Black Friday 2013 falls on November 29, leaving holiday shoppers with one less week this year to get in all of the shopping before Christmas. Retailers, big and small, prepare for this day by stocking their shelves with the hottest goods of the season. Everyone is looking for a deal on Black Friday in Los Angeles from the BOGOs to the deep discounting. But If you suffer from mall aversion, a day of Black Friday boutique shopping might prove successful. These L.A. boutiques welcome holiday shoppers with good deals, great customer service and top gift ideas.
363 N. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Head over to Beverly Hills for a day of gift buying, window shopping and people watching on the day after Thanksgiving. Jill Roberts, located in the heart of the rich and famous, is offering a 15-percent discount off of selected merchandise. Known for her impeccable buying and trend-setting merchandise, boutique owner and namesake Jill Roberts brings designers Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, Vince, Stella McCartney and others to her store. Her sales team knows its clientele and makes it a very comfortable shopping environment.
11677 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
For the children on your list, Wonderland has a unique range of products and essentials. Located in Brentwood Gardens, where shoppers will find Ron Herman and Madison, too, Wonderland is giving shoppers 20-percent off all clothing and free gift wrapping on Black Friday. You will find toys (from Alex, Baby Einstein and Manhattan Toy, to name a few), sweet gift items such as music boxes, books (kids can never have enough) and clothing (Petit Bateau, Splendid, C&C) and so much more.
Mohawk General Store
4011 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Make your way to the Silver Lake for an interesting day of unique shopping. Within the shopping district, Mohawk General Store’s favorite gift items are specially curated by the owners. The store’s apothecary department is filled with one-of-a-kind candles (Mad et Lin, Baxter of California) along with cabin spray by Juniper Ridge and scented soaps from Cousu De Fil Blanc, all of which make perfect host gifts. Find cool men’s tees and gear, funky clutches for women and locally sourced jewelry too.
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542 1/2 Palisades Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
The Palisades neighborhood reigns with great shopping, and if Southern California weather prevails, park your car on one of the side streets and enjoy the autumn sunshine. For easy-to-find gifts, put Happy on your shopping list. Cashmere scarves by Fig & Bella, the store’s signature “Happy” tees from Textile by Elizabeth and James, Missoni candles and beautiful new jewelry designs by Me & Ro are among some of the best picks in this boutique. Happy evokes a hipster beach vibe that will be fun to share with your favorite people on your list.
4922 Topanga Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
This quaint boutique surprises many who walk through the door. In the Woodland Hills neighborhood, not far from the big Black Friday local mall (Westfield Shoppingtown Topanga), sits Kingfisher Road. If the national chains fail you, Kingfisher Road is a best bet for finding something for everyone on your list this year including your babysitter, personal trainer and your kids’ teachers. Gifts in a wide price range make it convenient to shop here for things such as hipster jewelry collections from Chan Luu, Waxing Poetic and Energy Muse, as well as charming home décor, handbags, coffee table books and stationary. Kingfisher Road offers complimentary gift wrap, too.