Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Dress For Less
A set of wedges splashed with greens and blues. A mid-length dress that pops with pink, red, and purple stripes. Men's and women's tees emblazoned with the Baltimore Raven's crest. These are few of the items that have been found on the shelves at Dress For Less. It'd be impossible to keep complete tabs on the constantly rotating inventory. With every addition of a new or gently used piece of clothing, pair of shoes, or household item, there's a new discovery to be made for shoppers, and maybe even a new purchase.