Time to get your Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping strategy together. As tempting as the department stores are (I’m lured by Nordstrom double and triple points days as much as the next girl), shop local this weekend. You won’t have to fight the masses and you’ll end up with unique gifts, many of which are probably handmade and/or one-of-a-kind. Every boutique is having some type of sale. I’ve highlighted a few here and will add to the list as I find more deals. I love that there are so many pop-up sales happening. It’s the best way to shop some of Nashville’s best independent designers all in the same place.
8th & Argyle – Check out the new artisan co-op in the house at the corner of 8th Ave and Argyle. They’ll be having a party on Saturday, so stop by and purchase locally made gifts, enjoy delicious treats and listen to DJ Mindub.
House of Stella – My favorite House of Stella ladies know how to throw a Black Friday party. They start early! Like Thanksgiving night early! The Cool Springs location will open at 8pm on Thanksgiving and they’ll stay open until 2 a.m. On Black Friday, they will continue their normal hours from 10am-7pm. The entire store will be 10% off, and there will be plenty of in-store specials, and delicious treats. The new Nashville location on 8th Avenue will be open 10am-5pm on Black Friday and all clothing will be 10% off.
Cadeau – There are too many great gifts to even begin to mention here. I wish my house looked like the inside of this store. Make sure Cadeau is on your shopping list this weekend.
Leona – Take 20% off your purchase at Leona Friday through Sunday. If you make your purchase on Small Business Saturday, you get a free gift.
Local Honey - Big sale weekend at Local Honey. All Local Honey Men’s and Women’s merch, Balee Collection, EPICENE, Cats22, and all sale merch is 50% off. Magness merch is 20% OFF.
Hester & Cook – I have a Hester & Cook obsession. I love paper products and they have the most beautiful paper placemats, napkins, note cards and much more. If you need host/hostess gifts for all of those holiday parties, run to Hester & Cook. They’re having a great sale this Friday & Saturday so make sure you stop by their showroom next to Southeastern Salvage.
Mobile Retail Market – It’s hard to believe but there are ten mobile trucks in Nashville now! Abby Franklin, owner of The Trunk, has organized the first mobile retail market. The Trunk, Sisters of Nature, Haus of Yarn To Go, Two Old Hippies, Honeybean Boutique, K. McCarthy Fashion Truck and Blush Boutique will all be at 800 Main Street in East Nashville from 11am-4pm on Saturday. They’ll be joined by The Car Guy mobile mechanic, Smoke Et Al and Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts. Plus they’ll be collecting money for The Tiny But Mighty Fund in honor of our tiniest Stella Shopper, Chico. You can read more about the Tiny But Mighty Fund in the right sidebar. In one week the fund beat it’s goal of $10,000. If you’d like to make a contribution through the Stella Shops team, please click the link here.
The New Batch Pop-Up Shop – Shop some of Nashville’s best local designers this Saturday at The New Batch Pop-Up Shop. They had me at Jamie and the Jones.
Emmaline – Don’t miss the Peter Nappi trunk show at Emmaline on Black Friday. The new riding boot and ankle boot are down right gorgeous. They will also be celebrating all day at the Peter Nappi shop in Germantown.
The Cosmetic Market – There are plenty of Black Friday deals at the Cosmetic Market.
Elaine Turner – Shop Elaine Turner in-store and online for great discounts all weekend.
Gus Mayer – Take 40-50% off all weekend at Gus Mayer.
Levy’s - Happy Thanksgivukkah from Levy’s!
Monkee’s – Buy one, get one 50% off at Monkee’s.
The Perfect Pair – A perfect sale at the Perfect Pair!
Soca – An extra 40% off all sale items! This is a great Black Friday sale at Soca.
e. Allen – Shop e. Allen for great discounts all day on Friday.
Erabellum – Hit the Erabellum Pop-Up Market in Hillsboro Village this weekend for a variety of locally made goodies.
Posh -Shop early for the best deals at Posh. Shop their Hillsboro Village, Hill Center and Cool Springs (on McEwen) locations.
Lucy Pop Salon – The headquarters of Lucy Pop and Pretty Pretty Pop Pop have your gift giving needs covered this weekend. And they have cocktails! Shop from 11am-2pm on Friday. Get a free salty pine bath tea when you check in on Yelp or Facebook. Pretty Pretty Pop Pop products are all 25% off. $100 Lucy Pop gift cards are only $75. And there are a ton more savings and deals all weekend. Did I mention they have cocktails?
Fabu - Another one of my favorite gift spots is having a ‘Fabu-lous’ (hee hee) Black Friday.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!