Aside from pumpkin pie and cornbread stuffing, there are two other words that are synonymous with Thanksgiving: Black Friday.
Every year, dozens and dozens of locals set their alarms after a long night of Turkey Day indulgence, only to wake up a few hours later for the plethora of all-day discount shopping sprees. Personally, I’ve never understood why anyone would willingly choose to rise before the crack of dawn to fight the masses for discount sweater vests and Barbies. Sleep is much more vital, but that’s just me.
Fortunately for all you bargain shoppers, San Diego is home to a wealth of boutiques and stores that are hooking you up with some serious discounts this holiday season, ranging from Mint Shoes in Hillcrest to Westfield UTC in La Jolla, Nordstrom Rack in Mission Valley and many more. Although you won’t be finding me pouring through the clothing racks this Friday, I’m here to give you the inside scoop on the best stores to ransack on Black Friday.
Green and white, tunnel-shaped Mint in Hillcrest is funky enough from the outside to draw passersby in. Men, women, and shoe lovers alike will be impressed by Mint’s spanning selection of heels, sneakers, boots, and much, much more. Get ready for Black Friday, a Blacker Saturday and an even Blacker Sunday this Thanksgiving weekend and head into Mint to receive a free pair of specially selected shoes with any purchase. You better hurry though, this special offer is only available while supplies last. For more information, please visit Mint Shoes in Hillcrest.
Moderne is an online clothing boutique with a mission to help shoppers find great fashion while giving back to the community and charitable causes close to them. Shoppers can find an array of trendsetting brands at this online boutique including Mink Pink, Howe, Rebel Yell, Wildfox Couture, Chip & Pepper, Eight Sixty, Alternative Apparel and much, much more. Avoid the lines, crowds and parking and shop smart this year. From 12am-11:59pm on Friday, November 26th, take 40% off all items (including sale) at Moderne when you enter promo code “BLKFRIDAY10” at checkout. For more information, please visit shopmoderne.com.
Mog & Rue
A petite, uncluttered boutique with white walls, dark brown floors and fresh cut flowers, the quaint Mog & Rue in Encinitas showcases a bounty of the best designers including Fred Segal, Rock & Republic, Splendid, Trina Turk, J Brand, Eva Franco and many, many more. Head into Mog & Rue for the After Thanksgiving Sale from Friday, November 26th through Sunday, November 28 and receive 10% off with the purchase of one item; 15% off with the purchase of two items; 20% off with the purchase of 4 items; and 25% off when you buy six items or more. For more information, please visit Mog & Rue in Encinitas.
Head to Westfield UTC on Black Friday, November 26th for an afternoon of food, fashion and fun. Recharge after a busy morning of shopping with live food demonstrations, a seasonal trends runway show, beauty makeovers and a children's showcase from 12pm-4pm. For more details, please visit Westfield UTC in La Jolla.
Beat the crowd and shop Urban’s Thanksgiving Sale online through Monday, November 29th! Shop the latest hipster looks for your wardrobe ranging from men’s striped v-necks and skinny jeans; women’s sheer tunics and vintage denim; funky home décor and furniture; and a selection of delicate pendant necklaces, chunky bracelets, watches and handbags. Receive free standard shipping on orders over $75 when you enter promo code “GETSTUFFED” at checkout. For more information, please visit Urban Outfitters in Gaslamp.
Las Americas Premium Outlets
Las Americas Premium Outlets is once again hosting the very popular After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale. Midnight Madness kick-offs at 12am on Friday, November 27 where shoppers can peruse 125 stores, new sales and inventory, and extended hours all weekend long. For more information, please visit Las Americas Premium Outlets.
Five & A Dime
5 and A Dime is the premier shopping destination for the hyper-hip male living in the urban jungle that is San Diego. Head into Five & A Dime for the massive all-day Black Friday Sale from 10am-8pm. The first 25 customers will receive a free 5 & A Dime hat with any purchase. In addition, shoppers will receive 10-80% off the entire store. Best of all, you can sip and nibble on tasty beverages and pastries while you peruse the store. For more information, please call 619.236.0364 or visit 5 & A Dime in East Village.
Nordstrom Rack offers a wide selection of apparel, accessories and shoes from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at reduced prices, as well as special value items purchased just for Nordstrom Rack. Set your alarm for fantastic deals at unbelievable prices for the Day-After Thanksgiving event where shoppers can take an additional 30% off selected already-reduced items. Nordstrom Rack will be open on Black Friday from 7am-10pm. For more information, please visit Nordstrom Rack in Mission Valley.
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Black Friday sales begin at 12:01 am on November 26th at the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall. With a central location, a variety of popular name brand merchandise, and stellar deals, you're sure to see a crowd of fellow-bargain-hunters as you shop! For more information, please visit Carlsbad Premium Outlets.
On Friday, November 26th, Overload Skateshop will present an After-Thanksgiving Sale at 8am featuring a LACED T-shirt giveaway, along with in-store appearances by skateboarders Sean Sheffey, Jake Brown, Peter Smolik and Brandon Turner of Sk8Mafia at 12pm. In addition, shoppers will receive 25% off the entire store, $15 Overload decks and wheels, shoes starting at $25 and $10 t-shirts. For more information, please visit Overload in North Park.
Insider Tip: Don’t miss out on post Black Friday shopping sprees this season! On Sunday, November 28th, THREAD Show is heading back to San Diego for an all-out holiday shopping soiree that you definitely won’t want to miss out on. Peruse the latest trends from designers such as ARKA Clothing, Smoke & Mirrors, Babykakes, For Love & Lemons, Micha Design, Kngly Cvrngs and much, much more! Get tickets and details at threadshow.com.
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