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This holiday season, it will undoubtedly help to keep more of your money circulating in the local economy. The first wave of the pandemic wiped out more than 1,000 Philadelphia small businesses closed, and with a second wave here, local entrepreneurs are in for an uphill battle.
Even if you feel safer shopping online, you don’t have to rely on the big chains that are already massively profiting in 2020.
Many of the city’s annual holiday flea markets and shopping pop-ups have gone virtual. That means you can buy local wares and get them by mail or curbside pickup — COVID risk not included.
“The appeal of a flea market is you go and shop from a bunch of vendors in one go,” said Rebecca Aronow, who founded the annual Feminist Flea Market….