Beyond Black Friday! Shop Local For The Holidays

Black Friday is over but there is much shopping to be done with Christmas and Hanukah around the corner. Don’t forget your neighborhood shops (mom and pop style) for great finds, friendly service and palatable prices.

Though Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, die-hard bargain hunters tend to pull all-nighters for the big box stores making parking lots packed and lines extra long. If you’re in the market for truly unique gifts, let’s not forget about all those incredible mom and pop shops sprinkled throughout metro Detroit. Keep in mind that for every $100 spent in locally owned independent businesses, $68 goes back to the community. See below for some goings-on and savings to look forward to from the indie shops on Friday and beyond.


Art Loft: Creative gifts for every budget

Ariada Boutique The basics: Save on Isabel De Pedro, Cop.Copine, Equestrian and Luna Luz – two items take 25% off, buy three items take 30% off, buy four items take 33% off now through November 27th.

The Annex The basics: Black Friday/ Relocating Sale offering 50%- 80% off all fixtures, furniture and merchandise. Open from 10 a.m. thru 6 p.m. on Black Friday, Saturday November 26th and Sunday November 27th.

Caruso Caruso The basics: Receive 20% off your entire purchase from 9 a.m. thru 11 a.m.; receive 20% off any top when you purchase denim at full price from 11 a.m. thru 9 p.m. on Black Friday.

Flash Accessories The basics: from 10 a.m. – noon, get 30% off your entire purchase; from noon until 2 p.m. get 25% off your entire purchase; from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. get 20% off your entire purchase.

Pink Pump (Royal Oak, Ann Arbor, West Bloomfield & Birmingham) The basics: Royal Oak only: “Pajama Party!” open from 10 a.m. till midnight. Shop in your pajamas with free drinks, beats from DJ Jenna Brown and snacks. Enter to win a $50 Pink Pump gift card and swag bag w/ any purchase. All stores: All merchandise will be 30% off, plus an additional 10% off clearance items. Store will open at 10 a.m.

Tender The basics: Double trunk shows on Black Friday and Saturday, November 27th featuring Shannon Carney jewelry and Neely Mack bags.

Todd’s Room The basics: 10% off all products all day, 20% off Todd Beauty products + free Todd’s Room tee shirt when you spend $100+.


Leon & Lulu The basics: LFresh, hot cookies and beverages all day for shoppers. Open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Dearborn Music The basics: Storewide sale with up to 20% off all new & used CDs, vinyl and DVDs now until Sunday, November 28th.

Refuge Skate Shop The basics: Storewide “Thanks for Nothin’ sale” with select discounts. Shop is open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Black Friday.


City Bird The basics: Celebrate Black Friday and City Bird’s 1-year anniversary from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. featuring surprises for the first 100 customers (prizes include vouchers for City Bird gift certificates up to $50, free merchandise, and more!), treats and refreshments, a David Lewinski photobooth, free limited-edition pin (while supplies last).

DSE@Grand The basics:Take 70% off all apparel and accessories from 10 a.m – 10:30 a.m., take 60% off all apparel and accessories from 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., take 50% off all apparel and accessories from 11 a.m. – noon. From noon to 8 p.m., everything in store is buy one, get one half off.

Freshman Clothing The basics: Take 50% off everything in the store on Black Friday.

GifteD: A Holiday Boutique at Compuware The basics: Open Fridays only through Christmas Eve, peruse wares from several eclectic Detroit shops and designers including Bureau of Urban Living, City Bird, DSE @ Grand, Leopold’s Books, Rags, Motor City Sewing, Re:View Contemporary Gallery and Wheelhouse Detroit. On Black Friday, take 20% off your purchase at Motor City Sewing’s booth. Open from 11 a.m. -3 p.m.’ located at 99 Monroe Street in Detroit. The basics: Buy one, get on half-off on made-to-order items (tee shirts, totebags, hooded sweatshirts, baby onesies, etc.), plus a free gift with purchase (while supplies last) on Black Friday. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Rachel’s Place Vintage The basics: info coming soon, store will be open from noon until 6 p.m.

