Do you prefer to shop at independent businesses or big brands? | The Tylt

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Do you prefer to shop at independent businesses or big brands?
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Being aware of how you spend your money goes beyond your own bank account. Where those dollars land can affect much bigger things, especially with concerns to local areas. When it comes to shopping for anything from groceries to appliances to clothes, some struggle with whether to buy primarily from independent small businesses or stick with trusted big brand names. How do you shop? 

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Shopping at independent stores or small businesses has a lot of perks. For one thing, pricing can be way cheaper than any items you’ll see at bigger outlets. It’s the difference between spending 50 dollars on a T-shirt and, well, not, as someone once said.  

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Smaller shops, from the mom-and-pop to the thrift, are also far more welcoming than cold, intimidating department stores. Take one wrong step in one of those and you’re totally lost. For the lucky few who have yet to experience this, take a trip to Ikea and see what happens. 

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On top of that, supporting small businesses helps keep your local economy in check. It’s also a way for individuality to grow, as the items you’re purchasing aren’t massed-produced. Chances are you’re one of the few people sporting that bangin’ outerwear in the entire country, or, dare we say, the entire world

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Some brands are big for a reason. Whether it’s the quality of the product itself or its style, massive companies gain acclaim via a strong foundation of merit. You know exactly what you’re getting when you buy from big brand names; their popularity makes them trustworty. 

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Going to department and flagship stores is also a fabulous experience. The sights, the smells, the sounds of heels clicking against sleek tiles—they all contribute to the sense that this is the place where you’re meant to find just what you’re looking for. Even going to bigger grocery stores is a treat. Who knows what other types of excitement await in Aisle 11?

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Chain stores can also be a lot cheaper than independent boutiques as well. That’s how places like Target get you—everything’s considerably marked down and cute, and somehow, you’re walking out with two full bags of knickknacks when you went in for one swimsuit. 

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Do you prefer to shop at independent businesses or big brands?
A festive crown for the winner
#ShopIndependent
#ShopBigBrands