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Best Local Shops To Visit On Black Friday In Washington DC

November 5, 2013 7:00 AM

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Black Friday is a day that savvy bargain shoppers wait for all year. The day after Thanksgiving marks one of the biggest, most anticipated shopping days because of unbeatable prices and sales that consumers are foolish to pass up. Washington, DC is no stranger to Black Friday, as many local shops participate with heavy markdowns. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping.

Amethyst
4806 Bethesda Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 907-6871
www.shopamethyst.com

Located in the booming downtown area of Bethesda, Amethyst is a go-to destination for contemporary jewelry. Amethyst promotes small designers.”As a jewelry designer myself, I wanted to open a boutique that promoted other talented small designers from across the country who were not currently reprinted in the DC area,” said Amethyst owner Amy Hugo. About 15 percent of the jewelry is made in-house between four designers and a goldsmith, and the rest is handmade by other talented artisans. Visit Amethyst as there will be a special Black Friday sale to kick off the holiday season, lasting the entire weekend after Thanksgiving. A free gift with purchase will be given to the first 20 customers.

Charm
2910 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-0420
www.charmgeorgetown.com

Charm aims to bring affordable and fashionable costume jewelry to Georgetown. The store, popular among local Georgetown and George Washington students, carries jewelry and accessories that range from $10 to $500 – most popular being the reasonably priced items under $100. This year, Charm is implementing a “Count Down To Black Friday” sale, which means available discounts progress throughout the week leading up to Black Friday. Starting Monday, the entire store is 15-percent off, Tuesday is 20-percent off, Wednesday is 25-percent off and Friday is 30-percent off. Designers carried include Alexis Bittar and Jennifer Zeuner, and Charm also designs its own exclusive jewelry line. Sales only apply to full-priced items and refunds are not given. Follow Charm on Facebook at Charm Georgetown and on Instagram at CharmDC for exclusive sale information.

Duo
1624 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 652-0837
www.duodc.com

Jewelry is a passion for the brother-sister Duo owners, Kyle and Virginia Barber, who opened the store in February 2012. All Duo pieces are made in house, meaning they are custom, one-of-a-kind finds. Duo also sells jewelry by other designers, clothing and accessories. Product is unique and playful, “closet staples with a twist,” as Kyle Barber explained. Deals will be offered each day of the week leading up to Black Friday. On Black Friday, select merchandise will be up to 80-percent off. Shoppers who spend over $100 will receive a free gift. Treats and refreshments will be served. The best way to keep up with Duo’s sales is through social media.

Top It Off
7942 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 339-6590
www.topitoffaccessories.com

Top It Off is a wholesale and retail accessory business. The Alexandria location is a store, an outlet in fact, and also the main outlet for its manufacturing business. As an outlet, Top It Off sells slightly imperfect items for up to 80-percent off retail, so there are continuous discounts to enjoy. Prices are very reasonable, from $5 to $40. The Black Friday Sale runs from Tuesday to Friday that week and scarves will be on sale for just $5.

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Willow
843 Upshur St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 643-2323
www.willowfashion.com

Willow is a women’s clothing store for the budget-conscious. The first 25 shoppers on Black Friday will receive free grab bags – one special bag will contain a $75 Willow gift certificate. New inventory will be unveiled and there will be in-store specials all day. Enjoy holiday treats, perhaps Thanksgiving leftovers, and hot cider. Willow fashion stylists are always on hand to give advice and assist in the shopping experience.

Related: Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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