Christmas is 11 days away and small businesses are working extra hard to lure customers inside.
Local shops like Lolo Boutique are having big sales to try to attract customers in their doors. On Saturday, everything inside Lolo was 20% off and select items were up to 50% off.
Beth Hitch owns the Downtown Spokane store. With big box chains and online shopping, Hitch knows she's up against Goliath but she tries to offer something other stores don't have.
"You get that nice personalized touch that you don't necessarily get in a big box store," Hitch said.
Online sales are up almost 10% this holiday season, according to comScore, but Hitch is pulling out all the stops, hoping customers shop small and support Spokane's economy.
For people shopping on Saturday afternoon, Hitch not only had discounts but dessert and goodies for all those who walked in.
"I think it's fun to do things like that because it's personal and the whole thing with a local business is that you are establishing a rapport with you the people that come in," Hitch said.
When you support a small business like Lolo Boutique, you also support your community. In fact, $45 dollars of every hundred spent stays local - that dwindles to $13 dollars if you shop at a chain store.
"They get fun, unique things and it's just nice to support them," shopper Debbie Andrews said.
Lolo's sale lured shopper Andrews in and she ended up leaving with more than she expected!
"I bought something for myself too so it's all a win," Andrews said.
This holiday season you still have time to buy local, get a bargain and make a new friend too.