Over here at Yelp, we're all about great local businesses. That's why we're challenging communities across Yelpland to buy outside the (big) box. Why? 'Cause every $100 spent at an independent retailer means $58 stay local!
There's no better time to put your money where your heart is than during the holidays and throughout the last couple of weeks, and we did just that along with our partners at Delivery.com. Shopping local is great, but it's always made more fun when you add in friends, adult libations, small snacks, live music, gift wrapping, and a visit from Ol' Saint Nick himself! Yelpers traveled throughout the borough of Manhattan – from Upper East Side to SoHo – for our series of Shop Hops throughout the month of December. From locally made jewelry and accessories to unique apparel and even some nostalgic baseball goods (for the dude in the fam), there was a little something for everyone.Yelp's Shop Hop series made visits to STORY (FB | T | Insta | PIn), Bergino Baesball Clubhouse (FB | T), Pickett's Press (FB | T | Pin), The Market NYC (FB | T | Insta | Pin), and KITEYA SoHo. But the local love doesn't have to stop here! Our neighbors in the local business community need your support all year round. Make spending your dollars at home a resolution for 2014, eh?Check out pictures of our five days of local indulgence here! Big ups to our great sponsors Krave jerky (FB | T | Insta | Pin), Pop Chips (FB | T), Delivery.com (FB | T | Insta), Tri-Vin Imports, and Tussock Jumper (FB | T | Insta). Happy holidays, y'alls!