The first week of May holds a special place in our hearts for our local small business owners. We love supporting our favorite entrepreneurs all year long, but it’s this week that’s set aside for the celebration of their ideas, passions, and leap of faith. Small businesses are what make each city unique – those one-of-a-kind shops that can only be found in one place.

While there are an incredible number of small businesses that call Arlington home, here’s just a few shoutouts and celebrations of Arlington entrepreneurs.


Gene Allen’s Gifts

Gene Allen’s recently announced their retirement and closure of their two Arlington store fronts. HOWEVER! They are open for a little while longer with an insane retirement sale. It’s not too late to snag a few gifts and trinkets at a discounted price. Be on the lookout for their updates sales on their Instagram.


Wildfire and Lace Boutique

Anyone else out there who can’t resist boutique shopping? I know I’m not the only one. Wildfire and Lace brings you a collection of modern vintage, boho, and feminine rustic cowgirl fashion that you can’t find just anywhere. Ladies, it’s time to upgrade our wardrobes and support a small business while we’re at it. It’s a win/win for all.


The Man’s Shop

Girls aren’t the only ones who get to have fun.  The Man’s Shop offers upscale menswear from the latest trends to timeless classics. Shop around or book an appointment to get your clothes pressed or altered, or to create a custom suit. Keep it classy, gents.


Inspiration’s Catering & Gourmet Shop

Arlington’s local experts on exquisite food and service do it all, from catering weddings and corporate events to pop-up dinners to fresh gourmet food to go. One of their specialties includes custom charcuterie boards filled with decadent meats, cheeses, veggies, nuts, crackers and other seasonal picks that give a twist to your classic board. And if you wanna learn how to curate your very own charcuterie board to impress your friends, they’ll teach you!


Create Arlington

Creators and entrepreneurs can support one another at Create Arlington, a coworking space that enables people to pursue their passions. Not only does this provide the space and community for creativity, but also provides classes to try your hand one of their art classes for figure drawing and painting.