Black Friday: A Guide to Shopping Local in Phoenix

Black Friday: If you're gonna spend it, go local.
Black Friday: If you're gonna spend it, go local.
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Tomorrow's Thanksgiving. Which means the dreaded Black Friday is upon us. While we do believe there's nothing like a healthy round of bargain binge shopping to help chase away post-Thanksgiving woes, the idea of going to a mall on Black Friday makes us want scratch our own eyeballs out.

Lucky for us, independently owned retail shops are opening their doors and, in many cases, lowering their prices for some stellar shopping.

Read on after the jump for a list with links to some of our fave places to shop local.

Available on Butter Toast Boutique's etsy.com site.
Available on Butter Toast Boutique's etsy.com site.
www.etsy.com/shop/ButterToastBoutique

Poor Little Rich Girl
PLRG has two locations filled with designer brands and locally made goods. They happen to be the folks responsible for the Black Friday Local event. The stores will have tea by Fleur de Teas, baked goods and swag bags for the first 75 shoppers at each store. Both locations are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Butter Toast Boutique
We gave this little gem a Best of Phoenix award for Best Vintage Clothing. Hit it for buy one get one free deals all day, 20% off regular priced items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and mention their facebook, twitter or blog for an extra 10% all day. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Click here for location details.

Muse Apparel
Attention all NoPholks: Muse Apparel will have a 35% off sale on all black clothing, shoes and accessories. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cheap Thrills
This spot's got some great stuff. And if you find anything that happens to be the color black, they'll knock off 25% on Black Friday. Can't go wrong with that. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here for location details.

Blueberry Deluxe
This spot has a great mash-up of vintage finds and handmade pieces by local designers. Their Black Friday celebration includes free mimosas (YES!), a free gift with purchase from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 50% off vintage items. Holy dang. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here for location details.

Red Hot Robot
So if you're looking for a break from all these vintage shops, check out Red Hot Robot. The designer toy gallery and store offers 20% off everything. Yes, everything. Open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Click here for location details.

Available at www.steamcrow.com.
Available at www.steamcrow.com.
www.steamcrow.com

Bunky Boutique
Bunky's an old pro at this Black Friday thing. For the third year in a row the boutique offers 20% off the entire store from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. This time around, DJ ekb* will be spinning and you'll snag Giant Coffee gift certificates with every purchase. Score. Click here for location details.

Stupid Cupid
Well, waddyaknow? It's another one of our Best of Phoenix winners. Grab some donuts and coffee as you score a free gift at the door for a day of poking through this shop that features home accessories and trinkets galore. Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here for location details.

Modern Manor
Dig retro furniture and housewares? Excellent.Snag some of Modern Manor's killer inventory at a 20% off store-wide discount that lasts through Saturday. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here for location details.

Turkey got you down? Feeling super lazy but still want to support local businesses? Feel free to do some on-line shopping at the following links:

Moderncat
SeeSaw Vintage
Jason Hill Design
Fuzzy Balls Apparel
Meat Market Vintage
Steam Crow


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