On Saturday, November 24, Stars Shop Small Weho presented by the City of West Hollywood and West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce returns this year with new stars, Lisa Vanderpump, Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds, and others.
The celebrities will be making appearances at Fred Segal Sunset, Just Food For Dogs, and Tom Tom Restaurant and Bar to extol the virtues of shopping independently owned stores in the community. A portion of the proceeds will go to the City of West Hollywood Homeless Initiative.
WHEN: Saturday, November 24, 2018
WHO: 1 p.m. – KIRSTEN VANGSNESS– Star of CBS’s “Criminal Minds,” (and appearing in local theatre’s new play, “Cleo Theo and Wu) at Fred Segal Sunset (8500 Sunset Blvd.) She’ll share gift giving tips and go on shopping spree at the luxury retail outlet. www.fredsegal.com/pages/location-sunset | @Vangsness
2:30 p.m. ROBERT KOVACIK – NBC4’s Award-winning anchor at Just Food For Dogs Melrose. He’s cooking up gourmet signature recipes with the store’s chef at 7870 Santa Monica Blvd. www.justfoodfordogs.com |@RobertNBCLA
4:00 p.m. “The Housewives of Beverly Hills” LISA VANDERPUMP (Actress/Producer/Philanthropist/Activist)
at Tom Tom Restaurant and Bar (8932 Santa Monica Blvd.) for an “Open House.” https://tomtombar.la/ | @LisaVanderpump
WHAT: Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and connect shoppers across the nation to small businesses in their local communities, and celebrities will be participating in West Hollywood’s “Stars Shop Small.” Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to respond to small business owners’ need for more customers during the holiday shopping season. According to data from the 2017 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and American Express (NYSE:AXP), an estimated 108 million consumers reported shopping or dining at local independently-owned businesses. Small Business Saturday is dedicated to celebrating small businesses and driving more customers through their doors on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. November 24, 2018 marks the ninth annual Small Business Saturday.
WHY: The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) and the City of West Hollywood collaborate to bring this event to the public each Small Business Saturday, encouraging people in the community to Shop Small® and support locally owned businesses. With only four weeks prior to the holidays, residents and visitors are encouraged to join millions of consumers across the nation to Shop Small on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.In West Hollywood, proceeds from store retail sales and donations go to City of West Hollywood Homeless Initiative. The Initiative seeks to effectively address homelessness with a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, collaborative response. West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative targets the problems of homeless LGBTQ youth, as well as homelessness generally via services provided by Step Up on Second, Ascencia, the LA LGBT Center’s Youth Center, and the LA LGBT Center’s Mental Health Services, among others. https://www.weho.org/services/social-services/homeless-services