Get ready for the Holidays at Soft Shoe!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year … again, where the giving holiday spirit dominates the negative news cycles as we show appreciation to our family and friends and generosity to those in need. This is the season when we show that love conquers all. This month is the perfect opportunity to begin your holiday shopping as you find the perfect gift for everyone on our list at Soft Shoe in Richmond KY. When you’re checking items off your Christmas wish list, remember how important it is for your community to shop small during the holidays.At Soft Shoe, ’tis the season so we’re well stocked with great gift ideas for men, women and children with popular brands in shoes, boots and running shoes, as well as outerwear, apparel, jewelry, socks, and accessories. We’ve decked our halls with only quality items that have been carefully selected by our staff, who are well acquainted in the needs and wants of our loyal customers and our community.
Our new apparel line has been very popular with our customers, as the inventory is being restocked quickly because the pieces are selling faster than we can keep them on the floor. We also have the cutest boots and booties to top off your holiday looks as well as keep you warm during this cold November! We’ve had a hint of snow this morning to inspire the holiday spirit in all of us.
With that in mind, Soft Shoe is announcing upcoming specials for the following dates with our extended holiday hours:
- Black Friday, November 23, 2018, from 7:00am – 8:00pm
- Shop Small Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 7:00am – 8:00pm
*For a full list of deals, specials and giveaways, please check out Facebook page and see our ad in the Richmond Register on Wednesday, November 21st!
Preview our Holiday Collection of Apparel & Shoes
Why should you Shop Small Saturday?
“Small Business Saturday, (this year on November 24, 2018), is almost here! It’s the annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities everywhere out in support of their favorite small businesses. Because when they thrive, we all thrive. When you shop small, you’re supporting the small businesses that make your community vibrant and unique. ” – American Express, the founder of Shop Small Saturday
Top ten reasons you should shop small:
I. You support your local economy. When you spend money locally, more money STAYS locally with 68% of the money staying here, as opposed to 43% if you spend money at big box stores and chains.
II. You support local non-profits. Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to non-profits and community causes.
III. You support the environment. You lessen the amount of packaging and carbon emissions it takes to ship your online orders, thus decreasing your carbon footprint, and that’s not including the exchanges and returns.
IV. You build up your community. “Choosing to support an independent business is an act of respect; it’s acknowledging the tremendous risk and challenges inherent to starting your own thing.” – Matt Kliegman, The Smile
V. You get better customer service. “Most independent businesses are run by people – not by boards, not by stockholders, not by algorithms. And so you get a different kind of care and quality in their product because their work is a reflection of themselves.” – Erica & Claire, Of a Kind.
*For three years in a row, Soft Shoe has won Footwear Insight’s national GOLD MEDAL SERVICE AWARD for “Outstanding Customer Service”. We know many of our customers by name, and endeavor to get to know and assist every person that walks in our door.
VI. Your support creates jobs. United States small businesses employed 58.9 million people,
or 47.5% of the private workforce, in 2015.
VII. You support product diversity in the local market. “Independent business bring originality and variety in a world that’s becoming increasingly homogenized.” – Craig Costello, KRINK.
VIII. You support small business owners, who are usually experts in their field. They offer years of experience in their field, know their product better thus are better equipped to answer complex questions or provide innovative solutions for their customers.
At Soft Shoe, each brand has been researched for its quality, price and long-lasting value and we make sure our staff is trained extensively on all styles, brands and product lines, including how to administer and analyze our FREE foot scan technology.
IX. You support a giving spirit that keeps on giving. Small businesses tend to buy from other small businesses. When they purchase products and services, they also contribute to other local small business’ success and the economic well-being of the local community as a whole.
At Soft Shoe, we love supporting other local businesses, local organizations, our local Chamber, local non-profits, our community of first responders, those in active duty military service and veterans.
X. You just feel good. There’s something special about knowing the owner of the store when you walk in. Your support is literally helping people achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. “Support each other. Why do you need a reason to do that besides the fact that it’s the right thing to do?” – Scarr Franco, Scarr’s Pizza.
See our Holiday Looks for 2018
Eat Local @ Richmond KY
Jackson’s Restaurant, 203 3rd Street Richmond KY (with almost 100 votes)
- Apollo Pizza, 228 South 2nd Street, Richmond KY (with 45 votes)
- PapaLeno’s Restaurant, 108 Center Street, Berea KY (with 40 votes)
- Madison Garden Bar & Grill, 152 N. Madison Ave, Richmond KY (with 20 votes)
- Gillum’s Sports Lounge, 830 Eastern Bypass, Richmond KY (with 19 votes)
- Babylon Cafe, 213 W. Main Street, Richmond KY (with 19 votes)
- Brady’s Sushi & Hibachi, 525 Eastern Bypass, Richmond KY (with 16 votes)
- Winkler’s Stockyards Restaurant, 349 K Street, Richmond KY (with 13 votes)
- Noodle Nirvana, 315 Chestnut Street, Berea KY (with 11 votes)
- Chicks Wings, 946 Red House Road, Richmond KY (with 11 votes)
- Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill, 240 Eastern Bypass, Richmond KY (with 11 votes)
Other notable mentions were: Danielle’s Country Sandwiches, Meeples Restaurant, Vintage 18, Straight from Texas Bar-B-Que, Thai Smile, Khin’s Sushi, Purdy’s Coffee, Masala’s (Richmond KY), Marcella’s Farm to Form (Mt. Vernon KY), Bobtown Country Store & Drive-in, Native Bagel, Hitz BBQ (Berea KY), and Burger Barn Drive-in (Irvine KY).
So enjoy all these locally-owned, independent restaurants when you’re taking a break from your holiday shopping. For the record, we love all of the above!