This holiday season I encourage you to shop local. I plan on supporting a few great boutiques here in Greensboro this year along with buying a few items from etsy.com. I along with a lot of other stylish chicks love J. Crew, Anthro, H&M, and Banana Republic's 40% off happy hour deals. Don't forget about Piperlime with their free shipping and Sam Edelman boots that keep calling "Robyn, Robyn." But there is something special about shopping in small, cozy, non chain boutiques. First, the personal and friendly service. Second, not a lot of sizes, so hopefully the next time you go out for Girls Night Out, you and your friend won't have on the same cute dress or chunky sweater. Lastly, local businesses support the community. They are owned by people who live in the community and are more invested in the community's welfare and future. Happy Local Shopping!