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Where to Shop on Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2020

The holiday shopping season is sure to look and feel a bit different this year. But, while it may be tempting to avoid shops altogether and do all of your gift-buying online, there’s more reason than ever this year to get out and about on Small Business Saturday. The weekend after Thanksgiving, small businesses around the area will roll out the sales and the welcome mat for holiday shoppers. With the pandemic hitting independently owned shops especially hard, the holiday rush will be the vital boost that many need. And luckily, there are plenty of small businesses to support right near your Chestnut Square apartment.

One standout is Women’s Exchange of West Chester, a consignment shop that has been part of the local community for more than 70 years. The store specializes in gently used, upscale home goods—so if you want to score some deals on décor, this a great place to shop. Women’s Exchange has a wide selection of gifts: artwork, kitchenware, glassware and more, much of which is vintage and antique. So if you have loved ones on your shopping list with a taste for history, you can find some gems at the shop that they’ll love. And you may even want to pick up some gifts for yourself to give your Chestnut Square apartment a holiday makeover.

While the gift selection at Women’s Exchange is reason enough to visit, its mission adds some more incentive: A portion of all proceeds from sales at the store go to support local charities. Recent nonprofits the shop has supported included Chester County Historical Society, Fame Fire Company, Maternal & Child Health Consortium and the West Chester Food Cupboard. And, as an added bonus, it’s only five blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment.

Small Business Saturday is always an important way for shoppers to give back to the local community and, this season more than any other, is a great time to say thanks to the merchants who could use our support.

Women’s Exchange of West Chester

10 S. Church St.

West Chester, PA 19382