Sometimes, the holidays seem to be more about getting than giving. For some, it is unclear whether there ever was a time in which crazed, fitful holiday shopping did not begin the moment after the Thanksgiving table was cleared. Most of us don’t remember a time in which department store Christmas trees failed to appear side-by-side with Halloween candy, a time in which “Sale Starts At Midnight!” wasn’t emblazoned across every mail circular. But one must wonder, occasionally, whether folks would need to shop so frantically every winter if they simply paused to devote a bit more care to what they were buying. And so, RYE & RIVET presents: our lineup of Black Friday sales from small businesses. These sales won’t force you to wake up at 3 a.m., won’t make you mow down a family of four with your shopping cart, won’t threaten your dignity by asking you to scramble wildly after the last “Tickle Me Elmo.” While you may not be able to do all of your holiday shopping at these sites, they’ll certainly put you in a nicer frame of mind for when it comes time to select a gift for Crazy Aunt Zelda. And remember: you’re supporting small businesses, good quality, and the tradition of craftsmanship. What could be better for the season of giving?
ABCDENIM: Grand opening, plus get 10% off using code “BLACKFRIDAYSALE2011”
BALDWIN DENIM: 20% off entire stock at the men’s shop (phone orders welcome) between 9 a.m. and noon
BALL AND BUCK: Free Randolph Engineering Aviator sunglasses (valued at $109) with a purchase of $500 or more, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. in-store and online
BLACKBIRD BALLARD: 25% off with code “BLKFRIDAY”
BONA DRAG: Pick up something unique for your lady with 25% off sitewide using code “TOFURKEY”
CORTER LEATHER: Full Cordovan wallets priced at $265, and 20% off everything else with code “BLACKFRIDAY”
CXXVI: 35% off all items with coupon code “BLACKFRIDAY11”
FREEMANS SPORTING CLUB: 20% off everything (including suits and sportcoats) with code “FEAST”
HELLBRAND LEATHERWORKS: 35% off on Black Friday using coupon code “BLKFRI” ; 30% off on Small Business Saturday using coupon code “SMALLBIZ” ; 25% off on Cyber Monday using coupon code “CYBERMON” ; plus, all orders of over $250 receive a free Horween Chromexcel keychain
HICKOREE’S HARD GOODS: 15% off everything in-store (If you’re not local, sign up for their mailing list and wait for the Cyber Monday coupon code, coming soon)
INDIGO & COTTON: Select brands up to 40% off in-store (and by phone), as listed in link
OAK: 30% off almost everything in-store and online, plus daily deals all weekend
TANNER GOODS: Free domestic shipping on all online orders, a free wristband in any color with all purchases of $150 or more, plus special in-store discounts for those in the Portland area
WHARF: “Make Us An Offer” sale on all items– in-store incarnation on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Facebook incarnation on Cyber Monday (rules for both can be found here)
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