Looking to bypass the mega retailers and outlet malls and, instead, support local businesses on Black Friday? Well, here's a roundup of some of the best local shops offering great in-store deals post-Turkey Day! And since these are some of my personal favorites, you will most certainly bump into me at one of these spots on Friday.
1. Cerato Boutique (3451 N. Southport Ave)
Shop the best in local designer fashion at the Black Friday tiered sale!
8am - 10am: 40% off
10am - 12 pm: 30% off
12pm - 5pm: 20% off
*complimentary coffee and pastries will be provided
**discount is not applicable on Kate Boggiano basics or Kristin Hassan jewelry
2. Eclectic Chique Boutique (807 W. Dickens)
Shop unique, fashion-forward clothing and one-of-a-kind jewelry at this Lincoln Park gem!
10am - 12pm: 30% off
12pm - 2pm: 20% off
2pm - close: 10% off
3. Kokorokoko (1112 N. Ashland)
For the best selection of 80s and 90s vintage, shop the insane BUY ONE GET ONE FOR $2 SALE! The sale will start on Black Friday (at 10:30am) and run through Sunday, November 27th. Expect beverages and coupons on "Small Business Saturday", when the store will be open until 8pm!
4. Labrabbit Optics (1104 N. Ashland)
Shop the #1 spot for eyewear and get 30% off all frames (1pm - 8pm)! The owner, Coyote, will be bringing in some rare vintage sunglasses stock especially for the occasion. Drinks and good music will also be provided.
5. LadieLoops (2150 S. Canalport, Suite 5B-6)
Stay stylishly warm in the knitted goodness provided by LadieLoops. Stop by from 9pm to midnight, on your way home from all that shopping, to receive 30% off and free gift wrapping!
6. Lori's Shoes (click HERE for locations)
Shoe shopping doesn't get any better than this! Stop in to get 20% off (in store only and excluding sale items). And if you want to get started early, shop today to get 20% off all winter accessories (excluding sale items).
7. Mr. and Mrs. Digz (5668 N. Clark St)
A shopaholic's dream! Vintage, Consignment, New and Handmade merchandise! Get 10% off your entire purchase AND 50% off all WISH jewelry.
Chicago's brick and mortar stores rock but here are a few locally-owned, online retailers offering internet discounts for those that plan to shop the web, in the comfort of their pajamas, on Black Friday.
Archives Vintage - Get 20% off this well-curated vintage Etsy shop! Runs Black Friday (11/25) through Cyber Monday (11/28)
Intertwined One of a Kind Jewelry - Starting at 3am, shop the all new collection of earchimes and finger sculptures. These handmade, one-of-a-kind adornments will rock your socks!
RLT Collection - Save 15% on all bracelets and tea bracelets. Gemstones and pearls galore! (sale runs through 12/19)
Swathe - Looking for the perfect gift for the woman that has everything? Shop Swathe's organic handbag and footwear covers and save 30% on all purchases (coupon code: holiday30). Get free monogramming on purchases over $50. *Luxe Couvrir Set not included in offer*
TwentyThirtyForty.net - This Black Friday Warehouse Sale will have you stalking the computer! Starting at midnight, shop designer goods at insanely low prices ($50 to $200). Designers include: Loeffler Randall, Opening Ceremony, Rachel Comey, Mason, Rogan, Humanoid, Sophomore and more! Click HERE to access the sale link that does not go active until midnight on Black Friday.
Wanda Grace - Shop the Fuschia Friday sale to get 40% off all dresses (6am - 11am). It's the perfect opportunity to get that holiday dress you've been searching for.
Happy Black Friday shopping to one and all!