Black Friday Twin Cities

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Alternative Black Friday

Minnesota History Center: Opens at 6 a.m. with free museum admission and parking until 9 a.m. The first 30 families will receive free household memberships. Enjoy giveaways and a 25 percent discount on gift shop merchandise all day. See live entertainment from Patty and the Buttons and sightings of the History Hound mascot. 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, 651-259-3010

Mill City Museum: Opens at 6 a.m with free admission until 9 a.m. The first 30 families receive free household memberships. Free coffee and donuts while supplies last. Free limited edition giveaways while supplies last. Get 25 percent off at the gift shop. Coupons are handed out until 8 a.m. Enjoy live music from the Sidewalk Café Trio and appearances by the History Hound at 6 p.m. There will be additional chances to win household memberships and prizes all day long. 704 S. 2nd St., Mpls., 612-341-7582
Christkindlsmarkt: Excelsior continues its Thanksgiving weekend tradition with an outdoor German Christmas market that features food, music, reindeer rides, and visits with Santa. F-S 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Su 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held in downtown Excelsior's east parking lot near 421 Third St.
Downtown Stillwater: Door-busters start at 9 a.m. at many stores; Santa arrives on a fire truck roaring loudly down Main Street at 10 a.m.; Free carriage rides, 12-4 p.m.; Carolers on Main Street 7-9:30 p.m.; Nutcracker Ballet performances, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Raymond Avenue Block Friday and Small Business Saturday: Join the many shops, restaurants, art galleries and salons along St. Paul’s Raymond Avenue as they celebrate the end of another construction season. The weekend will be filled with special offers, events and music at the locally owned businesses all along Raymond Avenue between University and Hampden Avenues.

Boutique Black Friday, Nov. 29

Apricot Lane: Shop early for the best savings! 40 percent off items from 10-11 a.m., 30 percent off from 11-1 p.m., 20 percent off from 1-9 p.m. Shops at West End, 952-582-1951

Arrow: Bloody Mary bar, small food truck, and a raffle for a $500 gift card. Free gift wrap. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 121 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-339-1663
At Home and Co.: 25 percent off all throw blankets. 3924 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-922-0111

Atmosfere: 40 percent off storewide 8-9 a.m.; 30 percent off storewide 9-10 a.m.; 20 percent off storewide from 10 a.m. on. Bring in a jacket for donation and receive 25 percent off any outerwear purchase. 3001 Hennepin Ave., Ste. 2300, Mpls., 612-332-0381
Blowdry! Blowdry Bar: All blowouts just $25, plus 20 percent off gift cards and retail products, including Butter nail polish, Lipstick Queen, and One Love Organics. 1203 Lagoon Ave., Mpls., 612-824-4878
Bluebird Boutique: 20 percent off select items. 3909 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-746-8675
Braboleta: Black Bra Friday! 25 percent off all black bras. 5049 France Ave. S., Mpls., 763-656-9080
Bumbershute: 20 percent off jewelry. 5014 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-475-2684
Carlisle Designer Resale Event: Shop the private collections of more than 30 local fashionistas. Includes St. John, Dana Buchman, Ellen Tracy, BCBG, and Carlisle brand, size 0 to 16, as well as shoes and handbags from Donald Pliner, Stuart Weitzman, and more. Many never-worn items, all at 75 to 90 percent off original prices. F-S 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Su Noon-4 p.m., M (Dec. 2) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 4661 White Bear Pkwy., White Bear Lake, 651-407-2609
Creative Kidstuff: Mystery discount—save 10, 20, or 30 percent off your entire purchase based on the chip you draw at the counter. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Six metro locations, including Shops at West End, 952-540-0022

Cliché: Items marked down as low as $5! Both Friday and Saturday. 2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-870-0420
Covered: 40 percent off your entire purchase from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 30 percent off your entire purchase from 12-8 p.m. Brand new merchandise will debut Black Friday. Elite Espresso coffee drinks available from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 1201 Lagoon Ave., Mpls., 612-825-1610
D.NOLO: 20 percent off all cold weather wear both Friday and Saturday. 219 N. 2nd St., Mpls., 612-916-7895 

Edina Liquor Store: 20 percent discount on all wines (except for our Wine of the Month), and featuring Columbia Crest Two Vines Chardonnay @ $5.99/btl (normally $8.99). 3943 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-903-5720

Fantasy Gifts: Select lotions, underwear, and other items 50 percent off, until supplies last. Various locations. 651-665-0622
Fashionologie: 50 percent off all regular-priced items. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, gift card, or exchange. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 3940 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-929-1388
Fringe: 15 percent off storewide and a free bracelet with any $50 purchase. 9:30 to 6 p.m. 3906 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-746-4922
Forage Modern Workshop: 10 percent off storewide Friday and Saturday. 4023 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-886-3603
Goodnight Moon: 20 percent off all holiday fashion. 5051 France Ave. S., Mpls., 952-285-5252

Grethen House: 30 percent off all Rick Owens items. Take an extra 10 percent off already discounted items, All Falke non-basics are 50 percent off. 4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725
The Hair District: 30 percent off services from 8 a.m.-Noon. 20 percent off from 12-2 p.m. 3925 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-836-0816

Hoigaard's: Buy one, get one half off deals all day. Deal includes hats, gloves, mittens, socks, ski/snowboard helmets, goggles, ski wax, long underwear, and face masks. 10-8 p.m. 5425 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-929-1351
Kiddywampus: Let the kids play while you shop tons of discounted toys. Kids (18 months to 10 years) can create a holiday house, make paper snowflakes and garland, build and paint 3D sculptures, and paint on the store’s wall mural. $8 per child. Call ahead to reserve your spot. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 4400 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-926-7871
Maha! Boutique: 40 percent off select winter gear including hats, gloves, and outerwear. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 631 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-873-7001

Max's: Spend $100 or more to enter a special prize drawing on Dec. 1. You could win a $100 Max's gift card, one of three packages that include a $25 chocolate gift bag and $25 Max's gift card, or a $75 Max's gift card and a box of V Chocolates Sea Salt Caramels. 3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364

Mona Williams: 20 percent off ornaments. 18 University Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-331-4493
OPM: 25 percent off all regular-priced and sale items Friday and Saturday. 3700 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-567-7399
Pacifier: 20 percent off storewide—including most strollers and car seats. 4942 France Ave. S., 952-767-6565; 310 E. Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-623-8123; City Center, 612-767-6330
Parc Boutique: 25 percent off all in-store and online purchases. Free beanie with every $100 purchase. 11-7 p.m. 320 Hennepin Ave. E., Mpls., 612-353-4966
STEELE: 25 percent off the whole store. For every $100 you spend, get a $20 gift card to use in December. Gift card deal goes through Sunday. 3908 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-285-8009; 714 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-476-8004
Stephanie’s: 25 percent off clothing and winter accessories. There’s also a progressive denim sale: buy one pair, get 25 percent off; Buy two pairs, get 35 percent off; Buy three or more pairs, get 45 percent off. Special giveaways with every purchase while supplies last. F-Su. 758 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul, 651-690-3802
Twill: 25 percent off everything in the store from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Galleria, Edina, 952-922-2711
The Wow Bar: $100 off Wow Club Annual Membership from 8 a.m., Nov. 29, to 6 p.m., Dec. 1. Spend $100 on retail, get a complimentary blowout. Offer good starting 8 a.m., Nov. 29 through the close of business on Dec. 24. 5037 France Ave. S., Mpls., 612-334-3333

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