Shop Downtown Denton

Shopping local in Downtown Denton makes for an authentic, unique experience. Shop handmade goods at places like The Dime Store, excellent retail offerings from businesses at J.T. Clothier’s or Palm Tree Boutique, gift cards from restaurants like Greenhouse Restaurant or LSA Burger Co.! No matter the gift, we’re confident our local businesses have everything you need to make your shopping needs quick, easy and enjoyable.

Why Shop Local? The Facts

We could spend all day talking about why you should shop local, but the facts speak for themselves. When you shop local, you help keep your community thriving, which keeps everyone happy. Check out a few interesting facts from our friends at City of Denton below.

  • Only one in six adults purchases locally available products and services. If just half the Denton population spent $50 each month in Denton's independently owned stores, their purchases would generate more than $6.5 million dollars per year in sales.
  • Each time you spend money on dining, retail, or entertainment, you are charged an 8.25 percent sales tax. A portion of that sales tax goes to the city in which you buy the goods or services. When you shop in Denton, you support our city services such as the police and fire departments, streets, libraries, and parks.

*International Trade Administrations

It All Began With American Express

Back in 2012, American Express launched Small Business Saturday® in an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong. Shop Small takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving of every year — to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.

This year, we’re taking the spirit of Shop Small Saturday and celebrating it all shopping season long! This holiday season, keep your dollars and your driving distances local by shopping small in Downtown Denton. Our local merchants are fully stocked with an array of unique, beautiful products fit for every member of the family. Keep our local economy and community strong with every dollar spent here in town.

When you spend a $1 locally, your dollar carries across our community in the following ways. Let’s keep the trend going this holiday season!

2019 Participating Locations

Check out one of many Denton participating businesses who are ready and eager to make your Shop Small Saturday shopping experience a memorable one.

  • Armadillo Ale Works
  • Bearded Monk
  • Beth Marie's Old Fashion Ice Cream on the Square
  • Captiva Salon and Spa
  • Davanti Salon
  • Denton Community Market
  • Denton Trading Company
  • Discover Denton Welcome Center
  • Dusty's
  • Ehrhart’s Jewelers
  • First People's Jewelers
  • Frios Gourmet Pops - Denton
  • Game Changers
  • Greenhouse Restaurant
  • Jeff Gamble Photography
  • Kolache Haven
  • La Di Da
  • Les Muses Vintage
  • Meador Nursery
  • Minifigs Brick & More
  • Rawsome
  • Recycled Books, Records, CDs
  • Rose & Thorn Clothing Co
  • Salted Sanctuary Soap
  • TB Winds
  • The DIME Store
  • The Palm Tree
  • VaChelle's On The Square
  • Wine Squared

Shop Small takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving of every year — to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses. In 2011, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of the day. Today, all 50 states participate in this incredible day of opportunity to strengthen local and national economy.

As shopping small catches on in communities everywhere, Small Business Saturday continues to evolve from from a cause to a day of community celebration. 90% of consumers surveyed said Small Business Saturday has had a positive impact on their community. Because a visit to the family-owned framing shop or a stop at the neighborhood taco truck not only supports our local economies, it promotes more vibrant communities.

See below for more information and selfie contest details.

This year, we would like to say thanks to the Denton Chamber of Commerce for partnering with us this year on Shop Small, as well as our fellow partnerships. We as a community are blessed to partner with Shop Small Saturday, and bring these incredible benefits and opportunities to our local businesses. We know our community truly loves and cherishes the businesses and owners we are blessed to have, why not extend that love and care all the way through the holiday shopping season?



During Shop Small Saturday, certain locations will feature a Selfie Station, where customers are encouraged to take selfies within the business, tag the business, and post the image to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag “ #ShopSmallDenton.” It is IMPORTANT to make your post public. When customers complete this fun, simple process, they are automatically entered to win our Grand Prize! We will announce the winner of said prize on Sunday once we are able to count up all of the participating submissions!

We are so excited to feature this contest as part of our Shop Small Saturday festivities. Be sure to follow Denton MSA and Denton Chamber on Facebook and Instagram for important updates on the Grand Prize, participating locations, and more.

Shopping Directory

Ready to get your shopping started? Check out one of our many Main Street members who are ready and eager to make your shopping experience a local, memorable one.

Downtown Denton is full of festive community-wide events that celebrate the holiday season. Sample tasty wassail from local merchants as we light the Denton Holiday Tree, or enjoy one of the many related events that keep us in the jolly spirits! Check out our events listed below.

 Download our Member Business Directory Map

Looking to take something with you to go as a souvenir, or just enjoy a physical map? Download our directory map today by clicking the button below.