Buy Local

Buy Local


Buying locally supports a sustainable Santa Monica! 

Share which Downtown Santa Monica place you love best! Fill out the Most Loved Santa Monica survey here—you also might be eligible to win prizes. The SM Daily will share the results at the end of the month. Also 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.