11 Local Sacramento Area Businesses You Should Support in 2018
As a local real estate brokerage, we are particularly passionate about supporting other local businesses in the area. We know the realities of being a boutique brand that doesn’t rely on big-box establishments to carry the weight or pay the bills. But we also understand that the hard work, long hours, and hands-on involvement — it’s all worth it when success is ultimately achieved and personal relationships are built.
Supporting local businesses is easy in Sacramento, a city teeming with creativity, excitement, and a contagious entrepreneurial spirit. Here are a few local businesses we think are worthy of your attention and support in 2018. Visit a new business or revisit a favorite on the list! Whatever you do, make this the year you #ShopSmall.
Clothing Shop | 2522 J Street A + 3330 Broadway
Photos Courtesy of RIRE Boutique
Simply put, we love RIRE’s style. This local boutique has experienced some significant growth since opening as a pop-up shop in 2012. Help their business continue to flourish by shopping their selection of clothing, accessories, jewelry, and other fun finds. RIRE merges classic and contemporary looks from flirty and functional to daring and dainty. Refresh your wardrobe with a visit to either of their locations — in Midtown or Oak Park!
Quality Boutique & Bru
Clothing + Coffee Shop | 2312 K Street
This dog-friendly clothing shop provides the ultimate shopping experience. Not only is Quality Boutique & Bru a trendy apparel shop, but they are also a full-service espresso bar. Their selection of clothing has options for everyone, and everything is made with high-quality materials and carefully curated in their eclectic shop. Shopping with coffee in hand and a dog by your side — now that sounds like an experience we can get behind.
Furniture, Home Decor + Accessories Shop | 1215 18th Street
Photo Courtesy of Scout Living
For obvious reasons, we are major fans of furniture shops and home decor in general. Scout Living is an antique and design collective bringing together over 20 of the best dealers and makers from the Sacramento region. They specialize in mid-century modern, Danish Modern, and vintage furniture and home accessories, but they also offer designer vintage clothing and accessories, and locally produced crafts. The local and artisan focus at Scout Living means you can find some unique and one-of-a-kind pieces to display in your home! Peruse their online shop or stop by their Midtown location to see their newest pieces arriving on a regular basis.
Home Decor, Accessories + Gift Shop | 2318 J Street Suite B
Photo Courtesy of Haberdasherie
It all started with napkins. Ruthie McRonald, owner of Haberdasherie, once found some napkins she loved and hosted a dinner party in her home simply because she wanted an excuse to use them. And ultimately, Haberdasherie was born! Ruthie wanted to create a store that has all of the things she loves and knows others will love as well. Haberdasherie is a gorgeous collection of home decor items, accessories, jewelry, and gift items. You will find everything from cozy candles to crisp linen pillow shams, and elegant dinner napkins to bath towels. The store’s mantra says it quite plainly: “If you love it, it should live in your home.” We completely agree!
Salon | 818 19th Street
When it comes to your hair, you want someone who will provide expert care, a personalized experience, and a friendly face. The stylists at Honey Salon provide just that for their clients, who keep coming back for haircuts, hair coloring, and the like. Not only is their remodeled space adorable and fun, but Honey Salon is focused on maintaining the color and integrity of hair. They use Bumble & Bumble, a popular hair product known to make hair even more beautiful and healthy.
Coffee Shop | 1827 I Street
Photos Courtesy of The Mill
Purchasing coffee is something most of us do on a regular basis. Make a point to frequent some of the many local coffee shops in the Sacramento area. Not sure where to start? The Mill is a bright, airy and refreshing shop in Midtown serving an exceptional cup of coffee — amongst other delicious offerings. The coffee shop was founded in 2013 by a coffee professional and an artist, and the couple’s talents came together to create the beautiful space that is The Mill. Ditch your coffee-chain routine and stop by the shop, or visit one of the many local coffee shops dotting the Sacramento region!
Pet Store | 2051 Arena Boulevard #130
Pet owners, rejoice! This local pet store has it all — including a wide selection of brand-name pet food, treats, toys, and supplies for dogs and cats. Plus, they offer full-service pet grooming and veterinary-supervised pet dental cleaning. Their product inventory includes pet food brands not found at big-box chain stores, so you can explore a more extensive selection of boutique brands. A visit to WAGGER’S means you can get the personalized care unique to a small, locally owned shop. Plus, your fur baby can come along with you!
Clothing + Accessories Shop | 1104 R Street #110
Photo Courtesy of Old Gold
The inspiring space of Old Gold is reason enough to visit. But once you see their collection, you won’t be able to leave without finding something to take home with you! Old Gold is a one-of-a-kind shop featuring locally made jewelry ceramics, candles, leather goods, cards and housewares. Plus, they have an impressive selection of carefully curated vintage wears for men, women and little ones, with styles from the ‘50s through the ‘90s. Pick up a gift for someone — or yourself — at this adorable shop in downtown Sacramento.
Oblivion Comics & Coffee
Comic Books + Coffee Shop | 1020 11th Street
Photo Courtesy of Marcos Hilbert via Oblivion Comics & Coffee
Oblivion Comics & Coffee opened their doors this summer, bringing a unique concept to the heart of downtown. In addition to an impressive comic book selection and popular action figures and posters, Oblivion serves specialty coffee from Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters along with pastries and artisan toast with vegan options. We had a chance to talk with the visionaries behind Oblivion, who were thrilled to launch the business after winning the 2016 Calling All Dreamers competition presented by the Downtown Sacramento Foundation. Their inspiring story and exciting storefront is worth a visit, whether you like comics or coffee — or both!
Let Them Eat Cake
Bakery | 310 C Street
Photo Courtesy of Let Them Eat Cake
Supporting a business with delicious sweet treats might not be too lofty of a goal! Visiting Let Them Eat Cake in Davis is an easy and tasty way to support the work of local bakers. They serve a delightful range of creative cupcake flavors and other desserts baked from scratch daily using quality, fresh, and in-season ingredients. Plus, Let Them Eat Cake offers vegan cupcakes and gluten-free cupcakes every day! That way, you can stick to your dietary goals for 2018.
Face in a Book
Bookstore | 4359 Town Center Boulevard
In 2018, spend less time on Facebook and more time with your Face in a Book, with some help from this charming El Dorado Hills bookstore. This neighborhood gathering place delights readers of all ages seeking books on just about every subject. Plus, their location in the heart of the El Dorado Hills Town Center means you can park easily and enjoy the myriad of shops nearby. In addition to their large collection of books, Face in a Book even has some fun and affordable gifts for sale. They also host a number of engaging events for the community, from children’s events to personable author book signings.
#ShopSmall in 2018 and Beyond!
Let us know which Sacramento area business you love to support. There are so many small shops in the area worthy of our attention!
Category Davis, El Dorado Hills, Neighborhood Guides, Sacramento
Cathy Harrington is Lyon Real Estate’s director of marketing, overseeing the content on the Lyon Local blog, website and social media channels.