Best Los Angeles Businesses To Shop On Black Friday 2014

Best Los Angeles Businesses To Shop On Black Friday 2014
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Marking the first official day of holiday shopping, Black Friday is a mad dash full of shopper incentives, discounts and buy-one-get-ones (aka BOGOs). With stores and malls open as early as midnight, and some open on Thanksgiving evening, when you’re planning for the big day, consider where you are going to get your best deal and where you can make the most of surrounding stores. We’ve put together a list of some local spots featuring great Black Friday L.A. shopping for things like toys, tech gear, clothing, stocking stuffers and more.

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Shasa
Glendale Galleria
100 W. Broadway, #700
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 242-2385
www.shasa.com

A hip and trendy fashion boutique for gals who like making strong fashion statements, Shasa offers a wide range of clothing items. Fashionistas and true shoppers like visiting Glendale Galleria’s Shasa on Black Friday for its “steals and deals” on denim, sweaters, dresses, swanky tops and bottoms, too. After a shop and drop at Shasa, the mall world is your oyster with brand name staples including Banana Republic, Footlocker, Aeropostale and Target, top luxury boutiques like Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Michael Kors and specialty stores Angl, Lorna Jean, LEGO and MAC Cosmetics. Glendale Galleria is offering a same-day lounge service to hold your packages for pick-up at the end of your shopping day or, even better, it will deliver your bags to your home or office.

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Star Toys
130 S. Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 472-2422
www.facebook.com/pages/STAR-TOYS

The hot toys for Christmas lists are out and parents are diving straight into the stores to make sure their little ones get exactly what they want from Santa Claus this year. Steer clear of the big name retailers and opt for a Black Friday boutique shopping day starting with Star Toys, a locally family-owned business. This toy boutique is the Westside’s destination for brand name items including the Disney’s “Frozen” and Infinity Marvel character dolls and toys, LEGO, Little People, Hot Wheels and much more. Star Toys also carries off-brand toys, educational toys, science and craft sets and games. Gift wrapping is complimentary. Neighboring boutiques include Habit, Market and Madison for fashion, clothing and accessories, Barrington Court Health & Beauty for top-of-the-line professional beauty brands, candles, jewelry and other stocking stuffers, and Bellacures for mani-pedi services. Don’t shop ’til you drop when you still have Kreation smoothies or Belwood pastries at your fingertips in this neighborhood.

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Curacao
1605 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 639-2100
www.icuracao.com

Curacao, a trusted retailer in the Southern California community, is a department store with high-quality merchandise and excellent customer service, and an ideal place for Black Friday shopping this year. The latest electronics are always number one on Christmas wish lists, and Curacao has an extensive department featuring televisions from Sony, Samsung and Toshiba, computers and tablets by Asus, Dell, HP and Apple, hot holiday video game releases including CALL OF DUTY, ASSASSIN’S CREED, DRAGON AGE, SIMS and Disney Infinity, mobile phones and audio accessories by Samsung Galaxy, Apple, Skull Candy, Beats and Bose. Shoppers will also find clothing, shoes, kitchenware and toys.

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Black Market
2023 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 966-1555
www.shopblackmarketla.com

Black Market is an eclectic shopper’s boutique located in the cool shopping and restaurant district known as Little Osaka in Los Angeles. For guys and gals, there are a myriad of graphic tees, Shwood’s sunglass line, Ambassador watches, funky jewelry, home accents and trinkets. Plan to park on one end of Sawtelle so you can maximize the full Little Osaka experience. There are lots of great eateries for ramen (Tsujita), curry (Curry House), Korean (Seoul House of Tofu) and pho (Nong La Café), as well as gastropubs (Plan Check and Bachi Burger) and Japanese gift stores (Giant Robot Store and Satsuma Oriental Imports).

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Frankie’s On The Park
712 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 451-0404
www.frankiesonthepark.com

Residing on the relaxing and chic Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, Frankie’s On The Park is a hot shop where tweens as well as moms find favorite name brands and totally on-trend fashion. In fact, they make it quite convenient here, offering sizes specifically for tweens and women. This year, the tween boutique is offering free gift cards throughout the day “just for stopping in.” There will be fun raffles and prizes, delicious treats and apple cider bubbly for everyone. Take advantage of the avenue where there are dozens of boutiques, salons and restaurants across 10+ blocks including special jewelry at La Vitrine Designs by Musti, sweet sleepwear at Only Hearts, baby toys at Giggle, fashion for guys at Weathervane, a bottle of wine from Fireside Cellars and goods and cheese from Andrew’s Cheese Shop.

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Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.