Cassie McGrath masslive.com
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) As Cassie McGrath reports, "Local small business service and consulting agency Black Owned Bos. is hosting “The Holiday Bos. Shop,” a pop-up store on Boston’s Newbury Street with over 30 Black-owned businesses this Black Friday."
Noting that the holiday season is a big time for retail and small businesses, Black Owned Bos. hopes to make it easy to “Buy Black. Buy Local.” The curated boutique gift shop will offer everything from provisions to clothing and accessories and beauty products, according to a press release.
“Black Owned Bos. is committed to creating opportunities to support growth and visibility for our network of entrepreneurs and partners. The Holiday Bos. Shop is just an extension of this work,” Jae’da Turner, founder and managing director of Black Owned Bos said in the release. “Over the last year, we have been able to realize the power that lives at the intersection of community and space (physical and digital), and as a result, our network of businesses have been able to leverage our platform to generate over $500,000 in incremental sales and we hope that the Holiday Bos. Shop will be the next vehicle to reach the $1M milestone.”
The event will be located at 154 Newbury St. in Boston near Nike, Zara and Lush and include featured brands such as 100% Arabica coffees from Happy Beans Roaster, handcrafted plant-based organic desserts, savory snacks and curated food gift boxes from Nussli118, luxury skincare from Glow’d by KRS, spiritual and metaphysical gifts from Full Moon Botanica and size-inclusive fashions from B. Royal Boutique, the release wrote.
“Black Owned Bos. is a great asset to the Black community in Boston, providing an opportunity for Black-owned businesses and vendors in the surrounding diverse communities to connect. Black Owned Bos. is actively supporting Black-owned businesses and giving them an opportunity to thrive in the process,” Elorm Praise Dela-Seshie, owner of Adorn Me Africa, one of the featured businesses, said.
Black Owned Bos. also creates a holiday gift guide and the 2021 Edition includes many of the brands will be on display at the Holiday Bos. Shop.
A portion of the proceeds from the shop will be donated to local organizations for local toy and gift card drives, according to the release.
Black Owned Bos. was founded in March 2019 to uplift Black-owned businesses, places, spaces and the people moving the culture forward, according to the company.
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