Holiday shopping? Shop local, buy local at pop-up shops

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CLEVELAND -- Now is the time to get started on finishing your holiday shopping. Plus you can do it all locally.

Several "pop-up shops" are ready to serve all of your shopping needs.

You can shop in the former Borders store in Uptown Solon on Kruse Drive and benefit Solon High School. More than a dozen retailers have set up shop with brand-name items for sale.

Here are the days and hours of operation

Buy NEO for the Holidays 

Made in the 216 will host a five-week-long shop featuring products from over 60 local designers. The event is located on 2078 W. 25th Street and ends on Dec. 31.

Made in the 216

On Dec. 3 and 4 in the ArtCraft Building on 2570 Superior Avenue, over 50 local artists will be participating in the 24th Annual ArtCraft Holiday Sale.

24th Annual ArtCraft Holiday Sale

On Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Tower Press Building on Superior Avenue, shop for arts and crafts at the Cleveland Handmade Market while enjoying food and drink at the Artefino Art Gallery Cafe.

The Cleveland Handmade Market

The 2nd Annual Ohio City Christmas Festival will be held in Market Avenue every Saturday through Dec. 17. Visitors will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa, decorate cookies, shop local vendors or take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage.

Ohio City Christmas Festival

The Gordon Square Holiday Market will be showcasing independent designers, artisans and boutiques from the Cleveland area. The market will be held through Dec. 4 on 6706 Detroit Avenue.

Gordon Square Holiday Market

Collective Upcycle is a pop-up boutique featuring the work of 35 Cleveland-based artists who make an art out of recycling. It is located on 13226 Shaker Square and open Thursdays through Sundays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Collective Upcycle

The Bazaar Bizarre features handmade arts and crafts from over 100 vendors. The massive fair will be held at 78th Street Studios on 1301 W. 78th Street, Dec. 10-11.

Bazaar Bizarre

On W. 28th Street, the Ohio Knitting Mills Pop-up Shop offers up a vintage collection from the Ohio Knitting Mills produced in 1947-74 including sweaters, dresses, vests and more that have never been worn. The shop will be open Monday through Saturday until Jan. 8.

Ohio Knitting Mills Pop-Up Shop

Tremont boutique, Cosmic Bobbins, features accessories made from recylced materials. The pop-up is located on 2406 Professor Avenue and will be open daily through Dec. 23.

Cosmic Bobbins Pop-up Shop

Yellowcake Pop-up Store features fashion designed by Native Clevelander and former "Project Runway" contestant, Valerie Mayen. Located on 6500 Detroit Avenue, the store will be open daily through Valentine's Day.

Yellowcake Pop-up Store

Salty not Sweet is a handmade boutique and letterpress studio that makes certain their products are exclusive. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located on 2074 W. 25th Street.

Salty not Sweet

Shop at CLE Clothing Co. for taste of Cleveland pride. The store is located on 342 Euclid Avenue, and is open seven days a week.

CLE Clothing Co.


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