Black Friday 2020: Local Businesses


Black Friday 2020: Local Businesses

 

2020 has been a year of innovation. With the Covid-19 pandemic, people and businesses alike have had to alter their plans. Restaurants have turned parking lots and sidewalks into inviting outdoor eateries. Major companies like Google and Facebook have required their employees to begin working from home, transforming dining rooms and backyards into office spaces. Shops have also had to adapt, moving their merchandise online or enforcing the use of face masks and social distancing within their stores.

 

Now that the holiday season is right around the corner, people are starting to wonder how big events, like Black Friday, are going to be impacted by the pandemic. Thankfully, many businesses have already started planning unique ways to keep the excitement of Black Friday alive and well. You can always find big businesses selling their products at Black Friday prices online--but what about local businesses? In times like these, supporting local businesses is especially important, so we have gathered a list of a few local shops that you might consider for your Black Friday needs! 

 

1. Late Sunday Afternoon 

 

Late Sunday Afternoon is dedicated to creating hand-made products using only local materials. In addition to their sustainability efforts, they also give back to the local Los Angeles community by providing handcrafted blankets to children in Foster Care. Community members can purchase blankets of their own, or browse an assortment of apparel items, including clothes and hats. Their Super Gratitude sale is happening until Thanksgiving, and includes discounts on all apparel items, including bandanas, scarves, and ascots! While this is not quite a Black Friday sale, products are still discounted, and the flustered feeling that may come with a one day sale is eliminated. Orders can be placed on their website. Be sure to use the correct promotion code at checkout: THANKS50 - 50% off Bandanas, THANKS40 - 40% off scarves, THANKS30 - 30% off ascots, THANKS20 - 20% off apparel.

 

2. Giggles LA 

 

Giggles LA is a children’s boutique and ultrasound center. Their products range from bibs and onesies, to toys and toddler tools. They have a wide selection of books as well, many focusing on real world concepts like identity and female empowerment. Their Black Friday sales will include discounts on diaper bags, toys, and books. You can shop in store, but they are providing a free goodie for those who do curbside pickup! In addition to their Black Friday sale, they are also participating in Cyber Monday, on which day all their products will be sold for a discounted price. Check out their website and start building your wish list now!

 

3. CAMI AND JAX

 

CAMI AND JAX is a sister-created luxury swimwear collection that aims to redefine beauty standards and remind women that being bold and powerful is beautiful. In the five years their Santa Monica storefront has been open, they have managed to provide consistently high quality and high comfort swimwear. Even celebrities like Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lopez lounge around in CAMI AND JAX swimwear! For their Black Friday sale, all swimsuits are 30% off. You can purchase your new swimsuit on their website or in store. Be sure to shop safely and bring a mask! 

 

4. Urbanic Paper Boutique

 

Urbanic is a vibrant stationery shop dedicated to bettering people’s days. You can find uniquely designed wrapping paper (hello, holiday season!), cards for all occasions, party decor, and cute, quick gifts. Urbanic will be celebrating Black Friday with their “Annual Sweet Friday Event”. You can shop in store, from 8am to 10am, for 15% off your entire purchase, and you’ll even receive an extra goodie for your support. Aside from the savings and surprises waiting for early morning shoppers, there will also be to-go bags of mini donuts, yum! If you would prefer to shop online instead, Urbanic is also providing a Black Friday discount on their website, for the very first time! Shop online from 7am to 10am for free shipping on orders over $100. And don’t worry online shoppers, Urbanic is including a surprise goodie for you all as well!

 

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