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Support Evanston businesses on Saturday, November 24! When you shop and dine in Evanston, you automatically support the Evanston community. It's just that simple! While you're out and about, take advantage of these fun Shop Small activities. 

Restaurants will have special brunch and lunch offerings to help you fuel up for a fun day of shopping in downtown Evanston. For example, Kinship will have $5 mimosas for holiday shoppers and La Cocinita will offer a free side with purchase of an entree! 

"WE LOVE EVANSTON" PASSPORT
When you spend at local businesses you get something in return! Pick up a We Love Evanston Shopping Passport at One River School (1033 Davis St.), Found Kitchen (1631 Chicago Ave.) or any of the participating business (indicated with "Passport" below) and collect stamps or signatures when you shop at these businesses.

When you spend $100 (it can be $100 at just one business or smaller amounts at multiple businesses) you get a tote bag filled with goodies including a coffee mug, custom-designed coaster and a pound of Colectivo Coffee! The "We Love Evanston" gift bags will be available for pick-up all day on Saturday, November 24 at One River School (1509 Chicago Ave.) Please note that the passport offer is only good for merchandise; food, beverage and services are not included. 

Check out all the dining and shopping specials being offered in celebration of Small Business Saturday!

The Alley Gallery | 1712 Sherman Ave., alley entrance {Passport}

The Alley Gallery | 1712 Sherman Ave., alley entrance {Passport}

Tons of unique vintage and one-of-a-kind gifts available throughout the shop and enjoy 20% off all reproduction posters & prints. 

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Assembly Creators | 1642 Orrington Ave. {Passport}

Assembly Creators | 1642 Orrington Ave. {Passport}

Check out this brand new shop in town and take 30% off jerjerB jewelry! Assembly Creators Market features creative entrepreneurs who share a passion for elevated design a platform to showcase their creations. 

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Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.  {Passport}

Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Ayla's has a lot of fun planned for Small Business Saturday including a tote giveaway with purchase, buy 1 Leather Wrapped Bracelet and get 1 50% off, bounce back coupons and a special drop-in "Silk & Sparkle Wrap" Bead Love Class for $25. 


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The Barre Code | 604 Davis St.

The Barre Code | 604 Davis St.

The Barre Code is offering special promotions November 23 and 24. Enjoy 25% off all retail and get some FREE classes when you purchase the following packages in studio or online.

  • Buy 10 Classes | Get 4 Free
  • Buy 20 Classes | Get 9 Free
  • Buy 30 Classes | Get 15 Free

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Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St. {Passport}

Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St. {Passport}

Becky & Me Toys are excited to celebrate Small Business Saturday by offering the following special deals and events!

- Select merchandise at 50% Off
- Buy One Get One on select merchandise
- Raffles
- 20% off items that are donated to the "Toys for Tots" bin (Becky & Me Toys collects toys throughout the holidays to donate to this program) 
- Members of our Frequent Buyer Program will receive double points on their purchases on Saturday.
- Play some games and enter contests to win prizes


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Bloom 3 | 1503 Chicago Ave.

Bloom 3 | 1503 Chicago Ave.

Bloom 3 has flowers, ceramics, art and candles! Stop in to take 10% off all candles on Small Business Saturday. 

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Bookends & Beginnings | 1712 Sherman Ave., alley entrance {Passport}

Bookends & Beginnings | 1712 Sherman Ave., alley entrance {Passport}

Bookends & Beginnings has various special treats and events "in store" for you on Small Business Saturday. Stop by for one event or stay for the whole day! Also, when you spend more than $50 you get a free tote!

Don't miss these awesome literary food events while your shopping local! 

From 3-4:30pm, attend a Meet & Greet & Tasting with Ellen King, author of Heritage Baking: Recipes for Rustic Breads and Pastries Baked with Artisanal Flour from Hewn Bakery; and Carrie Schloss, author of The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by 28 Honey Varietals and Blends.

