As retailers and customers brace themselves for the possibility of tighter pandemic-related restrictions and mandatory closures, this year’s Black Friday shopping season is shaping up to be unlike any before it. Big-box chains have announced Thanksgiving Day closures and extended their online and in-store promotions throughout November to avoid the typical post-turkey crowding.
Stores also are giving deal-lovers different ways to shop. (Gap is offering curbside pickup at its stores, and Macy’s has a same-day delivery option.) Likewise, many bricks-and-mortar stores have already begun enticing shoppers inside their doors with the help of promos, perks and giveaways.
We’ve corralled a few of this year’s holiday sales, ranging from major e-tailers to L.A. indie boutiques. Whether you like to click your way into a full online shopping cart or you prefer a more tactile, in-person approach, there’s something here for you. Of course, before you head out for that in-store spree, you’ll want to check the latest closure updates related to the coronavirus pandemic. (Los Angeles County is currently in the purple tier, which means stores are open but must maintain a maximum of 25% capacity.)
23401 Civic Center Way, Suite 3D, Malibu, (310) 594-7220, barefootdreams.com
From Nov. 22, womenswear — from picture-perfect cashmere sweaters and jacquard blazers to duffle coats — will be 30% off. (The sales end Nov. 30.) Then, on Nov. 27 only, the British retailer’s posh yet practical children’s wear will be 30% off.
From Nov. 26-29, the minimalist Swedish men's and women's retailer is offering 25% off its entire collection when you spend $200 in store or online. On Cyber Monday, there’s an additional 30% off all sale items (which are already 30% to 70% off), online only. Several locations in L.A. and Orange counties.
The Old Town Pasadena contemporary womenswear boutique will be open for in-store shopping on Nov. 27, with curbside pickup available for online purchases. It will offer “safe snacks and sips” as well as 15% off all merchandise. With its tiered rewards system, spending $250 gets you a $25 gift card and $500 gets you a $75 gift card. For Small Business Saturday, you’ll also be entered to win a gift basket with any purchase. And on Cyber Monday, take 15% off all online regular merchandise.
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 16 E. Holly St., Pasadena, (626) 397-4770, ElisaB.com
The preppy-casual chain has offered a nonstop parade of promos lately. This Black Friday, it's leveling up its discount game. Starting Nov. 27, you can get 50% off your entire purchase. Several locations in L.A. and Orange counties.
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Suite 2, Venice, (424) 280-4132; and at the Row DTLA, 1318 E. 7th St., Suite 144, Los Angeles, (213) 372-5525; shoplcd.co
From Nov. 23-29, the husband-and-wife team behind this Sunset Junction boutique will offer 40% off all men’s and women’s apparel, both in store and online. On Nov. 30, the sale jumps to half off all apparel and an additional 30% off sale items. Also, the store is hosting a 12 Days of Giving event starting Dec. 1. Each day will feature a different promotion, and a portion of those sales will be donated to nonprofit organizations including American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and One Simple Wish.
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 3906 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, (323) 405-9149, theodellsshop.com
The Runway Outlet
Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed.-Fri. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 3187 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 522-6192, therunwayoutlet.com
Saks Off 5th
From Nov. 21 to 29, the designer discount outlet will take 50% off coats, cold-weather accessories and boots for men, women and kids. On Cyber Monday, those winterwear purchases will be 60% off. Several locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
For the record:
9:21 AM, Nov. 18, 2020: A previous version of this story said Boden’s 30% off children’s wear sale ends Nov. 30. The children’s wear sale is only on Nov. 27.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.