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Shop small this Saturday

This Saturday, Nov. 24, is Small Business Saturday. Support your favorite local small business in between getting your deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Some of my favorites include Goo Salon, Giant Robot, Valerie Confections and just about every restaurant in Los Angeles.

Yes, Small Business Saturday is a movement founded by the large business American Express, which charges all businesses a lot for its services (that’s why a lot of stores won’t accept AmEx), but it’s still a good idea to shop small when you can. Small businesses give your city, your neighborhood, character, as well as provides jobs (duh!). If you haven’t seen the commercial, here it is:

If you have an AmEx card, sign up to get $25 back one time when you spend $25 at a qualifying small business on Nov. 24.

Happy shopping!


11 2012

Black Friday-Cyber Monday shopping deals

I love the collar on this sweater. On sale for $19.75.

I love the collar on this Gap sweater. On sale for $19.75.

I don’t do Black Friday. I can’t handle the crowds and the lines and getting close to engaging in fisticuffs (or actually getting into a fight) over a parking space or sweater or whatever. I prefer to wait, because there are always deals as it gets closer to Christmas, or to shop online during what is now called Cyber Monday, the Monday following Black Friday. And you can thank the recession for the sales that have already started!

Gap is having an in-store buy one, get one free deal on men’s and women’s sweaters, Gap Body pajama pants, and Gap Kids and Baby Gap fleece through Friday. Online, Gap is offering 50 percent off men’s and women’s sweaters and kids’ and baby fleece, as well as 30 percent off all outerwear, through Sunday. There’s also free shipping on orders more than $50 from all the Gap Inc. brands (Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime and Athleta).

MacMall is having a 72-hour sale that runs through Friday. Macbooks start at $884.98, Macbook Pros start at $1,068.99 (less than what I paid for my 13″ with my education discount), Macbook Airs start at $1,398.98, and iMacs start at $1,068.99. There’s much more, including iPod Shuffles starting at $54.99 and iPod Touches starting at $169.99.

And don’t forget the Rebecca Minkoff online sample sale that lasts through Monday.

For a comprehensive list of traditional Black Friday and online sales, check out Black Friday Ads to see the actual advertisements for Target, Amazon, NewEgg and others.



11 2009

Shop ’til you drop

Re Collection dress

Re Collection dress. Photo courtesy of Re Collection.

If you feel the need to spend some dough after work today, check out these two sales:

Re Collection trunk show: Code C boutique on Sunset Plaza is hosting a trunk show with Re Collection, a clothing line that repurposes vintage garments into new pieces. There will also be an art installation from The Sustainable Sirens, a public service campaign committed to educating the entertainment industry through the design of unique costumes from recyclable items from film shoots. From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, shop for sustainable clothing while sipping on champagne. It’s so L.A.

Multi-designer sample sale at Malo restaurant: Stop by the popular Sunset Boulevard Mexican eatery between 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and go upstairs to shop (cash only) through items from Ezekiel, Raven Denim, Jenny Han, Akiko, Jessica Elliot, Victoria Tea, Rhys Dwfen and Junk Food. Prices will be 50 percent to 75 percent off retail. While you’re at it, enjoy $1 tacos, happy hour drink prices and tunes from DJ My Shimoda.

And just so you have these on your radar:

Rebecca Minkoff sample sales: The eponymous handbag designer is kicking off the holiday shopping season with a Black Friday online sample sale from Friday, Nov. 27, at 12:00 a.m. to Monday, Nov. 30, at 11:59 p.m. And showing some love for Los Angeles, Minkoff is having a sample sale at 7961 W. 3rd St. (at Edinburgh Ave.) from Dec. 2 to Dec. 6, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

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11 2009