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Black Friday 2017: Don’t wait for Small Business Saturday to shop local

Consumer spending has increased this holiday season with shoppers spending 3 to 9 percent more each week during the first two weeks of November compared to the same time period last year.

Read more: Black Friday 2017: More Americans likely to shop on Thanksgiving Day

Much of that shopping is happening online where Thanksgiving Day sales tracked a growth of 16.8 percent over last year, according to Adobe Analytics.

The majority of shoppers have been hitting the major retailers for their purchases, but anyone who wants to shop local need not wait until Small Business Saturday -- the shopping holiday promoted by American Express that focuses holiday spending on local businesses.

Read more: Small Business Saturday focuses on shopping at mom-and-pop stores

Here’s a look at just a few of the Black Friday sales from Atlanta-based (or Georgia-based) companies that are available now both in-stores and online: 

Alliance Theater: Now through Monday save 25 percent on every production remaining in the 2017/2018 season including “A Christmas Carol” 

Consign Kidz: Get 50 percent off now through Saturday on all items except Lily N Wren. Consign Kidz, 2205 Lavista Road NE, Atlanta

Etc. East: Take 30 percent off your entire purchase on Friday and Satruday. Etc. East • 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 232, Atlanta

fab’rik: Get 30 percent off everything in-stores and online through Sunday (Spanx leggings are not subject to the discount) 

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (and other local charities): This isn’t a deal, but you can support children through GCCA this season when you buy holiday gifts through AmazonSmile which donates 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Holly Beth Organics: Holly Beth Organics is moving to Clayton, Georgia to a new retail space and manufacturing facility. Now through Monday, get 25 percent off your purchase. 

Little Barn Apothecary: Now through Sunday, received 20 percent off your purchase both in-store and online. Shop at the Atlanta Flagship in Westside Provisions District, 1170 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta or Serenbe, 9131 Selborne LN, Chattahoochee Hills 

Pure Barre Virginia Highland and Decatur: Friday only get a five class pack for $50 with a limit of two per person. Clients who are currently on a class pack can pause their package to get the Black Friday deal which must be redeemed by Dec. 31, 2017 

Sabot: This weekend, customers get 30 percent off fall boots, coats and jackets. Sabot, 3800 Roswell Road, Atlanta

Savannah Bee Company: Get a free 3 oz. Gold Reserve with the purchase of any 20 oz Gold Reserve (same variety) both in stores and online. Shop the store at Savannah Bee Company, Westside Provisions District, 1100 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta

Spa Week: Give yourself or someone else the gift of wellness and support a local spa a deal from For Black Friday, you can purchase a $100 gift card for $79.99 online. Check the directory to see a list of local spas. 

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Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.