Oh, Black Friday. The day that many savvy shoppers believe to be the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Did the pilgrims and Indians wake up at 3am to stand in line and their local Plymouth boutique? Maybe not. But we still give thanks to the retailers every year with this traditional act of shopping mayhem.
Each year seems to get more extreme, and 2012 is no different. While Black Friday will open up many stores at the midnight hour, we’ll also be seeing more local stores participating in Small Business Saturday to drive shoppers to local merchants, and Cyber Monday which thankfully encourages us to shop within the comfort of our own homes.
Even if you’re not a fan of the long lines and crowded aisles, Black Friday at least serves as a motivation to move around after eating your weight in turkey and potatoes. And who knows, a San Diego mall or San Diego boutique might have a deal you can’t refuse.
Moderne is an online shopping resource that features a slew of high-fashion brands. The boutique showcases clothing from MINKPINK, Fluxus, Lovers + Friends, STYLESTALKER and Wildfox Couture. Black Friday at Moderne is giving fashionistas more than one day to shop; instead, they’re granting five glorious days to hit the online superstore. Thursday through Monday, take 40% off using code: BLKCYBER12. The blowout starts at 6pm Thursday and ends at 11:59pm on Monday. Hot picks for this year include Dogeared Necklaces for $28.80 - $39.60 (regularly $48-$66) and Wildfox Couture Sweaters for $64.80 (regularly $108). For more information, please visit shopmoderne.com and shopmodernesale.com.
Haven is a stylish and edgy boutique inside the goth-glam Voyeur nightclub in downtown San Diego. With endless statement pieces, bohemian dresses, loose-fitted tanks, sweaters and more hard-core haute looks, Haven is every trendenista’s dream closet. For three days, Haven will grant loyal shoppers huge savings. Their Black Friday sale will offer 50% off total purchases, November 24, 25 and 26. For more information, visit ravinghaven.blogspot.com. 751 5th Ave. (Main Image)
North Park Mall Relief Black Friday Sidewalk Sale
North Park is inviting those who have had enough of mall lines, parking, and retail masses with a local designer line-up all in one place. Joining together in a group of like-minded retailers for a community sidewalk sale will be Aloha Sunday, Rufskin, Hunt and Gather, Ms Vintage, Pigment, and Mimi & Red. The Sidewalk Sale will take place on University Avenue and shoppers can score big with more than 20% off.
The Goods Show
The Goods Show is every artist and art-inspired local’s dream stop. Taking place at 3rdSpace from noon to 9pm on Black Friday, the Goods Show spotlights local artists and designers while amping up the energy with music, food and fashion. This market-like scene allows guests to browse the local works at their leisure, while providing opportunities to give to Outdoor Outreach, a program for at-risk youth. After last year’s successful Goods Show, this year’s event plans to offer even more for the community, by the community. For more information, visit 3rdspace.co. 4610 Park Avenue.
Melero Boutique & Gallery
Located in the heart of Little Italy at the corner of India and W Fir Street, Melero Boutique & Gallery took over the renovated and historically designated “Pray House”, built in 1888. Visit Melero to shop European and American designer clothing and accessories, along with contemporary art. Instead of Black Friday savings, Melero will be offering 30% off on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit melerobg.com. 1918 India Street.
Westfield UTC recently unveiled their $180 million renovation, and just in time for the Black Friday madness that will storm the mall. Now with luxury seating throughout the property, designer stores and new food court options, it’s the perfect mix of San Diego lifestyle in shopping mall form. For Black Friday, some stores will open at midnight, while most will open doors at 7am. Make sure to stop into the new Tiffany & Co., J. Crew, Tesla, Splendid and Kiehl’s. For more information, please visit Westfield UTC. 4545 La Jolla Village Drive.
Las Americas Premium Outlets
The Las Americas Premium Outlets are one of the most fashionable spots to get the post-Thanksgiving shopping done, with some of the biggest sales of the year. Midnight Madness kicks-off at 12am on Friday, Nov. 23rd, and shoppers can continue to save big on Saturday and Sunday. Sales will cover the various outlets including Adidas, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors, New York & Company, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and more. For more information, please visit Las Americas Premium Outlets. 4211 Camino de la Plaza.
Westfield Horton Plaza
Westfield Horton Plaza welcomes in shoppers on Black Friday, starting at 8am. Get your style-savings on at Macys, Victoria’s Secret, Nine West, Banana Republic, Aldo, Bath and Body Works, Bebe and more. For more information, please visit Westfield Horton Plaza. 324 Horton Plaza.
Fashion Valley Mall
Fashion Valley is ready to let the fashionistas run wild at 12am on Black Friday, expectant of an large crowds storming through. The main attractions for this year’s sale day are Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and JCPenny. On a smaller scale, check out glam-stores like Ted Baker London, Hermes, Lacoste, MaxMara, Tory Burch and Anthropologie. For more information, please visit Fashion Valley Mall. 7007 Friars Road.
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