As you begin to devise a game plan for the official kick-off of the holiday shopping season, there’s three key things you should keep in mind:
#1.) The deals do not just begin and end on Black Friday. The next day you’ve got Small Business Saturday followed by Cyber Monday.
#2.) Most stores have extended hours thus allowing shoppers more flexibility.
#3.) Philly’s awesome independent shops and boutiques need your money far more than Target or Macy’s.
That said, here’s several local sales you can look forward to this weekend…
Joan Shepp: Save 20 percent on all coats now through Monday in stores and online (code: COATS20). (1616 Walnut St.)
South Moon Under: All this weekend, take an additional 25 percent off all sale merchandise in store and online (code: BLACK25). Spend over $150 and you can save another 20 percent (code: HOLIDAY20) (1731 Chestnut St.)
Arcadia Boutique: As part if their “Black on Black Sale,” on Friday, the eco-friendly retailer will be taking 30 percent off every item of black clothing as well as an additional 20 percent off everything else. This 20 percent off deal will then run through Sunday at both their Rittenhouse and NoLibs locations as well as online using the checkout code: TURKEY. (265 S. 20th St. & 819 N. Second St.)
Rocker’s Closet: Take 10 percent off everything in the store (except independent artist items) from 9am-8:30pm. They will also be officially launching their online store at midnight on Friday. (818 S. Fourth St.)
Adorn Boutique: On Friday and Saturday, Sarah Lewis is not only extending the hours at her tiny Fishtown treasure chest (11am-9pm), but she’ll be taking 20 percent off the boutique’s entire selection of jewelry and wrapping it for free. On Monday, online shoppers can save 30 percent on their purchase (code: cybermonday) from 6 a.m. till midnight. (1314 Frankford Ave.)
Smak Parlour: All this weekend, the Old City boutique is partnering with Toys For Tots and for every toy shoppers drop off, they will donate a pair of super-cute children’s gloves. Shoppers who spend $40 dollars will also get a free pair of equally cute, adult-size gloves. If that’s not enough, the ladies will serve you apple cider and ginger snaps as you shop before carefully wrapping your purchases in pink cupcake and pastry for free. (219 Market St.)
BUS STOP: In addition to keeping their doors open late (11am-8:30pm) the boutique will be serving up Black Velvet cocktails and offering customers 20 percent off their entire autumn/winter styles of black and brow boots. (727 S. Fourth St.)
Lakshmi Hair Studio: Get 15 percent off all products plus a free gift during their Black Friday Blowout. (21 N. Second St.)
Concrete Polish: Anytime between Friday morning and next Monday at midnight is the perfect time for you splurge on one of designer Angela Monaco’s stunning jewels as they will all be 15 percent off. This deal can be redeemed online (code: TURKEYLOVE) or in-store. Either way, be sure to RSVP to the sale’s Facebook event page as you will then receive a special gift with your purchase. (716 N. Third St.)
Third Street Habit: Save 40 percent on the entire Isabel Marant Etolie Collection now through the end of Saturday. (153 N. Third St.)
Kembrel: Although a bit confusing, Kembrel is offering shoppers savings all three days, both online and in stores. Friday: 40 percent off from 6am-11am (code: KEMBLK6) then 30 percent off from 11am-9pm (code: KEMBLK11). Saturday: 30 percent off all day (code: KEMSMLBIZ). Monday: 40 percent off (code: KEMCYBER). (1822 Chestnut St. & 1219 Locust St.)
Knit Wit: Get 20 percent off your entire in-store purchase on Friday. (1729 Chestnut St.)
SA VA: Shop before 1 p.m. today and save 30 percent off your entire SA VA label purchase or receive 15 percent off from 1-8pm. (1700 Sansom St.)
Expect a roundup of more holiday shopping events going on this weekend on Friday.