What is Independent Retail Month?

What is Independent Retail Month?

Independent Retailer Month is a shop local event that runs annually throughout July encouraging consumers to shop at independent retailers; highlighting their positive social and economic impact – locally, nationally and globally.

We encourage people to shop independent retail year round and to use July as a time to celebrate the independent retailers that help build our economy; creating more sustainable cities, towns and communities.

By engaging independent retailer associations, small business organizations and retail thought leaders we aim to demonstrate the importance of shopping independent.

Meet the Founder.

Paige Lauren may be the hardest working gal in children’s clothing. Whether she’s trucking across town to check on the factory, consulting with suppliers, personally meeting with boutiques and buyers, or hand-picking the colors and fabrics for her eponymous children’s clothing line, the designer is an indomitable fountain of energy. Read More


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