Shopping and saving, saving and shopping.
What better time to use the Alive Holiday Gift Guide (on newsstands now) than Saturday? Yes, Saturday. Our guide is stuffed with great gifts you can find at local stores (including a section of 20 gifts under $20), and this weekend is the second annual Small Business Saturday, a growing initiative American Express started last year that encourages shoppers across the nation to shop at locally run small businesses. To be a part of it, all consumers have to do is pledge to "shop small" this weekend. Find more information on the movement here. However, if you're out shopping on Black Friday (or clicking through deals on Cyber Monday), here's a roundup of some other great local sales this weekend you'll want to check out. Did I miss a good one? Add more in the comments section of the post!
Tigertree: Open at 9 a.m. on Friday. Free java from Impero Coffee Roasters. Digital watches are $10 (regularly $22). Elastic suspenders are $10. Lomography products are half off. What The Rock?: Open at 8 a.m. Friday. The deals: 8-9 a.m. 30 percent off entire purchase; 9-10 a.m. T-shirts and onesies are buy on get one half off; 10-11 a.m. home décor 20 percent off; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. instruments and musician accessories are 15 percent off; 12-1 p.m. stickers, patches, buttons and magnets are buy one get one half off. Details here.
What the Rock? Black Friday Fashion Show: 7 and 8 p.m. Starring killer looks by local designer Lindsay Hearts.
Milk Bar: Open Friday at midnight. The deals: Midnight-12:20 a.m. 50 percent off; 12:21-12:40 a.m. 40 percent off; 12:41- 1 a.m. 30 percent off. Sole Classics: Open Friday at midnight. The deals: Buy two get on free on all shoes; midnight-12:20 a.m. 50 to 70 percent off; 12:21-12:40 a.m. 40 percent off; 12:41-1 a.m. 30 percent off. The Alley in Dublin: Open Friday at 10 a.m. The standout deals: 10-11 a.m. 15 percent off corsets; 12-1 p.m. 10 percent off jewelry; 4-5 p.m. 10 percent off women's skirts. Homage: Deals are in-store and online. Beginning at midnight on Friday and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, tees at homage.com and at the Short North store will be $20. Short North store opens 9 a.m. Friday. First 50 shoppers get a free Homage tote bag. Roll Bikes: Push! Balance Bikes are $44 on Friday only.
Fringe Outfitters: Offering a Cyber Monday deal of $12 tees.
Grandview Mercantile: Having a Thanksgiving Weekend Sale with furniture specials. A peek at some of the deals here. Craftin' Outlaws: Open Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Pop-up shop featuring members of Crafty Cotillion at Ace of Cups (2619 N. High St.).