businesses. Instead of hitting big box stores to finish any shopping the next day, head to a Shop Small Saturday event.
Not sure where to start? We’ve put together a handy guide to help you support local this Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday in Corpus Christi.
CC Hooks Black Friday Sale
Enjoy 30% off all Corpus Christi Hooks merchandise and $5 shipping for online orders this Black Friday through Cyber Monday! Shop online or in person, as they’ll be open Friday, November 25 through Monday, November 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This offer excludes Marvel merchandise.
Black Friday Record Store Day w/ Hybrid Records
Hybrid Records is hosting an all-day event on November 25 for Record Store Day’s Black Friday edition. Doubling as the local record store’s seventh-anniversary party, the event will feature Record Store Day releases, sales and discounts on various store items, Loli’s Streatery on site for hungry shoppers, a lineup of all-vinyl local DJs spinning from noon to 7 p.m., exclusive anniversary merch and more.
Most Wanted Comics Black Friday Tent Event
Stop by Wanted Comics this Friday, November 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a store-wide sale! The local comic shop will also have a tent set up outside filled with items for sale and a huge $1 comic book pile. Plus, enjoy free pizza and drinks while you shop.
Threads Black Friday Sale
Head to Corpus’s favorite place to buy-sell-trade this Friday for a special Black Friday sale! All designer items priced over $50 will be 15% off in-store and online. Don’t forget to pop back into the shop on Saturday for their Small Business Saturday event happening from 10 a.m. to close. Limited edition tote bags will be available for the first few lucky shoppers through the doors. Local coffee pop-up The Brewery will be on-site with a special menu to help fuel your shopping!
Black Friday at The B-Hive Boutique
Shop until you drop this Friday at The B-Hive Boutique from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Black Friday shopping event will feature two sale racks with items up to 50% off, a $5 jewelry table, half-off all fall items, a bargain bin filled with amazing deals and more. Plus, the first 10 people to stop by will receive a gift card that can be used in-store that day! Pro tip: Get there early…this sale always has a line out the door.
Driftwood Coffee Company Black Friday Sale
The local coffee shop is offering a variety of killer deals on their online market items this Friday. From locally roasted coffee beans to beautiful tea towels and coasters, shoppers will find online items marked down with 10% to 70% off the entire site. The sale goes live Thursday evening at 11:59 p.m.
Prestigious Piercing Black Friday Sale
The stylish curated piercing and fine jewelry shop Prestigious Piercing is running an epic Black Friday sale. From Friday, November 25 to Saturday, November 26, the shop’s entire website will be 20% off! Prepare for your holiday festivities in style with this great deal.
PRODUCE GOODS Black Friday Sale
The local shop – which, by the way, recently transitioned into more of a bodega for downtown residents and shoppers – is hosting a Black Friday sale for in-store purchases only. All T-shirts and outerwear will be 50% off this Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Shop for gifts and yourself with this great deal!
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY
Shop Small Crawl 2022
If you’re looking for the chance to support a variety of small businesses in town, Made in Corpus Christi’s Shop Small Crawl is covering a whole lot of ground. This self-guided shopping event is a great way to support our small business community and participating is easy. Grab a punch card from any of the participating shops, visit each locally-owned venue and receive a punch every time you make a purchase and then turn in your completed card at your final stop. Each venue on the crawl’s route will host a variety of local vendors. If you stop by each participating venue, you’ll be entered to win a beautiful gift basket filled with items from the featured businesses. Stops on the crawl include BUS, Peace of Mind, 20/20 Vintage, Made in Corpus Christi, A. Kenney Jewelry, Sew Bonita, The Roughian, L&RK at the Dry Bar, Driftwood Coffee Co., Jewel’s Clothing & Accessories and Bub + Beck by Madison Taylor.
Sip-N-Shop Pop-Up Market w/ K Space Contemporary
This Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., K Space Contemporary is hosting a pop-up market in honor of Shop Small Saturday. Featuring six local vendors who create original hand-made jewelry, macramé, soaps and other items, this event is a great place to shop for the art-lover on your list. Don’t forget to pop into the Spectacular Salon while there! A large exhibition featuring a variety of artwork displayed from floor to ceiling in the Starr Gallery, the Spectacular Salon will include drawings, paintings, collages, prints, photography and ceramics. This is a great opportunity to snag a work of art by one of Corpus Christi’s premiere artists!
Small Business Saturday Keep the Glass Event
Stop by Rebel Toad Brewing Company Saturday, November 26, from 2 to 10 p.m. and take home a limited edition pint glass! Your purchase of the limited edition artist glass supports Rebel Toad and the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, a nonprofit association advancing the Texas craft beer industry through advocacy and education.
Olive Blue Resale Four-Year Anniversary
Local vintage shop, Olive Blue Resale, is celebrating four years of business this Shop Small Saturday with a market featuring over 20 vendors. Happening from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 26, the event will also include delicious bites from Chibolo Tacos on the Run.
The BUS Shop
The November BUS Shop is here just in time for Shop Small Saturday! This week’s rendition of the monthly market will feature vendors such as Bentley’s Flower Truck, Chels Marie Boutique, ChillWax Candle Bar, Drops of Life, PhatKnhits, Poppin Natural and more. The event, which takes place from noon to 5 p.m., will also include live music and food trucks.
Loca for Local
Sew Bonita sure knows how to throw an epic market, and their signature Loca for Local event is back for Shop Small Saturday! Taking place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Meadowbrook Shopping Center will transform into one massive local party featuring a variety of goods. The shopping center’s businesses, Sew Bonita, L&RK, Driftwood Coffee Co., The Roughian, Olive Bleu, Gypsy’s Treasures, Fin Factory and The Barre Fitness Studio will all host various local vendors in addition to selling their own products! The Most Comida and Tacobar Street will also be on-site serving up delicious food. Shopping hours vary by business.