Black Friday Sales Worth Getting Up For

Black Friday: the day that creates enough YouTube video sensations to get us through the year. From mom mobs to screaming kids to flying cash and credit cards, there is no doubt that Black Friday is a bit of a circus. Underneath all the hullaballoo, however, they're some seriously awesome deals that will actually make waking up in the dark and clawing your way into a store seem sensible. So, whether you are looking for yourself or doing your holiday gift shopping, we've done some hardcore research to find the best of the best Black Friday events that will make braving the streets of New York totally worth it. Pull out your running shoes and preset that coffee maker, it is going to be a big one. Ready, set, go!
Check out our top 12 Black Friday sales worth setting the alarm for:
Black Friday at Topshop
What: Topshop is kicking off a slew of holiday events (from free nail art to holiday wrapping workshops) with a Black Friday celebration that is sure to warm your bellies while saving your Benjamins. Start your shopping day off right with a hot cup of English Breakfast tea and a traditional British breakfast. Also, the first 450 Topshop customers spending $100 will score a complimentary Topshop holiday headband!
When: Starts Friday, November 26, at 8 a.m.
Where: Topshop, 478 Broadway (between Broome and Grand streets); 212-966-9555
Haggle Day at Babel Fair
What: The folks at Babel Fair get so many hagglers through their doors that they've decided to turn Black Friday into Haggle Day. With a slogan like "Give Us Your Best Shot," we've got a feeling there are some serious deals to be had here come Friday.
When: Friday, November 26, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Babel Fair, 260 Elizabeth Street (between Houston and Prince streets); 646-360-3685.
Kisan Black Friday Sale
What: Been waiting to get your hands on (and your stuff in) that oh-so-perfect Jerome Dreyfuss bag? Black Friday at Kisan is your chance to get some serious deals on designer merch (like Sonia Rykiel, Ports 1961 and Vanessa Bruno) you've been wishing would go on sale.
When: Friday, November 26, to Saturday, November, 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, November 28, from noon to 7 p.m.
Where: Kisan, 125 Greene Street (between Houston and Prince streets); 212-475-2470.
Suite Orchard's Gobble Up Extra Savings
What: Suite Orchard is doing all kinds of celebrating this weekend with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. The more you spend, the more you save when you shop in-store (spend $100, save 10%, spend $500, save 50%!) and the checkout code "BLACK25" gets you 25% off everything online, even on items that are already on sale!
When: Friday, November 26, through Monday, November 29
Where: Suite Orchard, 145a Orchard Street (at Rivington Street); 212-533-4115; and online at
PHAIDON Thanksgiving Weekend Sale
What: Check the exclusive outlet for signed copies of a wide array of PHAIDON titles, as well as up to 25% off regular stock. This is must shop sale if you're looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for any art lover.
When: Friday, November 26, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 27, and Monday, November 29, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 28, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: PHAIDON, 83 Wooster Street (between Spring and Broome streets); 212-925-1900.
JF & SON Post-Thanksgiving Sale
What: This sale will have you thinking warmly of winter with 15% off all new winter items and 50% off all early fall pieces.
When: Friday, November 26, to Sunday November 28, from noon to 8 p.m. All early fall pieces will be on sale permanently from November 26 onward.
Where: JF & SON, 19 Kenmare Street (at Elizabeth Street); 212-343-3131.
Convent's Black Friday Sale
What: We can really get behind a sale that offers 40% off EVERYTHING, especially when that includes clothes from lines like Twentyten, Rick Owens, and Cheap Monday. Talk about no stress shopping!
When: Friday, November 26, from noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Convent, 179 Stanton Street (between Clinton and Attorney streets); 212-673-0233; online at, enter "BLACKFRIDAY" at checkout.
Blue & Cream Black Friday Sale
What: Up to 75% off in-store and additional 20% off online, Blue & Cream has us going nuts over nabbing a Helmut Lang dress, that was originally $520, for just $260!
When: Friday, November 26, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Blue & Cream, 1 East 1st Street (at Bowery); 212-533-3088; online at
Alice + Olivia's Black Friday Bellini Breakfast
What: Facebook and Twitter followers get in an hour before the general public for bellinis and a beautiful 15% off discount on all merchandise at Alice + Olivia this Friday!
When: Friday, November 26, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Alice + Olivia, 80 West 40th Street (at 6th Avenue); 212-840-0887; to attend, please RSVP at
Project No.8 Holiday Sale
What: We are psyched that Project No.8 is getting in on the Black Friday madness. With deals like $385 Adam Kimmel buckle boots (originally $550), we've got a feeling this place is going to fill up fast.
When: Friday, November 26, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Project No.8, 138 Division Street (between Orchard and Ludlow streets); 212-925-4271.
Built By Wendy Post-Thanksgiving Sale
What: Get 30% to 50% off items from Built By Wendy's fall 2010 collection, like their men's inspired wool over coat for $201.60 that will keep you cozy all winter long.
When: Starts Friday, November 26, and continues through December
Where: Built by Wendy, 7 Centre Market Place (between Broome and Grand streets); 212-925-6538; 46 North 6th Street (between Wythe and Kent avenues); 718-384-2882; and online at
3.1 Phillip Lim Sale
What: Enjoy 40% off women's and men's ready-to-wear and accessories, plus don't forget the little people, take 30% off Phillip Lim's KID collection.
When: Friday, November 26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 3.1 Phillip Lim, 115 Mercer Street (between Spring and Prince streets); 212-334-1160.
creative-recreation-black-friday-dealR29 BONUS: We're hooking you up with an exclusive Black Friday special from NYC-based footwear line Creative Recreation. This Friday, November 26, wake up whenever you want and shop up to 70% off select styles and score free shipping (AND no hords, mobs or lines!) all day long. Just click here and enter "REFINERY29" at checkout—you'd be crazy not to shop this sale.

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