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Shopping Report: All the Holiday Deals and Delights You’ll Ever Need


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By Kit Waskom Pollard

Now that the turkey has been stuffed and eaten and the leftovers are packed away, it’s time to focus on – what else? – holiday shopping!

From Black Friday sales to Small Business Saturday celebrations and beyond, there are plenty of events and promotions to explore this week. Here’s a look at some of what’s going on around Baltimore today, tomorrow and for the rest of the week:

· Stop by Nouveau in Belvedere Square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a Black Friday/Moving Day celebration complete with live music, refreshment, a martini bar and – of course – discounts.

· Towson Town Center shops will open for Black Friday as early as 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open as late as 1 a.m. on Saturday. Click here for more information.

· From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 28th, receive a free Christmas stocking to stuff with accessories or doll clothing at Liza Byrd in Stevenson Village – all items in the stocking will be 20% off.

· Starting on Friday, check in at The Village at Cross Keys, where the shops will offer tons of discounts and great holiday promotions.

· This weekend at Poppy and Stella in Fells Point, the entire store is 30% to 50% off. Stop in for discounts and for treats, from raffles and gifts with purchases of $50 and more to cupcakes from Baltimore Cakery.

· Alice Jane says thank you to its customers with Friday and Saturday promotions. Shoppers will receive 10% off purchases of $100 or more and 20% off purchases of $200 or more.

· Santa has arrived at The Shops at Kenilworth, along with the storied annual holiday train garden. The Shops will have extended holiday hours from November 28th through December 24th and individual stores will offer great promotions and discounts. On Black Friday, WBAL will be on hand from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with specials, giveaways – and Zeke’s Coffee samples.

· On Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November, 29th, find all sorts of cool and crazy gifts at the American Visionary Arts Museum’s Bazaart holiday art market.

· On Friday and Saturday, shops throughout Hampden will kick off the season with sales and festivities, from scratch-off discounts at Studio C Jewelry to Small Business Saturday gift card promotions at doubledutch boutique.

· In Harbor East, Sassanova will be celebrating all week, with sales on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, plus daily discounts and free gifts every day starting on December 1st. Harbor East parking is complimentary during the holiday season, making shopping easier than ever.

· On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit Becket Hitch in Greenspring Station as they host a trunk show with FoundStudio, featuring original artworks and archival quality prints.

· This Friday and Saturday, receive 15% off new suits, sport jackets, tuxedos or shirts as Christopher Schaefer Clothier celebrates the start of holiday season – and their fourth anniversary.

· On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wee Chic will host an Etsy pop-up shop with Little Miss Pepper Designs. Designer Stacey Bradshaw will be in the shop to help customize charm necklaces and show off her earrings, bracelets and other jewelry styles.

· Shops throughout Federal Hill are celebrating Small Business Saturday with discounts and refreshments, from 20% off essential oils at SoBotanical to a “Pick Your Own Discount” event at Brightside Boutique & Art Studio. For more information about other participating shops, visit the Historic Federal Hill website.

· On Thursday, December 4th, shop ’til you drop at the first installment of downtown Annapolis’s Midnight Madness. Shops will stay open until midnight and downtown will be full of festive carols, lights and fun.

· At the Baltimore Country Club’s sold out annual Holiday Fashion Show on December 5th, a variety of retailers, including Sassanova, Lori K and Liza Byrd will show off – and sell – some of their favorite holiday season clothing and accessories.

· On December 5th, stop by the new Cross Keys shop The Girl Next Door for a fun grand opening party.

4th Anniversary Sale this Friday & Saturday at Christopher Schafer Clothier


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The folks at Christopher Schafer Clothier are excited to announce that in honor of their 4th anniversary they are celebrating with a fantastic sale. On Friday 11/28 aka “Black Friday” and Saturday 11/29 aka “Small Business Saturday” they are offering 15% off your new suit, sport jacket, tuxedo, sport jacket or shirt!

The shop is stocked up on beautiful handmade ties, bow ties, pocket squares, cuff links, tie bars, and end-of-bolt fabrics. Gift certificates are also available and included in this sale.

Christopher Schafer Clothier will be open from 10-7 on Friday and 12-5 on Saturday. Please contact to schedule an appointment or feel free to stop by the studio.


Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in Hampden


Black Friday in Baltimore in Hampden

So how’s everyone’s turkey hangover? Did everyone else have pie for breakfast today? Assuming you’re reading this from somewhere other than the Toys R Us escalator or the probably-empty-by-now racks at Macy’s (which, if you are in either of those places:  Put down the device! You need to be alert! It’s a jungle out there!) you’re probably spending the day recovering from yesterday’s feasting and bracing for the full-on holiday season that has officially begun. Why not get things off to a pleasant (and quintessentially Baltimore) start by heading down to The Avenue in Hampden for great deals, local finds, and the opportunity to stroll off that second slice of pecan pie from last night.

You’re Invited! Small Biz Saturday at Belvedere Square


First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now there’s Small Business Saturday this November 26. Small Business Saturday®, now in its second year, is dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

Join local merchants on November 26 at Belvedere Square where you will find special savings and holiday promotion at all the businesses in the North Baltimore shopping center. No need to line up overnight or wake up early for these specials. Here are the goods —

Atwater’s – 10% off orders from our winter Holiday Menu.

Ceriello – Spend $25 and receive $5 off.

Crush – Purchase a $50 gift card and receive an extra $10 gift card free.

Sofi’s Crepes – Free crepe with the purchase of a $25 gift card at this new location.

Dutch Floral Garden – Spend $40 or more and receive a surprise coupon with savings up to 20% off that purchase.

Grand Cru – “Holiday Survival Case” = 12 bottles for $99 to get you through the holidays.

Nouveau – 25% off all merchandise in the store, plus complimentary champagne shopping.

Tech Lab – 50% Pop Arts and 15 cents for 4×6 prints.

The House Downtown – 20% off everything in the store, plus holiday refreshments provided.

Matava Shoes – 20% off selected styles of boots.

Look for Santa Claus strolling around the Square on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. and enjoy holiday music in front of the tree from 4 to 6 p.m.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Market open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Store hours vary. Please call stores directly for specific hours.


Belvedere Square

Corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21212



For more information about Belvedere Square, call 443-464-9773, visit online at http://www.belvederesquare.com

To find out more about the national Small Business Saturday initiative and how you can pledge to shop small, visit http://www.smallbusinesssaturday.com 

You’re Invited! Small Biz Saturday at Green Spring Station


According to the US Department of Commerce, 60 percent of all local money spent with merchants goes back into the local economy.  Show your local support at Small Business Saturday, this Saturday, November 26. The movement encourages local shopping by providing incentives to use a registered American Express Card. 

Green Spring Station in Lutherville is an official American Express Small Business Saturday holiday shopping destination. When shoppers use a registered American Express card, they will receive a one-time $25 credit on their American Express statement when they purchase $25 or more at participating retailers. Click here to register your American Express card.

Find out more information about Small Business Saturday here.

Participating Vendors
Bare Necessities
Bijoux Jewels
Craft Concepts
JLP Fine Art & Custom Framing Gallery
Matava Shoes
Misha & Co.
Essentials by Panache
FRESH! Boutique
Magda Fine Fashion
Mano Swartz
The Pleasure of Your Company
The Sporting Life
Wee Chic – a baby boutique