And then at 5 pm you're invited to meet ABC TV Chicago's Hungry Hound, Steve Dolinsky, who'll be here to talk about his new book Pizza City, USA: 101 Reasons Why Chicago Is America's Greatest Pizza Town. Naturally, we'll have some pizza sampling going on too--and what fun would pizza sampling be without also doing some beer sampling? 

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Bottle & Bottega | 1016 Davis St.

Bottle & Bottega | 1016 Davis St.

Stop in Bottle & Bottega to get a discount if you register for a painting party that day! And, what's better than the gift of art? Take a DIY gift class on Small Business Saturday! Both classes are from 11am-2pm. 

Holiday Ornament Glass Painting Party (ages 13+)
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register.


Canvas Totes & Wood Pallet Painting Party (ages 13+)
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Campus Gear | 1722 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Campus Gear | 1722 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Pick up your favorite team's jerseys and other sports gear! Select items are up to 50% off and additional specials will be available. 


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CloseKnit Yarn Store | 1630 Orrington Ave. {Passport}

CloseKnit Yarn Store | 1630 Orrington Ave. {Passport}

Stock up on yarn during CloseKnit's Thanksgiving weekend sale (November 23-25)! Buy-one-get-one free from the yarn sale bin. 

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Coucou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Coucou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Stop in at Coucou & Olive to shop and get 20% off everything in the store! Plus, take an extra 20% off already marked down items! November 23, 24 & 25 only!

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Crossroads Trading Co. | 1730 Sherman Ave.

Crossroads Trading Co. | 1730 Sherman Ave.

Crossroads Trading always has great deals but today they are serving refreshments and raffling off Crossroads Trading gift cards!  

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CycleBar Evanston | 1702 Maple Ave.

CycleBar Evanston | 1702 Maple Ave.

Spin over to CycleBar to enjoy 25% off all retail and 25% off all monthly packages! Time to star a new routine. 

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dragonfly | 1501 A Chicago Ave. {Passport}

dragonfly | 1501 A Chicago Ave. {Passport}

Looking for holiday home decorations or the perfect hostess gift? Stop by dragonfly! For Small Business Saturday, they are offering a free gift with purchase of $50 or more and 10% off purchases of $100 or more! 

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Evanston Public Library | 1703 Orrington Ave.

Evanston Public Library | 1703 Orrington Ave.

See and touch the best books of 2018 for kids before you buy them for the holidays at a local Evanston small business! Come see our "petting zoo" of the 101 Best Children's Books of 2018, selected by Evanston Public Library staff including Betsy Bird, EPL Collection Development Manager and Fuse#8 Blogger, and children's librarian, Brian Wilson, (2017 Caldecott Committee member).

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Evanston Games & Cafe | 1610 Maple Ave.  {Passport}

Evanston Games & Cafe | 1610 Maple Ave. {Passport}

Spice up your holiday parties with a game! Evanston Games & Cafe has special sales and is offering an additional 10% off to the first 5 customers on November 24! Plus, take 25% off a sandwich, salad, or soup with any game purchase.

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Gather | 602 Davis St.

Gather | 602 Davis St.

Stop by Gather to spin the prize wheel for discounts on class passes, fun giveaways and more! 

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gigi BOTTEGA | 612 Davis St. {Passport}

gigi BOTTEGA | 612 Davis St. {Passport}

Oh happy day! On Small Business Saturday, gigi BOTTEGA is offering a 15% discount on all full price items. Note that the store is open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 1pm on Black Friday!. 

If you're out shopping on Black Friday, gigi BOTTEGA will be open from 9am to 1pm and is offering the following deals:

9-11am: 40% off
11am-12pm: 30% off
12-1pm: 20% off 

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One River School | 1033 Davis St.

One River School | 1033 Davis St.

Stop by One River School for cookies, coffee and a $50 discount on kids winter art camps with a copy of your passport. 


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Other Brother Coffeebar | 1549 Sherman Ave.

Other Brother Coffeebar | 1549 Sherman Ave.

Free hot coffee with purchase of a bag of coffee beans! 

