Skip The Black Friday Crazies With Our Insider Sales Guide!

Black Friday is one of those shopping conundrums that almost makes us wish we weren’t the fashion fanatics that we are … almost. But let’s get real, the eternally sale-seeking spirits in us just can't resist. So, in the name of the game-changing savings happening city-wide, it’s time to suck it up, set our alarm clocks, and have a stash of Tums handy. Game on, Black Friday!
We anticipate that you're going to need a solid itinerary to deal with the Black Friday crazies, so we’ve put together our own expert list of must-hit sale spots around S.F. Any of these insanely good sales should be enough to rouse you from your inevitable Tryptophan coma, and if not, well, you just might not be the fashion devotee we thought you were!
Mira Mira
You know we get giddy when Mira Mira has a sale. Well, this is the perfect event to motivate our stuffed selves out of bed because early birds will get the best deals. From 10 a.m. to noon, you'll save 30% off all clothes, and the savings will slowly decrease from then on, all the way to 10% at 8 p.m.! Plus, a spread of holiday treats and hot apple cider will be on hand to recharge.
When: Friday, November 23, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Mira Mira, 3292 22nd Street (at Valencia Street); 415-648-6513.
This may be the biggest sale of the season, and also one worthy of skipping out on some Zzz's for! At Acrimony's online store, you can save 30% off on all fall merchandise (Rachel Comey, Deadly Ponies, etc.) starting at midnight Friday, through Sunday. Then, save an additional 10% in-store, Friday only.
When: Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25
Where: Acrimony, 333 Hayes Street (between Franklin and Gough streets); 415-861-1025.
RGB Shop+Gallery
Shop at RGB throughout the entire weekend and get a raffle ticket with every purchase! And when you spend anywhere from $75 to $500, you can expect to get a large chunk deducted from your receipt. If your wheelin’ and dealin’ mojo is still going strong come Monday, use code "CYBERRGB" online to save 25% off your order!
When: Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 25, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: RGB Shop+Gallery, 3024 Fillmore Street (at Union Street); 415-474-7742.
Score 25% to 40% off full-priced merch all weekend at Marmalade, and for you lucky S.F. locals, a special "locals-only" sale lets you take an extra 10% off the regular sales! Word on the street is that the new holiday display (think Christmas in Morocco) will be debuting this weekend to further impress all you window shoppers.
When: Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25
Where: Marmalade, 1843 Union Street (between Laguna and Octavia streets); 415-400-4027.
Taylor Stitch
Taylor Stitch is perfect for the guys that don’t want to be caught dead on the crazed Black Friday streets. Shop this secret (oops!) online-only sale on Black Friday and Saturday. Just snag an invite to the exclusive and first-time sale by joining the mailing list here.
When: Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24
Azalea, Rand+Statler, and Welcome Stranger
Shop the sales at this fabulous trio of boutiques all weekend long, and Monday too! Spend $150 at Azalea and get 25% off all new arrivals, spend $200 at Welcome Stranger and receive 25% off all new merch, and spend $250 at Rand+Statler and get 25% off all new arrivals.
When: Friday, November 23 through Monday, November 26
Where: Azalea, 411 Hayes Street (at Gough Street); 415-861-9888. Rand+Statler, 425 Hayes Street (between Gough Street and Octavia Boulevard); 415-634-0881. Welcome Stranger, 460 Gough Street (at Hayes Street); 415-864-2079.
Gentle Star
Beauty buffs, rejoice! Save 15% off all retail products at Gentle Star from November 23 to December 15, with an extra 5% discount on Black Friday and Saturday! Take 40% off the Clarisonic Pro (gasp!) and 30% off Obagi Nu Derm Kits on Black Friday and Saturday only!
When: Friday, November 23 through Saturday, December 15
Where: Gentle Star, 14 Mint Plaza (between Mission and Market streets); 415-618-0108.
Kurt Geiger
Score 30% off the entire store at Kurt Geiger, now through November 27! Holiday party shoes, anyone?
When: Sunday, November 18 through Tuesday, November 27
Where: Kurt Geiger, 250 Stockton Street (at Post Street); 415-399-1170.
Bliss Spa And eBay
Hello free mani, pedi, or foot massage! Bliss Spa has partnered with eBay to offer this AH-mazing Black Friday event. Do your holiday shopping on eBay’s mobile app from your smartphone, tablet, or iPad while getting your nails or tootsies pampered, fo’ free! Book an appointment here.
When: Friday, November 23
Where: W Hotel Bliss Spa, 181 Third Street, 4th floor (at Howard Street); 877-862-5477.
Alite Designs
Head over to outdoorsy Alite Designs for a little post-Black Friday holiday sample sale-ing. If you consider yourself a purveyor of “magical outdoor fun” be sure not to miss these amazing prices on Monarch chairs, backpacks, tents, and even select products for the pooch!
When: Friday, November 30, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 1, 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Alite Designs, 2505 Mariposa Street (between Hampshire and York streets); 415-626-1526.
Santana Row
South Bay dwellers be sure not to miss the slew of fabulous Black Friday deals on Santana Row. If you spend $500 or more on the hot shopping strip, you automatically win a pair of tickets to the San Jose Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker!
When: Friday, November 23
Where: Santana Row Shopping Center, 3055 Olin Avenue, San Jose; 408-551-4611.
Photo: Via Facebook/Mira Mira

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