Think Big, Shop Small
Posted by helen on November 26, 2016
Happy Small Business Saturday!
Honestly, I only buy groceries from small stores, everything else is from big stores b/c big chain stores offer unbeatable prices. I bought a little wool dress from a local boutique store for $120 plus tax, then, I found the similar dress was sold for $39.99 at T.J. Maxx and tax free (clothing under $110 is tax free) .
Many of my neighborhood stores have gone out of business. the “space for rent” signs are everywhere. A new gift shop opened a few blocks away from my apartment building early this month, I doubt this store would have a chance to survive. why? b/c of its poor merchandising. These little porcelain figurines and plush animals are just not in big demand, online stores offer more choices and low prices… Rent is very expensive here…..