Supporting local small businesses is vital for our local economies, fostering community growth, creating jobs, and preserving unique offerings. With a focus on personalized service, small businesses contribute to community identity and environmental sustainability. By choosing to shop or dine locally, you empower the entrepreneurial spirit, promote innovation, and enjoy a more intimate experience. Your support has a cyclical economic impact, stimulating activity within the community and contributing to its overall prosperity.
AG Creative is sharing a curated selection of local businesses for your shopping and dining pleasure this Small Business Saturday. Strengthening our bonds with community partners is a priority, and we encourage you to explore and support these establishments. We hope you have the chance to experience the unique offerings they bring to our vibrant local landscape.
This Small Business Saturday remember to shop small, shop local!
For The Home
Since its establishment in 2016, Blu Home has emerged as a leading destination for home and lifestyle enthusiasts in Sarasota. Nestled in the quaint Southside Village shopping district, their store takes a unique approach to design, focusing on custom upholstery, lighting, art, rugs, decor, and gifts. Their passion is to provide excellent service to customers and designers while offering an array of products and lines that are refined, yet livable. Their ever-changing collection remains sophisticated without sacrificing comfort or livability.
Pansy Bayou, in partnership with Ellen Hanson Designs, offers a curated collection for Gulf Coast living. From unique rugs and American-made items to vintage finds and distinctive tableware, their signature style combines effortless luxury with a focus on quality and craftsmanship. Discover their unique #colortactics as they reimagine coastal interiors.
West Clay Candle Company
West Clay Candle Company is a small, independent creative studio and home goods brand crafted by dreamers, for dreamers. Their collection includes hand-poured candles, crystals, accessories, hand-dyed textiles, artwork, apothecary items, and more. Everything is meticulously crafted and thoughtfully packaged by their team in their Sarasota, Florida studio.
Shopping For The Kiddos
Toy Lab Sarasota
With a rich history spanning over two decades, Toy Lab has redefined the toy shopping experience in Sarasota. Explore their vast collection catering to both children and adults of all ages. Nestled in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Toy Lab stands as a cherished Main Street landmark. Stop in and discover the magic!
Gifts, Art, Collectibles, Food & More
The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime
Discover the charm of The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime, an indie indoor market showcasing the work of over 40 local creators and curators. Spanning 5,000 sq. ft., this vibrant space offers a diverse range of treasures, including art, collectibles, clothing, jewelry, unique finds, gifts, and delightful culinary offerings. There’s something for everyone in this eclectic haven.
Apparel & Accessories
Goldfinch Boutique specializes in catering to dynamic women with busy lifestyles. Their primary clientele includes professionals, entrepreneurs, and mothers seeking high-quality, stylish apparel that aligns with their daily demands. They curate a collection of trend-conscious, tasteful, and sophisticated clothing, designed to empower women who want to make a lasting impression. Their garments contribute to enhancing confidence and style. Whether you’re in search of distinctive pieces for work, travel, special occasions, or weekend relaxation, Goldfinch offers a versatile wardrobe tailored to the on-the-go woman’s lifestyle.
Marmalade Salon and Boutique
Marmalade Salon and Boutique has blossomed into a lifestyle destination, offering beachy home decor, stylish women’s apparel, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Amidst the hum of blow dryers and friendly chatter, their space exudes the comforting ambiance of home. Beyond being a salon and boutique, Marmalade embodies a lifestyle – a unique blend of beauty, fashion, and distinctive finds. Come experience it for yourself; they look forward to welcoming you with a warm hello and friendly smile!
Pineapple Lain is a women’s clothing boutique. They are committed to providing you with high-quality, unique pieces that not only embody the beachy-boho vibe but also empower women to embrace confidence and style every day.
Monkee’s of Lakewood Ranch
Monkee’s of Lakewood Ranch offers fine apparel, shoes, and accessories to fit your lifestyle. Enthralled by the distinctiveness of the franchise, from its diverse range of brands to the enchanting atmosphere, Emily, the owner was captivated. Her experiences at Monkee’s stores always resulted in her discovering something remarkable, irrespective of the occasion. Inspired by this, she aspired to bring that same magic to Lakewood Ranch!
Purify: An Urban Sweat Lodge
Samantha Albano, founder of Purify: An Urban Sweat Lodge, discovered the benefits of Far-Infrared during her time as a D2 volleyball athlete at Merrimack College. Passionate about health and holistic healing, she opened Purify to promote healthy living. Sandy, her mother and business partner, brings valuable experience from owning a cosmetic studio, directing a nonprofit, and being a mother. Purify offers a spa-like space for relaxation, detox, pain relief, and more, using far infrared to improve blood circulation, promote weight loss, and enhance skin health, delivering a holistic approach to well-being.
West Coast Plastic Surgery
Dr. Brandon Lambiris of West Coast Plastic Surgery is dedicated to empowering individuals to boost their confidence and attain their desired looks. If you’ve contemplated plastic surgery to unlock your true potential, they encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team. At West Coast Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, FL, they specialize in transformative plastic surgery procedures that can profoundly enhance your life. Additionally, our comprehensive MedSpa offers a range of services, including Botox, Dermal Fillers, Skincare, HydraFacial, Lip Fillers, HALO Laser Skin Resurfacing, Sciton BBL, and Clear + Brilliant. They are committed to helping you look and feel your best.
Sarasota Facial Aesthetics
Sarasota Facial Aesthetics stands as the leading medical aesthetic practice catering to Southwest Florida and the Gulf Coast. Founded in 2008 by Beth Bobb and Susan McCann, APRN-BC, this esteemed establishment, situated in the heart of Sarasota’s historic Southside Village, is committed to delivering top-notch medical spa products and services. Whether seeking classic rejuvenation treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and JUVÉDERM® facial fillers or innovative anti-aging procedures like the non-surgical thread lift, the expert providers and dedicated staff at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics strive to surpass expectations and ensure clients experience unparalleled results.
