Thistle & Clover/Dalaga/Dannijo
Black Friday shopping kicks into high gear as soon as you finish that last slice of pumpkin pie, with mass retailers like Macy's, Gap, Old Navy and Best Buy opening doors for a weekend-long shopping party as early as Thanksgiving night. Whether or not you're the "early-bird-catches-the-bargain" type, here are the sales and promotions worth checking out (even if the line goes around the block).
Hit up Phillip Lim's Mercer Street flagship for 40 percent off the entire fall collection. While you're there, be sure to peep the super-sparkly holiday line.
At 115 Mercer (Between Spring and Prince), 212-334-1160.
Rumor has it Madewell will offer an additional 25 percent off sale merchandise along with free shipping for online purchases made through Black Friday weekend. Our fingers are crossed for Alexa Chung finds.
At 486 Broadway, 212-226-6954.
On Friday only, snag a new pair of Earnest Sewn skinny jeans for 25 percent off.
821 Washington (near Gansevoort), 212-242-3414.
7 For All Mankind is marking down the entire fall collection (including denim, dresses, tees and knits) up to 30 percent off through Black Friday weekend.
394 W. Broadway (near Spring), 212-226-8615.
One Gap employee told us that Black Friday discounts are already in full effect, with most items marked down between 20 and 60 percent off.
250 West 57th Street, and other locations. 212-315-2250.
Macy's has already slashed prices on all store merchandise between 20 and 50 percent off, with an additional 20 percent incentive offered to shoppers who skip the lines and head online.
151 West 34th St, and other locations. 212-695-4400.
Scoop up glittery baubles and bejeweled accessories on Dannijo.com, which is marking down online inventory by 20 percent (with the exception of "Mr.Dannijo" and "Falling Whistles").
Old Navy's "Gobblepalooza" includes major daily deals on everything in store, including outerwear, sweaters, accessories and footwear. Plan ahead and print out a $10 coupon online (valid on Thanksgiving day only).
150 West 34th Street, and other locations. 212-594-0049.
Greenpoint's beloved Dalaga boutique (home of affordable fashion finds along with some of the cutest cheap sunglasses you've ever seen) is offering mark-downs up to 65 percent on Black Friday.
150 Franklin St (near Greenpoint Ave), 718-389-4049.
Regret not grabbing one of those perfect +J trench coats? Snag what's left of Jil Sander's final collection for Uniqlo at an additional 30 percent off through the weekend.
546 Broadway (near Spring St), 917-237-8800.
Get 20 percent off of Old Hollywood's monogrammed jewelry selections (very Carrie Bradshaw) in store and online.
99 Franklin Street, 718-389-0837.
Stock up on Allsaints' sporty-chic duds for 25 percent off on Black Friday only. Can't hit the store in person? Never fear: The same discounts apply online.
15 West 13th Street (between 9th and Washington avenues), 646-862-1832.
Don't sweat over your festive frock selections this year. Cynthia Rowley's party-perfect dresses will be marked down 30 percent along with jewelry, shoes, handbags and accessories.
376 Bleecker Street (between Perry and Charles streets), 212-242-0847.
In need of some stylish winter footwear? DKNY is offering an additional 50 percent off all sale merchandise (including a pair of super chic over-the-knee boots) on Black Friday, with discounts dropping down to 30 percent through Saturday and Sunday.
655 Madison Avenue (at 60th street), 212- 223-3569.
Nicole Miller is marking down holiday-ready dresses and sparkly accessories by 40 percent on Friday, with sales lasting through the weekend.
780 Madison Avenue (between East 66th and East 67th streets), 212-288-9779.
Bring toys, books, coats, diapers or buggies to Alice & Olivia's Madison Avenue location and receive 15 percent off your entire purchase.
755 Madison Avenue (between East 65th and 66th streets), 646-545-2895.
The first fifty customers to hit Surface to Air's new Soho flagship on Friday will receive an additional 10 percent on top of 20 percent markdowns.
27 Mercer Street (between Grand and Howard streets), 212-256-0340.
Practical winter kicks can be had for 30 percent off at Ash's Mercer Street store. Shearling-lined booties, here we come!
44 Mercer Street (between Broome and Grand streets), 646-422-7098.
Get your "layer" on this winter with 30 to 40 percent off JNBY's famously cozy knits.
75 Greene Street (between Spring and Broome streets), 212-219-2529.
Fabulous re-imagined vintage frocks (think printed maxi dresses, flirty blouses and perfect button-downs) from the Reformation are 25 percent off in store this weekend.
156 Ludlow Street (at Stanton Street), 646-448-4925.
If anything can make us line-up in the cold before a store opens its doors on Black Friday, it's a markdown on Margiela, which is exactly what Project No.8 is promising this weekend (to the tune of 40 percent off).
38 Orchard Street (at Hester Street), 212-925-5599.
Perfect gift-ables (if not for the family, then certainly for yourself) from the likes of Trovata, Geren Ford, or Petiole will be discounted up to 60 percent off at Thistle & Clover. If Dekalb Avenue is too far of a trek, be sure to peep the e-commerce shop for identical markdowns.
221 Dekalb Avenue (at Adelphi Street, 718-855-5577.
Enjoy 10 percent off indie favorites like MinkPink and Cheap Monday at any of Alter's Brooklyn locations.
140 Franklin Street (at Greenpoint Avenue), 718-349-0203.
LES fashion institution, Assembly, is offering 15 percent off of everything in the store (including current season merch).
170 Ludlow (Between Stanton and Houston), 212-253-5393.