#VCMarketplace | #RetailFridays Part Three

Posted on December 18, 2020
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We are wrapping up our our December series #VCMarketplace with our last Gift Guide! Last Friday, we heard from a final group of seven incredible local small business owners about all their holiday gift favorites. We hope you’ve enjoyed this round of Retail Fridays — thanks for celebrating the holidays with us!

(If you missed the live event and want to watch, click here. Pro tip: Skip to 17:00 for the gift recommendations!)

The Green Corner Store

The Green Corner Store is committed to carrying quality products that make our lives and the lives of our neighbors greener, safer, and healthier by supporting local makers, artisans, and micro-businesses & allowing them to bring their honey, handmade books, mugs, and more to market where a storefront might otherwise be inaccessible.

The Green Corner Store also creates the space for community members to engage in important discussions surrounding sustainability principles that affect our community as a whole. They help build connections between like-minded people and offer a venue for workshops, community meetings, and events.

What should be on your list:

  • Make a visit to their tea store to choose from 35 kinds of tea!

  • Handmade pottery and artisan goods

  • Unique necklaces with pendants made from coffee grounds

  • Customize a personal piece of jewelry with lockets made from typewriter keys — choose from any letter of the alphabet!

  • De-stress with moisturizing bath bombs from Hot Springs’ Bathhouse Soapery

  • VC Staff favorites:

    • Mimic the scent of a real Christmas tree with a Fraiser Fir candle from local Red Rooster candle company

    • Even your stocking stuffers can be eco-friendly with the sustainable Radius toothbrushes with handles made money ground up from the treasury department or sawdust from the lumber mill

What you need to know to shop:

Store Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Closed Monday

Cell phone shop through video chat with a personal shopper from the comfort of your home!

Call the store at 501-374-1111


1423 Main St D, Little Rock, AR 72202

Grind Coffee Bistro

After 16 years in the Fine Dining restaurant and my love for food, owner Heaven McKinney decided to dive in to a unique and growing market. Grind Coffee Bistro is one of the only black-owned coffee shops in Central Arkansas and offers food and coffee from small business owners from around the world, and most importantly, coffee roasteries from around the state. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available. They also cater office breakfast and lunch, as well as for weddings, fundraisers, and all your entertainment needs.

What should be on your list:

  • Message Heaven on their Facebook page to purchase an e-gift card!

  • Enjoy time with family and let Grind Coffee make all your Christmas side items! Order before 12/23 at 4 p.m. Pickup until 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

  • VC Staff favorites:

    • Absolutely WIN Christmas with hot chocolate bombs!

What you need to know to shop:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: Closed


11525 Cantrell Road

Little Rock, AR 72212

(501) 476-7511

Arkansas Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center is an art museum and active center for the visual and performing arts. Featuring a world-class international collection of art, live theatre productions, art classes, lectures, films, family programs, shopping and dining, the Arkansas Arts Center offers something for everyone. Their shop is full of art-inspired gifts and locally handmade items.

What should be on your list:

What you need to know to shop:

*Their main building downtown is under construction, so check out their temporary location in the Riverdale shopping center*

Limited shop hours for holidays in effect now:

12/18 and 12/19: 10am – 5pm

12/21 and 12/22: 10am – 5pm

Video tours available! > Call or text to schedule a virtual shopping appointment: (501) 352-6572

Normal Business Hours:

Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 5 PM


Current temporary address:

2510 Cantrell Road, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137. In the Riverdale shopping center at the bottom of Cantrell hill.

Main Address: Downtown Little Rock’s MacArthur Park

Phone: 501.372.4000

N-Deed Regime

Oliver Michael Fitzpatrick founded N-Deed Regime in 2013 selling custom handmade bowties and watches. He went to Arkansas Fashion School and studied under the great Jamileh Kamran, where he honed his skills of sewing and began to make his own custom bowties. He has designed suits for weddings, homecomings, proms and other events. N-Deed is very special to him, because he wants to show young men how to be fashionable and stylish and also how to dress for success.

What should be on your list:

  • Combine fashion and personal with 100% cashmere Overcoats with customizable inside lining (you can even have photos sewed in!)

  • Make a statement with this luxury crocodile bag.

  • VC Staff favorites:

What you need to know to shop:

Video chat shopping available!

All custom orders have a 3-week turnaround


Located in the SOHO building

Bella Boutique

Narcissa Jackson started Bella Boutique in Little Rock, AR in October of 2004 after moving to Little Rock from working retail in Los Angeles, CA. She loved everything about retail and wanted to bring something unique back to Arkansas. The store features cozy loungewear, candles, lotions, jewelry, and tote & cosmetic bags.

What should be on your list:

  • Snag the Barefoot Dreams blanket as your ultimate cozy winter accessory

  • Julie Vos hoop earrings for your first post-pandemic night out

  • Machine washable satin pajamas

  • Your next staple bag: the Greyson Society Tote from Haute Shore

  • VC Staff favorites:

What you need to know to shop:

Free delivery available and curbside pickup


5623 Kavanaugh Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72207

Call us at 501-603-5373

Ankle Art

Ankle Art is a high-quality online sock company with very stylish and unique designs. The sock designs are inspired by the initiative to help everyone express how they see art with style and fashion!

What should be on your list:

What you need to know to shop:

Store only online

Promo code:

Use code JINGLE at checkout for 15% off at Ankle Art!

MOXY Modern Mercantile

Located in the historic SoMa District of downtown Little Rock, Moxy Modern Mercantile is a vintage-inspired home and gift store with a fresh playful edge.

Trendy meets retro at Moxy with uniquely useful industrial décor, dramatically different steampunk lighting, merrily madcap found objects and gifts, and stationery and greeting cards that are sometimes silly, often irreverent and always fun.

What should be on your list:

What you need to know to shop:

MOXY is currently accepting online orders for local delivery and in-store pickup ONLY. Contact directly for shipping options 501-541-7775.


1419 Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72202

Phone: (501) 374-2474


Check out last week’s guide here!