Bradenton Aesthetics, a boutique medical spa situated on Manatee Ave West in Bradenton, Florida, specializes in nonsurgical aesthetic treatments with a focus on prioritizing the art and science of beauty to enhance natural features and instill confidence. Led by highly skilled and trusted providers, Jaymee Watson, APRN-C, and Dr. Mark Baker, known for their integrity, professionalism, and perceptiveness, the team is committed to delivering the highest quality aesthetic and skin care treatments. Services include injectables like Botox, Dysport, Juvederm/Restylane fillers, Sculptra, SkinPen Microneedling, and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) for collagen stimulation and hair restoration. Recognizing the significance of medical-grade skin care for overall skin health, the providers specialize in creating customized treatment plans to address individual skin care needs.
Paint Nail Bar
PAINT distinguishes itself as more than a conventional “nail salon,” emphasizing a unique approach to the client experience. Beyond nails, the focus is on relationships, setting a new standard in cleanliness, color selection, client service, nail art, and overall ambiance. PAINT’s custom-built furniture and odorless environment contribute to an unparalleled experience. The commitment to promoting the health of natural nails is paramount, with technicians recognized as the best in the industry. PAINT aims to provide clients with an ideally located salon, blending a warm aesthetic, outstanding customer service, and a fun atmosphere, surpassing even the best spa experiences.
CROP has innovated a unique juicing process, distinct to their brand, placing a strong focus on leafy greens. They carefully juice leafy greens separately, providing transparency by specifying the amount in each bottle before adding other ingredients. This attention to detail is essential because leafy greens offer maximum nutrients with minimal calories, addressing concerns such as inflammation and sugar cravings. Unlike common industry practices that prioritize cost-cutting, our leafy green juices contain 2-24 cups of greens, and they individually hand-pour other vegetable and fruit juices into each bottle. This meticulous approach, though more costly and time-intensive, ensures unparalleled nutrient density. While CROP juice may not be the cheapest option, our commitment is to consistently offer the best juice experience for our customers.
Their success is driven by the mantra “Brew Good. Do Good.” This ethos guides their commitment to sourcing specialty-grade coffees directly from smallholder farmers and women-owned co-ops, ensuring fair compensation. They prioritize keeping a substantial share of proceeds in the farmers’ pockets. Beyond coffee, our Rainforest Roast sales contribute to Trees For Kibira, supporting reforestation efforts in Burundi, East Africa.
Rise Up Cafe
At Rise Up Cafe, they not only offer stable and fulfilling employment but also foster the development of significant connections among their team members. Their employees cultivate meaningful friendships, gain the ability to live independently, enhance public speaking skills, and develop self-advocacy and communication expertise. They are committed to recognizing and celebrating their unique abilities. Take a moment to savor our delightful offerings, including delicious coffee, breakfast sandwiches, gourmet ice cream, tasty lunches, and indulgent treats, all while enjoying the company of their exceptional Rise Up Cafe team members.
Café Gabbiano, a short walk from Sarasota’s beautiful beaches, brings the charm of Italy to Siesta Key. With a serene ambiance and 4,000 square feet of space, they offer intimate dining in wine rooms and outdoor seating on our climate-controlled patio. Host Marc Grimaud, a certified sommelier, oversees a collection of over 200 wines and expertly pairs them with meals. General Manager Peter Tracy, with 28 years in fine dining, ensures attentive service. Head Chef Paolo Di Costanzo and the culinary team craft delicious meals inspired by family recipes and seasonal treasures. Together with their friendly professional service staff, they create a unique dining experience at Café Gabbiano.
Under owner Sharon Carole and Executive Chef Christopher Covelli, Sage transforms a historic Mediterranean-style building, preserving its character as the original Sarasota Times Newspaper structure. The venue features a multi-level dining room, vintage copper cocktail bar, private event space, and a rooftop lounge with 360° downtown views. The Sage team, with extensive restaurant expertise, excels in this sophisticated, historic locale by highlighting bold, vibrant flavors that complement the warm climate, emphasizing seasonally sourced vegetables and light proteins. The seasonal and globally inspired menu caters to diverse preferences, including vegan and gluten-free options.
Clasico provides a welcoming space for dining and socializing, where you can enjoy good food, connect with friends, conduct business, and treat yourself. Positioned at the corner of Main and Palm, a historic gathering spot for Sarasotans, Clasico has revived the energy and is open for you. Their unpretentious yet captivating Contemporary American cuisine, full bar, and evening offerings are designed to please. The menu features comfort food with a healthy twist, with lunch starting at 11:30 AM and late-night fare available from 11:00 PM. until close. Experience the best view of downtown Sarasota from our luxurious outdoor seating. Welcome to the finest corner in Sarasota.
Toastique is a boutique gourmet toast and juice bar that provides a fresh, chic, and rustic experience, catering seamlessly from early on-the-go breakfast to corporate lunch and post-workout refueling. Offering responsibly sourced, seasonal products in a feel-good atmosphere, Toastique draws inspiration from Washington DC’s international flair and scenic locales while maintaining a friendly small-town vibe. Committed to using only wholesome ingredients, our mission is to make healthy eating accessible, enjoyable, and easy to appreciate, reflecting the energy and heart of the community we serve.
As Small Business Saturday approaches, AG Creative hopes you take the opportunity to experience these local business offerings. Supporting local small businesses is an indispensable investment in our local economies, fostering community growth, job creation, and the preservation of distinctive offerings. The emphasis on personalized service not only contributes to community identity but also promotes environmental sustainability.
Shop Small, Shop Local!