"That's our biggest seller", Nelson from PJ Pipers Restaurant said. We have stylists who help you find what is best for you. The shop was stocked to the ceiling with ornaments, greeting cards, candles and potential holiday gifts.
"We really need these individuals to go out there and to be great examples of what can be done", shopper Joe Salis said. "We've got fun candy, soda, a lot of Oklahoma goods, a lot of things that are made locally in town".
"With Savannah, businesses support each other and the more you do to help others to support their business, it all comes back to you two-fold in what they do to support you and help you grow your business", said Regan Drake, President of the Small Business Chamber of Savannah.
"There's a bunch of different categories that people can choose from and then I match up a recipient from that category and then just give anything from hair care, manicure, pedicure, massages", said Carol Seefeldt, owner of Wired Up!
"It's just that I know I helped somebody, make their day. It really contributes to the community".
In Titusville, Betty Hutchison, owner of Twisted Wicker, at the corner of East Spring and South Kerr streets, said Friday was very busy at her store. "They are wonderful. And I know it's a struggle for them with so many people going to the mall". "We hope we do".
"It's terrific", Gustafson said of the special shopping day.
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Gage Blain, visiting from France, said, "It helps because if everyone buys stuff that was made in other countries, the country itself can not rise economically".
Angie Higa, the owner of Skydreams LLC, looks forward to this event all year.
Employee Dana Cuellar said she loves working at the wacky wonderland, a slice of Portland that's impossible to replicate. "And have fun. Don't take it too seriously".
Shoppers flocked to locally owned shops as part of Small Business Saturday.
Eddie James, co-owner of Brownie's, said that numerous store's regular patrons shop there during the Christmas season, but that it's also a time when new customers will buy items for what he called "grand-dogs".
"I LOVE IT. It's a cute store".