Local Businesses Gear Up for 2023’s First Holiday Shopping Season and Small Business Saturday

The small business scene in Jacksonville, Florida has experienced significant growth in 2023, with new shops and boutiques opening up around the city. From vintage clothing stores to bohemian boutiques, there is a variety of new businesses for locals to explore and support. This year has seen the rise of several independent bookstores, including Happy Medium Books Cafe and Literary Lounge. Femme Fire Books, which has been open for a year, is also celebrating its milestone of having a physical location.

As the holiday shopping season approaches, Small Business Saturday is gearing up to be a big event for these new shops. In addition to bookstores, Purple Mangrove offers pre-owned and vintage clothing as well as beverages and plants. Sunhoney is a modern bohemian boutique that recently opened a storefront at Jacksonville Beach. Planet Circle provides plants, home decor, and unique gifts in Riverside while Greenhouse offers a bar, coffeehouse, and shop combination in Brooklyn.

With so many new businesses to discover this holiday season, now is the perfect time to support local entrepreneurs by shopping at these unique shops. From clothing stores to home decor shops and everything in between, there are plenty of options for consumers looking to support small businesses in their community.

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