Black Friday Fantasies: What We’d Do Today With Unlimited Time

While we normally spend Black Friday in recovery from OD'ing on turkey and pumpkin pie, this year we started thinking — if we had a time machine and a Warren Buffett-worthy bank account, where would we go? In this perfect-world scenario, we'd be able to jet from Georgetown to Old Town in a split second and splurge on all the Lanvin we can carry — without having to sit in traffic or sacrifice a month's rent. And so, in that spirit, we've compiled an agenda for D.C.'s best Black Friday shopping — you know, if that whole space-time continuum thing wasn't so pesky.

First stop, vintage:
Annie Creamcheese
The store is open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and vintage clothes, accessories, and shoes are marked down by 30% Friday through Sunday. 3279 M Street NW; 202-298-5555.
Pretty People
Annie Lee's vintage operation opens at 9 a.m. and offers discounts all day. 108 North Patrick Street, Alexandria; 703-739-2522.

Designer duds:
Hu’s Wear and Hu’s Shoes
Snag discounts of 30 to 50% off fall goods. Hu's Shoes, 3005 M Street NW; 202 -342-0202; Hu's Wear, 2906 M Street NW; 202-342-2020.
From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., everything in the sweet shoe boutique is 30% off. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., save 25%, and from 11 a.m. to close, take 20% off. 1641 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 202-471-4400.
Urban Chic
From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., full-price clothing and denim are marked down by 30%. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., you'll save 25% and from 11 a.m. to close, score 20% off. Sale items are marked down by an extra 35% all day. See store locations here.
Get those already-discounted designer finds for an extra 40% from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., save 30% and from 12 p.m. to close, take 20% off. 103 South Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria; 703-535-3294.
M29 Lifestyle
A selection of apparel, accessories, and home decor will be discounted by up to 70%. 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202-295-2829.

Chain-store goods:
Take 20% off purchases of $150 or more; 25% off purchases of $250 or more; and 30% off purchases of $350 from Friday through Sunday. Sale goods are marked down by an extra 25%. See store locations here.
Urban Outfitters
From 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., sale merchandise will be marked down by an extra 50%. See store locations here.


Indie boutiques:
Cute fall and winter wares are marked down by as much as 50%. 1603 U Street NW; 202-265-1930.
Lettie Gooch
The store hosts a choose-your-own-discount event with a random drawing that lets you save between 10 and 25% from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 1517 U Street NW; 202-332-4242.
Rue 14
You can randomly select a discount coupon that will save you between 15 and 40%. The store stays open until 8 p.m. on Friday. 1803 14th Street NW; 202-462-6200.
From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., save 40% on all merchandise (except jewelry). From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., take 30% off; from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the discount is 20%. 7114 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda; 301-664-9242.
Zelaya Shoes
This Bethesda shoe haven offers deals on Friday and Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. both days, save 30%. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., get 25% off, and from 11 a.m. to close, take 20% off. The 20% discount runs online, too. 4940 Saint Elmo Avenue, Bethesda; 301-656-8550.
Friday through Sunday, you'll get 10% off if you buy one item; 20% off if you buy two; and so on until you snag 50% off five items. Accessories are also marked down by 25%. See store locations here.

And since we have a time machine, we could skip forward a few days and hit up this killer Cyber Monday deal:
Simply Soles
Starting at 5:10 a.m., the site marks everything down by 50% for 50 minutes. From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., everything is 40% off. Discounts continue all day until midnight.

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