The holiday shopping season is here, and we have the ultimate list of sales and events at local stores in Chicago. Here is your exclusive preview — get out and support local business both in person and online this weekend!
1515 Sheridan Road, Wilmette
Black Friday: Spend $100 and receive a free $20.19 Runner’s Edge promo gift card. Specials also include a Garmin ForeRunner 35 for $149.99 (retail $199.99) and Garmin ForeRunner 235 for $249.99 (retail $299.99).
Small Business Saturday: Giveaways all day long.
Monday: In-store Saucony footwear 20 percent off and a donation will be given to Run for Good with every Saucony shoe sold.
Beauty & Natural Health Products
4716 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Black Friday: Special offers in their online shop, Smallflower, through Sunday.
1151 Church St., Northbrook
Small Business Saturday: Raffle prizes and free tote bags (while they last); $10 off after $100 spent; free ARC after $50 spent (while they last).
506 Main St., Evanston
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Every young adult book is 10 percent off and all YA Dystopian books will be 40 percent off. In-store only, while supplies last.
Plants & Garden
3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette
Holiday Family Weekend: Kindness-centered activities for the whole family all weekend.
Small Business Saturday: Give a shout out to Chalet on Instagram or Facebook to receive a 25 percent off one item coupon. Learn more online.
4601 N. Elston Ave., Chicago
Black Friday: 15 percent off
Gifts, Home Goods & Jewelry
4723 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Black Friday: Extended hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Small Business Saturday: First 50 customers will receive a “Chicago Natives” swag bag and a chance to win one of four $50 gift cards! Extended hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
5061 N. Clark, Chicago; 2958 N. Clark, Chicago; 2939 N. Broadway, Chicago
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: 20 percent off ornaments, 25 percent off holiday cards, and 30 percent off prints.
1045 N. California Ave., Chicago
Black Friday: Thank you for supporting brick and mortars! Free gift with purchase on Black Friday.
735 Elm St., Winnetka
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Shop local and save up to 40 percent on select holiday and gifts at their East Elm Indoor Sidewalk Sale. Stop by J.McLaughlin, Maze Home, Oui Madame, and Sara Campbell to score great deals.
2003 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago
Black Friday: In-store scavenger hunt, win gift cards to Neighborly up to $100.
Small Business Saturday: Made in Chicago sale — 15 percent off all products that are made in Chicago.
1945 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago
Black Friday: Special in-store discounts
Small Business Saturday: “Shop the Block” from noon to 7 p.m., featuring libations, special sales, and an apothecary/self-care trunk show by local makers Good Neighbor Studios.
2321 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Small Business Saturday: 20 percent all purchases in store.
1312 Chicago Ave., Evanston
Black Friday: Spend $50+ and get 10 percent off. Spend $100+ and get 20 percent off.
Small Business Saturday: Free gift with purchase while supplies last. Spend $50+ and get 10 percent off and a free tote bag while supplies last. Spend $100+ and get 20 percent off.
Toys, Collectibles & Games
620 Grove St., Evanston
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Shop a selection of items at heavily discounted prices.
1610 Maple Ave., Suite 1, Evanston
Black Friday: 10-25 percent off select board games.
Small Business Saturday: 10-25 percent off select board games, plus the first five customers can take an extra 10 percent off their purchase. All shoppers can also take 25 percent off a sandwich, salad, or soup with any game purchase.
2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Small Business Saturday: Free exclusive Tokidoki Chicago Unicorno button with Tokidoki purchase.
Kids & Motherhood
4955 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
Small Business Saturday: 20 percent off in store.
2038 N. Halsted St., Chicago; 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago; 296 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook
All Weekend: Free Glossier Balm Dotcom (value $12) with any purchase. Available while supplies last.
Clothing & Accessories
934 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: 20 percent off clothing.
1105 Central Ave., Wilmette
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Mention “Make It Better” and Hubba-Hubba will offer a gift with purchase of $50 or more. You can also enjoy exclusive Wilmettonomics specials.
990 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: 20 percent off jewelry and handbags.
5137 N. Clark St., Chicago
Black Friday: Buy one, get one half off on all sale items and $125 gift cards for $100.
612 Davis St., Evanston
Thanksgiving Online Sale: 25 percent off regular priced items with code “THANKS25.”
Black Friday: Progressive Sale: 9-11 a.m., 40 percent off; 11 a.m. to noon, 30 percent off; noon to 1 p.m., 20 percent off regular priced items.
Small Business Saturday: 15 percent off regular priced items.
2016 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago
Small Business Saturday: Shop the block along with three neighboring stores. Forty percent off all sale, 10 percent off everything else, free gift with purchase over $100, drinks and snacks all day!
2039 W. Roscoe St., Chicago
Black Friday: Buy one, get one $10 from 8-9 a.m., then 30 percent off entire store.
Small Business Saturday: Entire store 25 percent off.
1371 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago; 5226 N. Clark St., Chicago
Black Friday through Cyber Monday: 15 percent off in stores and online.
Small Business Saturday — Wicker Park location: They will have live acoustic performances and hot mulled cider as a part of the Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber’s Chillfest.
3726 N. Southport Ave., Chicago
Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Receive an extra $25 for every $100 gift certificate you buy.
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Macaire Douglas lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons. She proudly supports Share Our Spare, a local nonprofit that collects goods for children in need.