The Best of Black Friday

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.
Soho: 394 W. Broadway (near Broome Street)
Everything from minimal one-shoulder dresses to skinny dark denim (that's right, even the denim) will be discounted for the holidays starting on Black Friday.
10 Greene Street

Aldo Shoes 

The fast-fashion shoe chain will offer 30% off all shoes and 20% off bags.  Friday only.
Various locations 

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.
Various locations

Ann Taylor Loft

20% off all store merchandise if you shop before noon. Friday only.
Midtown: 35 West 34th Street

Bare Escentuals

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

Barneys New York

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

Betsey Johnson

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)

Spend 500 dollars and receive a $100 gift card toward future purchases. Friday through Sunday.
East Village: 54 Bond Street (near Bowery)

Blue & Cream

30% off select designers like Yigal Azrouel, Rag & Bone and Charlotte Ronson.  20% off all other merchandise.
East Village: 1 East 1st Street

Brooks Brothers 

Shop before noon and receive 15% off your entire purchase. Pay with a Mastercard and get an additional 5% off (exclusions will apply on shoes, made-to-measure, and special order items). Friday only.
Various Locations

Built By Wendy

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.)

Charlotte Russe

Take 25% off all store merchandise. Friday only.
Midtown: 901 6th Avenue

Cloak and Dagger

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)

Club Monaco

Scoop up Italian cashmere, marked down from $150 to only $99, at Club Monaco locations throughout the city.  Friday through Sunday.
Various locations


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.
Various locations

On Saturday the store will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a sale starting at 11am and a raucous fete at 5pm.  Tasty drinks and food have been promised. Enjoy 15% off womens' clothing and 10% off accessories.
East village: 337 E9th St, near 1st. Ave

Dusica Dusica

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)

Elie Tahari

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.
Various locations

 Fred Flare

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)


Offering up to 15% off vintage clothing and accessories from the cream of the fashion crop (think YSL and Lacroix).  Friday through Sunday.
Nolita: 170 Elizabeth St., near Spring St


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.
Various locations

Hayden Harnett

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)

Hickey Freeman

40% off all fall sportswear and dress shirts for men.  Dad much? Friday only.
Various locations

J. Crew Factory Outlet

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.
Woodbury Commons

John Varvatos

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)

Kate's Paperie

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)

Kenneth Cole

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.
Various locations

Kill Devil Hill

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

Old Navy

Already budget-friendly Old Navy crosses over into the dirt-cheap, with all adult sweater and jeans at $15 a pop. Friday through Sunday.
Various locations

Opening Ceremony

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)

Phillip Lim

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

Project No. 8

Shoes and women's styles between 25 and 40 percent off.
138 Division Street (at Orchard Street)

Rebecca & Drew

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)

Ralph Lauren

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.
Various locations.


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

Stella Filante

40% off all fall styles including Bulga, Boy Meets Girl and Antik Batik.
Lower East Side: 156 Ludlow Street (near Stanton Street)

Steve Madden

More scratch cards!  cards!  Shoppers can receive up to 40% off with one of Steve Madden's Black Friday gambles.
Various locations

Temperley London

Accessories and fall collection up to 40% off. Friday through Sunday.
Soho: 435 Broome Street (at Mercer Street)

Terra Plana

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)

Thistle & Clover

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)

Tommy Hilfiger

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...
Various locations

Tracy Reese

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)

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