This Saturday, Webster’s Community Pharmacy Becomes Webster’s Marketplace

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 2:11 am

On Saturday afternoon, four small businesses from the Altadena Village Makers will be showcasing their wares at Webster’s Community Pharmacy — a pop-up marketplace of local Altadena crafts.

The introductory Trunk Show runs from 2 to 6 p.m. and is the first in a planned monthly series that will run through the winter holidays.

Visitors can expect a colorful array of goods: upcycled vintage home decor items and accessories from Dragonfish Antiquities, handcrafted jewelry from Heart and Sol Designs and Swimming Beauty, and natural skincare products from Small Batch Custom Skincare.

Refreshments and finger foods will be served at the event. Complimentary gift wrap is also available for customers buying a gift for that special someone.

“This is a great way to purchase something really unique, one-of-a-kind and locally-made for a mom or beloved close person,” said Meredith Miller, co-owner of the pharmacy with her husband, Michael.

The turnaround from Easter until Mother’s Day (May 12th) is fairly short this year. This event is a prime opportunity to knock out some Mother’s Day shopping while simultaneously supporting local small businesses.

A Trunk Show allows customers the ability to see products directly from the sellers themselves. In buying environment increasingly dominated by online shopping, community-oriented events help preserve local retail.

Oftentimes, small businesses might not have a retail venue—that’s where Webster’s Community Pharmacy comes in. Miller has opened her doors and turned the neighborhood-oriented pharmacy into a friendly marketplace of colorful goods.

“If you’re going to buy a bath and body line, and you’re not going to smell it or smell a candle, how are you buying that online?” asked Miller.

There’s nothing like seeing something—and someone—in person.

If you’re a local resident, you’re sure to rub shoulders with some familiar faces. If not, make a habit of the monthly Trunk Shows and become the familiar face.

Webster’s Community Pharmacy is located at 2450 North Lake Ave in Altadena. Visit altadenarx.com or call (626) 797-1163.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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