Got Black Friday Shopping?

Places to Shop Around the South Coast this Black Friday Weekend!

It’s that time of year again! Who is ready to shop ‘til they drop this Black Friday/Holiday Season? Here at SoCo Living, we are always looking for ways to #ShopLocal! Whether it is at a local store, mall, or show our support at community fairs/festivals, we’re always looking forward to ways to give back and save!

Check out these local spots you should visit this #BlackFriday weekend!

NB Voc Tech Craft Fair- New Bedford, MA

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School’s annual scholarship fund craft fair is back! Get ready to do some old fashion Christmas Shopping in person and support some good crafters/small businesses. With over 100 vendors inside the Voc Tech gymnasium you can certainly find a variety of unique gift items (many of which are handmade with love!)

WHERE: Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School

1121 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02347

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021

TIME: Saturday (9:30 AM – 4:00 PM)

Sunday (9:30 AM – 3:00 PM)


Padanaram Village Shops- South Dartmouth, MA

Padanaram Village Shops is a community of small business owners committed to exceptional service, offering unique merchandise and one-of-a-kind gifts! Each shop is welcoming as you enter the stores. Padanaram Village lies along the Apponagansett River and Padanaram Harbor which is a major sailing port serving Buzzards Bay and the Islands.

Known for its several yachting businesses, galleries, eateries and shops, everyone will fall in love with this quaint community. Visit these shops and get the perfect stocking stuffer for that special someone!

Strawberry Moon – Raising the vibrations of the world through love and compassion. Most of the jewelry at Strawberry Moon is handmade in-house by shop owner Andrea Berry-MacDonald. Visit Strawberry Moon and shop their amazing selection of sparkly jewels, metaphysical goods and more!

Farm & Coast Market – Farm & Coast is always growing – and also constantly changing with exciting offerings from local farmers. From your first cup of wake-up coffee to the last slice of pie of the day, they are here to serve and surprise you!

Details and Design – A trendy local shop with many options including clothing, home decor and more!

Folia – Shop a collection of clothing and accessories for babies and children! Order something personalized, or choose from the many items they carry in store.

Padanaram Outfitters – Established & emerging brands for fishing, boating, outdoor, lifestyle and beach.

Shop dNB!

Downtown New Bedford is your place to shop, dine and enjoy all the communtiy has to offer!

With dozens of restaurants and shops purchasing a gift card or two makes for the perfect stocking stuffer! Check out this list of local favorite dining locations. Visit their sites below to learn more about each!


Freestones City Grill  Former bank building (built in 1877) sets the scene for diverse menu heavy on fish, steak and margaritas. They are known for their delicious appetizer, Syrian Nachos. Freestone’s City Grill is surely a fan-favorite!

Moby Dick Brewing Company  At Moby Dick Brewing Co., they honor New Bedford’s storied history. More importantly, they celebrate what New Bedford is and what it is becoming: America’s most important fishing port and a home port for America’s newest alternative energy industry — offshore wind, as well as a bustling arts and cultural district.

Rose Alley Ale House  Innovative appetite quenchers doled out amidst flat screen TVs and casual pub envisions bolster, Rose Alley Ale House ups the rungs of culinary greatness. Their menu highlights “Earth’s best” wings which are available in a slew of sauces.

Quahog Republic Whaler’s Tavern This charming tavern in historic digs offers a seafood-heavy menu, draft beers & create cocktails.

Brick Pizzeria Napoletana – Brick is authentic Neapolitan wood-fired brick oven sourdough pizza in 90 seconds! They have locations in New Bedford, Dartmouth and Fairhaven.

Cork Wine & Tapas Bar – Located in the heart of Historic Downtown New Bedford, Cork specializes in creative cuisine and dynamic menu, which features both tapas & full entrees.

Carmine’s – Carmine’s is an upscale Italian restaurant reowned for their fresh ingredients and classy, but rustic atmosphere.


Calico – Calico is a trendy womenswear boutique featuring a stylish inventory of casualwear including: jeans, shoes & jewelry.

The Bedford Merchant – Gift Shop – A gift shop with a little for everyone! The Bedford Merchant carries a large selection of jewelry, women’s clothing, candles, kitchenware and more!

be jeweled  – Established in 2000, be jeweled offers fun and fine jewelry to the SouthCoast community and beyond! be jeweled offers curated, eclectic mix of styles from talented designers around the world with an emphasis on trending styles.

Carter’s Clothing – Carter’s, Inc. is a family owned clothing and footwear store and is determined to serve the community through tough times by focusing on selling quality products and providing the best customer service around.

Solstice- Skate Shop

There you have it. A list full of places for inspiration for Holdiay Shopping! Shop ’til you drop this holiday season, all while you #SupportLocal. We hope you find what you’re looking for around the South Coast!