I posted Black Friday sales on Monday, but they just keep pouring in I’ve never seen retailers gear up for the madness quite like this. It’s a nod to the economic times of course, but I also think that shops are finding new and—quite frankly—FUN ways to attract customers. With crisis comes creativity! And we all benefit from that. Happy Thanksgiving!
A pen makes the perfect gift, and the mind-blowing collection at Ink will be 50–70 percent off from noon to 4pm.
IDS Center, Suite 4530, 612-455-2600
NATURE OF BEAUTY
Free shipping for all, and a killer (read: full-size products) gift bag with $100 purchases. My go-to destination for organic beauty goods.
Our pick for 2009 best boutique, this holiday dress destination is offering 50 percent off regular-priced merchandise.
1326 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-698-4107
PUMPZ & CO
Fall and winter merchandise (designer handbags and shoes—hello!) gets marked down 30 percent on Friday.
Galleria, Edina, 952-926-2252
Beauty products rarely go on sale, so stock up now at 25 percent off. (I can’t get enough of Horst’s new Intelligent Nutrients line.)
635 S. Smith Ave., St. Paul, 651-221-4668
TWIN CITIES GREEN
Eco-friendly goods without that cruchy-granola feeling are all 20 percent off. My pick: These nifty bamboo utensil sets for picnics at your desk ($13).
2405 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-374-4581