Online shopping has seen record numbers of sales this year. With more people staying at home, there backups in shipping, which means your packages are getting delivered later. Retailers like Amazon and Walmart have already gotten richer this year. On the flip side, as much as 20% of small businesses have closed forever. Shop local in Winter Park this holiday season and support the small businesses in our community. These businesses need your support more than ever, especially during the season of giving.
Why It’s Important To Shop Local
- Local Economic Stimulus – the Cornavirus pandemic has put a major strain on businesses, and small businesses have gotten hit the hardest.
- An Eco-Friendly Alternative – one of the surprising benefits of shopping local is that it reduces the environmental impact. Since small businesses are set up in town and village centers, it’s pedestrian-friendly. This contributes to less sprawl, congestion, traffic and pollution
- Better Customer Service – Local businesses aren’t corporate-run, so they don’t just see their customers as “another number”. At small businesses, you get better customer service from friendly and knowledgeable staff.
- Unique Shops Add Character and Prosperity – local communities are defined in part to the businesses that reside there. In turn, this plays a big factor in the quality of your town and the value of your home and property.
Our Guide To Holiday Shopping In the Winter Park Area
Park Ave Magazine has created this local guide to some of the best places to do holiday shopping in the local Winter Park area. Show these places some local love and pick up a few gifts for you or your loved ones.
Apparel, Clothes, and Accessories
745 N Orange Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Deja Vu Vintage Clothing & Accessories
1210 Michigan Ave Winter Park, FL 32789
3106 Corrine Dr. Orlando, Florida 32803
Books, Music, and Media
Park Ave CDs
2916 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
Rock & Roll Heaven
1814 N. Orange Ave. Orlando, Florida 32804
Writer’s Block Bookstore
316 N Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL, 32789
Art, Gifts, and Collectables
Cornell Fine Arts Museum Gift Shop
1000 Holt Avenue-2765 Winter Park, FL 32789