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
The sash wrapped around the waist does not keep a yukata closed—rather it's a system of ribbons worn underneath that performs that duty. To think that the yukata is a simple garment would be a mistake, so the consultants at Kaede NYC gladly share their knowledge with their customers. Clients can rent a colorful, cotton yukata from the company's stock and take courses from certified stylists on how to style and wear it. Staff photographers arrange fantasy photo shoots of the customer as a geisha, standing in grassy fields, or serving tea.