You will not be disappointed when you spend Small Business Saturday shopping and dining in Downtown Pittsfield! Support local small business owners on Saturday, November 25th, 2017, and be part of a national effort to highlight small, locally owned businesses each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Look for special deals throughout the Downtown and get a jump on your holiday shopping list!
Downtown Pittsfield boasts an eclectic shopping experience with a variety of retail locations along our Downtown Walking Loop. Enjoy free parking in Downtown Pittsfield all day on November 25th, but be sure to stretch those legs and enjoy the window dressings, Artscape pieces, and mouth-watering smells emanating from our local restaurants. Stop for a bite to eat or a warm beverage. Explore a retailer you’ve never visited. Make November 25th an all-day event with the whole family.
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind gift idea, stop by The Funky Phoenix, 441 North Street. The Funky Phoenix is the Berkshires’ leading producer of Salvage Art and Home Décor. This family of artisans specializes in the construction and decorating of functional sculptures specifically produced from up-cycled, reclaimed, or otherwise repurposed, less-desirable items. Gift items large and small are available, as are custom orders. Be sure to feast your eye on the fabulous functional art pieces at The Funky Phoenix!
If you are looking for stylish treasures for your home, fashionable clothing and accessories, or a gift for baby, Dory & Ginger at 299 North Street is the place for you! There is sure to be something for everyone on your shopping list at Dory & Ginger!
The Berkshire Museum Shop, 39 South Street, has a unique assortment of gift ideas from toys to books to jewelry. Open to the public during museum hours, don’t be afraid to stop in and take a look! You may be surprised at what you find!
The knowledgeable staff at Deidre’s Special Day, 2 South Street, will be on hand during Small Business Saturday to help you find a special gift for that special woman in your life. Enjoy 25% off holiday dresses and shoes! Find your holiday look at Deidre’s for a discount!
For the do-it-yourselfer on your list, Carr Hardware at 547 North Street has got gifts covered! Hardware, housewares, tools, pet supplies, and much, much more! Plus, shop seasonal items for home to dazzle your neighborhood this holiday season!
Shop jewelry for him and her at RJ Stohr Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, 137 North Street. Their exclusive Berkshire Theatre Bracelet is a great gift idea! Circa, 436 North Street, is your resource for Big City Style in the Berkshires, carrying Danish and Mid-Century Modern furnishings and lighting, as well as home decor items, local art, vintage clothing, and more!
Brits R US, 80 North Street, is your source for all things British and Irish. This grocery and gift shop in Downtown Pittsfield features grocery items, candies, and snacks from the UK, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. From Cadbury chocolates to meat pies! Maria’s European Delights & Deli, 146 North Street, carries groceries and treats from Eastern Europe, and places like Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, and Hungry.
Paul Rich & Sons Home Furnishings, 242 North Street, has the top-quality, big-ticket items on your wish list, as well as accent furniture, lamps, and accessories. Aerus Electrolux, 383 North Street, offers the highest-quality home appliances and vacuums for sale. Pick up your art supplies at Miller Supply, 205 West Street, or a one-of-a-kind clock at West Side Clock Shop, 449 North Street.
Bicycles for all ages at Ordinary Cycles, 247 North Street; and Apple electronics at Berkshire County’s only Apple specialist, Mad Macs, 317 North Street. Berkshire General Store, 75 North Street, has fun gift ideas and great stocking stuffers for everyone on your list; and Kidding Around Consignment, 397 North Street, has gently used items for baby and young children.
Museum Facsimiles Outlet Store, 31 South Street, has gifts for him and her, for baby, and for the home. Clothing, accessories, holiday décor, art and prints, and even decorative matchboxes. If you can’t find something here, you are not looking hard enough!
Shop shoes for the whole family at Jim’s House of Shoes, 239 North Street; and shop high-quality clothing for men and women at Steven Valenti’s Clothing, 157 North Street. Dress shirts and ties, men’s suits and sport coats, ladies’ dresses and accessories, and more!
Not sure what to buy? What about a gift-certificate (or ten!) to one of over two dozen restaurants in Downtown Pittsfield! Our Downtown boasts an exciting dining scene with cuisine representing 4 different continents. There is surely something to appeal to everyone’s tastes!
We hope to see you all at Small Business Saturday on November 25th! This is not a comprehensive list of all retailers so please get out and explore and support your favorite small businesses! And remember to #shoplocal not just on November 25th but all year round!
By contributor Kimberly Cortes-Gritman
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