Upscale coats like these sell for anywhere from $60 to $600 at Skookum Clothing NW.

Upscale coats like these sell for anywhere from $60 to $600 at Skookum Clothing NW.

Local stores could use your business this holiday season

It’s no secret that COVID-19 restrictions have decimated local businesses everywhere.

That’s true in Bainbridge Island, too.

The Bainbridge Island Review wants to encourage locals to shop in town this holiday season.

This time of year is always important to local businesses, but especially this year with the downturn in the economy.

Local businesses have been hurting for months due to ever-changing coronavirous restrictions.

So instead of shopping online at helping some mega corporation increase its profits, please make the effort to support your local community.

The people who own and work here are your friends and neighbors.

Their livelihoods are just as important to them as yours is to you.

And please be patient when you do shop locally.

They are still under heavy restrictions to limit the number of people in their stores at any one time.

To make it easier on yourself, you may want to check out their websites, see what you want and call ahead to order it.

They might even offer curbside pickup or local delivery.

Make the holidays merrier for not only your local businesses but also for yourself in knowing that you are helping others.

To get you started, the North Kitsap Herald visited some local stores to see what kinds of things they have to offer.

This is only a snapshot of some of the stores and some of the gift ideas for sale.

We hope this quick look entices you to check out what else is available.

Thanks for supporting local businesses, including ours.

Steve Powell,

Bainbridge Island Review editor

Kitchen supplies, like these frying pans, sell for $30 to $350 at 
The Berry Patch Kitchen Store, which celebrates 50 years of being in business Dec. 1.

Kitchen supplies, like these frying pans, sell for $30 to $350 at The Berry Patch Kitchen Store, which celebrates 50 years of being in business Dec. 1.

Adorn makes its own jewelry and sells it for from $18 to $150.

Adorn makes its own jewelry and sells it for from $18 to $150.

Cashmere “toppers” are popular at the Plum store and sell for $119.

Cashmere “toppers” are popular at the Plum store and sell for $119.

Shirvan Rug Gallery has moved just up the street and sells rugs starting at $200, and a silk one goes for $10,000.

Shirvan Rug Gallery has moved just up the street and sells rugs starting at $200, and a silk one goes for $10,000.

Little Island Craft sells water colors for serious artists that sell for $3.50 to $100 for a set.

Little Island Craft sells water colors for serious artists that sell for $3.50 to $100 for a set.

Lollipops sells kids clothes, books and accessories, including some on consignment, for from $10 to $36.

Lollipops sells kids clothes, books and accessories, including some on consignment, for from $10 to $36.

Calico Toy Shoppe sells toys, including these award-winning educational ones, for $20 to $30.

Calico Toy Shoppe sells toys, including these award-winning educational ones, for $20 to $30.

Danger sells jewelry, all for under $100.

Danger sells jewelry, all for under $100.

Colorful coats are among the high-end clothes sold at Heart for $170 to $298.

Colorful coats are among the high-end clothes sold at Heart for $170 to $298.

President-elect Biden and former President Obama are among the books for sale at Eagle Harbor for between $17 and $35.

President-elect Biden and former President Obama are among the books for sale at Eagle Harbor for between $17 and $35.

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