If you can purchase any of these items from your LOCAL costume retail store, we encourage you to do so!
We are STRONGLY committed to our "Keep It Local" purpose. We understand how important it is for our local economies, communities, businesses & individuals to keep their dollars in the hands of business and servinces in our local areas. Please take the time to read below about the benefits of shopping locally. If the items you intend on purchasing cannot be found locally, we welcome and thank you greatly for your business!
1. Shopping local creates jobs.
Shops in our town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local community.
2. Local independent shops invest more into our communities.
Local businesses are proportionately more generous in their support of local charities, schools, and community events. Supporting local shops means a financial impact on your community.
3. Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices.
Many people fall out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products and gifts available to them.
4. Shopping local saves you money.
Out of town shops have done a good job of convincing us that local business equals expensive. If you add travel, fees to transfer items, and your time, the overall cost is much higher.
5. Shopping local retains our communities.
People don't like losing shops and services in small towns, but they fail to equate this to how and where they spend their money.
6. Shopping local retains our distinctiveness.
Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different product lines. Local businesses respond to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet the changing population needs.
7. Shopping local saves the environment.
Local shops often stock a high percentage of locally sourced goods which do not require long truck or air journeys, helping to reduce our global impact footprint.
8. Local shops are for everyone.
Most people can get to their local shops easily and this is especially important for the elderly and young generations without transportation.
9. Local shops value you more.
Evidence from numerous surveys shows people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.
10. Shopping local saves services.
Private and public sector services tend to cluster around local businesses. As local shops disappear, so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants, and other valuable service providers.
LIVE LOCAL. BUY LOCAL. KEEP IT LOCAL.