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Local businesses kick off the holiday shopping season with Small Business Saturday

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BATON ROUGE - Highland Park Marketplace was buzzing with people Saturday, all out shopping locally for holiday gifts. 

"We're doing Small Business Saturday, which is 30% off the entire store, just to give back to those who shop local this year," Haley Bouchereau with Virgo Boutique said.

Sales started as early as 8 a.m. on Friday. Bouchereau, the manager at Virgo Boutique, says they had a line out the door before they opened.

"It was one of our best-selling days. It was great," Bouchereau said.

Just a few doors down at fab'rik Boutique, the sales brought in crowds all weekend.

"Very hectic, it was really crazy. We enjoyed it. Everyone loved it. Everyone got along, everyone moving in moving out. I love it, it was a great time," Genesis Mendez with fab'rik said.

Both boutiques celebrated the holiday shopping season with Small Business Saturday. It's a way to remind the community the importance of shopping locally and not online this season.

"We value that this is a one-on-one experience we love helping everyone out. Everyone is welcome," Bouchereau said. "I think when you shop local, it's a great experience for everyone, on both sides."

Inventory changes at least once a week in both boutiques, leaving endless options for gifts this holiday season.


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