Shopping local is the gift that gives twice this holiday. One of the lessons learned in the COVID-era is that our actions affect our community and when we stand together and support each other we all become stronger.
Beautiful Hyde Park is not only known for its diversity, but also for its outstanding restaurants, shopping and community vibe. Hyde Parks commercial district is lined with one-of-a-kind, locally owned, independent businesses. Among those businesses, you’ll find more than a few bookstores (Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Powell’s Books, 57th Street Books); outstanding restaurants with variety of options; shops featuring new and used clothing and accessories; music; pet care and supply stores (Sprocket & Stone, A Paw Place, Hyde Bark Dog Walking); Kimbark Beverage Shoppe which carries fine wine and good spirits; gyms which offer virtual classes; hair salons such as EnvyMe Hair Studio which offers gift certificate; women’s boutique at Stamp’Lays Executive Salon Boutique; African arts at Kilimanjaro International Arts; and The Silver Room which offers unique art, books, jewelry, apparel, and more. The Silver Room has made it easy to shop online with incentive such as free next-day shipping for local residences.
Do checkout these Hyde Park-based eCommerce shops for gift idea for everyone on your list: Kruwear, Reformed School and Jean Williams Studio.
While there’s no arguing that online shopping is safe and convenient, it also gives the hard-working small business owners in Hyde Park the opportunity to thrive beyond the pandemic.