Saving Grace! The Ultimate S.F. Black Friday Guide

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Once the table is cleared off and the last slice of turkey is claimed, there's only one thing left to do — hit the ever-so-tempting Black Friday sales. What could be better than simultaneously saving dough and burning cals? So, while the usual conglomerates will be opening doors and creating mile-long lines, we’re here to spill the best, under-the-radar discounts happening around the city. Read on, and get ready to put your game face on.


Hayes Street staple, Acrimony, and sister store ACRE, are feeling extra generous this holiday season. Not only are the shops dishing out storewide discounts at 30% off (yes, that includes Acrimony’s online shop), but they will also be letting us take an extra 10% in stores on Black Friday. That means you’ll nab designs from Cameo, Lady Grey jewels, and T by Alexander Wang sans sticker shock, and maybe even pick up some extra stocking stuffers while you’re at it. Oh, and you might want to set your alarm, because each shop will be open an hour earlier than usual.

When: Friday, November 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Acrimony, 333 Hayes Street (between Gough and Franklin); 415-861-1025, and ACRE, 301 Union Street (at Castle Street); 415-875-9590.


Mira Mira

What’s better than stocking your closet with a gaggle of indie-designed wares? Getting ’em without having to break open your poor piggy bank! Starting this Friday, Mission boutique Mira Mira will be letting its Euro label threads go out the door at a major steal. Get there early, say between 10 a.m. to noon, because the savings start at 30% off and trickle down all the way to 10% once the clock strikes 6 p.m. If you miss the mega savings in the morning, the sale will continue throughout the weekend and jolt back up to 25% at the beginning of each day — so no snoozing!

When: Friday, November 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday, December 1, noon to 7 p.m.

Where: Mira Mira, 3292 22nd Street (at Valencia Street); 415-648-6513.

Half Hitch Goods

If mass-produced giftables aren't your style, then you'll love these one-of-a-kind homewares. Take advantage of Half Hitch Good’s online Black Friday sale. When entering the promo code BLACKFRIDAY20 at checkout, you’ll get instant savings on its ceramic wonders, rustic kitchen wares, and aromatic candles for 20% off — when you spend $50 or more dineros.
When: Friday, November 29.

Self Edge

For your blue jean baby, we found a sale that is pure jeanious. Hit up Self Edge’s online Black Friday sale to receive a (lucky) 13% off denim brands and beyond (think Nudie and Imperial). Better yet, you’ll get an additional free shipping — that’s worldwide — with your order. Just type in LetsDrink2013 at checkout and then continue chillin’ in the comfort of your home. Long lines are for suckers!

When: Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1.


Salty Fox

No holiday ensemble is complete without frosting it up with some icy bling, but between present shopping and daily pumpkin-spiced lattes, who’s got the leftover cash for bips and bops? Well, now you can have your gems and wear ’em too, thanks to Salty Fox’s online sale. Starting now, you can get your hands on those trinkets for 35% off. Type in ALLGRAVY at checkout and it’ll be, well, all gravy from there.

When: Now through Sunday, December 1.

Cary Lane

At Cary Lane’s Black Friday sale, the savings won’t be the only thing feeling sweet. While rifling through the men’s and women’s apparel with slashed price tags at 40% off, you can sip and savor some lip-smacking libations from Hubert’s Lemonade. Both shop locations will open at 10 a.m. (an hour earlier than usual!), so you can start your morning right, by getting your sartorial fix for less.

When: Friday, November 29, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Cary Lane, 560 Laguna Street (at Hayes Street); 415-896-4210, and 3153 16th Street (at Valencia Street); 415-896-4564.


You know when you get super stoked about a sale, only to find the discounted selection is a tiny rack in the corner? Well, you won’t get that sinking feeling at BellJar’s Black Friday sale, because the entire store — including jewelry — will be 25% off. Holla! The shop doesn’t open 'til noon, so you can go ahead and succumb to that food coma and then head over. Or, don’t want to trek to its Mission locale? Just snuggle up at home and shop on its online store with the discount code: Rebel.

When: Friday, November 29, noon to 7 p.m.

Where: BellJar, 3187 16th Street (at Guerrero Street); 415-626-1749.



Sometimes, when it comes to sales, the discounted duds are reserved for last season’s leftovers. Not Voyager and Revolver’s Black Friday! The shops are offering 15% off the spankin’-new collections fresh on the shelves, to be snagged both in-store and online (code: BLACKESTEVERBLACK). Say hello to your new winter wardrobe without saying goodbye to your savings.

When: Friday, November 29, through Monday, December 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Voyager, 365 Valencia Street (between 14th and 15th streets); 415-800-3527 and Revolver, 136 Fillmore Street (at Fillmore Street); 415-871-0665.

Erica Tanov

While serious savings are already, in nature, hard to pass up, they’re even more covetable when the goods in question are designed by Erica Tanov. Scoop up the line’s bohemian-style homewares at 20% off, both in store and online. Don’t let the clock run too long on this one, folks, because the discounts will go poof! once Saturday rolls around.

When: Friday, November 29, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Erica Tanov, 2408 Fillmore Street (at Washington Street); 415-674-1228.

Welcome Stranger/Rand + Stalter/Azalea

There's no way brother and sister stores Welcome Stranger, Rand + Statler, and Azalea would miss getting in on the Black Friday fun! In fact, they're already ahead of the game with savings that you can score this very second. At Azalea, when you purchase any two items, you'll get 'em both at 20% off, and when you add a third item to the mix, the discount expands to 25%. Plus, the sale section will take a price cut with an additional 25% off! Yowza! At Rand + Statler, the stakes are a tad bit higher: Spend $250 for $20% savings, or $500 for 25%. Things simmer down over at Welcome Stranger, where the same rule applies when you spend between $150 to $300.

When: Now through Monday, December 2.

Where: Azalea, 411 Hayes Street (at Gough Street); 415-861-9888, Rand + Statler, 425 Hayes Street (between Gough and Octavia streets); 415-634-0881, and Welcome Stranger, 460 Gough Street (at Ivy Street); 415-864-2079.