Where to Shop in Philly on Black Friday
As I say every single year, Black Friday is to Shoppist what the Super Bowl is to a football fan. Our whole year of sleuthing out the best shops, steals, deals and trends comes down this – the sale day of all sale days, the bargains to end all bargains. But while less-than-savvy shoppers might line up at big-box spots like Best Buy and Target, we know that the real deals are found in our incredible local shops.
Here are the less-publicized (read: less-crowded) but equally fantastic sales taking place on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Because you can always find another TV on mega-sale. But that covetable Maison Scotch sweater at that insane price won’t come around again. Happy shopping! (And keep checking back! We’ll be updating this list throughout the week as more deals come in.)
Aoki: Take 30 percent off the entire store on Friday only. Open 11am-7pm Friday; 115 South 22nd Street, Rittenhouse.
Barbara Ellick: Shop the Meira T Trunk Show throughout the weekend and take 30 percent off the entire store on Saturday only. Open 10am-5pm Friday, Saturday and Monday; 705 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth.
Bluemercury: Now through Black Friday, take 10 percent off $100, 15 percent off $175, and 20 percent off $200. (And then mark your calendar for the store’s holiday party on the evening of December 2nd.) Open from 10am-7pm; 1707 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Bus Stop: 25 percent off select styles of boots, handbags and shoes for men and women on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. (Tip: They’ve also got great gift items, like socks, beanies, tights, candles and jewelry — with complimentary gift wrapping.) Open 11am-8pm Friday, 11am-6pm Saturday; 727 South 4th Street, Queen Village.
Duke & Winston: 20 percent off everything in-store at their Center City location, with select items marked 50 percent off. DJ Adrian Hardy is spinning tunes from 12pm to 4pm. Open 10am-9pm Friday and Saturday; 1822 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Duross & Langel: Hurry and book an appointment at the salon for Friday or Saturday to take advantage of 30 percent off hair services. At the store, all handmade holiday candles are 20 percent off on Friday only. Open 10am-7pm Friday and Saturday; 117 South 13th Street, Midtown Village.
Eaves: On Friday and Saturday, for every $500 you spend, you get a $50 gift card to use on a future purchase. 105 North Aberdeen Avenue, Wayne.
Element Six: Opens early at 8am for a weekend storewide sale of up to 40 percent off regular price items. On Cyber Monday, take up to 50 percent off select online items. Opens 8am-6pm Friday and 9am-6pm Saturday; 503 West Lancaster Avenue #630, Wayne.
Frey Boutique: Starting at 8am, get 50 percent off Rag & Bone shoes, Missoni scarves and select fall and winter apparel. All intimates are buy one, get one free. 3555 West Chest Pike, Newtown Square.
Govberg: Luxury watches will be priced at their lowest retail value (plus an additional $100 off) for this online-exclusive Black Friday deal. 1521 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Indochino: Up to 70 percent off everything in-store (think: a made-to-measure suit for $350; 30 percent off all corduroy suits). Use code BLKFRI to get the deals online, too. 1606 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Jade’s Closet: All in-store apparel is 20 percent off. Open 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday; 200 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne.
Moon + Arrow: 20 percent off all M+A jewelry; spend $250 and get a $25 gift card. Plus, food and drinks! On Small Business Saturday, get these deals plus 10 percent off select local makers in the shop. Open 12-7pm both days; 754 South 4th Street, Queen Village.
Morihata: From Wednesday until Cyber Monday, take 20 percent off select online home and apothecary goods, plus free domestic shipping. (Insider tip: The sale ends at midnight California time, so you have an extra three hours of late-night browsing). On Saturday, get these deals in-store and take a break from the retail madness with some hot tea. Open 9am-5:30pm Friday; 428 North 13th Street, Callowhill.
Mushmina: 15 percent off all jewelry and 20 percent off everything else in-store and online (codes are SHOPSMALL15 for jewelry and SHOPSMALL20 for everything else). On Small Business Saturday, there’s free parking in Wayne, wine and free gifts with every purchase. On Monday, use the codes CYBERLOVE15 and CYBERLOVE20 to catch the same deals online. Open 10am-6pm Friday and 10am-7pm Saturday; 164 Lancaster Avenue, Wayne.
Per Lei Boutique: Hit this sale up first thing in the morning — all in-store merchandise is marked down starting at 5am until regular closing at 6pm. Open 5am-9am, closing for an hour and reopening from 10am-6pm Friday; 2 East State Street, Media.
Peter Kate: On Friday, get 10 percent off your first item, 20 percent off your second, 30 percent off your third item, and 40 percent off your fourth item. 3830 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Delaware.
Skirt: Starting at 8am, all fall merchandise is buy one, get one free. The first 20 customers get a gift with purchase, and all shoppers who make a purchase are entered into a Tom Ford sunglasses giveaway (which will happen each hour!). Keep an eye out for giveaways all day Saturday and Sunday, too. Oh, and did we mention the hot chocolate and coffee bar at both locations? 212 South 17th Street, Rittenhouse; 931 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr.
Stars & Stripes: From Friday through Sunday, take 25 percent off all sweaters, coats and blankets, from brands like Faribault, Three Dots, Hutch and Schott NYC, plus up to 60 percent off other one-of-a-kind items. Bonus: Drinks and free gift-wrapping all weekend long. Open 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday; 11am-5pm Sunday; 2129 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Style Camp: 20 percent off all sweaters all day on Wednesday. On Saturday, Waltzing Matilda and Style Camp are having an outdoor trunk show (with complimentary hot apple cider to combat the chill). Open 11am-5:30pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday; 8433 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill. Trunk show hours are 10am-5pm.
Third Street Habit: Clear some space in your closet for these massive deals; take 20 percent off any $100, $250 or $500 purchase total (Maison Scotch, RODEBJER, Nue 19.04 and more). Open 11am-7pm Friday and Saturday; 153 North 3rd Street, Old City.