Black Friday San Francisco Shopping Guide


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.

Shop SF: Residents of the Bay Area’s nine counties can flash their local zip codes to save at San Francisco retail destinations, as well as attractions from museums and tours to restaurants. Shopping deals include 15 percent off at Ambiance locations, Joe’s Jeans, Candystore Collective and RAG Co-op and 20 percent off at stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Sisley, Glory Chen and Lombardi Sports.

Lower Haters: A progressive sale starts at 10 a.m. at this Lower Haight shop stocked with indie t-shirts, jewelry, hoodies and art. Save 40 percent off before 11 a.m., 30 percent when you shop between 11 a.m. and noon and 20 percent off from noon to 8 p.m.

Zara: Starting at 7 a.m., take up to 50 percent off stylish coats, knits, boots, dresses and tops at both SF locations.

Brooklyn Circus: Stop by the shop between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for BKC's biggest sale of the year. Get up to 50 percent off merchandise, including pieces from the archives, one-of-a-kinds, samples and more. If you don't make it out on Friday, you can still get 40 percent off Saturday and 30 percent off Sunday.

Tedda Hughes: Happy hour starts at noon at this Russian Hill boutique specializing in independent designers. Stop by for 20 percent off merchandise and some holiday debauchery.

Accessories in Action: Nothing is more than $100 during this Friday shopping event and benefit for Soles4Souls. Stop by 111 Minna from 12 to 6 p.m. to shop from local accessories designers offering gifts for men, women, children and pets. Bring a pair of shoes to donate, and you’ll get $3 off admission at the door (reg. $8).

Cary Lane: Take 40 percent off all new arrivals and accessories and shop shoes priced at $25 from labels such as Miss Sixty during this Noe Valley shop's sale on Friday.

Azalea Black Friday Bazaar: If you’re still going strong by nightfall (or only just getting started), venture to this Hayes Valley shop for a stylish evening of shopping, bevvies and tunes by DJ Irene Hernandez-Feiks of Chillin’ Productions. RSVP recommended.

Acrimony: While you're in the neighborhood, head to one of our fave local boutiques to score 30 percent off all fall merchandise this weekend. Don't feel like battling the masses? Use code FLP09 at checkout on their website.

Nasty Gal: Use coupon code BLACKFRI to take 20 percent off your purchase at this online destination for edgy apparel and great vintage. Sale is on Friday only.

H&M: Shop before 10 a.m. on Friday for 25 percent off any item of your choice, including apparel and accessories. You'll also find items from $5 and select outerwear at 50 percent off. Contact store locations for details.

Carrots: On Friday, all merchandise will be 20 percent off during the Jackson Square store’s holiday sale. Stop by for hot toddies and beats by DJ Soloman

Jeremy's: Get in the door early (they open at 8 a.m.) for an extra 10 percent off that Givenchy dress that's already marked down 50 percent. That's right, they're taking an extra 50 percent off of ALL of their discounted designer wares.

Cheeko B: Impress your pets with a visit to this Post Street pet boutique, where the first 50 customers on Friday receive free gifts (doors open at 9 a.m.) and merchandise for dogs, cats and non-human cohabitants is up to 50 percent off.

Dermalounge: 90- and 75-minute facials are on sale for $125 (reg. $185) through Dec. 6.

Erica Tanov: Through Nov. 29, all check cotton knits are 20 percent off in both the Berkeley and San Francisco stores. Starting Friday, almost everything in this online shop devoted to local independent designers is 20 percent off. The sale runs through Monday. On Friday and Monday morning between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., special limited-time “super deals” will be announced every hour.

Viv and Ingrid: A sale from this Bay Area-based jewelry company began earlier this week and runs through Dec. 21. Use the promo code holiday09 when you shop online to save 30 percent on all orders over $100. 

The Firm: Friday through Sunday, shoppers will save between 10 and 50 percent on purchases, depending on how much they spend. Drop $100, and you’ll save 10 percent. Spend $200, save 20 percent on up to the best value: 50 percent off purchases of $500 or more.

Joe's Jeans: Stop by the Union Square shop for up to 50 percent off your favorites from this premium denim label.

Peggy Li: Through Dec. 1, jewelry is 25 percent off with code holiday09 at checkout.

Shopdressonline: You’ll receive 40 percent off merch by the day’s featured designer in this online retailer’s 6-day Black Friday sale. 

Martha Davis: Save 25 percent off this local footwear designer’s collection at Gimme Shoes locations and online with the discount code Martha25 through Nov. 27.

Lemon Twist:
A holiday sale running through Sunday means 20 percent off all merch at this Hayes Valley boutique.

Gold and Citrus:
Starting Friday, take 20 percent off anything on this local jewelry company’s site with the coupon code GOLDEN20. Sale runs through Monday.

Secession Art & Design: As a thank you for shopping local, you'll save 10 percent off storewide on art, jewelry, clothing and furniture from Nov. 27-29.

Premium Outlets:
If you want to start shopping really early on Black Friday, head to one of the Northern California Premium Outlets outposts, as doors open at the stroke of midnight on Thanksgiving (and select stores even earlier at 10 p.m.). Stocked with major brand name stores, outlets located in Folsom, Vacaville, Napa, Petaluma and Gilroy will be further discounting merchandise that’s already up to 65 percent off retail. Head to the sale armed with additional coupons and vouchers when you sign up for the VIP Shopper Club in advance.

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