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Support Evanston businesses on Saturday, November 30! 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 activities taking place around downtown Evanston.

Restaurants will have special brunch and lunch offerings to help you fuel up for a fun day of shopping in downtown Evanston. 

"KEEP EVANSTON AWESOME" SHOPPING PASSPORT
When you spend at local businesses you get something in return! Pick up a Shopping Passport at any of the Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston (1515 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'll receive a holiday gift to be announced soon. 

The "Keep Evanston Awesome" gift bags will be available for pick-up between 10am and 6pm on Saturday, November 30 at Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston (1515 Chicago Ave.) Please note that the passport offer is only good for merchandise; food, beverage and services are not included.  


Accents Plus | 601 Davis St. {Passport}

Accents Plus | 601 Davis St. {Passport}

Select items on sale! 

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

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

Get a custom-designed tote bag when you spend $100 or more! 

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Assembly Creators | 1642 Orrington Ave. {Passport}

Assembly Creators | 1642 Orrington Ave. {Passport}

Check out all the amazing small batch products including clothing, jewelry, candles, knifes, home decor and more and take 30% off jerjerB jewelry!  

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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 and beyond! 

November 29 to December 1
Buy a $50 gift card, get $10 in bead bucks (expires 12/24/19)
November 29: Black Friday
 - 9am to 12pm: Door busters 70% Off including Swarovski, brown leather straps, silk, bulk findings, cork & wine jewelry, leather jewelry, tassel jewelry
 - 12pm to 6pm: Jewelry Sale 30% off
November 30: Small Business Saturday
 - Holiday Bells (drop in class from 10am-5pm)
 - Buy-one-get-one FREE earrings 

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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!
- Spin the wheel to win great prizes with a purchase 
- Special prices on select items and gift with purchase opportunities
- Create holiday wish lists
- 20% off any toys bought and donated to "Toys for Tots" and Mayor Hagerty Toy Drive bins (Becky & Me Toys collects toys throughout the holidays to donate to this program) 
- Buy raffle tickets to win a Playmobile Pool ($60 value). Tickets are $5/each or 5 for $20. All proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots. 
- Participate in the Chatty Snaps Scavenger Hunt to raise money for Toys for Tots! Purchase a lanyard and snap at the store and get clues to the location of 5 other snaps, all at independent downtown shops. Proceeds benefit Toys for Tots. The scavenger hunt continues through December 14! 


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Benefit Cosmetics | 1625 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Benefit Cosmetics | 1625 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

With purchase of any product and service you can receive a free Beauty Bash in 2020! The beauty bash includes 6 friends (including you), 1 free service (brow wax OR brow tint OR lash tint OR spray tan half body price) plus a mini make over while drinking bubbly! 

While you're there, you can also receive a free brow mapping with purchase. 

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Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave.

Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave.

Blick drawing sets at up to 65% off, as well as other Hot Deals on other items throughout the store

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Bloom 3 | 1503 Chicago Ave. {Passport}

Bloom 3 | 1503 Chicago Ave. {Passport}

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! 

  • Free B&B tote bag with any purchase over $50 all day
  • Get 20% off any item you are donating to Mayor Hagerty's Book & Toy Drive
  • 10:30am | Sydni Gregg: Seagull and Sea Dragon Story Time
  • 3:00pm | Chat with Evanston's author and nationally recognized children's book guru Betsy Bird about her kids' holiday gift selections and her own new picture book, The Great Santa Stakeout
  • 5:00 PM | Fun and games that will keep you and your family happily engaged offline during the holidays. Come try the games and enjoy  " savory snacks from Olive Mediterranean Grill and sweet treats from Kilwins

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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 best sale! From November 24 - 30 enjoy a buy-one-get-one free of any yarn in the sale section. Wonderful yarns have been marked down! 


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Coucou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Coucou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Don't miss the Big December Blowout Sale kicking off on Friday, November 29 and going through the month of December. 

- 20% off accessories, gifts & ornaments
- 25-50% off most sweaters; 30% off jewelry
- 30-40% off most tops & tunics
- 30-40% off dresses and skirts
- 30-50% off pants
- 40-50% off jackets & coats

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Crossroads Trading Co. | 1730 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Crossroads Trading Co. | 1730 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

First 50 customers receive a free reusable bag and coupon for 10% off one item.  

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Deka Lash | 816 1/2 Church St. {Passport}

Deka Lash | 816 1/2 Church St. {Passport}

Deka Lash is offering $20 off an initial set of TrueExpress eyelash extensions and if you purchase $100 gift card you'll receive a free gift! 

