Shopping small also gives people the chance to explore old and new business in downtown Springfield.
Store manager Kirbay Preuss said small businesses like hers bring personality to communities.
"They come into the community, they provide the jobs, they provide the gifts, the donations, the support for the schools and the athletic teams and all those kind of things", Nick said.
She says people were lined up before doors opened.
"Right now we've got the 1, 2, 3 sales inspired by our address 123 West 10th Street so all books are either $1, $2 or $3 right now", Lidster said. "We have so many independently operated businesses".
American Express says that for every dollar spent at a small business, 67 cents stays within that community. "We can keep the profits in our small community which is so important to stimulate local economy".
"I think it's been growing ever since I came here", Russo said.
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China was once a lower cost option for small business owners to import hats or bottles of water to customize and Ell in the United States, but a recent survey conducted by BizBuySell shows that 37% of them face rising costs due to tariffs linked to trade war.
"It feels like it's a party here - it's just been packed", said Janelle King, owner of The Workroom.
On Saturday, as a way to support local businesses, people across the Tall City got to shop for handmade items all from vendors living in Midland. That's a big deal for the 100 local artists showcased inside the workroom.
"I love the vibe already downtown", said Deckard.
Whether you're looking for a pair of Wichita socks or a piece of artwork.
The Cotton Exchange is home to stores like LaRue's that sell products made here in the Carolinas, some as locally as Wilmington, Southport, and Leland.