Shop… and then drink. Is there a better way to navigate the traumas of Black Friday? Besides store bargains, bars and restaurants have deals, too.
Let’s start with the shopping part of the day: Locally owned contemporary women’s boutique Ku De Ta — home to feminine boho-chic threads from Aratta and trendy braided metal wrap necklaces by Sogoli — has 20-percent-off storewide and an additional 20-percent-off off all sale items at both The Street and South Boston locations (33 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill; 663 East Broadway, South Boston, kudetaboston.com).
When you spend $150 at another locally bred label, A Ruby in Copley Place or Legacy Place, you receive a free A Ruby charm bracelet in brass or silver ($45 value). Stock up on the exclusive simple, cozy and effortlessly stylish athleisure and everyday separates from Club Monaco and J.Jill alumna Avra Myers (724 Legacy Place, Dedham; Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave., aruby.net).
Legacy Place continues to take the lead on Black Friday fun with a complimentary outdoor yoga class by Stil Studio and lululemon from (10 a.m.-11 a.m.), live music, balloon art, food tastings and live holiday carolers. Store bargains include entire purchase discounts of 50-percent-off at Gap, 40-percent-off at Levi’s, 50-percent-off off all apparel at Urban Outfitters and complimentary gift cards for the first 100 customers at Neiman Marcus Last Call (680 Legacy Place, Dedham, legacyplace.com).