#ShopSmall in Loudoun County this holiday season

Shopping with dog Small Business Saturday

Thanksgiving is over and now we’ve all got one thing on our minds – holiday shopping!  Instead of getting stressed out battling the crowds at the malls and browsing the same old goods at big box stores, take advantage of the wealth of unique small businesses right here in Leesburg and all around Loudoun County.  Kick off your holiday shopping by getting out on Small Business Saturday this weekend.  Launched by American Express in 2010 as a way to promote shopping at our local, independent mom-and-pop shops, Small Business Saturday has grown to have as much prominence as it’s weekend retail cousins Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Last year, over 95 million people went out to support local small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and continue to support local retailers throughout the entire year.

We might not be a traditional retailer, but Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is proud to be a local small business, a part of the Loudoun County community for the past thirty years!

To promote shopping small in our area this season, the staff at Leesburg Veterinary Hospital are sharing some of their favorite local shops and restaurants.  Get our advice then get out this weekend and support our community by #shoppingsmall in Loudoun County.

Jennifer Strickland, Licensed Veterinary Technician

I like supporting all the small businesses in Middleburg. Many of them are employee owned and stand alone businesses.  The restaurant scene has really expanded to include Oystar Bar, Red Fox Inn, Red Horse Tavern and Upper Crust Bakery.  There are also retail stores where you can get some cute outfits for daily wear or special occasions (Lulu, J McLaughlin, etc.) and several equine specific shops. I really don’t have to shop anywhere else; I can get everything I need in that small town!

Small Business Saturday shop small Middleburg VA

Historic Middleburg, VA

Amy Bosley Marketing and Events Manager

I enjoy supporting small businesses because of the unique services they offer and what they give back to our community. They add charm and character – driving through pretty towns like Purcellville is great. Imagine if there were no small businesses around, it would look pretty bland. Some of my favorite small businesses are Jennys Salon, Vintage Magnolia, Western Loudoun Chiropractic, Old 690 Brewing Company and Bella Ballerina for my two little girls.

Jenny-Salon-Purcellville

Jenny’s Salon in Purcellville

Melissa Davis, Office Manager

I like the personal feel of a small business. This feel along with the customer service is something that can’t always be matched at other stores. By shopping small, I know that I’m supporting that person, their employees and families and our local community. There are so many to chose from, but some of my favorites are Natural Mercantile of Hamilton, Alter’d State, Dirt Farm Brewing, and Healthy by Nature.

Natural Mercantile of Hamilton

Natural Mercantile of Hamilton

Dr. Jennifer Boyle, Veterinarian

By “shopping small”, I know I’m helping to support our local community and strengthening our economy. There are so many unique things to find in a small business and the customer service is always great. Some of my favorites are: WK Hearth, Finn Thai, Leesburg Nails, South Street Under, La Conche and Stone Tower Winery.

Stone Tower Winery

Stone Tower Winery

Kimberly Shaffer, Licensed Veterinary Technician

We are so lucky to have such a wide selection of amazing small businesses in this county. I’m so thankful our clients support our small business, so I will always try to return the favor and give back to our community by shopping small. Some of my favorite small businesses are: Ellen Zangla Photography, Solo Pizza, Blue Ridge Hospice and Consignment Store and ProFit Ski and Skate.

Ellen Zangla Pet Photography

Ellen Zangla Pet Photography

We also asked local residents and shop owners what their favorite LoCo-based businesses are. The response was overwhelming! There were so many, but we didn’t want to leave anyone out. So keeping in the community spirit, we are giving them all a “shout out” here. Please note, Leesburg Veterinary Hospital does not have direct experience with these businesses, nor are we offering direct endorsement or reviews.

Retail Shops

Twiggs

Vintage Magnolia

Sunflower Shack

Victoria’s Past Tyme

Best Rack Around

Bicycle Outfitters

 

Photography:

Ellen Zangla Photography

LCE Photography

Second Ave Photography

Becky A. Gardner Photography

Carly McClure Photography

Rebecca Danzenbaker

Marti Austin Photography

Brenda Amaya Photography

 

Wineries and Breweries:

Jacks Run Brewing Company

Belly Love Brewing Company

Old 690 Brewing Company

Otium Cellars

The Barns at Hamilton Station

Chrysalis Vineyards

Catoctin Creek Distillery

 

Food and Beverage

Trinity House Cafe

Happy Creek Coffee and Tea

The Lightfoot Restaurant

Dominion Tea

The Tea Cart

South Street Under

 

Bakeries

Sweet Signatures

Sweet Pops Baked

Cake Me Happy VA

Pink Polka Dot Bake Shop

Lulu Bell Cakes

 

Health and Fitness

Family and Kids Yoga

Popcycle

BAMR Bands

Restore PT & Wellness

CHT Wellness

Captial Speech Therapy

United Sppine Center

Five Peaks Power Yoga

Sonak Family Chiropractic and Life Wellness

 

Online LoCo Businesses

Way Back When, Once Again

Little Peeps Bows

Harper Leigh Designs

Ginny Bins

BumBootyBumBum

Valerie’s Crafty Designs

Nerd Cubed

Leesburg Reclaimed Wood

Craftmaster Creations

 

Other LoCo Small Businesses

Hidden View B&B

The Arts in the Village Gallery

Exit Plan VA

Top Shelf Remodeling and Handyman Services

The Glass Door Salon

Artisan Plumbing

Modern Mechanical

Waterford Foundation Inc

Escape Room LoCo

Leesburg Paint and Decorating Center

The Property Girls

 

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