Sales & Events Guide: Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

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This weekend marks the biggest shopping day of the season, Black Friday. While many major retailers are having doorbuster deals both on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, we want to highlight some of the small retailers offering specials throughout the weekend, including Small Business Saturday. The special shopping day was launched by American Express in 2010 in an effort to help small companies still mired in the recession. In 2012, consumers spent an estimated $5.5 billion at small retailers on Small Business Saturday, and by 2015, that amount nearly tripled to $16.2 billion. American Express initiated the nationwide Small Business Saturday campaign by offering cardholders a $25 statement credit for shopping at small shops, although last year it offered no financial incentive. This year, Amex will give its customers double credit points instead of dollars between November 26 and December 31. Register your card at

November 22-28: Ongoing Sales at ROAM Interiors: Take 10 percent off modern furniture by Koncept (now through December 26) and 15 percent off contemporary furniture by Magis (now through December 12. Beginning November 23, take 20 percent off modern home goods by Alessi (through November 29) and 20 percent off home goods by Fatboy (through December 7). (ROAM Furniture & Lighting, 2914 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis,

November 23: Equation’s Day Before Thanksgiving Sale: Shop women’s clothing, gifts, and home goods at Equation’s day-before-Thanksgiving sale. Take 30 percent off your entire purchase if you purchase one or two items or take 40 percent your entire purchase when you buy three items or more. (11 a.m.-3 p.m., Equation, 5045 France Ave. S., Edina,

November 25-26: Black Friday & Small Business Saturday at Willful Goods Showroom: During this event, Willful Goods will be hosting a food drive, launching their holiday collection, and offering exclusive deals and refreshments. (Willful Goods, 319 W 48th St, Minneapolis,

November 25-27: Wilson & Willy’s 2-Year Anniversary Sale: In honor of the North Loop shop’s second anniversary, take 20 percent off in-store and online with code “thankyou2.” (Some exclusions apply.) (211 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis,

November 26: Small Business Saturday Pop-up at Golden Rule: Excelsior shop Golden Rule hosts a pop-up at its upstairs Workshop space featuring complimentary espresso drinks from Coffee Cart Mpls, new artwork from Ashley Mary and Missy Monson, and handcrafted goods by local makers Solid Manufacturing Co., Minny & Paul, and Neal Jewelry. (10 a.m.-6 p.m. Golden Rule Collective, 350 Water St., Excelsior,

November 26: Small Business Saturday: Meet the Maker Trunk Show: Annabella Sardelis of Indigo & Snow will be debuting her holiday collections including her newest tea towel designs and textile artists Mary Beth Stevens & Nancy Stevens Randall will be displaying their beautiful felted scarves at the Textile Center. (The Textile Center,3000 University Ave. SE. #100, Minneapolis,

November 26: Gray Home + Lifestyle One Year Anniversary and Christkindlsmarkt: Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Excelsior with Gray Home + Lifestyle’s one year anniversary and Excelsior’s annually held Chrsitkindlsmarkt which consists of an extensive marketplace with crafts, foods, and homeware and fun holiday activities for the whole family. (10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Gray Home + Lifestyle, 366 Water St., Excelsior,

November 26: Nordic Julemarket: The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce is proud to present their first Nordic Julemarket, inspired by Christmas traditions throughout Nordic countries. Festivities include a marketplace with gifts, crafts, and other local creations, food and drink, games, dancing, and other cultural activities and Nordic traditions. (10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sons of Norway, 1455 W. Lake St.,

November 26-30: Simon Pearce Gift with Purchase Event: Receive a Norwich vase (valued at $125) with any Simon Pearce purchase of $350 or more (Ampersand, 3445 Galleria, Edina,

Through November 27: Colette Jaffe Sale: Local home line Colette Jaffe’s luxury linens and candles are 30 percent off, in-store only. (MartinPatrick3, 212 3rd Ave. N., Suite 106, Minneapolis,

November 27: Holiday Party at Isles Studio: Explore Isles Studio’s collections featuring brands such as Astier de Villatte, Cire Trudon, Fornasetti, Coral and Tusk, and Laura Zindel Design and shop one-of-a-kind collectibles, artifacts, and garden and home décor. (Isles Studio, 1311 25th St., Minneapolis,

November 18-28: Sanborn Canoe Co. “Hotdish” Sale: This online sale from the Winona, Minnesota–based brand allows shoppers to save 15 percent on everything (the paddles make for great Northwoods-inspired décor). A portion of every purchase will be donated to their local food shelf. (

By Katie Ballalatak & Jahna Peloquin



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