The Definitive Black Friday + Small Business Saturday Guide 2011
Black and Plaid Friday Sales:
440 Brannan (440 Brannan St.): Stop by, enjoy complimentary drinks and bites, and mingle with designers from 3pm-10pm. New garments for men and women will be available for purchase.
Cary.Lane (560 Laguna St.): With loads of new merch for men and women, enjoy an extra 40% off the already discounted prices.
Gilroy, Napa & Petaluma Premium Outlets (681 Leavesley Rd., Gilroy): Talk about getting an early start! Select stores will open at 9am on Thanksgiving Day -- stock up on brands like Adidas, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Coach and Michael Kors.
AllSaints (140 Geary St.): Enjoy 25% off select merchandise from the British brand.
Macy's (170 O'Farrell St.): Attend the first ever midnight opening and get the first look at sales across all departments.
Rare Device (1845 Market St.): This Friday through Sunday, enjoy a special Prismera Design and Set Boutique Apparel trunk show, along with a Black Friday sidewalk sale.
Rue Atelier (2981 College Ave., Berkeley): Enjoy 15-20% off regular priced items, all weekend long.
RGB Gallery (3024 Fillmore St): Spend more and save more this Friday through Sunday -- spend $75 and receive $15 off; $150 gets $30 off, $250 for $60 off, and take $150 off of purchases over $500. As an added bonus, receive a raffle ticket every purchase.
Azadeh Couture (110 Geary St.): This Wednesday-Sunday enjoy 10-50% off select items.
Jeremy's (2 South Park and 2967 College Ave., Berkeley): Jeremy's legendary after Thanksgiving sale details are being kept tightly under wraps, but should come out tomorrow or Thursday in their email newsletter. We know this though -- doors will open at 7am.
Luna (3615 Sacramento St.): This chi-chi boutique will have amazing sale racks with 30% off new fall pieces and 50-75% off pre-fall collections (which will include shoes!).
Westfield San Francisco Centre (865 Market St.): Various stores will hold individual sales, but head to Level 3 for Pink Friday, a free massage and manicure event (score a free tote, too!), courtesy of FOX's new series "I Hate My Teenage Daughter."
Goorin Bros. (1612 Stockton St.): This Friday through Monday, recieve 10% off when you spend $75+, 15% off purchases of $125+, and 20% off when you spend $175 or more. The discounts are good in-store and online, plus enjoy complimentary shipping on all online orders of these locally designed hats.
Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall (2142 Oxford St., Berkeley): Take 20% off Viv&Ingrid jewelry, plus 10% off all other products when you mention the Plaid Friday discount.
Small Business Saturday Sales:
ATYS (2149 Union St.): Geek out on high-end gadgetry and pieces from Japanese and European designers. Enjoy 20% off purchases of $200 or more, plus free gift wrapping and free ground shipping on all online purchases.
Aquarius Records (1055 Valencia St.): Snag a free tote from the oldest indie record shop in SF, with purchases of $30 or more.
The Common (383 Valencia St.): Take 10% all purchases from this local menswear purveyors and home of Taylor Stitch's custom-tailored shirts.
Candystore Collective (3153 16th St.) and Hello by Candystore Collective (2226 Bush St.): Modern meets vintage and local at these darling shops. The first 50 customers will receive a free "Heart SF" tote, and everyone gets 15% off purchases of $100 or more.
The Curiosity Shoppe (855 Valencia St.): Enjoy 10% off on this wealth of knick-knacks, books, jewelry, artwork, crafty kits and more.
Department Seventeen (1218 Pacific Ave.): This tucked away Nob Hill menswear outfitter with house label designs is offering 10% off all in-store purchases. Tip: take an additional 5% off by liking them on Facebook.
Double Punch (1821 Powell St.): Enjoy 10% off on this nerd-loving boutique full of fun figurines and hard to find memorabilia.
Freewheel Bike Shop (914 Valencia St.): Get those pretty little wheels you've been eyeing and receive a free helmet ($40 or less).
Green Apple Books (506 Clement St.): Everyone knows a good book makes a great gift. Stock up and receive a free tote from this Richmond district landmark with any purchase of $25 or more.
Harputs (2 Maiden Ln.): Splurging hurts less when you get 25% off! Enough said.
International Orange (2044 Fillmore St.): With everything from zen yoga and massage services, to their own Organic Body Care line, receive 15% off your entire in-spa purchase.
Karikter (418 Sutter St.): For the home, stationary, and children's books junkie (The Little Prince makes a great gift for all ages!), stop in and take 20% off all purchases.
Mike Page Style Lab (664 Post St.): After the shopping craze, relax and treat yourself to a new 'do with 20% off all services and products.
Modern Appeal Clothing (387 Grove St.): Stop by this family-owned, contemporary boutique (with coveted labels like Comme des Garcons, Jil Sander, and Maison martin Margiela!), and receive a custom designed t-shirt with purchase.
Monument (571 Valencia St.): With such beautifully refinished furniture, home accents, and 10% off all purchases -- it's time to start redecorating.
New People (1746 Post St.): Take 10% off any one item -- with multiple levels of kitschy Japanese finds, the problem will be choosing just one.
public barber salon (571 Geary St.): Sweet, resonably priced cuts from badass barbers, a free PBR while you wait, and 15% off cut and color on top of that? You had us at free PBR.
Park Life (220 Clement St.): This iconic gallery and shop with head-turning t-shirts, quirky home furnishings, and limited edition books is offering 10% off all items.
Public Bikes (123 South Park): There's a reason everyone loves Public Bikes, and chances are you've been eyeing one or two. We're thinking 10% off in-store and online (promocode: PAPER) will help you decide. You have time on this one, too -- the special runs from Saturday through Friday, December 2nd.
Seedstore (212 Clement St.): Enjoy 20% off all full-priced pieces from their men's and women's classic Americana-vintage selection.
SenSpa (1161 Gorgas Ave.): Think ahead and take 10% off gift certificates in store and online (promocode: AMEX). It'll be the perfect gift or self treat for post-holiday maddess.
SFO Snowboarding (1630 Haight St.) and FTC Skate Shop (1632 Haight St.): With Tahoe abuzz and skateboarding deep in SF's roots, stock up on all of your gear. Go ahead and take a nice 20% off while you're at it.
Upper Playground (220 Fillmore St.): Receive a complimentary book by local artist, Jeremy Fish ($30 value), with any purchase at this bold streetwear mecca.
Zinc Details (1905 Fillmore St.): This quirky-chic housewears den is offering 10% off all purchases (excluding Knoll, De la Espada, Nespresso or FLOR).
Viv & Ingrid (2014 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley): Enjoy 20% off all Viv&Ingrid jewelry and 10% off all other products.
Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is an editor at SF Station, works as a freelance stylist and covers food, fashion and fun on her blog, Curated SF.