November 30, 2018
Locally-owned merchants across America have faced increased competition in recent years from big box and online retailers. This especially rings true during the all important holiday shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Seeing a need to bring a focus back to locally-owned shopping, “Tinsel – A Chauffeured Shopping Experience” was born in 2015. Known as “Local’s Black Friday”, the event occurs each year, 7 days after Black Friday.
Shoppers purchase a ticket which allows them to be shuttled to “Trolley Stops” along Line Avenue, Shreveport’s premiere local shopping destination. At each stop, locally-owned retailers open up for a private, after hours shopping experience. Each participating retailer offers Tinsel shoppers unique contests, discounts, and trunk shows, along with food, drink, and live music inside the stores.
For four hours, Tinsel shoppers are chauffeured to dozens of Shreveport’s best locally owned retailers. After their holiday shopping is complete, the night ends at Superior’s Steakhouse, where participants are treated to food and drink specials. Now entering its fourth year, Tinsel has become a holiday shopping tradition, showcasing the all the best Shreveport’s locally-owned retailers have to offer. Tinsel is Shreveport’s most unique holiday shopping experience.