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dragonfly | 1501 A Chicago Ave. {Passport}

dragonfly | 1501 A Chicago Ave. {Passport}

Looking for holiday decorations, the perfect hostess gift or new additions to your wardrobe? Stop by dragonfly! For Small Business Saturday, they are offering 20% off when you spend $50 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 2019 for kids before you buy them for the holidays at a local Evanston small business! Come see the 101 Best Children's Books of 2019, 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). Note that the books will be on view from 11/26 - 11/30 (not counting Thanksgiving day when we are closed). 

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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 30! Plus, take 25% off a sandwich, salad, or soup with any game purchase.

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Eve J. Alfille Gallery & Studio | 623 Grove St. {Passport}

Eve J. Alfille Gallery & Studio | 623 Grove St. {Passport}

When you stop in at Eve J. Alfille Gallery & Studio, enter a raffle to win a bracelet designed by artist Eve Alfille. No purchase needed, free to enter. 

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FlowersFlowers | 1110 Davis St.

FlowersFlowers | 1110 Davis St.

Add some vibrant florals, succulents and more to your home! Enjoy 20% off sales when you shop at FlowersFlowers. 

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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 20% discount.

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

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

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Kilwins Evanston | 1724 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Kilwins Evanston | 1724 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Spend $35 on Small Business Saturday and get a free hot chocolate! 

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One River School | 1033 Davis St.

One River School | 1033 Davis St.

Stop by One River School for discounted prices on upcoming Winter Day Camps (December 30 and Jan 2, 9:30am to 3pm). 


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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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SPENGA | 1026 Davis St. {PASSPORT}

SPENGA | 1026 Davis St. {PASSPORT}

SPENGA is having a special sale on packages from Black Friday to Cyber Monday and there is a sale rack being offered at 50% off and 40% off all other retail. 

Packages are available for purchase online or by email to evanston@spengans.com. 

Purchase 10 sessions - get 2 free (total of 12)
Purchase 20 sessions - get 4 free (total of 24)
Purchase 30 sessions - get 6 free (total of 36) 

On Small Business Saturday, the hours are 6:30am to 12:30pm. 


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Steven Papageorge Salon | 1721 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Steven Papageorge Salon | 1721 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

The salon is offering 10% off hair care products on Small Business Saturday! 

Plus, stop in on Black Friday for 10% off blowouts!

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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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Uncle Dan's | 1600 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Uncle Dan's | 1600 Sherman Ave. {Passport}

Don't miss this great offer at Uncle Dan's, only offered on Small Business Saturday. $20 off a purchase of $100 or more (not combinable with any other sales, discounts, coupons, or offers).

Other promotions taking place:

  • 25% off Arc'teryx (11/25-12/2) 
  • 25% off Salomon footwear (11/19-12/6) 
  • 25% off Select The North Face (11/24-12/2) 
  • 30% off Select Patagonia (11/23-12/2)

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Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St. {Passport}

Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St. {Passport}

Give the best and most memorable present ever this holiday with a new bike from Wheel & Sprocket.

On Sale from Friday, November 29 through Monday, December 2:
All Trek and Electra bikes (including existing down) and Bontrager accessories such as bike lights, bags, helmets and more.   

Shop our great selection of kids bikes from Trek, Electra, Strider, and the new electric Stacyc. Plus once-a-year markdowns on eBike demos from Riese & Muller and Trek.

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The Cellar at The Stained Glass | 820 Clark St.

The Cellar at The Stained Glass | 820 Clark St.

Dine local at The Cellar at The Stained Glass before or during Small Business Saturday. Bring the Shopping Passport to receive 10% off your bill before tax and gratuity. Plus, enjoy $3 mimosas. Brunch is served from 11am to 2pm. 

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Celtic Knot Public House | 626 Church St.

Celtic Knot Public House | 626 Church St.

Bring your "Keep Evanston Awesome" Shopping Passport to get 10% off your bill! 

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Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston | 1615 Chicago Ave.

Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston | 1615 Chicago Ave.

When you stop in to pick up your Shopping Passport, enjoy a $3 Spiked Cocoas and Free non-spiked cocoas! And, fuel up with free breakfast at the hotel! 

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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge | 624 Davis St.

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge | 624 Davis St.

FREE appetizer (up to $8) when you dine at Koi on Small Business Saturday. Plus, receive a $25 gift card when you spend $100 or more!

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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 Restaurant & Cafe | 625 Davis St.

Next of Kin Restaurant & Cafe | 625 Davis St.

Enjoy $5 mimosas at Next of Kin Restaurant & Café all day on Small Business Saturday, because shopping is better with a little champagne! 

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Whiskey Thief | 616 Davis St..

Whiskey Thief | 616 Davis St..

Bring the family for brunch on Saturday then have dad or grandma and grandpa take the kids home while you shop! $10 bottomless mimosas and kids eat FREE from 10am to 3pm. 

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