Shop Local Profile: Show Off, Lancaster

From now through our spring Shop Local event, Chesapeake Bank wants to highlight some of the participating merchants throughout the region who are offering shoppers a little extra to come out and support their community businesses.

Started by Jarrett Stephens and Alison Drake, Show Off aims to bring a fresh, new shopping experience to Kilmarnock.  The shop offers fun and fashionable clothes and accessories for women of all ages.

Featured designers include Joe’s Jeans, Ella Moss, Alice and Trixie, Splendid, Ella Moss and Hanky Panky, among others.

To learn more about Show Off, continue reading its profile below.


Business Name: Show Off

Owner: Jarrett Stephens & Alison Drake

Contact information: Web, Facebook or by phone at 804-436-9010

Shop Local Day Deal: 20% off your entire purchase and free gift with purchase for the first 10 shoppers

Store information:  Show Off is located at 14 North Main Street in Kilmarnock.  Visit them Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What does “shop local” mean to you?

“As a shop owner, this is an opportunity to bring local people in the shop. Especially in our area, we rely on visitors and second home people,” says Alison Drake.  “We would love to have more local people to at least try their local businesses.”

How does shopping local impact small businesses?

“The more support we get, the more we can offer,” says Jarrett Stephens.  “[Meaning] more variety of products and the ability to give back more to the community.”

How did your business fare in last year’s Shop Local event?

“We saw people embracing the concept of Shop Local Day by carrying the bags around town. Some people really got into it,” says Drake. “There were more people out shopping. As more people get into it, business will pick up.”