Buy Local

Buy Local


Buying locally supports a sustainable Santa Monica! 

You voted and here are the results of the Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses contest for 2015. Several Downtown businesses topped the list. They are:

Most Loved Business in Downtown SM:  Salon Tru

Santa Monica Farmers Market Vendor:  Bezian Bakery 

Santa Monica Hotel/Motel:  Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Santa Monica Live Music/Entertainment Venue:  Harvelle's  

Kid-Centric Business:  Swim With Heart

Salon/Spa:  Salon Tru

Don't forget to support your favorite places on social media with the hashtags #MostLovedSM and #BuyLocalSM.

About the Buy Local Santa Monica:

Buy Local Santa Monica campaign was created by representatives of the Santa Monica business community and the City of Santa Monica to support local businesses and raise awareness of the community, economic and environmental benefits of choosing local first.

For a full list of upcoming events here in Santa Monica, organized by our BLSM partners + participating businesses: click here.


Top eight reasons to buy local:


1. It keeps dollars in Santa Monica’s economy.  

For every $100 spent at a local business, $45 stays in the community.  Spending locally ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested right here in Santa Monica.


2. It helps the environment.  

Buying local reduces your carbon footprint.  Having a diverse range of businesses within walking or biking distance reduces the amount of driving you need to do, lessens traffic and air pollution and helps to conserve land.


3. It keeps and creates local jobs.  

Studies show that locally owned businesses create more jobs in the community and often provide better wages and benefits than national chains. 


4. It helps to keep us unique.