Local Boutiques Prepare For Small Business Saturday

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Small Business Saturday starts tomorrow (Nov. 27) and many local businesses are preparing for the rush.

Trista Morrison, owner of Wit & Whimsy on College Avenue in Fayetteville, said she begins preparing for the extra customers about two weeks in advance.

"Small Business Saturday is when we see our locals come in and just kind of support us," Morrison said. "It's not a big sales day as far as discounts, but we do make a lot of sales because we love to see our regulars come back in and new faces as well."

She said between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, the boutique makes around 10 percent of its profits for the entire year. Morrison said it's important to keep local businesses in mind.

"We feel the support," Morrison said. "We feel the love, it's great."

Shannon Thomas is a sales associate at Something Urban on Dickson Street. She said they're expecting a similar boost in sales.

"We're hoping at least double the amount that we would normally make on a regular weekend," Thomas said.

She said they have been stocking their shelves with the latest holiday styles. Thomas said on Saturday, the entire store is buy-one-get-one half off.

"We are super excited about it -- lots of glittery fun holiday dresses, and we do have 50 percent off racks and 75 percent  off racks as well," Thomas said.

Both stores will also be participating in Cyber Monday, with plenty of deals online. Wit & Whimsy will be open Saturday (Nov. 27) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Something Urban will also be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.