Ahh, the holiday season is upon us, and with it comes thigh-widening snacks, spicy mulled cider, and that most decadent of winter indulgences--shopping. For gluttons of "The Great Deal," Black Friday is an annual observance of closet renewal and wallet diminishment. This November 27th, suck in that Thanksgiving gut and get ready to revel in the city's best bargains with a roomy tote, some comfy walking flats, and plenty of bang for your buck.
Spend $200 or more at the denim mecca and receive up to $100 off your entire purchase. This Wednesday through Saturday, December 12.
The fast-fashion shoe chain will offer 30% off all shoes and 20% off bags. Friday only.
American Eagle Outfitters
Take half off logo tees and 20% off a purchase that includes 2 hoodies or sweaters. Not a tall order if you have kids and tweens on your shopping list. Friday only.
20% off all store merchandise if you shop before noon. Friday only.
Midtown: 35 West 34th Street
Receive a four piece makeup set with any $50 purchase made before noon. Friday only.
Midtown: 44 West 34th Street
Upper East Side: 1140 3rd Avenue
Save on Rag & Bone denim (marked to $119 from $242), Giles & Brother accessories and Moschino footwear. Friday through Sunday.
Midtown: 660 Madison Avenue
Chelsea: 236 West 18th Street
Upper West Side: 2151 Broadway
Soho: 116 Wooster Street
Try your luck with Bebe's scratch-off savings cards. Friday only.
Midtown: 1 West 34th Street
Enjoy 40% off the wack-a-doo designer's fall offerings (with the exception of intimates, swimwear and accessories). Friday through Sunday.
Soho: 138 Wooster Street (between Houston and Prince)
This hip Brooklyn boutique is offering between 25 and 40 percent off select men's and women's fall collections. Keen shoppers should keep their eyes peeled for Alexander Wang, Loeffler Randall, and Commes des Garcons. Friday through Sunday.
Cobble Hill: 220 Smith Street (at the corner of Butler)
Park Slope: 316 Fifth Avenue (between 2nd and 3rd streets)
Williamsburg: 203 Grand St (between Bedford and Driggs)
30% off select designers like Yigal Azrouel, Rag & Bone and Charlotte Ronson. 20% off all other merchandise.
East Village: 1 East 1st Street
Rising indie star Wendy Mullen will offer 30% off select fall styles--we're particularly enamored of the hooded wool car coat, now $220 from $315. Friday through Sunday.
Williamsburg: 46 North 6th Street (near Kent Avenue)
Castor & Pollux
This West Village boutique has started a weekly gift guide in the website loving section that is featuring great gift ideas from C&P and elsewhere. Anything featured on there will be 10% off through the entire holiday season, kicking off Friday! (228 West 10th St.)
Take 25% off all store merchandise. Friday only.
Midtown: 901 6th Avenue
Last spring's collection will be marked down up to 75% off, with fall/winter styles at 15%. Friday through Tuesday.
East Village: 441 East 9th Street (at Avenue A)
Scoop up Italian cashmere, marked down from $150 to only $99, at Club Monaco locations throughout the city. Friday through Sunday.
Fall collections from the Italian mega-brand will be up to 30% off--a good opportunity to stock up on new jeans. Friday through Sunday.
This one is sure to get shoe-aholics exercising a little spending power: additional markdowns of 20% on previously on-sale boots and shoes; 30% off full-price styles. Friday through Sunday.
Soho: 67 Prince (at the corner of Crosby)
40 to 50 percent off Fall collections--which, by the way, were particularly awesome this year. Friday through Sunday.
Soho: 417 West Broadyway (between Spring and Prince.
Friday through Sunday of this week, this boutique will be offering 25% off all regularly priced clothing,shoes, and hats. We will also be taking an additional 10% off our sale rack which is already marked down from 25-75 percent off. (466 Bergen Street)
25% off everything purchased before noon; 20% off purchases after noon. Friday only.
We're big fans of this discrete Greenpoint boutique, and even more so now that it's marking down all store merchandise by 25%. Be sure to scope out the faux fur vest, down to $45 from $60. Friday Only.
Greenpoint: 131 Meserole Avenue (at Leonard Street)
Ye Olde H&M will knock 25% off the item of your choosing should you arrive before 10am. Plus, the $5 rack is rumoured to be stocked aplenty with dresses, tops, and (gasp) outerwear. Friday only.
Brooklyn natives Toni Hayden and Ben Harnett will offer up to 40% off their complete fall collections. Don't miss the handbags!
211 Franklin (at Freeman Street)
253 Elizabeth Street (near Houston)
Womenswear up to 40% off including pieces from buzz-worthy designers Pencey and Wren.
Soho: 196 Spring Street (at Sullivan Street)
West Village: 552 LaGuardia Place (near 3rd Street)
40% off all fall sportswear and dress shirts for men. Dad much? Friday only.
