Shop Small Business Saturday across North Dakota

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Holiday shoppers have a variety of options in North Dakota cities

BISMARCK, ND – Small Business Saturday is November 29, and with more than 67,000 small businesses in North Dakota, shoppers are sure to have plenty of options from clothing and home decor to specialty foods and one-of-a-kind art. Shop a number of small businesses in rural areas or visit the major retail hubs of Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot to get a variety of shopping done in one trip.  

Bismarck, North Dakota’s capital city, has a number of small retail businesses, including Country Soule, which sells country fashions for men, women and kids, boots, jewelry and home decor. Moe Moe’s Garden Baby Boutique focuses on children’s products, including unique clothes, shoes and toys.  Soul Interiors features creative and unique home accents. For more information on these shops and many more, visit discoverbismarckmandan.com.    

Fargo, North Dakota’s largest city, is on the state’s border with Minnesota. It is becoming known for its chic and eclectic shopping opportunities, mainly concentrated in the downtown district. Specialty stores include Aendee, which sells neckties, bow ties, pocket squares and other accessories all made from button down shirts rescued from local thrift stores; Beyond Running, whose motto is "focused on the everyday athlete," seeks to offer information, equipment and encouragement to anyone regardless of skill or ability in running; Outermost Layer focuses on outdoor adventure clothing and gear; C.lizzy’s has one-of-a-kind gift items; and Pinch and Pour has fine oils, spices and balsamic. For the more general shopper, try Shannalee or Fowler’s Heritage. For more information on these shops and many more, visit fargomoorhead.org.

Grand Forks, just an hour south of the Canadian border, has plenty to offer throughout the community. Curious Experience, one of its newest stores, focuses on gifts, home decor and artful accents. Adley Anne’s Baby & Maternity Boutique has everything for parents-to-be from clothing, furniture, and accessories. Kittsona Lifestyle, trendy women’s fashion boutique offering the perfect blend of high-end customer service, fashionable looks, and skinny price tags. For more information on these shops and many more, visit visitgrandforks.com

Minot also is just south of the Canadian border and is one of North Dakota’s rapidly growing communities, with new and unique shops to try this holiday season. Stores include Lulu Lane, a new baby and maternity boutique; Michele F, which opened last year and offers a variety of jewelry and clothing with a western flare; and Original Comics and Collectibles, offers unique and classic items for the niche shopper. For more information on these shops and many more, go to visitminot.org.  

Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 by American Express to help businesses get more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.

While shoppers enjoy the variety of boutiques and unique vendors, North Dakota Tourism reminds everyone to grab a bite to eat or drink at any one of the locally owned restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries in these and other communities across the state.

For more information about places to shop or other ways to enjoy North Dakota this year, visit www.ndtourism.com.

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