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Boutiques, Booze, & Bras: A Big Box Store-Free Black Friday
There are some people already camping out to get in to early-morning Black Friday sales at major retailers all over the country. Best Buy, Toys-R-Us, Target, and JC Penney are just a few of the "big box" retailers who expect to have throngs of bargain-hungry crowds pound their aisles post-Thanksgiving and carry out big boxes of big purchases.
You don't have to participate in the madness, though. In fact, if you want to do some shopping on Friday, and are up to leaving the cozy confines of hearth and home, here in Los Angeles there are some sweet deals to be snapped up at shops and restaurants where you're likely to avoid the madness, but support smaller local retailers in the process. It's just so much more...civilized this way!
Check out our pics for some unique smaller-scale Black Friday deals and sales.
Jenette Bras' 2nd Annual Black Bra Friday Sale
All black bras (& slips, corsets, stockings, sports bras, undies) will be discounted up to 40% off - including those hard-to-find European labels like Marlies Dekkers, Empreinte, and more at Jenette Bras. Ladies, think of it as an early present for yourself! Warning: This shop is for gals with D cups and up (no A-C in stock.)
4308 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
Tavin Boutique's Thanksgiving Weekend Sale
Echo Park's Tavin is holding a sale the 25th-27th, offering 10% on their stock of clothing, accessories and more. Plus: Homemade pumpkin bread tasting!
1543 Echo Park Ave, Echo Park
Royal/T's 75% Off Sale
Shop Royal/T on Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and score 75% off Tokidoki, Hello Kitty, Momiji, Pullip, and other pop art-inspired gifts (TRON merchandise not included).
8910 Washington Boulevard, Culver City
Sol Baby's Black Friday Sale
Sol Baby is a clothing boutique for babies and kids with Soul! This Friday at Sol Baby and Sol-Baby.com, ANYTHING in black will be 20% OFF! Actually, everything in the store is 20% off, we just like the black theme! (For online shoppers, use coupon code BLACK20 at checkout.)
124 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Beach Black Friday Guide
The folks at Hermosa Beach Patch put together this great guide to shopping in the area on Black Friday, including where to get great deals on clothing, surfboards, and score some free cider.
Corkbar for 1/2 Off Bottles
For a relaxing end to the shopping mayhem on Black Friday, wine lovers can take refuge at Corkbar in downtown Los Angeles, where the wine bar will be offering any bottle of wine on its 120-bottle list at half price from 4 p.m. to close. (We suggest ordering the Spicy Mac and Cheese.)
403 W. 12th Street, DTLA
Gallery 1988's Huge Inventory Sale
This Friday Gallery 1988 is having a huge sale on most of their gallery inventory (some exceptions apply). They're also releasing some amazing new prints by artists Luke Chueh,
Stella Im Hultberg, Scott Campbell and more.
7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Planet Blue's Big Black Friday
Both the Planet Blue website and stores will be discounting tons of merchandise up to 75% off. Attached are some preview picks of some of the web sale merchandise.
Locations in Santa Monica, Venice, Westlake Village, Beverly Hills, and their flagship Malibu store @3835 Cross Creek Road.
Know of any other local, non-big box Black Friday events? Leave a comment with the details!