Black Friday, Cyber Monday (which has now turned into Cyber Week)—y'all, this is the biggest shopping week of the year. In fact, last year, U.S. shoppers spend more than $16 billion over Black Friday weekend. Those numbers are insane.
With that being said, it's important to remember to shop your local businesses during this time as well—which is why the Saturday after Black Friday is dedicated to small businesses.
Sarasota is home to so many amazing local shops and brands and I know I'll be doing my part in supporting them this weekend and I think you should, too.
I stopped in a few of my favorite shops (and stalked a few others on the 'gram) to get ready for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, so check out my wish list items and read about all the best local Black Friday and weekend deals...they are too good to miss!
530 Burns Gallery
It's hard not to fall in love with everything I see when I'm at 530 Burns Gallery, and lucky for me and you, shoppers will receive 10 percent off all jewels at the gallery on Black Friday. The piece I'm swooning over right now: this Nikki Sedacca ring from the Endless Love collection.
I'm totally crushing on this Chiara Boni floral fitted coat ($758) at L. Boutique. Nothing says "Florida winter" like a pastel green coat. This statement piece is perfect for layering, and I'm loving the floral detail on the sleeves. Make sure you stop in on Friday to shop the Black Friday sale…there will be $99, $50 and $30 racks filled with stunning fashions.
Superga sneakers are one of the trendiest, must-have sneakers right now and you can find them at T. Georgiano's... along with their amazing selection of yoga clothing and those must-have gifts you didn't know you needed, like these Impala holographic roller skates ($99). Plus, the first 10 shoppers will get a free gift with purchase (opens at 10 a.m.).
This Black Friday sale is one to wake up early for.
9 a.m.-10 a.m. 40 percent off
10 a.m.-11 a.m. 35 percent off
11 a.m.-noon 30 percent off
Noon-close 25 percent off
Camilyn Beth is having my favorite type of sale — 'the more you spend, the more you save' sale and honestly... nothing beats that kind of discount... and we are talking dresses that never go on sale (excluding the gowns). The promotion is valid only on www.camilynbeth.com, Nov. 19-Nov. 25 at 12am EST. Here are the codes:
Spend $100-$250, save 15 percent with code HOLIDAY15
Spend $251-$350, save 20 percent with code HOLIDAY20
Spend $351-$450, save 25 percent with code HOLIDAY25
Spend $451 and up, save 30% with code HOLIDAY30
On my wish list:
I love a good black-and-white dress and the Bonnie dress' ($295) is so mod-chic. The Veronica dress ($300) is another one of my favorites, especially for the holiday season. The statement ruffle is everything.
Nothing beats a good Black Friday sale with perks. And by perks, I mean edibles and gifts. These local boutiques are not only giving amazing discounts, they're providing sips and gifts, too.
Shoppers will receive 20 percent off from 8 a.m. until noon and then 15 percent off from noon until 5 p.m. Malibu Fox will also have mimosas and cold brew, plus a tent sale with items as low as $5!
On my wish list:
The La Palma dress ($80) and the Onyx moto jacket ($98)
Bows and Arrows
Bows and Arrows shoppers will receive BOGO 60 percent off from 8 a.m. until noon and then BOGO 50 percent off from noon until 7 p.m. Bonus: the first 10 shoppers who spend $150 will receive a $25 gift card.
On my wish list:
The Khaleese dress in hunter green lace ($95) and the Iggy frosted beaded sequin dress ($236)
And don't worry—if you're like me and try to avoid leaving your house on Black Friday, you're in luck. Most of our local shops are still offering discounts online or by phone this weekend. So if you can't make it out to the stores, check out their websites and their Instagram accounts to shop!