"Our very first market, Unique LA, started in December of 2008 and instantly became the largest 'buy local' shopping event in the country. Every year close to 100k attendees come to discover independent designers/artists and buy local at our markets (an estimated $1-1.5 million is spent at each two-day show). Attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from hundreds of hand-selected designers and artists in one space. UNIQUE makes it easy for shoppers to support the local economy, discover great design and deals, join in community, and have a blast with DJs/free drinks/free craft projects and workshops and more. We hold three shopping events in LA per year, produce annual events in San Francisco and New York City, and are looking to expand to new cities in 2016."