Sunrise Soap Company (Photo: Eric Forberger)

Shop Small in Downtown York

Story by Michael Vyskocil for YRK Magazine

Story and photos by Kirsten McWilliams

Shop small in downtown York where you can find great deals and exclusive item offerings for Black Friday, Nov. 24, and Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25.

Below are some of the many places in downtown York you can visit for holiday gift items you can find only from York’s small business community.

The Market District

Arthur & Daughters

Offering Made in the USA collections from emerging and independent designers, Arthur & Daughters will have exclusive apparel for Small Business Saturday.

646.269.186949 | N. Beaver St. | York, PA 17401

Cherie Anne Designs

This cozy tea shop and boutique offers loose-leaf tea, tea wares, artisan jewelry and knitwear. It’s a great place to find knitted gloves and hats to keep you warm during the winter season.

717.843.0079 | 48 W. Philadelphia St. | York, PA 17401

Elizabeth & West

You’ll receive $10 fashion cash to be used for a future purchase if you show a receipt from another downtown York merchant on Small Business Saturday. Spend more than $50 to be entered into a drawing for a tote filled with store goods. The sale rack will also be marked down more as well. Bookmark the website for Cyber Monday deals as well.

717.848.9276 | 36 N. Beaver St. | York, PA 17401

Ewe and Me Yarns

This place is a yarn and knitting fanatic’s paradise! It’s also a welcoming space where people are encouraged to gather and knit together — something you may appreciate when you’ve been shopping about on Small Business Saturday.

717.848.9276 | 36 N. Beaver St. | York, PA 17401

Foster’s Flowers

Keep an eye out for holiday decorative pieces and a wreath-making station when you shop small in downtown York for Small Business Saturday.

717.650.6009 | 27 N. Beaver St. | York, PA 17401

Indigo Bleu

If you spend more than $50 at this chic bohemian clothing and accessory boutique, you can be entered into a drawing to receive a tote bag filled with store goods. Indigo Bleu will have extended hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Small Business Saturday.

717.650.2425 | 39 W. Philadelphia St. | York, PA 17401


Here you can make custom-made journals, mugs and more with a digital kiosk located in the stationery section of the store. Check out the super soft knee-high socks and beautifully handcrafted jewelry located near the register.

717.854.0440 | 57 N. Beaver St. | York, PA

Lele B’s Boutique

This charming clothing boutique will be stocked with new inventory and will have extended hours for this holiday shopping weekend.

717.430.2763 | 13 S. Beaver St. | York, PA 17401

My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe

The first five customers to check out this boutique will receive 15 percent off all items they can fit into a Shop Small tote (all items must be completely in the tote). Customers will also receive a Shop Small tote with purchase while supplies last.

717.668.3020 | 41 W. Market St. | York, PA 17401

Revolt Style Studio

If you’re among the first 20 shoppers, you’ll get a free Small Business Saturday tote bag. New merchandise will be available specifically for that day along with free gift wrapping and gift cards.

26 N. Beaver St. | York, PA 17401

Sarah’s Snacks

This snack shop offers a variety of delicious and healthy sweet and savory snacks, including gluten- and dairy-free offerings. It’s a great place to find gifts for any foodie or health-conscious loved one.

717.814.9648 | 46 W. Philadelphia St. | York, PA 17401

Sunrise Soap Company

Along with Psychedelic Santa and Sugar Spruce bar soaps, make sure to check out the Christmas debut of special bombs, lotions and scrubs.

717.843.SOAP | 29 N. Beaver St. | York, PA 17401

Sweet Melissa’s Dream 

This shop is filled with organic and diverse clothing for women and girls, and locally made eco-friendly jewelry and accessories. Look out for a new sweet treat that will be on the shelves — Vintage Vintage Plantations, an artisan chocolate, and more surprises — on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

717.854.2608 | 38 N. Beaver St. | York, PA 17401

York City Pretzel Company

With the purchase of a pretzel, you’ll get a free cup of coffee on Small Business Saturday. Don’t miss the offerings of 10 percent off all shirts, hats and Pilsudski mustard on that day.

717.467.3556 | 39 W. Market St. | York, PA 17401

Inside Central Market

Black Sheep Everything

You’ll find plenty of holiday wares and decorative pieces made by local artists for Small Business Saturday.

717.779.3140 | 34 W. Philadelphia St. | York, PA 17401

Sweet Annie’s Mobile Flower Shop

Pick up some farm fresh cut flowers, prearranged bouquets and seasonal flowers that could be a beautiful addition to your home during the holiday season.

717.848.2243 | 34 W. Philadelphia St. | York, PA 17401

Royal Square

Prime Art Supply Co.

This local art shop is the ideal place to buy holiday gifts for any loved one who is an artist or creative at heart.

443.280.1573 | 128 E. King St. | York, PA 17401

Redeux Marketplace

Looking for some vintage apparel, furniture or home decor? You’ll find it here (and check back often as new material enters the shop).

717.850.8063 | 113 S. Duke St. | York, York PA


Gusa by Victoria

Find beautifully made and unique pieces of women’s ready-to-wear clothing at fabulous prices—all created by designer Victoria Kageni-Woodard. You can also find pieces made by other artisans. Gusa by Victoria will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Black Friday.

252 W. Philadelphia St. | York, PA 17401


At this eclectic coffee and thrift shop filled with whimsical art pieces, you’ll get a free chocolate truffle with every coffee drink served with love on Small Business Saturday.

717.505.9818 | 256 W. Philadelphia St. | York, PA 17401

York Emporium

In addition to books of all genres, you can find gently used and rare videos in the form of VHS and DVDs in this quirky shop. You can also come across a variety of music in the form of CDs, cassettes, records, and eight-tracks.

717.846.2866 | 343 W. Market St. | York, PA 17401

Don’t forget to share a post using the hashtags #ShopSmallYork when you’re out and about on Small Business Saturday. Also tag #yrkmagazine so that we can share your fabulous finds.

17 Nov