Shop local this holiday season.
Your feet ache from pounding the pavement. The handles of your Macy's/Bloomie's/H&M/Hermès shopping bags are carving deep welts into your hands. Are you seeing stars or are those Christmas lights? You're starting to lose the spirit.
It's time for a pit stop. Here's just some of the great places around Union Square to fuel up and get right back out into the thick of it.
Yes, there are great burgers at this upscale burger spot on Market Street, but if you're still wallowing in self loathing from your Thanksgiving gorge, the portabello sandwich is mighty fine too.
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.
Who doesn't have fond memories of gluing together ramshackle gingerbread houses with snow-white frosting and candy decor in elementary school? Well, the gingerbread architects at the Palace Hotel are lightyears ahead in their mastery of building starchy structures than we ever could have imagined, and this Friday, November 26th you can see their work on full display and vote for which you think is the most magnificent until December 31st, all for a good cause.
Deals abound in San Francisco on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. Where will you be? We've got more than a few suggestions...
Tobi: Get a head start with 30% off regularly priced items with discount code THANKS30 now through Monday.
Villians: Justify buying way too many pairs of shoes at this seriously epic Jeffrey Campbell sale, where buying 2 pairs will get you 15% off, 3 pairs will get you 20% off and 4 pairs will get you 25% off from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oh, and did we mention for every pair you buy, you'll be entered to win yet another pair?!
If the thought of Black Friday shopping scares the bejesus out of you, there's good news. Signpost, the local community-powered deal site, just announced the launch of its free iPhone app. An extension of its member-driven site (which launched earlier this year), this new app will clue you in while you're out—whether it’s a steep clothing discount from your favorite boutique or a dinner special from a trendy local restaurant that would make for the perfect post-shopping date.
A 4 AM wake-up call and bruises from battling bargain hunters is no way to follow up Thursday's fat-fest. Take a more civilized approach to Black Friday and hit the web in your pajamas, or head out to a few local spots for drinks, cookies and contests. Either way you'll still get the crazy-good deals, just minus the insanity.
Deals abound in San Francisco on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. Where will you be? We've got a few suggestions....
Covet: A “secret” sale is on Friday at this Inner Richmond shop. The first 50 to show up will receive candy bags with discount coupons of varying amounts. If you’re lucky, you could score a coupon offering up to 60 percent off your purchase for the day.
Are you filled with fear over the thought of elbowing your way through crowds and getting into a fist fight over this year's most coveted bag? Avoid the annual Black Friday shopping disaster and opt instead for a more relaxed holiday gifting experience. DNA (designers+artists) will host a pre-holiday pop-up shop, bake sale and donation drive to benefit St. Anthony's. Expect great deals in women's and menswear, accessories and delectables from local talent such as Pretty Little Things, Alyssa Bird, Paola Cotto of Paola Loves to Shop and more.