#VCMarketplace | #RetailFridays Part One

Posted on December 4, 2020
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On Friday, we held our very first of the new December series #VCMarketplace! We got to hang out with five awesome local small business owners about their offerings and shop favorites that should be on your shopping list this holiday season!

(If you missed the live event and want to watch, click here…. Pro tip: Skip to 10:47 for the gift recommendations!)

The Toggery

The Toggery is a fun childrens boutique with two locations, one in the Heights and one in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center in West Little Rock. It has everything you need for kids, including childrens clothing, childrens shoes, books, toys, uniforms and accessories! Visit www.toggerykids.com for all your school uniform needs.

What should be on your list:

  • This fun-for-everyone Fantasy Fort. Or, if your gift recipient considers fort-building to be their serious skill (…forté, if you will), the chalkboard version.

  • The most huggable, lovable animated plush Magical Light/Sound Unicorn that lights up and makes sounds when pet!

  • On that note, if your little one needs upgraded transportation, consider the Hop N Go Unicorn, available in stores.

  • For the baller in your life, this over-the-door LED Pro Hoops basketball hoop

  • VC Staff favorites:

    • Your own at-home ICEE Maker. (Pro tip: add your favorite liquor for an adult slushie!) Syrup sold separately.

What you need to know to shop:

The store’s interior is open; masks required.

Free gift wrapping and curbside pick-up available!

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9:00am-6:oopm

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm


5919 R St. – The Heights (501-663-8662)

11525 Cantrell – Pleasant Ridge (501-227-8492)

Little Rock, AR

Promo code/Seasonal:

Watch the website for pre-made stockings!

Eggshells kitchen co.

Eggshells Kitchen Co. is a small, locally-owned kitchen store for foodies in the Little Rock area. In business since 2007, they are the local joint for bar needs, gourmet food, and kitchen tools. Friendly employees specialize in customer service, helping you find what you need for a recipe or project in the kitchen. They also host cooking classes taught by local chefs.

What should be on your list:

  • Beautiful locally-made charcuterie and cutting boards available in-store by REDblocks. You can even ask Eggshells for a custom size or personalization such as a name, date or logo burned into the wood!

  • Peanut Brittle by local Arkadelphia company Juanita’s. Available in store.

  • Lambrecht Gourmet Toffee and Pecans. Don’t tell anyone, but it’s the same recipe carried by The Capital Hotel

  • VC Staff favorites:

    • Cooking classes. Starting in January, these local chef-taught classes are limited to 10 people and make perfect gifts! You can order the class online to have the certificate mailed to the recipient or by purchasing a gift card in the amount of the class.

    • The new PKGO Grill that lets you doubletime with Two-Zone grilling so you can enjoy superior direct high heat cooking and indirect low & slow cooking. Available in store.

What you need to know to shop:

The store is open for in-store shopping; masks required. Eggshells delivers within a 5-mile radius of the store!

Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM



5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Ste K
Little Rock Arkansas
72207 United States

O’Looney’s Wine & Liquor

Owner Jonathan Looney is a Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine. The store is located in west Little Rock’s Chenal Valley neighborhood and offers a globally sourced and expertly curated collection of libations paired with the finest customer service. Have something you’d like them to find for you? Contact them for a team dedicated to fulfilling special requests from clients.

What should be on your list:

  • Gift Baskets! O’Looney’s is partnering with Tanarah Luxe Floral to provide beautifully-wrapped baskets that includes wine or spirits delivered to your door.

  • Gift cards. Simple and easy!

  • A hand-selected bottle of George Dickel Bourbon. Availble in store. These are limited!!

  • For the fanciest of the wine-drinking bunch, a Vinturi, the Essential Wine Aerator, is a must. Available at O’Looney’s and Eggshells!

  • VC Staff favorites:

    • A subscription to Arkansas’ only wine club: Shamrock Selections. Give the gift of a carefully curated delivery of 1-3 bottles of wine per month from all over the world!

What you need to know to shop:

The store is open, but per city mandate, masks are required for entrance. Delivery is available!

Sunday: CLOSED

Monday-Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm


3 Rahling Cir.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
(501) 821-4669

Hello Beautiful Mastectomy Boutique

Hello Beautiful Mastectomy Boutique is a specialty store catering to women with or survivors of breast cancer. Owner Jamie Washington understands the emotional effects of illness and injury is exacerbated when physical appearance is compromised and therefore created a relaxing environment where clients feel like people rather than patients. The shop aims to restore the confidence, self-esteem, and physical appearance of those suffering from or survivors of breast cancer and the goal is to educate women about overall health and to ignite the beauty within.

What should be on your list:

  • Give the gift of a confidence boost with a makeup appointment!

  • ANY of the beautiful full-cap 100% human hair wigs.

  • VC Staff favorites:

What you need to know to shop:


Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 07:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 03:00 pm


4701 Westwood Ave Ste A

Little Rock AR 72204

(501) 353-1123

M2 Gallery

Voted Best Gallery in Arkansas! M2 Gallery offers the finest local, national and international artists and the area’s largest and best selection of custom framing, as well as professional installation services.

What should be on your list:

  • Written by Ashley Murphy, “The Masked Project: 100 Portraits” featurers stories of people across the state about their pandemic and photos of them wearing their masks.

  • VC Staff favorites:

    • Custom framing. From simple posters, hard-earned diplomas, priceless artwork to multi-level shadowboxes and to conservation of historic relics and memorabilia, M2 Gallery can help you put together a personal, timeless gift for someone special this holiday season.

What you need to know to shop:


Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm & By Appointment

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required for gallery entry.


1300 Main St. Suite B

Little Rock, AR 72202



Check out last week’s guide here!