Shop Talk: Your L.A. Guide to Black Friday and Beyond
Black Friday may have lost a bit of steam over the past few years as e-commerce continues its steady reign, but America's most American holiday still has its perks. If you're planning to hit the pavement to work off the second (third?) slice of pecan pie, then you'll want to check out these Los Angeles shopping deals.
Equipment: (Wed. 11/23 to Mon. 11/28)
The Deal: 25 percent off your purchase with promo code: THANKS
The Get: Stock up on silk essentials like a leopard bomber jacket ($328, pre-discount), silk shirt dress ($358, pre-discount).
The Location: Online and in store: 8459 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069
American Apparel: (Fri. 11/25 to Sun. 11/27; Mon. 11/28)
The Deal: 40 percent off sweaters (11/25-11/28); 50 percent off marked down items (11/25); 60 percent off marked down items online only (11/28)
The Get: Basics like oversize fisherman turtleneck sweater ($85, pre-discount) or the L.A.-winter approved fuzzy crop tee ($58, discount).
The Location: Online and in stores: 7726 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 1060 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Artizia: (Tues. 11/22 to Fri. 11/25)
The Deal: 50 percent off select fall/winter styles; 10-30 percent off select brands
The Get: Holiday party approved dresses in vegan suede ($63, post-discount) or easy knits ($83, post-discount).
The Location: Online and at the retailer's brand new Melrose store at Fred Segal Center: The Center at 8100 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Patagonia: (Fri. 11/25)
The Deal: Well, this one isn't a deal, exactly, but 100 percent of the proceeds from Black Friday sales will be donated to grassroots environmental organizations.
The Get: Athleisurewear for a cause has never looked better.
The Location: Online and in stores: 1344 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Aviator Nation: (Fri. 11/25 to Sun. 11/27)
The Deal: 50 percent off select styles
The Get: A cozy crewneck ($149, pre-discount) is the perfect purchase for your casual Cali Christmas.
The Location: Online and in store: 1224 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
The Dreslyn: (Tues. 11/22 to Sun. 11/27)
The Deal: 25 percent off $500; 30 percent off purchase of more than $500 with promo code GOBIG
The Get: Designer pieces from Rachel Comey, Ulla Johnson, A.P.C. and more
Anastasia Beverly Hills: (Fri. 11/25 to Mon. 11/28)
The Deal: Anastasia Beverly Hills will be debuting their first-ever line of pro brushes on Black Friday, available at a 25 percent discount; more discounts include: 40 percent off Contour Kits (Cream + Powder); 20 percent off new ABH Stick Foundations; 20 percent off ABH Glow Kits
The Get: Stock up on contour palettes and brow kits, so you can keep your glow into the winter months.
Milly.com (Fri. 11/25 to Mon. 11/28)
The Deal: Spend $250, get $50 off with code MILLYMONEY50; spend $400, get $100 off with code MILLYMONEY100; spend $650, get $200 off with code MILLYMONEY200
The Get: A new off-the-shoulder LBD ($435, pre-discount) or a pair of killer indigo trousers ($395, pre-discount) are perfect for New Year's Eve.
Kanarek.com (Fri. 11/25 to Mon. 11/28)
The Deal: 40 percent off select styles
The Get: We'd recommend the Anne Hathaway-approved "Nasty Woman" necklace ($175), as $25 from the sale is being donated to Planned Parenthood.
Net-a-Porter: (Fri. 11/25)
The Deal: Like Patagonia, Net-a-Porter is also in the giving spirit — 15 percent of proceeds from full-price sales will be donated to the White Ribbon Alliance to help women and their families.
The Get: Might as well as stock up on those Gucci slides ($695) you had your eye on anyway.
If You're Headed to The Grove...
If you're one of the brave souls headed to Los Angeles' most infamous shopping destination on Thanksgiving weekend, read on for hacks for maintaining your sanity. (Free coffee!)
Free Coffee (!) at the Just-Opened Groundwork Coffee
Yes, you read that correctly. Beloved L.A. coffee house Groundwork Coffee has landed at The Grove just in time for Black Friday, and to celebrate, they're giving away free coffee on Friday, Nov. 25, to keep you caffeinated during these stressful times.
For those shoppers who are constantly apologizing to stray pedestrians for knocking them with their armfuls of shopping bags — this one's for you. The Grove (as well as Glendale's The Americana at Brand) are offering a "hands-free" experience in which guests' bags will be picked up at the store where they've made their purchase and stored at the concierge desk.
Each evening between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., snowflakes will fall from the sky near the 100-foot Christmas tree. As close to a white Christmas as you'll get in Los Angeles.
A day of shopping can work up an appetite, so a stop at the newly opened Laduree cart for some French macarons is definitely well-deserved.