The biggest shopping weekend of the year is almost here! I've braved Green Hills twice already this week and the holiday frenzy has definitely begun. While you're prepping for Thanksgiving and figuring out your shopping plan for the weekend, we hope you'll take a cue from the American Express Small Business Saturday campaign (which happens to be this Saturday) and shop local. If you're looking for the most unique gifts, you're not going to find those at the big box store. You're going to find them at a local boutique. You're also going to find great customer service, a more relaxed shopping environment, parking and sometimes even snacks and cocktails! Score! And buying just one gift from a local store can make a big impact in our community. That's why we continue to encourage you to shop local every day.
Let's get your shopping strategy together. Here's our list of sales by neighborhood. We'll update this post over the next few days as we hear of more sales. Use our Boutiques page for a quick hit list while you're on the go.
Oh...and one more thing...Mizzie and I can't let Thanksgiving go by without thanking you for your support! It's been a great year for Stella Shops and we have a few tricks up our sleeves for 2012. We wouldn't have gotten here if it wasn't for you reading and sharing and commenting. So thank you!!!
The Label - We love that The Label is the new home to Love & Flak. You can take 10% off your purchase at The Label on Friday and join them from 5pm-9pm for a special Prophetik trunk show featuring the looks straight off of the London Fashion Week runway.
Moda - Moda knows how to run a sale! You don't need to wait to for the savings on Friday, because Moda's sale has already started. Take 20% off clothes and shoes all week!
Serendipity - Take 20% off storewide, excluding consignments, and be sure to stop by from 2pm-4pm for a special Thistle Farms event. I am loving these fingerless gloves, scarves and leg warmers!
House of Stella - In the true spirit of Black Friday, you can head to our November Spotlight Store Friday at midnight to start saving! They'll have snacks & hot cocoa, free gift wrap and 10% off your entire purchase (including sale items). The first 25 customers will receive a pair of earrings of their choice with purchase and there will be a special giveaway at the end of the day. UPDATE: There will also be a Drue Dun Trunk Show on Friday. Drue will be bringing his stenciled shirts, jackets, cardigans and bags.
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The Green Wagon - The Green Wagon is hosting 5 Points Friday all day!
Old Made Good - OMG is one of our favorite gift buying spots and they'll have special deals all day long. They're opening at 10am with spiked cider and snacks.
Ivey - Ivey's month of sales is about to wrap up, but not before you can cash in on some great deals.
November 20th – 30th: Take 30% OFF anything BLACK. Also on November 30th, they will have EXTRA special ADDITIONAL in-store discounts!
whats-in-store - Tons of savings at whats-in-store's Edgehill and Franklin locations.
Nest - Join our friends at Nest on Friday morning for some drinks, snacks and lots of holiday cheer. They have some of my favorite holiday decorations this year. If you're looking for owl ornaments, they may be in short supply after I raided Nest last week. Nest also has one of my favorite Christmas parties of the year. Join them Thursday, Dec. 1 from 5-9pm.
Betsey Johnson - We love our Betsey Johnson friends and right now I can't get enough of their shoes and boots! Starting Friday you can take 40% off everything in the store.
The Cosmetic Market - It's definitely worth it to shop early at The Cosmetic Market.
The Cotton Mill - Here's the first of what is sure to be many holiday deals at The Cotton Mill.
Levy's - The holiday specials have started!
Monkee's - Get a head start on your shopping at Monkee's. The Elizabeth McKay, Skirtin Around and Jude Connally Trunk Show is going on now through Sunday. Plus don't miss these Black Friday deals. 50% off shoes from 9am-10am?! Yes, please.
Posh - Special gift card deals Friday only at the Green Hills and Hillsboro locations.
Two Elle -Make sure you snag those bunny tees and Nashville tees while they last! There are tons of great gifts at Two Elle right now and everything is marked down. You can even own your own piece of Wonderland.
Fire Finch - All items over $50 are 25% off on Friday only!
Fabu - Fabu is another great boutique to find unique jewelry and gifts.
Studio 615 - The festivities begin at 8am on Friday. From 8am-12pm, you can buy a $50 gift card for $30. Enjoy 30% off all day on Friday and 20% off on Saturday and Sunday.
UAL - I feel like every day is a bit like Black Friday at UAL. There are always amazing deals and this weekend is no different as they continue to get shipment after shipment of designer finds.
Whew. Is that enough for you? I'm exhausted just typing this. We know this is a lot to remember, so don't forget to use our Boutiques page for a quick hit list of sales.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Black Friday Shopping!