We heard a newscaster joke that they're changing the name from Thanksgiving to Thanks for Shopping. Maybe Thanks for Saving has a better ring? Here's our list of local retailers who want to help you get the season off to a grand start.
Know other local shops offering good Black Friday (and then some) deals? Drop us a line (comment below or use the editor email to the right), and let us know.
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Twenty-five percent off all Jonathan Alder colletable holiday ornaments on Friday. Receive 20 percent off Sarah Loertscher's new jewelry collection on Saturday from 11 to 5.
Special deals throughout the store.
Giving away $25 coupons to use on future purchases if you buy $100 or more. Be sure to check the shop's website on Cyber Monday (December 2) for additional deals. See Clementine's blog and Facebook for daily deals through Christmas Eve.
La Ree Boutique
The majority of the store will be up to 50 percent off, including designer shoes, handbags, and jackets.
Holly Zhang Pearl Gallery
Take 30 percent off the entire collection from 7 to 10am and 20 percent off from 10 to 10pm. Receive a pearl necklace or bracelet with purchase all day long.
Take 25 percent off the fall collection starting Black Friday at this Bravern store.
The Italian luxury brand celebrates its grand rentry to the Northwest at its new Bellevue Square location on November 29.
All sweaters will be 20 percent off starting the day after Thanksgiving.
Everything in Kimberly Baker's hip accessories boutique will be marked down 15 to 50 percent from Black Friday through the weekend.
Take 20 percent off outerwear on Black Friday.
Take 10 percent off the entire store, and 15 percent off if you bring in a canned food item or donate a sweater or jacket to the Evo's food and clothing drive.
Lambs Ear Shoes
The boutique hosts a 20 percent off sale on its large selection of scarves.
Take 15 percent off shoes all day.
Gold Dogs Vintage
The eclectic shop takes 20 percent off jewelry, mens apparel, and items by Ark Reworked.
Get toasty as the downtown toy shop serves wine all day to its of-age customers.
Downtown's fashion boutique will be serving cocktails all weekend to pair with reduced sale prices, special swag bags, and $100 off purchases over $500.
All weekend long take 20 percent off of the entire store.
Sway and Cake
Thirty percent off everything in store, including an extra 30 percent off sale items.
Receive 15 percent off your entire purchase in store and online starting Thanksgiving Day and through the weekend.
White House Black Market
Buy one full priced item, get one full priced item 50 percent off on Friday only. Receive 30 percent off your entire purchase Friday morning from 8 to 9. After 9, receive 25 percent off purchases through the weekend.
True Religion Brand Jeans (all locations)
Special discounts of $75-100 off select denim throughout the weekend.
L'Occitane en Provence
Offering a limited selection of gift sets for $15 with any purchase of $45 and two-for-one deals on stocking stuffers. Find the Everything You Need Collection (below) for $55 with any $45 purchase, or free with any $200 purchase. (Also applies to University Village location.)
Take 25 percent off your entire purchase from November 25 through December 2.
Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC
The downtown retailer will have 50 percent off the entire store (exclusions apply) on November 23 and 24; 40 percent off from 11pm on November 28 to noon on Novermber 29; and 30 percent off from noon on November 29 until December 1.
Shop the Hill is December 6 to 8 this year, featuring a popup Christmas tree lot benefiting Seattle AIDS Support Group, street performers, and specials deals in participating stores.
Five fun toys are five dollars each on November 29. All weekend long, receive $5 Babeland Bucks for every $25 spent, redeemable for future purchases.
This local sweet shop's combo of vanilla cucpcake mix sold with pints of frosting flavors in salted caramel, pink vamilla, cream cheese, or chocolate is $15 (regularly $23) Friday and Saturday. (Also valid Ballard, Bellevue, Madrona, and West Seattle locations.)
Mention Seattle Met and receive 10 percent off your purchase.
Hammer and Awl
Look for the gray tag this Friday at the mens boutique and save 25 to 40 percent on select items.
Several stores in Ballard are participating in Ballard Gives Black Friday, a larger community event where stores will donate a portion (or all) of sales to a charity of their choice.
Donating $5 to Ballard Food Bank for every pair of shoes sold.
Charley and May Co.
The boutique hosts a Black Friday sparkle sale with 15 percent off holiday ornaments and glittery Whiting and Davis handbags.
Queen Anne Dispatch
Take 20 percent off dresses, shoes, and sweaters all day long.
Receive a 50 percent discount on everything in the store except for consignment items.
UW students can get a head start shopping Wednesday the 27th by saving 20 percent purchases with a valid student ID. Not a student? You can still get going early on Wednesday by participating in the VIP presale that allows customers to place Black Friday items on hold for pickup by 10am on the 29th.
Did you spend Black Friday sleeping off your Thanksgiving food coma? Head to the funky U District shop the following day for Small Business Saturday and take 25 percent off all accessories.
The U District shopping mecca celebrates the start of the season with live reindeer next to the Santa cabin from 9 to 4 on Black Friday only.
Take 20 percent off all clothes.
Knock an additional 25 percent off all sale items from 5am to noon on Black Friday, and grab a special friends and family coupon, valid for a 25 percent discount on the entire store on December 3, while supplies last.
Receive a 20 percent discount on every second Margaret O'Leary brand item purchased from Black Friday through the holidays.
The entire store (stocked with everything from Citizen jeans to Tocca candles and Hunter boots) is 25 percent off.
The Big Guys
Both Bellevue and U Village locations are opening at midnight.
Stores open on Thursday night at 8 and stay open through Black Friday. You'll have to wait to see the savings, but rumor has it there are killer deals in the electronics department.
From November 25 to December 2, the Seattle-based trampoline store is offering a Black Friday deal only available for local residents. This includes free delivery and installation, free FlexrStep (making it easy to enter the trampoline), and a free FlexrHoop with the purchase of any trampoline.
Craft and Culture
The chic site will host a huge Black Friday sale that kicks off Thursday at midnight and ends Monday at midnight. Almost everything will be between 15 and 50 percent off.