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December 19, 2013

Houstonians Shop Local at Yelp's Nifty Under $50

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

You've heard of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. But have you experienced Yelp's Nifty Under $50? On Saturday, December 14th, this handpicked holiday market featured 40+ local retailers, designers, artists and food artisans selling their swanky wares – with every price tag $50 or less!

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And, boy, there were plenty of vendors. From organic soaps and beauty products to handmade jewlery and accessories – wall decor, photo prints, you name it! – Santa and his elves have nothing on the array of high-quality gifts offered at this market.     

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And we shouldn't forget the holiday treats! Deep Eddy Vodka and the Deep Eddy Bettys featured three different holiday cocktails for the crowds, as Saint Arnold Brewing Company poured their famous Santo and Amber Ale. And to keep warm from the winter chill, Katz Coffee offered hot chocolate and gourmet coffee. And retail therapy wouldn't be complete without delectable bites! My Fit Foods was on the scene dishing out warm (and healthy!) bites; Whole Foods Market served up sweets, like maracoons, brownies, cupcakes and cookies. And KIND Healthy Snacks kept shoppers fueled with heart-healthy KIND bars. 

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For added entertainment, DJ Seduction spun a mash-up of holiday beats; there was henna, dancing, free gift wrapping and giveaways from CBS Radio Houston's MIX 96.5. And to top it off, shoppers were able to roam the halls and check out artist studios as part of the venue's Second Saturday Open Studios

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 ...And we can't forget the Lulu Lopez photo booth! (pics here)

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The event attracted 600+ shoppers ready and willing to spend their hard-earned money and keep those dollars right here in Houston! Many thanks to those in attendance pleding to shop local this holiday season!

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 Happy holidays, Houston – and SYOY!

Team

Farrah A
Yelp Houston Community Manager

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