Sole Sisters The basics: Detroit location will be closed on Black Friday but take 20% off your purchase on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.; Rochester: Storewide sale all weekend long. Open from 10 a.m through 9 p.m. on Black Friday, through Monday, November 29th. Royal Oak: information coming soon; Ann Arbor: Take 30% off everything from 9 a.m. until noon, 25% off everything from noon until 3 p.m., 20% off everything from 3 p.m. until 8p.m. on Black Friday only. Sale excludes previously marked down items.

Ferndale/Pleasant Ridge

Detroit Bros. The basics: Get 20% off your purchase with code “20Detroit” from 11/29 through 12/5.

Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop The basics: Arm warmers, leg warmers, cold weather riding gloves, rain jackets, bar mitts and more on sale for 10 – 20% off.

House of Chants The basics: 20% off all regular priced merchandise now through Sunday, November 28th (psst … mention an email).

Mother Fletcher’s Vintage The basics: Half-off anything priced at $20 and up, excluding leather and fur which will be 25% off from noon until 8 p.m. on Black Friday.

Naka The basics: Special discounts of boxed sets of Christmas cards. Open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.


Detroit Threads The basics: Take 25% off all vintage clothing and 10% off all records, DVD, tee shirts and hooded sweatshirts from 11/26 through December 4th.


Lorla’s Shoes & Accessories The basics: An annual tradition for Black Friday weekend, customers bring all purchases to register then pull an ornament from Christmas tree to reveal a surprise discount ranging from 10% – 50% off their entire purchase. Open Black Friday from 9 a.m. through 10 p.m., Saturday, November 27th from 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Discount tree offers are Friday through Sunday.


Dragonfly Boutique The basics: 15% off all jewelry.

Royal Oak

Burn Rubber The basics: In addition to releasing their MT580 BR New Balance collaboration sneaker, the shop will offer: 40% off everything in the store from 10 a.m. – 10:26 a.m. For the rest of the day, everything in-store os 10% – 60% off on Black Friday.

Incognito The basics: 25% off your entire purchase on Black Friday (10 a.m. thru 11 p.m.), spend $100 or more, receive $25 gift card on Saturday, November 27th (10 a.m. thru 10 p.m.) and Sunday, November 28th (11 a.m. thru 7 p.m.)

Iklektikk Boutique (formerly known as Sovereign Soles, located in Detroit) The basics: 50% off entire store including sale items from 9 a.m. until 9:59 a.m.; 40% off everything from 10 a.m. until 11:59 a.m.; 30% off everything from noon until 12:59 p.m.; After that, all sale items are $10 and you can buy one, get one half-off until 9 p.m. on Black Friday.

Paris Antiques The basics: Buy one, get one half off on everything (excluding fur and consignment items) on Black Friday. Store is open from 10 a.m. through 9 p.m.

Scout The basics: 10% off all candles and jewelry. 20 % off select jewelry.

Lost & Found Vintage The basics: 15% off our entire purchase all day. Open from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Black Friday.

Shine The basics: 10 -40% off everything in the store; open at 10 a.m. thru 9 p.m. on Black Friday.

UHF Records The basics: 15% off used vinyl all day (they buy vinyl, too!) Open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sylvan Lake

Body Boutique: Active and workout wear for women


Dixieland Flea Market The basics: deep(er) discounts, marketplace opens at noon on Black Friday.

Farmington Hills

The Sock Shop: Socks in every size, shape, fabric, color and design. Plus other great accessories!

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West Bloomfield

Ruby’s Balm The basics: 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Day offering free goodies, giveaways, raffles, select sale items and more from 10 a.m. thru 6 p.m. on Black Friday.

Rear Ends The basics: Select items on sale. Open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Stones Jewelry: Fabulous selection for every budget.

Closet NV: Upscale  designer resale fashions

Sundance: Shoes, bags and more

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  1. Great lineup!

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