Brooklyn retailers encourage shoppers to buy from local stores this holiday

The biggest shopping day of the year is here and thousands of people are out getting a head start on their holiday shopping.
Brooklyn retailers are encouraging shoppers to shop local and grab the exclusive items in the city you won't find anywhere else, like custom hand-made designs from Brooklyn artists.
Customers from all over the city came out today searching for that special something for their loved ones, browsing up and down the aisles. They tell News 12 they feel there is no better experience than coming to your own backyard to shop.