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And so it officially begins. The Black Friday madness cannot be ignored any longer since it's actually here. So what's your plan? As we see it, you're either all in and frenzy-ready, or you're going entirely virtual, consuming via your computer and your couch, all comfy-like in your Turkey-Day jammies with a pile of cold stuffing, a gallon of coffee and a giant slice of Nana's apple pie nearby. (Leftovers rule, n'est-ce pas?)
Oh, but wait, shopping isn't on your agenda, you say? Mm, resisting retailers' seductive deals today, tomorrow, and through Cyber Monday may be harder than you think. So why bother? Jump in with gusto as you make the rounds at your choice of department stores, chains, big boxes and neighborhood haunts.
Since we're all about local here at Racked San Francisco, we've put together this (alphabetical) list of the discounts and special deals you'll find at SF/Bay Area boutiques and e-shops. Just remember to buy smart, embrace the madness and stay hella
hydrated caffeinated. Happy hunting!
The 2Bandits: Load up on Southwestern-style jewelry with 40% off your entire purchase. Use code blackfriday40—good through Cyber Monday.
Acrimony: 30% off in-store and online (with code THANX2015) through Sunday.
Ambiance: The deals are better at the beginning of the day at all four Ambiance locations with an additional markdown on sale items. Take an additional 50% off from 8:30am to 9:30am; 40% off from 9:30am to 11am; 30% off from11am to 1pm; 25% off from 1pm to 3pm; and 20% off from 3pm through the rest of the weekend.
Anyi Lu: Get your chic-comfy footwear fix with 25% off everything.
Azalea: Through Sunday, take 25% off in store (except jewelry) and sitewide with code 25BLACK FRIDAY. Same deal for Cyber Monday (online) with code CYBERMONDAY25 and just because...25% off jewelry shoes and watches online on Tuesday with code HELLOTUESDAY.
Britex: Virtually everything in store is 30% off on Black Friday. For Cyber Monday, virtually everything in the online store is 30% off.
CAMP Collection: Get 25% off your entire purchase of campy-cazh clothes (Think Wet Hot American Summer) with code blackfriday25. Offer is valid through Cyber Monday.
CARYLANE: Get 50% off everything at all locations of this designer sample-sale outlet for girls and guys on Black Friday. For Small Business Saturday (and Sunday) shoppers get 30% off all apparel.
Colleen Mauer: Through Saturday, take 10% off all purchases online and in store. Use code PLAID on Friday and code SHOPSMALL on Saturday.
Convert: Buy one item, get the second for 50% off in all store locations. (FYI: all clothing is made in the USA.)
Dot & Bo: Today, clearance décor is up to 80% off with a 24-hour flash sale. Other sales good through Monday include the annual blowout chair/credenza sale with the lowest prices of the year and 75% off Style Series (with industrial, Mid-Century Modern and boho designs). And exclusive for Cyber Monday—take 10% off sitewide.
Elizabeth Charles: Get 30% off select fall merchandise for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday in-store and online. Starts 9am ends midnight on Monday.
Erica Tanov: In-store (Berkeley/Marin) and online shoppers enjoy 20% off all Cali-cool styles.
Fiat Lux: The teensy small-batch jewelry boutique is holding a Daisy San Luis trunk show (4pm to 7pm) to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Along with complimentary bubbly, everything in the store will be 20% off. Get the same deal online through Cyber Monday with code SMALLEST BIZ at checkout.
Goorin Bros.: Through Sunday, the fourth-generation family owned hatmaker brand is serving up 50% off select styles in all shops and online. Cyber Monday? Same dealio except 30% off.
Indochino: The made-to-measure men's retailer is offering up to 70% off everything in its showroom (61 Post St.) and online with code BLKFRI. Custom suit for $350, anyone?
Mira Mira: Pink Friday Weekend Sale through Sunday: The earlier you shop, the more you save. Saturday, shop in store from noon to 2pm and get 30% off; 2pm to 4pm, get 25% off; 4pm to 6pm, get 20% off; and 6pm to 7pm, get 15% off. On Sunday, shop from noon to 2pm and get 25% off; 2pm to 4pm, get 20% off; and 4pm to 6pm, get 15% off. Discounts apply to everything (including sale items) except jewelry.
Modern Citizen: Shop this e-tailer for simple-chic wardrobe (and home) essentials, through Saturday and earn gift cards (Spend $100+, get a $10 gift card; $200+, get a $25 gift card and over $30, get a $50 card). For Cyber Monday, get 50% off on featured items.
Move Loot : Today through Cyber Monday, the pre-loved furniture e-tailer (selling très chic goods) is delivering 20% off orders over $500. Use code: toast2host. P.S. They deliver, too.
Peace Industry: All rugs are on sale for 20% to 40% off from 10am to 6pm in-store and online.
Rand + Statler: Through Sunday, take 25% off in store (except jewelry) and sitewide with code 25BLACK FRIDAY.
San Franpsycho: For Cyber Monday, get 20% off all winter items, 30% off all fall items and 60% off summer items when shopping online. Plus score a gift with purchase (i.e. patches, sunglasses or beanies) when you spend $50 or more.
Self Edge: The Japanese and selvedge denim mecca is offering shoppers 15% off select items.
Tea Collection: Back by popular demand, the $15 dress sale, as well as styles for babies and boys for $12, $15 and $17 through Saturday. Sweet Cyber Monday deals kick off Sunday and run through Wednesday and feature 30% off all items plus free shipping.
Timbuk2: Today, the first 5o people to stop by the store get a free Timbuk2 tote. And through Cyber Monday, in-store shoppers receive 60% off select bags. Online shoppers get 50% off select styles today and up to 60% off on Cyber Monday (and Tuesday). Get the
Welcome Stranger: Through Sunday, take 25% off in store (except jewelry) and sitewide with code 25BLACK FRIDAY. Same deal for Cyber Monday (online) with code CYBERMONDAY25 and just because...25% off jewelry shoes and watches online on Tuesday with code HELLOTUESDAY.
Weston Wear: Take 30% off all and everything black at both the San Francisco and Burlingame locations through Sunday.