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).
However, at CambridgeSide Galleria, head across the street forRestaurant Dante’spost-shopping Retail Therapy Sip & Sfizi, which includes eight bar-bite choices (such as melanzane, arancini, mozzarella en carozza, polpette, robiola burger or calamari) paired with a glass of red or white wine for a mere $15 (5:30 p.m.–11 p.m. 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge,restaurantdante.com).
Then by the Prudential Center and Copley Place, enjoyPorto’sspecially curated pick-me-up, the Black Friday French 75 (Monkey 47 gin and Gosset champagne), or a special Black Friday brunch menu featuring chickpea pancakes and sea trout with poached eggs (Ring Road, Boston,porto-boston.com).
Or stop by for a sip, leave with a gift (or two.)Big Night Entertainment Group— the folks behind the likes of Red Lantern, Empire and Gem — will offer a two-for-one deal of their own for Black Friday: Buy a gift card at any of its establishments and receive a complimentary one of equal value ($500 maximum purchase per person,bneg.com).
Meanwhile,Coppersmithin South Boston is offering 50-percent-off all food from 5 p.m. until close — because if buffalo shrimp and tater tot nachos aren’t the best way to end a day of bargain hunting, we don’t know what is (40 W. Third St., South Boston,coppersmithboston.com).