Are you one of the masses that loves standing in line in the wee hours of the morning to snag a cheap TV? If so, more power to you. The life of a bargain warrior is a lonely one. But let me present an alternative--get up at a reasonable time, have a liesurely cup of coffee, and then go out and shop at one of these locally-owned retailers. Sure, your chances of ending up on the news are slimmer but we think that you might enjoy yourself just a little bit more.
1. Petals and Potpourri
Historic Downtown Liberty Square
1 E. Kansas Street
Liberty, MO 64068
Looking for the perfect accent for your holiday decor? Or maybe a great hostess gift for the lady that has everything? Petals and Potpourri is a goldmine. Choose from an array of artisanal products like handmade jewelry, high quality candles or home accents to suit any style. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! The holidays are really where they shine as they deck the halls at the beginning of November to keep the spirit bright throughout the holiday season. There are two locations, one in Blue Springs and one on the historical Liberty Square.
2. Heavenly Olive Oils and Vinegars
Zona Rosa Shopping Center
8601 N. Winter Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64153
Don't let the name fool you--there's much more to Heavenly Olive Oils than just oil. This shop, tucked into a corner of the main section of Zona Rosa, with a secondary location in Lee's Summit, is the destination for gourmet food products of all kinds. Of course, the 24 flavor-infused olive oils and 30 varieties of balsamic vinegars, all available for sampling, are the main draw. Create a gift basket for your boss or the foodie in your life--a few bottles of oil and vinegar can be accented by specialty pickles and a recipe or two for a personal touch.
3. Sincerely, Ellis
113 N. Main St.
Parkville, MO 64152
For the fashion-forward lady in your life, Sincerely, Ellis has come to the Northland! The newest Parkville retailer features affordable but stylish fashion options in a range of styles. Style blogger and boutique owner Kayla still maintains her original location in the West Bottoms but now offers full time hours at the Parkville location. Chat with her to mix and match styles and accessorize with jewelry and handbags, also available in the shop. You'll be the best dressed person at the holiday party and can keep your dollars local at the same time!