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Pop Up Gallery Evanston | 1627 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Pop Up Gallery Evanston | 1627 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Find something for everyone at the Pop Up Gallery! Arts, crafts, jewelry, home decor, baby gear, prints and more! Plus, free gift wrapping on Small Business Saturday and throughout the holidays! 

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Saville Flowers | 1712 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Saville Flowers | 1712 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Stop in Saville for a bouquet, plant, candle or other home decor item to brighten your home! Take 20% off all ornaments on Small Business Saturday.

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Steven Papageorge Salon | 1721 Sherman Ave.

Steven Papageorge Salon | 1721 Sherman Ave.

The salon is offering 10% off blowouts on Small Business Saturday! 

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Stepping Out on Faith | 1632 Orrington Ave.  {Passport}

Stepping Out on Faith | 1632 Orrington Ave. {Passport}

Check out downtown's only consignment store offering 25% off all purchases on Small Business Saturday! Men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Open 10am to 7pm.  

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Spice & Tea Exchange | 1615 Sherman Ave.  {Passport}

Spice & Tea Exchange | 1615 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Spices and tea and everything nice! Stop in for holiday recipe ideas and tea gifts for everyone. Enjoy a free gourmet gift with a purchase of $25 or more and buy three teas and the fourth on is on them!

 

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Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St.

Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St.

Our Shop Local weekend sale includes all nutrition products, great discounts on electric and gravel bikes, and more.  Stop in this Thanksgiving weekend for a warm, personal touch and talk all things bikes with our team. 

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Williams Shoes the Walking Spirit | 710 Church St. {Passport}

Williams Shoes the Walking Spirit | 710 Church St. {Passport}

10% off all boots and shoes! 

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Bangers & Lace Evanston | 810 Grove St.

Bangers & Lace Evanston | 810 Grove St.

Get ready to shop with a $5 Old Fashioned - a special for Small Business Saturday! Opens at 12pm! 

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Boltwood | 804 Davis St.

Boltwood | 804 Davis St.

Start your day with a delicious brunch at Boltwood offering $5 mimosas. Brunch is from 10am to 2pm so you can eat and shop or shop and eat! 

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Celtic Knot Public House | 626 Church St.

Celtic Knot Public House | 626 Church St.

Bring your "We Love Evanston" Shopping Passport to get 10% off your bill! 

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Found Kitchen | 1631 Chicago Ave.

Found Kitchen | 1631 Chicago Ave.

Before you head out shopping, enjoy brunch at Found with an extra special Hot Toddy Bar and a Hot Cider with a side car if you want to warm up more quickly! 

While you're there, purchase a gift card for someone special. For every $100 you purchase in gift cards you get a $20 gift card for yourself! 

 

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Jilly's Bistro | 1512 Sherman Ave.

Jilly's Bistro | 1512 Sherman Ave.

Enjoy a bottle of wine at dinner and take one home, for free! Jilly's Bistro is rewarding customers with a bottle of wine with a purchase of $100 or more. 

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Koi | 624 Davis St.

Koi | 624 Davis St.

FREE Bloody Mary and Mimosa with purchase of brunch! 

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La Cocinita | 1625 Chicago Ave.

La Cocinita | 1625 Chicago Ave.

Get your brunch on at La Cocinita and enjoy a free side with a purchase of an entree! 


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Next of Kin | 625 Davis St.

Next of Kin | 625 Davis St.

Enjoy $5 mimosas at Next of Kin and get $20 for every $100 spend on Next of Kinship gift cards - a perfect gift!

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Pete Miller's Evanston | 1557 Sherman Ave.

Pete Miller's Evanston | 1557 Sherman Ave.

All Day Happy Hour on Small Business Saturday!  

  • $6 Burgers in the bar
  • $6 House Cocktails
  • 1/2 off Midnight Pig Beer
  • $6 House Wine
And, for every $100 you buy in gift cards, get a $25 for yourself! Click
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That Little Mexican Cafe | 1010 Church St.

That Little Mexican Cafe | 1010 Church St.

Enjoy a FREE churro with purchase of an entree! 

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