Black Friday: Fashion, beauty retail steals and deals

Walnut Street earlier this year. Downtown Philadelphia is a destination shopping spot. ( David M Warren / Staff Photographer )

The term "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia in the '60s, after the PPD started using the term to refer to the surge in downtown traffic from post-Thanksgiving holiday shoppers.

Some things- like the traffic on the Vine Street expressway and the unavoidable cluster of women heaving over the shoe sale at Macy's- never change. However, developing a good shopping strategy could change Philly shopper's perceptions on Black Friday- for the better. Therefore, this holiday season, add our sale-finder to your list of reasons to be thankful. We've scourged the city for the best fashion retail deals. Here are our picks from Center City to the World Wide Web.


Walnut Street around Rittenhouse Square. (David M Warren / Staff Photographer)

1706 Locust Street
30% off select designer collections including Stella McCartney

1801 Walnut Street
Additional 50% off all sale items from 7 a.m. -11 a.m.
After 11 a.m., additional 20% off

819 N 2nd Street; 265 S 20th Street
30% off all black items (11 a.m. through closing)
15% off all other items in-store

Barneys New York CO-OP
1811 Walnut Street
40% off designer fall collections including Alexander Wang, Theyskens Theory, Philip Lim 3.1

1725 Walnut Street, 1530 Chestnut Street
As if everything at H&M isn't already a steal, the stores will mark down select items starting at $5

1300 Market Street
Major sales (check papers for additional 15% off coupons), doors open at midnight

Mitchell & Ness
1201 Chestnut Street
All jerseys $100 - any league (excludes Mesh Batting Practice and Michael Jordan jerseys)
Solid script snapback hats for $15
Additional items up to 70% off

Nicole Miller Philadelphia
The Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street
White Friday: Wedding dress samples from 50-70% off

Phillies' Red Friday at the Majestic Clubhouse
Citizens Bank Park
2 for $40, select tees
$50 off select Mitchell & Ness jerseys
Free Ryan Howard figuring for first 102 fans lined up outside of the clubhouse!

South Moon Under
1731 Chestnut Street
20% off everything
Free gift-wrapping

The Walking Company
The Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street
Huge selection of UGGs, Raffini, and other name brand boots up to 60% off
The store also pays tax on all regular price items

1509 Walnut Street
60% select items

Urban Outfitters
1627 Walnut Street; 110 South 36th Street
50% all sale merchandise, 5 a.m.-10 a.m.



Black Friday shoppers cross the walk between the Plaza and Court of King of Prussia Mall in 2010. (Elizabeth Robertson / Staff Photographer)

201 W. Lancaster Avenue
Additional 50% off all sale items
7 a.m. -11 a.m.
After 11 a.m., additional 20% off

Denim Habit
Suburban Square, Ardmore, PA
25% off the entire store on contemporary designers including Patterson J Kincaid, Ella Moss, Dylan Alexa, Joie, Splendid, DL 1961, etc.

Nicole Miller
4249 Main Street, Manayunk
White Friday: Wedding dress samples, 50-70% off

4358 Main Street, Manayunk
Buy one, get one free on all regular-priced items in the store. Premium denim included- Seven For All Mankind, True Religion, J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, Paige Premium Denim, William Rast, etc. Sale items excluded.
Store opens at 10 a.m., promotion continues through the weekend

The Walking Company
Suburban Square, Ardmore, PA
Huge selection of UGGs, Raffini, and other name brand boots up to 60% off
The store also pays tax on all regular price items

Urban Outfitters
Suburban Square, Ardmore, PA
50% all sale merchandise, 5 a.m.-10 a.m.


25% off additional sale items
Enter code YOURGIFT at checkout

Juicy Couture
$50 off every $200 you spend
Enter code GIFTED at checkout

80% off select designers including Tom Ford, Badgley Mischka, Halston

Rue La La
Give Luxury: Favorite indulgent gifts boutique online
Henry A Davidson custom tailoring voucher boutique opens on Sunday

The 611 Lifestyle
20% off all online merchandise
Enter code OCCUPYMYWALLET at checkout


More to come. You're welcome!