J. Crew's Woodbury Commons factory outlet will offer an additional 40% off to shoppers who arrive before 8am. Looks like the early bird catches the fitted tweed blazer. Friday only.
Perfect if you're shopping for the men in your lives, Varvatos will offer 30% off its fall collection. Friday through Sunday.
East Village: 315 Bowery ( at Bleecker Street)
Soho: 122 Spring Street (at Greene Street)
Select winter merchandise will be marked down 25 percent during the Williamsburg boutique's special "Give Thanks" sale all weekend. (148 Bedford Avenue)
All weekend, this LES eco-boutique will be offering 30% of all its fall/winter collections, including Hortensia Handmade, Lara Miller, and Coclico -- or enter "blackfriday" online to take advantage of the discount. (83 Orchard Street)
Channel the thrill you felt at age six when shopping for new pens and notebook covers for school: chic office supply and stationary supplier, Kate's Paperie, will offer 21% off all calendars, planners, and agendas in honor of the brand's 21st birthday. Friday through Sunday.
Soho: 72 Spring Street (between Crosby and Lafayette)
West Village: 8 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th)
Midtown: 140 West 57th Street (between 6th and 7th avenue)
Upper East: 1282 Third Avenue (at 74th street)
For the first four hours of Black Friday shoppers will receive 41% (not a typo--41%) off all store merchandise, which will revert to 31% for the rest of the weekend. Friday through Sunday.
Another hidden Greenpoint gem: Kill Devil Hill is offering 25% off all store merchandise, including vintage clothing, antiques, furniture and assorted bricabrac. As an added incentive and/or hazard, all edged weapons will benefit from an additional markdown at 50%. Friday only.
Greenpoint: 170 Franklin (between Huron and India Street)
Lifestyle boutique Kisan will offer clothing and home accessories at up to 70% off. Friday through Sunday.
Soho: 125 Greene Street (near Prince Street)
Take 20% off all clothing and shoes. Look for choice selections from Alexander Herchovich, Filippa K and Clu. Friday through Sunday.
Soho: 28 Bond Street
Williamsburg: 208 North 8th Street
Already budget-friendly Old Navy crosses over into the dirt-cheap, with all adult sweater and jeans at $15 a pop. Friday through Sunday.
Major discounts on the in-house brand as well as serious designer offerings from Boy by Band of Outsiders and Jeremy Scott. 30 to 50 percent off select men's and women's styles.
35 Howard Street (at Broadway)
To celebrate the holidays, everything at the 3.1 Phillip Lim store will be marked down a whopping 40 percent -- from ladylike jackets to ruched body-skimming skirts.
115 Mercer Street
Shoes and women's styles between 25 and 40 percent off.
138 Division Street (at Orchard Street)
Pick up a fitted button-down or shirtdress and have it monogrammed for free on top of savings up to 40%. Friday through Sunday.
342 West 13th Street (at Hudson Street)
Belated but no less noteworthy, Ralph Lauren's "open invitation" Friends and Famiy sale will offer 25% off to those who request it. Starts Tuesday, December 1st.
Soho: 381 West Broadway (between Spring and Broome)
West Village: 383 Bleecker Street (at the corner of Perry Street)
Shredded-denim afficionados will enjoy 30% discounts off men's and women's collections. Today through Sunday.
Nolita: 330 Bowery Street
Rumour has it that the first 100 guests to any of Sephora's NYC locations will receive a mystery gift card worth anywhere between $10 and $500.
A slew of participating Brooklyn merchants -- from St. Kilda to Brooklyn Fox lingerie -- will be offering a special "Brooklyn Bonus" to holiday shoppers this season, from discounts to free gifts with purchase.
For participating locations and information, visit ishopbrooklyn.com
40% off all fall styles including Bulga, Boy Meets Girl and Antik Batik.
Lower East Side: 156 Ludlow Street (near Stanton Street)
More scratch cards! cards! Shoppers can receive up to 40% off with one of Steve Madden's Black Friday gambles.
Accessories and fall collection up to 40% off. Friday through Sunday.
Soho: 435 Broome Street (at Mercer Street)
Eco-friendly footwear from Terra Plana's Fall/Winter 2009 collections will be marked down 30%. Friday through Sunday.
Nolita: 245 Elizabeth Street (at Houston)
Enjoy 30% off select women's styles--Sunner, Trovata, and Geren Ford ready for the the taking. Friday through Sunday.
Fort Greene: 221 Dekalb Avenue (near Clermont)
Receive 20% off purchases of $150 or more, 30% off purchases of $300, and 40% off purchases over $500. We've been eyeing a navy peacoat with gold buttons for some time now...
Take 20% off jewelry, womenswear, and shoes. Friday only.
Meatpacking: 641 Hudson (at Gansevoort Street)
In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Uniqlo will offer a different promotion each day for 25 days, kicking off--when else?--on Black Friday. Ease in with women's cashmere for only $49.90.
Soho: 546 Broadway (near Spring Street)