The annual Small Business Saturday celebrates small businesses by encouraging folks to #shopsmall and help their communities stay strong. Started in 2010, it occurs on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage holiday shoppers to visit small businesses.

Since the start of Smart Business Saturday, customers spent an estimated $85 billion over eight days according to American Express. Remember, it’s a one-day event. Therefore, in its first years, it has brought impressive billions of dollars to small and independent retailers and restaurants.

#shopsmall really works and has made a positive impact on communities according to 90 percent of consumer surveyed in the pre-2017 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey. American Express and the National Federation of Independent Businesses commissioned this survey.

Ready to shop local San Marcos? TRACE in San Marcos, TX and other area residents have many options to support Small Business Saturday.

Hays County Outfitters
690 Centerpoint Rd., Ste. 201
San Marcos, TX 78666

People who love the outdoors and adventures or hunt for the latest leisure wear will find that at Hays Country Outfitters, right by Two P’s and Calli’s. They stock many popular brands like Patagonia, Texas/country clothes collections, gear, and even dog collars.

Mochas and Javas
Multiple locations

With all the shopping you’ll do on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, you may want a jolt of caffeine or simply good food. Mochas and Javas delivers. They have multiple locations including one outside of San Marcos, TX. The founders have lived in San Marcos for almost 50 years and wanted to create a place where the community to come together.

Two P’s and Calli’s Boutique
690 Centerpoint Rd., Ste. 205
San Marcos, TX 78666

Struggling to shop for the person who has everything? Want to find something different? Head to Two P’s and Calli’s is a fashion boutique run by a mother and daughter team. You can browse accessories, clothes, shoes, houseware, and furniture in this place that promises a personalized shopping experience.

TxSk8 Skateboards and Apparel
225 N C M Allen Pkwy.
San Marcos, TX 78666

Skateboarding fans will be in heaven in Texas Skate Boards and Apparel that takes care of everything you need for safe and fun skateboarding. The staff loves to talk skateboarding and share their knowledge. You may catch them skateboarding with the locals.

More San Marcos, TX Shops

The list of small businesses is endless. San Marcos Downtown Square is loaded with these. You can browse the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau’s website for a list.

You can also check out a few roundups for more ideas of delicious places to eat in San Marcos, TX to fuel up for Small Business Saturday shopping:

Help San Marcos, TX businesses and the TRACE community thrive by shopping small on Small Business Saturday. This year, #shopsmall falls on November 24, 2018.