Small Business Saturday: Fishs Eddy
Thanks to American Express for sponsoring my writing today about small businesses. American Express is presenting Small Business Saturday, a way to honor the local merchants who are the backbone of the economy, this Saturday, November 27. They’re offering statement credits to people who shop at small businesses, advertising for small-business owners, and donations to Girls Inc. for “Likes” of the Small Business Saturday page on Facebook. Join the celebration by clicking the “Like” button and then visiting the Facebook page to learn more about the program and read the terms and conditions that apply.
I am a huge supporter of small businesses. My father in law owns one, and I’ve spent the majority of my professional life managing upscale retail boutiques. I understand the effort and heart that is poured into owning a business, and living the true, original American Dream. One of my most favorite things to do here in the city is cruise around the East Village and shop-hop. It brings me probably and abnormal amount of joy when I discover a treasure in one of these stores that I know is unique. The icing on the cake is knowing that with my purchase, I am supporting a small business and family.
Fishs Eddy was started the same way. The owners were cruising around the city and happened upon some treasures of their own in a small shop, and it inspired them to open their own store near Gramercy Park. The dishware store has been in business since 1985, and has since built a name for itself, known for its eclectic, edgy and classic patterns and styles.
Fishs Eddy is one of my most favorite finds here in the city. I can get lost in this store. I never leave empty handed, and most days if I am in the Union Square area (it’s walking distance from my apartment), I make sure to stop in. Having beautiful dishes and cute little trinkets in the kitchen only exacerbates my love for cooking.
A few of my favorite things from Fishs Eddy:
Bonus: You can shop at Fishs Eddy at home. They have an online site as well as their brick and mortar store.
I urge you to take a moment to take a trip this Saturday to your favorite local small business for your holiday shopping. It’s a better experience than shopping in a department store, and you can rest assured that you are supporting someone’s dreams and livelihood.