Special Events

Local Is the New Black Friday

When: Fri., Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2018

The “puro market organizers” behind Brickmas (set for December 21-22 at Brick at Blue Star), VeryThat and BarbacoApparel share an uncanny knack for tapping into San Antonio’s collective consciousness — crafting highly giftable wares emblazoned with quirky, nostalgic imagery and slogans that run the gamut from the empowering “Chingona Como Mi Madre” (VeryThat) to the tortilla-centric “Corn in the Streets, Flour in the Sheets.” Pretty much exemplifying the underlying theme of our annual Shop Local issue (stay away from big-box stores and online behemoths while supporting local artists, makers and small-business owners), the dynamic duo’s inaugural Local Is the New Black [Friday] assembles more than 75 (!) vendors in the swanky confines of Pearl Stable. In addition to hyper-local T-shirts, prints, enamel pins, jewelry, tiles, totes, mugs and stickers galore, browsers can expect to find what BarbacoApparel designer Nydia Huizar summed up as “a good assortment of apparel, accessories, home goods/decor, food (e.g., organic tea and craft salsas), stationery and more.”

Price: Free